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The Cleveland Browns have been the epitome of futility since re-entering the league in 1999. Perhaps one reason to blame is because the team has been unable to find a reliable signal caller. The franchise has gone through starting quarterbacks like a pair of cheap socks recently. And now one image has managed to summarize the long list of quarterbacks who have tried and failed at turning the Browns around. As you can see, it all started when the team drafted Tim Couch No. 1 overall out of the University of Kentucky in '99.Via SportsGrid.
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I thought today we would eschew the typical gameday winners and losers piece, and just move to a season long winners and losers. Beware of low hanging fruit. Let’s try to be a little insightful or creative with these.
WINNER: Mitchell Schwartz. The second round RT played every snap of every game his rookie season I believe, and was effective doing it. There was a learning curve...
Trent Richardson ran for 950 yards this season. He set a Browns rookie record in the process and scored 11 touchdowns in the process. He had a knee surgery at the beginning of the season, and was reportedly had bruised ribs for much of the season.
This morning Trent Richardson admitted to the Cleveland media that he had at least two broken ribs.
#Browns RB Trent Richardson said he...
Under new management, it appears the Cleveland Browns are starting anew.
The Browns will fire head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert on Monday, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The decision has already been made by new owner Jimmy Haslam and new CEO Joe Banner.
Heckert took over player personnel in 2010, and the team has gone 14-33 since...
Browns beat writer Tony Grossi gives running back Trent Richardson (ankle) a zero percent chance of playing Sunday against the Steelers.Fantasy Spin:If Richardson doesn't play, he'll finish with 950 rushing yards, 367 receiving yards and 12 total touchdowns in his rookie season despite averaging 3.6 ypc. Brandon Jackson will be active as the change-of-pace back behind Montario...
In case you missed it and want to follow along as the NFL offices levy fines against the notorious James Harrison, here is his all-too-typical hit on Browns quarterback Thaddeus Lewis.
[Related: Cabot: Shurmur, Heckert “Expected To Be Fired” Following Pittsburgh Game]
“To me, [Pat Shurmur] was trying to hold back tears [in his post-game speech]. He put everything into it, and we were trying to do something that hadn’t been done since 1988. With everything else that’s looming over his head, it’s tough. He’s in a tough spot. The players appreciate it. We’ll run through a brick wall for him; it’s just too bad we couldn’t get a win...
As reported yesterday, the Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert this morning following the team’s loss yesterday to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to the start of the 2012 regular season, the Browns were purchased by Jimmy Haslam and the new owner made it clear that he was going to be taking the team in a new direction after the 2012...
From Fox Sports Senior NFL writer Alex Marvez-
@foxsports.com has learned #Falcons OC Dirk Koetter set to interview this week 4 HC jobs with #Eagles, #Chiefs & #Browns. Story coming ASAP
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) December 31, 2012
Koetter was the offensive coordinator and Quarterbacks coach in Jacksonville before becoming the Falcons’ OC.
[Related: Browns will hire head...
Jay Glazer reports that the Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Heckert.
Every since Jimmy Haslam took over as owner of the Browns, it seemed almost certain that they would be parting ways with Shurmur and Heckert.
“We’re going to begin very quickly to look for a new head coach first, then GM,’‘ said Haslam, per Mark Kay Cabot.
Pat Shurmur spoke in somber tones after the game and sounded like a fired coach, but insisted he hadn’t been told anything.