Found October 23, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Another first. This time, I spoke with Jacob about the Browns and the Indians. The Browns are coming off of their loss to the Indianapolis Colts and the Indians are still working on publicizing the Terry Francona hire.
How insane were Browns fans to predict a victory after the Bengals win?
Pat Shurmur and his 4th and 1 call
Terry Francona and what kind of difference he can make
Are the Indians truly as bad talent-wise as they played in 2012?
So, what exactly do the Indians have?
What year should the Indians be playing for in terms of contending again?
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Indians manager Terry Francona met with Cleveland reporters for tea and crumpets today, and he decided to state the obvious and make some news all at once.
The quote comes from Jordan Bastian of MLB.com:
But Travis Hafner has an option year!!
It would seem that Francona doesn’t believe the team will look internally to fill the roster spots vacated by Hafner and Casey Kotchman...
Browns coach Pat Shurmur defended his decision to punt on 4th-and-1 in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Indianapolis, a choice that didn't seem to sit well with new Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam.
With the Browns needing one yard at the Colts' 41 with 6:38 left and trailing 17-13, Shurmur elected to punt. Television cameras caught Haslam, watching from a suite, fold...
Though the team is reportedly not ready to make a formal announcement regarding the coaching staff of newly hired manager Terry Francona, it appears that long-time Cleveland Indians farm system manager Mike Sarbaugh will be promoted to the big league staff.
Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Sarbaugh, spending the last five years in the Indians’ minor league...
BEREA The Browns headed to Indianapolis thinking they would be able to successfully run the ball against the banged up Colts. Just a week earlier, the Jets ran rough shod over Indianapolis.
However, the Browns rushed for just 55 yards on 17 carries for a dismal 3.2 average.
Pat Shurmur was asked what the problem is with the running game. Is it that Trent Richardson isnt healthy?...
Jimmy Haslam shows how he feels about the decision to punt in the 4th quarter
If Pat Shurmur thought he was embroiled when the team was 0-5 he ain’t seen nothing yet. Pat Shurmur will be able to say things to defend himself, but the second-guessing is just too obvious on this day to be baseless. Yes, Shurmur called what should have been a go-ahead TD pass to Josh Gordon on 3rd...
With the firing of Manny Acta and Scott Radinsky earlier in the season, the Indians are set for a complete overhaul in the coaching staff. With the hiring of Terry Francona the Indians have already started making some changes. Interim manager and bench coach for the last few years, Sandy Alomar has been retained for an undisclosed position while third base coach Steve Smith and...
It hurt me inside not being out there. I didn’t want to come out. [Coach Pat Shurmur] knows what’s best, he made his decision. You will have to ask him [if it was the right decision]. For me, I thought I should have been in the game, but that’s any athlete, anyone who has that fight in him and is competitive. [...] [The injury] is worse than people think. I’m not myself out...
Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur wouldn’t rule anything
out when it comes to running back Trent Richardson. After the back was benched
during the second half of Sunday’s matchup against the Indianapolis Colts,
Shurmur indicated that Richardson could be rested for a week or two due to his
rib injury, reports Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer.
"You just watch...
During his Monday press conference with the Cleveland media, Pat Shurmur revealed that Phil Taylor will be returning to practice after missing the first seven games of the season.
And not a moment too soon, considering that Ahtyba Rubin wasn’t able to play the full game against the Colts with his calf injury. Maybe someday the Browns will have a full complement of defensive linemen...
BEREA No. 98 will be a sight for sore eyes come Sundaysthat is, as soon as Pat Shurmur gives him the go ahead.
Phil Taylor could make his 2012 debut this week against the Chargers after missing the first seven games on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list with a torn pectoral injury. However, its more than likely it will take at least a week of him practicing before the decision...
While Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson was
able to start Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, the rookie was
eventually removed from the game by coach Pat Shurmur, reports Kareem Copeland
"We just kind of didn't
feel like he could play as effective as he'd been," Shurmur said. "He
wanted to play."
Lost in all of the Pat Shurmur play-calling bashing, questions about the health of Trent Richardson, the special teams disaster, the extra point gaff by Reggie Hodges, and of course the big drop by Josh Gordon was the stellar play of rookie QB Brandon Weeden.
Remember back after the 17-16 season-opening loss to Philadelphia, half of the city was already done with Weeden? The Colt...