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Waiting For Next Year:
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Leading off, our own Brendan Bowers caught up with Tristan Thompson for SLAM Magazine, and when asked about starting for the Cavs being a goal right now, Tristan replied “No, my focus is clearly on winning basketball games for the Cavs and getting better everyday. I think those are the two most important things. Starting is just a position. At the end of the day, I’m a basketball player, and I’m a basketball player who just wants to win. So winning trumps everything, and getting better everyday is how I feel like I can help us do that. The whole starting or not starting doesn’t faze me at all because I just play basketball for the love of the game. Whenever Coach Scott wants to put me in, or whatever unit he wants to put me on, I know he’s going to make the right decision so I’...
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After a nightmare of a season that featured injuries, illnesses and a team intervention, the Browns running back alluded to the fact that he believes in the "Madden Curse" after being this year's cover star.
The final game of the Browns season looked like the final game of Hillis' career here, sports columnist Bud Shaw writes.
With an offseason rife with question marks and holes in dire need of filling, and a coverboy running back about to finish up a tumultuous season, one of the many decisions being placed squarely on the shoulders of the Cleveland Browns front office surrounds the future of one Peyton Hillis.
In the last two weeks, the 250-pound back has amassed 211 yards and a touchdown on 50 carries...
Peyton Hillis was everyone’s favorite player last year. This year, the Cleveland Browns running back has struggled. Why is Hillis struggling? He claims he’s the victim of the Madden Curse.
Said Hillis: “Things didn’t work in my favor this year. There’s a few things that happened this year that made me believe in curses. Ain’t no doubt about it.”
Prior to the season...
Friday’s one-liners included a reference to the fact that Browns running back Peyton Hillis believes in curses, given his struggles (self-imposed and otherwise) after landing on the cover of the Madden game. The bigger question is whether Hillis will remain with the team in 2012, when his image surely won’t appear anywhere near the front…
19-year old point guard Kyrie Irving and 20-year old power forward Tristan Thompson are off to fast starts for the Cavs. Irving has not shot the ball too well (33.3%) as he is 7 of 21 from the floor, but, he is still playing solid overall basketball. Irving has played in 2 games (both starts) for the Cavs so far this year and he is averaging 23.0 minutes, 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds...
Plain Dealer's Cleveland Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot hosts News and Notes with Colt McCoy, Peyton Hillis, D'Qwell Jackson, and Greg Little before they play the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Shurmur updates injuries and talks about Colt McCoy, Peyton Hillis, Montario Hardesty, Greg Little and other Browns rookies, the Pittsburgh Steelers and a little about Robert Griffin III.