Found November 10, 2011 on Shutdown Corner:
If you've got a bunch of kids, and you give them a shiny new toy, and they don't know how to use that toy -- they're throwing it around casually, misusing it, abusing it, doing things with it that were never intended -- you'd take that toy away from them, right? This is why I'm proposing a ban on NFL head coaches using the word "elite" to describe their quarterbacks. Alex Smith was the latest to get the label, courtesy of his head coach, Jim Harbaugh. "I think people that know football and understand the game appreciate Alex Smith as a very talented quarterback," he said. "He's every bit the elite quarterback as there is playing in the game right now." The first sentence is true. The second, I'm not so sure. I have nothing but complimentary things to say about Alex Smith. He's played brilliantly, and I've found it tremendously entertaining to watch him rescue his NFL career. He's been a model of efficiency. Sixty-...

Xs and Os with the Bros: Brooks and Done: How a Backup Rookie Linebacker Blew Up the Browns Passing Game and Nearly Murdered Colt McCoy

Welcome to the latest edition of “Xs and Os with the Bros” by Xs and Os editor @rodofdisaster. This feature represents a basic attempt to dive deeper into the game of football, learn something about the X’s and O’s, and try to appreciate the games within the game by taking a close look at a single play. It’s called “Xs and Os with the Bros” because you don’t have...

With T.J. Ward out, Usama Young looks for a stronger showing at safety vs. Rams: Browns Insider

Safety T.J. Ward is expected to miss at least a few weeks with his foot injury.

Cleveland Browns: Coach Pat Shurmur's press conference

Today's press conference with Cleveland Browns coach Coach Pat Shurmur.

Week 10: The Browns Will Win If…

The Browns are coming off a thorough drubbing from which surgeons are still trying to extract the ball from down their throats where the Texans systematically ran it. The competition level gets a little lighter with St. Louis this week, and clearly there will be some, “Hey, you! I know you! I know you!” going on between Pat Shurmur and his former team. St. Louis is down there...

Shaw High School football team's field of dreams sprouts on mean Cleveland streets: Terry Pluto

Coach Rodney Brown says "something beautiful" is happening at Shaw, and it's not just because the team is in the second round of the Division II football playoffs. "You need to see what is happening at our school. You need to get to know these kids."

Scouts, Inc. top 50 for Halfway Point of Season

Forum: (NFL) Cleveland Browns Posted By: DDJ7777 Post Time: 11-10-2011 at 04:08 PM

Cribbs says too much about Browns’ plans, claims he was kidding

Browns receiver and return man Josh Cribbs appears to have given too much away when talking to reporters about Sunday’s game against the Rams. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Cribbs offered some hints that the Browns’ game plan will call for him to line up in the backfield, either as a running back or…

Ward In Cast

With injuries mounting, the Browns will meet a familiar face, that is to head coach Pat Shurmur, the St. Louis Rams.
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