Posted September 08, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Pat Shurmur
TEAMS: Cleveland Browns
“They’re schemed to rush the passer,” Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said. “You just look at the way they’re lined up, wide-nine techniques, they crowd the ball and they get after you.

Plans changed: Browns will not recognize Modell

The Browns have honored the request of Art Modell's family and decided not to recognize his death prior to Sunday's season opener against the Eagles. Browns president Mike Holmgren talked with Modell's son David, who asked on behalf of the family that nothing be done in Cleveland. The team's original decision to "appropriately" recognize Modell's death...

Weeden caught under flag during pregame

So far, this is our favorite moment of NFL opening Sunday. Watch Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden – making his first pro start, and clearly still adjusting to the NFL stage – get caught under the American flag during today’s Browns-Eagles pre-game ceremonies: (via As SBNation points out, Weeden is clearly a patriot, and has draped himself in the stars and...

Noted America Enthusiast Brandon Weeden Gets Trapped Under American Flag Before Game (Video)

Brandon Weeden will always remember his first career NFL start, but not for good reasons. The 28-year-old rookie quarterback had a rough debut for the Browns, completing a little more than a third of his passes in a Cleveland loss to the Eagles. Weeden completed just 12 of 35 passes for 118 yards with a whopping four interceptions in the 19-16 defeat. If Weeden had been even just...

Browns to recognize late owner Modell at opener

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns plan to recognize late owner Art Modell at Sunday's season opener. Modell, who died Thursday at the age of 87, remains a vilified figure here for moving the Browns to Baltimore in 1995. Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis said the team will pay "appropriate recognition" to Modell when the Browns play the Philadelphia Eagles. Gulkis...

Trent Richardson trucks Kurt Coleman, sends helmet flying

In Sunday's Eagles-Browns game, Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson absolutely demolished Eagles safety Kurt Coleman. Richardson lowered his head and smashed it directly into Coleman's head, sending the defensive back's helmet flying as Richardson picked up nine yards on the play. He'd be stopped behind the line on the next play, and the Browns would...

Art Modell: Cleveland Browns Scrap Plans To Honor Legendary Late NFL Owner

Former owner of the Cleveland Browns, Art Modell, died this week at the age of 87. He was a visionary in the National Football League for many years, and will be remembered by most as a man who did great things for the game. Following his passing this week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asked that all 32 teams honor Modell’s passing with some sort of tribute during each game during...

DeSean Jackson Will Be Mirrored by Shutdown Cornerback Haden

Browns cornerback Joe Haden said he'll mirror Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson in coverage this Sunday, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.Fantasy Spin:Haden is one of the best cover corners in the league, so this is bad news for Jackson owners. Still, you don't play Jackson for his high volume of catches, you play him for his big play potential and the presence of Haden...

Eagles 17, Browns 16

CLEVELAND -- Michael Vick threw four interceptions Sunday, but it was his touchdown pass in the final minute of the game that saved the Eagles from a Week 1 upset at the hands of the Browns. Vick capped a 91-yard, 16-play drive with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Clay Harbor with 1:18 left to rally the Eagles past the Browns, 17-16. The Browns have lost 13 of 14 season openers since...
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