Found December 16, 2012 on Cleveland Sports Torture:
No amount of ass-kissing will save you now, Pat. The Cleveland Browns had a chance to turn a corner today. The team had a three-game win streak in its pocket and a home game against a pretty good Redskins' team missing its franchise quarterback. This was a statement-making game; the kind that shouts "seize the moment!!" to a fanbase that hasn't had a reason to be this excited in a long time. As is their wont, the Browns did not seize the moment - in fact the moment eluded Cleveland's grasp like an opposing quarterback running the same damned play-action bootleg again and again. The 38-21 defeat was just so typical of this franchise: Give your fans a glimmer of hope that you're finally climbing out of your deep hole of non-contention, then promptly dash those hopes like candle in a hurricane. If the Browns are adept at anything, it's sucking the life out of their supporters. If nothing else, today's game will pro...

Brandon Weeden’s cousin overheard on an airplane talking about the Browns

My cousin is a Browns fan and a fourth-year med student at Northeast Ohio Medical University who would never lie about anything. This is important because she was on a flight from Chicago to Cleveland this afternoon with Brandon Weeden’s cousin, who was sitting in the row in front of her and had a lot to say to the folks sitting next to him about the Browns — a lot of it firsthand...

Jason LaCanfora: Mike Lombardi still leading candidate to push Heckert out

CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora wrote today about young executives ready to get a shot at GM positions in the league. In that piece, he referred once again to the rumors that Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner are likely to remove Tom Heckert at season’s end and replace him with former Eagles personnel man Mike Lombardi- “I continue to hear that it is likely the Browns do not retain...

Report: London Fletcher’s family involved in postgame incident; aunt suffered heart attack

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher had little time to enjoy his team’s 38-21 win over the Browns in his hometown of Cleveland on Sunday. According to NewsChannel5 in Cleveland, Fletcher’s family was involved in a fight with Browns fans after the game that resulted in three of the linebacker’s family members getting arrested, and one ending up in the hospital. NewsChannel5...

Last-place Browns part ways with DB Patterson

The Cleveland Browns have waived defensive back Dimitri Patterson. Patterson, a former Philadelphia Eagle who joined the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2011, appeared in seven games this season with four starts. He posted 28 tackles and broke up five passes. Patterson signed a 3-year, $16 million deal in offseason with $6 million guaranteed. In 2010-11, Patterson had...

NFL Rumor: Not landing Robert Griffin III could cost Heckert job

Tom Heckert let it be known that if he is not in Cleveland next season, it would not be his decision. Turns out that the decision could already be made as much as five months ago when the Browns failed to land Robert Griffin III in the most recent NFL Draft. Citing sources, Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk states that if Heckert gets fired, the primary reason will be the failure...

Browns Injury Report: Trent Richardson Dealing with Illness

The Cleveland Browns have added running back Trent Richardson to their Week 15 injury report as he’s dealing with an illness, reports Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. The rookie is probable to play today against the Washington Redskins. Richardson, the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, has been added to the injury report with an illness.  He is officially listed as probable...

While We’re Waiting… Who will save Cleveland?

“But in Cleveland, Irving has an opportunity to be everything sports fans are seeking in the long-term. They’re seeking someone upon whom they can rely, someone to save the city from its recent run of sports mediocrity. These days, “wait until next year” no longer means challenging for a championship, or even a playoff spot, in Cleveland. It’s more like dreaming of maybe...

London Fletcher’s aunt reportedly suffers heart attack during family altercation with Cleveland Browns

According to a Newsnet5 report, members of Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher’s family was involved in an altercation with Browns fans after the Redskins win over the Browns. Fletcher, who is a native of Cleveland, played his first professional game in his hometown while many of his family members watched from the crowd. But things reportedly got out of hand when some...

Redskins London Fletcher’s family involved in altercation with Browns fans resulting in 3 arrests and 1 heart attack

Football fans can be extremely passionate about their teams. Add to that mix family members of the opposing team and a loss, you’ve got the makings for a potentially volatile situation.  And that’s what took place on Sunday between some Cleveland Browns fans and the family of Redskins LB London Fletcher who happens to be [...]

Redskins 38, Browns 21

CLEVELAND -- The Washington Redskins kept their playoff hopes alive Sunday by scoring 28 points in the second half to beat the Cleveland Browns 38-21 for their fifth straight victory. Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, playing for Robert Griffin III, who was inactive with a knee injury, baffled the Browns with play fakes and rollouts after a shaky start. He threw two touchdown passes...
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