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Browns CEO Joe Banner has spent his first weeks on the job assessing, evaluating and questioning. Soon, he'll start making changes - and some of them could be major.
Banner, who spent 19 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before he was hired by new Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam, said Friday he remains ''open-minded'' about coach Pat Shurmur, whose future with the Browns could be tied to the final seven games of this season. Banner has been impressed with how the Browns have continued to play hard under Shurmur, who is just 6-19 in two seasons.
Banner and Shurmur spent 10 seasons working together with the Eagles. Banner admires Shurmur and believes he possesses some of the qualities to be a successful NFL coach. He added no coach should be judged solely on wins and losses.
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The Browns are done with their bye and they’re headed to Dallas. Despite the wishes of some Browns fans, the status is decidedly quo in Berea. Still, the bye week is a good time for teams to get healthy at least, and it appears the Browns just might have done that with Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor being two of the (ahem) biggest beneficiaries.
With that, it’s time to make your predictions.
Pat Shurmur spoke to the media following the team’s practice on Wednesday and spoke about rookie QB Brandon Weeden-
(On one aspect of Brandon Weeden’s game that has to improve over the rest of the season)- “Don’t throw interceptions. Done, end of story. I want to be right to the point.”
(On if he worries about Weeden being more tentative after hearing he needs to throw...
Heckert Explains To Haslam He was Forced To Take Weeden 7 Games that is all the Browns have left this season. For Brandon Weeden the Browns 29-year-old rookie quarterback these are the most important games in his professional career. We all know Weeden already failed at a professional career in Major League baseball, now he could be on the verge of failing as a N.F>L. quarterback...
Good news for Browns fans, they did not lose last week. Can they continue this non-losing streak? Doubtful.
After a rough Week 10, I'm sitting at 92-54-1. Who wants to keep track of a tie.
Let's see if I can turn this around this week.
Arizona at Atlanta - The Cards need to get some production from the QB position if they want any chance to make playoff...
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden did not participate in practice on Friday. Haden was injured in practice on Wednesday and sat out Thrusday with the oblique injury.
His status for Sunday’s game is certainly in jeopardy.
Pat Shurmur said that Haden “felt better” today, but they will wait and make a game-time decision on him.
[Related: Haden sits out with oblique injury]
An obviously frustrated Josh Cribbs let loose on the coaching staff and whoever in front of him. He’s clearly not in a good place right now. Cribbs sounded off harshly to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plains Dealer, and didn’t pull any punches.
"I've talked to the head coach but there's no point. Obviously they feel like everybody that's in front of me is...
If Joe Haden plays against the Dallas Cowboys and he isn’t 100% will that leave the Browns secondary open for a disaster? Having an oblique injury isn’t an easy thing to overcome. If Haden plays and can’t perform up to his abilities it could hurt the Cleveland secondary, then again we already saw how Haden’s absence hurt the Cleveland secondary during his 4 game suspension...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- When he was a kid, Browns kicker Phil Dawson worshipped the Dallas Cowboys.
In Texas, it's mandatory.
"Unless you grow up in Houston," Dawson said. "The rest of the state is Cowboys and that's all you did was follow the Cowboys."
And that he did.
Like many boys growing up deep in the heart of the Lone Star state, where football and...
Browns cornerback Joe Haden was missing from Friday's practice and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Dallas.Fantasy Spin:The Browns need Haden to play against all the quality receivers the Cowboys can throw at you. If he doesn't play it adds value to Dez Bryant and Miles Austin.
Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said he wants to evaluate quarterback Brandon Weedenover the course of the entire season before he forms an opinion of the rookie. That leaves seven games to make an impression. New Browns CEO Joe Banner basically said the same when he noted the organization needs to know if Weeden can be a franchise quarterback.
NFL.com and NFL Network...
A police offer has been suspened for two days following his actions at a Cleveland Browns game. Those actions included dunking his head into a bucket of urine.
As the News-Hearld reports, Patrolman Phil Croucher will be suspended two days, with one day held in abeyance upon completion of an alcohol evaluation, which will be arranged and paid for by the city.
The video of Croucher...
We are live on tape from Cleveland, Ohio and your announcers are Michael ‘Lebron Fan Club President’ Cole and The Miz.
Miz mentions that he is Cleveland’s favorite son.
Michael discusses the tag title match tonight and how Miz was involved with the participants in the match because Miz teamed with Kane to face Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow. Miz talks about how Daniel Bryan...
MedWish International is a non-profit organization that collects usable medical supplies and equipment from U.S. health systems and distributes it as humanitarian aid to developing countries. Since 2003, MedWish has kept more than 2.75 million pounds of medical surplus out of landfills and has sent much-needed supplies to more than 90 countries all over the world. MedWish was founded...
Browns coach Pat Shurmur sent his message loud and clear this morning when asked what he wants to see from rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden in the final seven games of the season.
Dont throw interceptions, Shurmur said during his news conference. Done. End of story.
Only Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has thrown more interceptions than Weeden this season. Romo...