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Though two of his star players got hurt, Browns coach Pat Shurmur defended playing his regulars late in a blowout loss in Denver.
Shurmur said he was just trying to win when prized rookies Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden were injured in the second half of the 34-12 loss.
''What do we do, just stop playing?'' Shurmur said Monday. ''So you just run the ball and get out of there, warm up the buses? Is that what? We're trying to do what we can to move the football. At that time it was a three-score game. Typically that means throw it.''
Facing a defense that knew he had to pass, backup Colt McCoy was sacked four times during his brief relief appearance for Weeden.
''I was just trying to not get knocked out,'' said McCoy, whose 2011 season ended when he sustained a concussion in Pittsburgh. He hadn't thrown a pass since then in a regular-season game until a wobbly Weeden went out Sunday.
''We were pretty far behind ...
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According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Cleveland Browns plan on firing both head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert at the end of the season. Alabama coach Nick Saban has been saying he isn’t leaving the program, but some NFL executives are less than convinced, and the Cleveland Browns in particular are prepared to vie for his services. The Browns intend...
Following a profanity-laced tirade aimed at the vocal minority of more-than-likely anonymous “fans” who think it’s acceptable to call professional athletes derogatory names behind the comfort of a keyboard, long-time Cleveland Browns return man and wide receiver Josh Cribbs is trying to make amends, at least to the decent human beings.
We battle like gladiators on the field...
The Broncos are a playoff team fighting for the number one seed in the conference. The Browns are a 5-10 team several pieces short of contention. These were the facts going into the game, and they certainly haven’t changed.
Peyton Manning picked the Browns defense apart with his usual precision. He finished with 339 yards and three touchdowns. He picked on Sheldon Brown early...
According to TOny Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com, Browns running back Trent Richardson is undergoing x-rays to see whether or not he has a broken ankle.
Trent Richardson getting x rays for possible broken ankle.
— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) December 24, 2012
With one week to go in the season and the fact that the Browns won’t be in the playoffs this isn’t a big deal.
Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden may still play in the Cleveland Browns' final game.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that Richardson's sprained left ankle and Weeden's sore right shoulder are being evaluated. He did not rule out either playing for the Browns (5-10) against the Steelers (7-8) on Sunday.
Both first-round picks were hurt in a 34-12 loss in Denver. Weeden...
As expected, the Denver Broncos had no issue with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Cleveland fell to 5-10 as its disappointing season continued, and in the process its fans became a tiny bit crankier.
Josh Cribbs apparently heard and saw some of the things that angry Browns fans were saying and writing after the team’s latest loss, and the eight-year veteran took to Twitter to express...
The Browns travel to Mile High face the Broncos, looking to finish their season strong and bounce back from their disappointing loss to the Redskins.
It’s Browns vs Broncos! Brandon Weeden vs Peyton Manning! Joe Banner vs John Elway?
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DENVER (AP) -- First, quarterback Brandon Weeden was hurt. Then, running back Trent Richardson left the game as well.
Two injuries in the second half of a 34-12 loss to Denver on Sunday turned another long afternoon into something much worse for the Cleveland Browns.
Their two rookies -- the backbone of this franchise's future -- went out, Weeden with an injury to his right...
Cleveland tailback Trent Richardson injured his ankle late in the game against Denver and is doubtful for Week 17 against Pittsburgh. He left the stadium in a walking boot.Fantasy Spin:Richardson picked a bad time to play his worst game in a month game. His four-game touchdown streak (six TDs) ended in a 68-yard effort. Part of the reason for his low total was the Browns fell way...
This hasn’t been one of the Cleveland Browns best season, with the announcement of a change in ownership on the first day of training camp everybody was on notice that their job could be in danger. Josh Cribbs who is in the final year of a contract has been very [...]
Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden exited Sunday's game against Denver with a shoulder injury.Fantasy Spin:Weeden had 12 completions on 19 attempts for 104 yards with zero touchdowns or turnovers in the game. Colt McCoy took over under center.
DENVER -- Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes, including two to Eric Decker, and the Denver Broncos kept rolling by beating the Cleveland Browns 34-12 Sunday for their 10th consecutive victory. The Broncos (12-3) matched the second longest win streak in team history -- they also won 10 in a row in 1984. They can wrap up the No. 2 playoff seed and first-round bye that goes...
DENVER -- Even with the Denver Broncos steamrolling into the playoffs behind his play, Peyton Manning can't bring himself to say he's all the way back from the neck injury that sidelined him during his final season in Indianapolis. Manning threw three touchdown passes, including two to Eric Decker, and the Broncos overwhelmed the Cleveland Browns 34-12 Sunday for their...