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At times, the off-field drama surrounding the franchise overshadowed any positive aspects of the Browns’ on-field performance. Despite the fact that the season itself reflected the fact that Browns president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert made several quality off season moves to upgrade the team and the defense played much better than expected throughout the season, contract disputes, injuries, and poor play created a media circus of controversy that made the team resemble the Kardashian's instead of an NFL franchise.
1) The Saga Of Peyton Hillis
Saying that expectations were sky-high for Peyton Hillis heading into the season would be a dramatic understatement. Last year, Hillis burst out of obscurity to rush for 1,117 yards, catch 61 passes for 477 yards, and score 13 total touchdowns. Hillis’ off season was even more eventful. Powered by a strong fan-based campaign, Hillis was elected to be the cover athlete for Madden 12. The hiring of new head coach Pat...
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It was only a few weeks ago when it seemed inevitable that Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis would not be with the team next season.
This came after a season marred by distractions, ranging from nagging injuries to a host of bizarre off-field incidents that soured Hillis’ relationship with the Cleveland media and the team’s fans.
But since returning from a hamstring...
Former Super Bowl quarterback and CBS analyst Rich Gannon, who will call his fourth Browns game Saturday in Baltimore, still thinks Browns quarterback Colt McCoy can be the guy. Problem is, he suspects McCoy might not get the chance...
BEREA, OHIO (AP) - Browns quarterback Colt McCoy still hasn't shaken symptoms from a concussion sustained nearly two weeks ago, one that has reformed the NFL's game-day procedures on head injuries.McCoy was not cleared to practice again on Wednesday, keeping him sidelined since he was blasted in the face mask ...
BEREA, OHIO (AP) - Browns quarterback Colt McCoy still hasn't shaken symptoms from a concussion sustained nearly two weeks ago, one that has reformed the NFL's game-day procedures on head injuries.McCoy was not cleared to practice again on Wednesday, keeping him sidelined since he was illegally blasted in the face ...
James Harrison returned to practice on Wednesday for the Steelers. With the way Pittsburgh played on the road in San Francisco Monday night, they need all the help they can get. Harrison spoke to reporters after practice and had a number of quick responses, most of which indicate he now has an “oh well” attitude when the league reprimands him. He did, however, say he thinks the...
Colt McCoy will remain in Cleveland when the Browns take on the Baltimore Ravens this Saturday, but Browns coach Pat Shurmur said the second-year quarterback is trying hard to return to the field before the end of the season.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL is changing how it handles concussion examinations after Browns quarterback Colt McCoy went back into a Dec. 8 game without being tested for one.
It’s tough to remember that another football game actually took place between Colt McCoy’s concussion and this coming contest between the Browns and the Ravens, but it’s true: actual football has been played since James Harrison went all full-forced Zenedine Zidane on the Browns’ quarterback.
Seneca Wallace will be getting the nod once again, but his receiving corps is...
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison believes the Cleveland Browns should be disciplined by the NFL for how they handled the aftermath of Harrison's helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy.
1. Colt McCoy - sitting at this point for precaution, performance or both?
PAT MCMANAMON: Neither. For injury. Anyone who took a helmet to the jaw from James Harrison like he did should be out a while. And if the Browns are using the slightest bit of caution, its wise. McCoy played 13 games, got hit pretty good and showed his abilities for those 13 games. The way the draft may play...
By: Rich Bergeron
Multiple extensive studies and incidents of dementia and other brain injuries in former NFL players points to the seriousness of brain damage caused by repeated concussions. NFL players often deal with brain injury issues over the course of their careers in professional football, though many don’t realize the extent of the damage done until long after their playing...