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The talent has always been there for Browns rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon. He's starting to tap into it.
Gordon, taken by Cleveland in July's supplemental draft, has emerged as the team's biggest deep threat and playmaker. The 21-year-old had a breakout performance last week against Oakland, catching six passes for 116 yards - both season-highs - as the Browns snapped a 12-game road losing streak.
When Gordon arrived at training camp, he was out of shape, unproven and had a checkered past after multiple marijuana issues. But he's been nothing but a major asset for the Browns, who are excited about his potential.
Quarterback Brandon Weeden believes the ''sky's the limit'' for Gordon, who is averaging 19 yards per reception and has made opposing defenses jittery because of his deceiving speed.
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I have been told by many Browns fans to be patient, hang in there and just wait till next year. Now I am being told what an all time stud Brandon Weeden is. I think part of the problem has to be the Cleveland fans lost there favorite team in 1995 and they were so happy to finally get the team back in 1999 that they settle for mediocrity. Sure the Cleveland Browns have just won...
Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis shot back at his former teammate, tackle Joe Thomas, who in a lenghty tirade, blasted Hillis for susposedly selling out on his team in his pursuit for a new contract.
In a nutshell, Thomas accused Hillis of not always play hard during his time in Cleveland, while creating a "toxic" environment in the locker room by thinking...
Browns GM Tom Heckert has a chance to stay as the team’s GM after the season, per Fox. Rumors abound as to whether or not Michael Lombardi will take Heckert’s job.
“There’s really not a lot of substance to the conversation,” Lombardi said. “There’s just a lot of rumors and innuendos. There’s really nothing to it.”
Heckert was part of the staff that drafted key contributors...
I was glancing through the headlines yesterday and today of all the places covering Joe Thomas’ comments on Peyton Hillis and something just didn’t sit right with me. ESPN said Joe Thomas “blasts” Peyton Hillis. Dawgs By Nature said that Thomas “Rips Into” Peyton Hillis. ESPN Cleveland said Thomas “tees off” on Peyton Hillis. This is not to criticize any of these...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Kickoffs have defined Josh Cribbs' career in the NFL, and made him an invaluable weapon for the Cleveland Browns.
So the thought of the league abolishing the exciting play irritates the return specialist.
"They need to call it a different league if they do that," Cribbs said. "It'll change the game drastically."
Earlier this week, Commissioner...
Browns all pro Line-Man Joe Thomas and the Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis have taken turns exchanging jabs through the Media this week. Neither guy had kind words to exchange towards each other. Thomas said Hillis was toxic in the Browns locker room and on the field and the team and the players didn’t want him here and Hillis said Thomas is acting like an old girlfriend...
Their record won’t be an indication, but the Cleveland Browns are slowly starting to turn things around. They likely won’t make the playoffs, unless they win out and have a ton of help, but that doesn’t mean they are going just to roll over for teams. Rookies have played huge roles for the Browns this [...]
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Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas called former teammate Peyton Hillis ''a terrible distraction'' last season, and said the running back put his contract situation ahead of the team.
Hillis is returning to play in Cleveland this week with the Kansas City Chiefs. Thomas unloaded Wednesday on Hillis, saying he didn't always play hard and called his time with the...
Greetham dissects the Tom Heckert tenure as Browns GM and comes to a conclusion on what the Browns should do with Heckert moving forward.
Last week: 24 (-1)
Net points per drive: -0.15 (20th)
DVOA: -13.6% (26th)
Weighted DVOA: -10.0% (24th)
LT Joe Thomas: Allowed 1 quarterback hit on 38 pass block snaps
WR Josh Gordon: Caught 6 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown on 7 attempts on 35 pass snaps, 5.7 YAC per catch, 1 interception when thrown to
CB Sheldon Brown: Allowed 5 catches for 54 yards on 13...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Peyton Hillis lashed back at former teammate Joe Thomas on Thursday, comparing the Browns' offensive tackle to a "crazy ex-girlfriend" after he made disparaging comments about the Kansas City Chiefs running back.
Thomas told reporters in Cleveland on Wednesday that Hillis didn't always play hard during his time with the Browns. He also accused...
This week’s Average Joe William Green is hailed for his legendary Forest Gump-like scamper that clinched a playoff berth and is more widely known for a love triangle involving a DUI, weed, a stabbing, and one shoe and one sock. Say hello to a man who was supposed to let his athletic ability be the future of the Cleveland Browns, but let his lack of brains get in the way.
Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis responded tersely to comments by former teammate Joe Thomas, likening him to a ''crazy ex-girlfriend'' who won't move on.
Thomas, the Browns' offensive tackle, said Wednesday that Hillis didn't always play hard during his time in Cleveland. He referred to Hillis as ''toxic'' and accused him of putting...