Found October 03, 2011 on Waiting For Next Year:
Everyone knows I was high on Armond Smith coming into the season.  This has nothing to do with that.  I fully realize that Smith wouldn’t have made this roster if not for the Brandon Jackson turf toe injury.  He fumbled the ball away in the pre-season and showed flashes of explosive play, but he would have been on the outside looking in.  Smith was involved in one of the more controversial play-calls from yesterday’s disaster, but I want to defend the playcall just a little bit. Ultimately it is a fool’s errand to defend a playcall that fails.  I also will recognize what some of the critics, most notably Dustin Fox, were saying that Montario Hardesty should have been on the field instead of Armond Smith.  That might be true, but let’s look at a couple things. First, here’s the 3rd and 1 play that got blown up by the Tennessee defense. Here’s the pre-snap look with Hillis on the right and Armond Smith on the left behind Colt McCoy.  You can see just how many players Tennessee has che...

Browns center Mack to have surgery

Browns Pro Bowl center Alex Mack will undergo surgery to have his appendix removed. Coach Pat Shurmur said Mack arrived at the team's facility on Monday with symptoms of appendicitis and will have an operation later today. Mack, who has started 36 straight games since joining the Browns in 2009, played in Sunday's game against Tennessee. Shurmur doesn't have a time frame...

Colt McCoy Sets 2 Cleveland Browns Records And Loses Today

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Despite Sunday's miserable loss, the Browns are in second place with the Steelers and Bengals.

Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur views Colt McCoy as "almost a rookie''

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Browns Fan Chat: Talk about the loss to the Titans

How discouraged are you by the Browns' 31-13 loss to the Titans? Where do the Browns go from here heading into the bye week? Are you sold on Colt McCoy, Pat Shurmur and the West Coast Offense? What is Peyton Hillis' future in Cleveland hold? Talk with other fans in our open chat room.

Interview with Browns' greats Tony Jones and Mike Baab: Video

Former Browns offensive linemen Tony Jones and Mike Baab served as honorary captains for the team's game against the Titans on Sunday. In an interview with The Plain Dealer's Dennis Manoloff, the two talked about playing for the Browns in the '80s and '90s, their battles with John Elway's Denver Broncos and what they're up to now.

Browns understandably frustrated heading into bye week

WFNY dicusses the growing frustration within the Browns locker room as head coach Pat Shurmur takes most of the blame.

Shurmur: Hillis ‘Fits’ in Offense

Browns coach Pat Shurmur spends a majority of Monday's press conference answering questions about running back Peyton Hillis.

Hillis dismisses report of Browns locker room whispers

Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis denied that he missed last Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins because of unhappiness with his contract. Hillis had strep throat and flulike symptoms.

Browns center Mack to have surgery

Browns Pro Bowl center Alex Mack will undergo surgery to have his appendix removed.

Terry Pluto's halftime scribbles from Cleveland Browns-Tennessee Titans

Matt Hasselbeck has tormented the Browns, who have only Phil Dawson's two long field goals to show for the first half.

Game Four Open Thread: Browns vs. Tennessee Titans

The Cleveland Browns are 2-1 for the first time since 2002, the only year they went to the playoffs since returning under new ownership in 1999.  They have a chance to move to 3-1 today against a visiting Titans team that comes in with an equal mark of 2 games up and 1 down through three, and hopefully they do.  The last time the Browns were 4-1 was back in 1994, 17 years ago...
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