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I think if everything is going well, I think this defense could be the best in the league. We have a lot of players that can contribute and help this team win. We’ve got a lot of rushers. We’ve got corners on the back end. We’ve got D-linemen that can hold those blocks and get off and make plays. We’ve got linebackers that can come up and tackle the run and get back in coverage as well. So we have a lot of tools that we can use. — Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo, Tuesday, in front of a gaggle of local media members following a youth football camp at FirstEnergy Stadium. Though switching to a 3-4 defense under the watch of Ray Horton and adding plenty of ammunition, the Browns defense cracked the top 10 (in terms of yardage per game) in 2011, though the entire AFC North was represented favorably. In 2012, the Browns were 22nd in the league, allowing 363.8 yards per game. A best-in-the-league finish would represent an extreme improvement. [Related: Cleveland Twitterverse comes up with the #BonJoviReplacement]

Browns may have the best defense in the NFL, get real

Rookies say the darndest things and Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo might want to slow his roll. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mingo believes the Browns have the pieces in place to be among the league’s best. “If everything is going well, I think this defense could be the best in the league,” Mingo said. Hate to burst your bubble...

Barkevious Mingo Says Browns Could Be NFL’s Best Defense

Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo has yet to play a down in the NFL, but he’ s definitely brought his LSU swagger along with him to the league. The Browns signed Paul Kruger, and Desmond Bryant via free agency, then drafted Mingo No. 6 overall in April’s draft. Mingo is confident in his new surroundings, and told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Browns...

Mike Lombardi unable to distinguish between correlation and causation (Cleveland Browns GM)

It would be one thing if the GM of your NFL football team slipped up once or twice in committing a logical flaw that a sharp fourth grader would be expected to avoid. But it’s only a Cleveland Browns thing when one of Mike Lombardi’s former co-workers reveals the existence of “countless notebooks” full of Lombardi’s “insistence” that correlation and causation are...

Browns Rookie Preview – Who and What to Know About Browns Rookies

First year Cleveland Browns head coach Rod Chudzinski may not have had as many draft picks as a first year coach might have liked, however, he was able to turn heads with his first selections of the 2013 NFL Draft. Chudzinski addressed two of the team’s bigger defensive needs with his first two picks in April as he drafted linebacker Barkevious Mingo and cornerback Leon McFadden...

Cleveland Browns training camp: Offensive questions

Enjoy watching half-speed football practices in the heat? Well, luckily for you, Browns training camp is fast approaching. There’s now less than 1,000 hours until you can get your exhibition football fix. The Browns announced their training camp schedule last week. Camp, which runs from July 25 to August 13, will feature 14 practices open to the public at the team’s Berea facility...

Barkevious Mingo: Browns' D could be 'best in the league'

How's that for rookie confidence? Cleveland Browns defensive end Barkevious Mingo thinks the Browns defense is going places in 2013. "If everything is going well, I think this defense could be the best in the league," Mingo said Tuesday, via Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer. "We have a lot of players that can contribute and help this team win. We've got...

Trent Richardson expected to be ready for training camp

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Browns running back Trent Richardson is expected to be ready for training camp after being sidelined this spring due to injury. The good news with Richardson is that, despite reports he would miss all of August recovering from injuries, I’m told there is every expectation that he will be taking reps when camp opens. It will be interesting...

NFL News: Browns add five to player personnel and scouting areas

The Cleveland Browns have announced, via press release, five additions to their player personnel/scouting department. Frank Edgerly was named senior pro scout, while Brent Blaylock, Brendan Donovan, Matthew Manocherian and Patrick Moore were all added as college scouts. All of the men hired have a solid resume full of high-end collegiate and/or professional football experience,...

Third Pilot employee pleads guilty to fraud charges

For the third time, a Pilot Flying J executive has plead guilty to fraud charges in the wake of the investigation into Browns’ owner Jimmy Haslam’s truck stop company. Kevin Clark admitted to authorizing checks which shorted customers on rebates they had earned. “Clark worked as regional sales manager for Knoxville-based Pilot from 2008 to 2011. According to federal documents...

While We’re Waiting… Take a tour

“While We’re Waiting” serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at “Other than his experience (and my personal preferential factor), there is no reason to believe that Brandon Jackson is a lock to be the Browns’ third-down back...

Jump Aboard the Bandwagon for Cleveland’s own Stipe Miočić

The scene is the Champps restaurant in Valley View Ohio. I arrived this past Saturday night to watch Stipe Miočić face off against Roy “Big Country” Nelson at UFC 161 and the restaurant is absolutely packed with Stipe’s people. It isn’t an odd mix of people or even a mix that is at odds, but it’s pretty clear which people are the firefighters and which are members of Miočić’s...
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