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Are the Browns getting a reputation as a physical football team? We’ve heard all season after teams have played the Browns they seem to have more respect for what the team is building. Then we heard from the Ravens how much they didn’t enjoy having to tackle Trent Richardson.
Against the Steelers the Browns were popping running backs left and right. They created turnovers. Some of those were on punishing hits. So are the Browns creating an identity as a physical team? Pat Shurmur was asked that question yesterday-
“I know we played a physical team. Again, I don’t want to overstate it. Its one football game, but we played a physical team and we found a way to finish. I think that’s something I think our young guys can build on. I don’t think there’s any question there. I saw some veterans in the locker room yesterday that were as excited as the young guys because there are a lot of guys around here that haven’t had great success against Pittsburgh.”
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BEST OF MAXIM
There were no mixed feelings about the result, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a whole host of things to talk about as the Browns beat the Steelers this Sunday. Scott and Craig opened the mics on Sunday night to break it all down.
Was Pat Shurmur confident on Sunday and how did it come across on TV?
Was Trent Richardson over-used and effective enough?
Pat Shurmur’s victory...
Last night, yours truly and the young buck, Jacob Rosen, did a guest spot on More Sports and Les Levine for a solid hour. We ran the gambit of topics from Pat Shurmur to Mark Shapiro to Byron Scott to the Baseball Hall of Fame Voters. Since many of you aren’t Time Warner Cable subscribers or live elsewhere, we thought we would give you a couple of quick highlights from the evening’s...
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur mentioned that he expects to have QB Brandon Weeden under center, despite the fact that he recently suffered a concussion, per Scott Petrak.
Weeden has been cleared to practice, which is really a great sign, considering that a number of players require more time to be cleared following a concussion. Shurmur added that Colt McCoy will not receive extra...
Pat Shurmur would not guess, but it appears likely Brandon Weeden will be cleared to play when the Browns travel to Oakland to play the Raiders. Weeden left the Browns' win over Pittsburgh on Sunday after he was spun to the ground and his head hit the knee of Cleveland tackle Joe Thomas with 5:20 left. Colt McCoy finished the game, but Shurmur said Weeden was responsive and...
Pat Shurmur said today that Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, who suffered a concussion in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was cleared to practice and will start Sunday “barring any unforeseen setbacks”.
Weeden described the concussion as his first, and added that it was “minor”.
“I’m ready to rock and roll,” said the rookie.
Weeden was courtside for...
It ended with a coffin corner. A punt. A lawn dart of a kick that plummeted back to the earth, landing on the three-yard line before bouncing immediately out of bounds. Punts are often assimilated with failure, but on this day it was anything but.
With the Pittsburgh Steelers out of timeouts, having used them with the Browns decidedly pinned back in their own territory, the team...
Browns running back Trent Richardson gutted out 85 yards on 29 carries Sunday against the Steelers. He added four receptions for 27 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown in the third quarter.Fantasy Spin:Richardson hasn't had much room to run this season but he's made the best of it, turning in 755 yards on 209 carries (3.6 ypc) with six rushing scores.
“This was just a hurting team against a healthy team.” — LaMarr Woodley
“I told our rookies, ‘You’re now 1-0 vs. the Steelers.’” — Pat Shurmur
“I’m surprised it was that close given the turnover situation.” — Mike Tomlin
“It’s killing me to watch.” — Ben Roethlisberger
If yesterday’s 20-14 win over the Steelers proved anything,...