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Robert Griffin III
Alabama Crimson Tide
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Browns are still mathematically alive in the AFC playoff hunt. It's a long shot, but they haven't been eliminated with three games remaining.
And with every win, Pat Shurmur's odds of returning as Cleveland's coach improve.
With his team riding a three-game winning streak -- the Browns' longest since 2009 -- Shurmur feels good about the progress of his young team, which is finally showing an ability to finish games after so many close losses earlier this season.
But despite the good vibes emanating from one of the NFL's youngest teams, there remains uncertainty about the future.
Swirling around Shurmur are rumors and reports, one on the weekend involving Alabama coach Nick Saban, that the Browns intend to make a coaching change. The clock seems to be ticking on Shurmur, who insists he's not focused on anything but getting his team ready to play their next game.
"Listen, I'm not worried about any of that," Shurmur said...
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BEREA A big reason the Browns won their third game win in a row was due to the contributions of rookies. Pat Shurmur was asked if it was the confidence theyve gained or the opportunity to show their skill set.
Its probably a combination of both, Shurmur said. When they have the confidence and opportunity and when those two meet they have the chance (to make plays).
There was probably...
That's three in a row for the Cleveland Browns, as they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 30-7, highlighted by rookie Travis Benjamin's 93-yard punt-return for a TD.
The win makes it one more win than last season's total record. It also marks their longest winning streak since 2009.
Cleveland QB Brandon Weeden went 17/30, 217 YDS, but without a TD pass, instead handing...
Here’s a look at Brandon Weeden’s stats as Browns quarterback through 13 games in 2012 next to Colt McCoy’s in the same job through 13 games in 2011 (click images to enlarge).
Note that Colt had just one fewer completion in the exact same number of attempts (!!!), for a total of 304 fewer yards than Weeden, but one more touchdown and four fewer interceptions, with a slightly...
BEREA Pat Shurmur downplayed the fact that Robert Griffin III might not play this week and said the Browns will prepare the same way regardless of who the quarterback is.
There has been uncertainty whether Griffin III will play or not this week after suffering a grade one strained lateral cruciate ligament (LCL).
Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon said on ESPN that Kirk Cousins...
5-8. Nothing exciting about that record in the NFL. 5-8 usually means a season that’s been defined by “what ifs”, probably some calls for the backup quarterback to rally the troops, and maybe even some calls for the head coach’s, well, head. If someone told you that the Cleveland Browns were 5-8, you’d [...]
It’s like a WFNY episode of “The Real World.” “What happens when people stop being polite and start getting real? A guy who grew up with Christmas and a guy who grew up Hanukkah discuss their holidays to gain a better understanding of each other and also unite in the universal creepiness of The Elf on the Shelf.” Anyway, that was only the first couple minutes. Then we...