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Waiting For Next Year:
With an offseason rife with question marks and holes in dire need of filling, and a coverboy running back about to finish up a tumultuous season, one of the many decisions being placed squarely on the shoulders of the Cleveland Browns front office surrounds the future of one Peyton Hillis.
In the last two weeks, the 250-pound back has amassed 211 yards and a touchdown on 50 carries. This period marks what has been Hillis’ largest usage rate since his 31 touches in the Week 2 win over Indianapolis where he totaled 117 yards and two touchdowns. The issues at hand are the 12 weeks in between that saw last season’s savior suit up for a mere five contests, recording more than 12 carries just once. Hillis’ offseason issues have been writ large; injuries, illness and alleged mid-week nuptials are just a small portion of the 800-pound gorilla that continues to loom in Berea as the player is also in the final year of his rookie contract.
At this point in August, it appeared that the team...
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After a nightmare of a season that featured injuries, illnesses and a team intervention, the Browns running back alluded to the fact that he believes in the "Madden Curse" after being this year's cover star.
Peyton Hillis has one game left to prove his worth to the Cleveland Browns. Hillis ad a rocky season to say the least. Hillis missed the Miami game with a sore throat then missed a number of games with a hamstring injury. Many though Hillis let the contract issue control his emotions and there was a point when his team mates sat him down and had a talk with him. Last Sunday by far...
Peyton Hillis was everyone’s favorite player last year. This year, the Cleveland Browns running back has struggled. Why is Hillis struggling? He claims he’s the victim of the Madden Curse.
Said Hillis: “Things didn’t work in my favor this year. There’s a few things that happened this year that made me believe in curses. Ain’t no doubt about it.”
Prior to the season...
Friday’s one-liners included a reference to the fact that Browns running back Peyton Hillis believes in curses, given his struggles (self-imposed and otherwise) after landing on the cover of the Madden game. The bigger question is whether Hillis will remain with the team in 2012, when his image surely won’t appear anywhere near the front…
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur is an interesting read, to say the least. Shurmur's list of nevers is almost amusing, if not for being terribly saddening for Browns fans.
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur praised Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Shurmur said, "I’ve watched him. He’s a tremendous talent, good player."
And when asked if the Heisman Trophy Winner would be a good fit for Clevelands West Coast attack, Shurmer said, Good players fit in every offense. The...
BEREA, Ohio For the Browns to challenge for the AFC North title, they have to win within the division. The Browns are winless (0-5) in the division, heading into the season finale. If the Browns drop this week's game to the Steelers, they will be 1-11 in the division the past two seasons and 2-16 over the past three years.
There is a chance that the other three teams in the...
Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, who was diagnosed with a concussion after the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 8, is throwing his support behind the Browns medical team.
“Our medical staff does an outstanding job and that should never be in question,” McCoy said in his first public comments since his injury.
McCoy’s show of support is in stark contrast...
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Leading off, our own Brendan Bowers caught up with Tristan Thompson for SLAM Magazine, and when asked about starting for the Cavs being a goal right now, Tristan replied “No...
Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur says he still hasn't ruled out quarterback Colt McCoy for Sunday's season-finale against the Steelers.
Colt McCoy still hasn’t been cleared to get back to playing football for the Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur revealed today. Shurmur also said the later it gets into the week the more likelihood of starting Seneca Wallace. It is already Wednesday, that only leaves a couple of days of practice, why Shurmur just doesn’t come out and say Wallace is the starter is anyone’s...
Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy was not cleared to practice Wednesday, coach Pat Shurmur told reporters.