Found November 15, 2012 on
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Browns coach Pat Shurmur spoke to the media after practice about rookie RB Trent Richardson-
(On how he goes about getting the ball to Trent Richardson in space)- “In our game plans we have ways for him to run the ball inside, off tackle, outside the defense and then you see we run them on wide routes out of the backfield as part of a progression. If they take away the ball down the field then you throw the ball to him in the flat and then there are other types of routes he runs. What we ask him to do is somewhat multiple, whether we’re handing it to him or he’s part of a pass progression where he may get a catch.”
(On how far Richardson’s mentality can take him in this league)- “He’s a tough guy, he’s a competitive guy and I think he knows his body better than anybody. He’s had a chance to play a bunch of games now where he’s less than 100%, but I think most guys in the league now are playing at less than 100%. I think he’s looking forward to getting out there and playing and I think so much of this game is above the neck. I’m looking forward to seeing him compete.”
(On if he would like to see more production in terms of yardage on Richardson’s receptions)- “There’s time when you throw it to the running back in a situation where they back out on you. Yeah, you always want to try to get more yards out of the throws that you make, but there’s times where we try to throw it to him too as an effort to get him the football. Really if you think about it on first or second down or you’re not trying to get a specific number of yardage, you add those pass catches up with those runs and that’s partly how the back’s production is figured in.”
[Related: Joe Haden misses practice with oblique injury]
BEST OF MAXIM
Pat Shurmur spoke to the media following the team’s practice on Wednesday and spoke about rookie QB Brandon Weeden-
(On one aspect of Brandon Weeden’s game that has to improve over the rest of the season)- “Don’t throw interceptions. Done, end of story. I want to be right to the point.”
(On if he worries about Weeden being more tentative after hearing he needs to throw...
Browns CEO Joe Banner has spent his first weeks on the job assessing, evaluating and questioning. Soon, he'll start making changes - and some of them could be major.
Banner, who spent 19 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before he was hired by new Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam, said Friday he remains ''open-minded'' about coach Pat Shurmur, whose future with...
Good news for Browns fans, they did not lose last week. Can they continue this non-losing streak? Doubtful.
After a rough Week 10, I'm sitting at 92-54-1. Who wants to keep track of a tie.
Let's see if I can turn this around this week.
Arizona at Atlanta - The Cards need to get some production from the QB position if they want any chance to make playoff...
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden did not participate in practice on Friday. Haden was injured in practice on Wednesday and sat out Thrusday with the oblique injury.
His status for Sunday’s game is certainly in jeopardy.
Pat Shurmur said that Haden “felt better” today, but they will wait and make a game-time decision on him.
[Related: Haden sits out with oblique injury]
Joe Haden isn’t used to losing. He was a National Champion at the University of Florida and after his junior season, Haden decided to forgo his senior season and entered the NFL Draft. He was selected by the Browns in the first round in 2010. Haden has become one of the few shutdown corners left in the NFL, he’s physical and a tenacious competitor. He’s also itching to be a...
An obviously frustrated Josh Cribbs let loose on the coaching staff and whoever in front of him. He’s clearly not in a good place right now. Cribbs sounded off harshly to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plains Dealer, and didn’t pull any punches.
"I've talked to the head coach but there's no point. Obviously they feel like everybody that's in front of me is...
Last week: 28 (+0)
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- When he was a kid, Browns kicker Phil Dawson worshipped the Dallas Cowboys.
In Texas, it's mandatory.
"Unless you grow up in Houston," Dawson said. "The rest of the state is Cowboys and that's all you did was follow the Cowboys."
And that he did.
Like many boys growing up deep in the heart of the Lone Star state, where football and...
Browns cornerback Joe Haden was missing from Friday's practice and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Dallas.Fantasy Spin:The Browns need Haden to play against all the quality receivers the Cowboys can throw at you. If he doesn't play it adds value to Dez Bryant and Miles Austin.
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The Browns travel to Dallas on Sunday after
what was hopefully a fruitful bye week. There are still two months left in the
season, and before the depressing NFL draft
discussion really cranks up as it does in Cleveland around
Thanksgiving most every year, what else is there for Browns fans to ponder over
the final seven games?
Browns coach Pat Shurmur made one thing clear: rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden must eliminate interceptions.
Weeden has thrown 12 picks, tying two other QBs for the second-highest total in the NFL this season behind Dallas' Tony Romo (13). The 29-year-old Weeden and the Browns (2-7) visit the Cowboys (4-5) on Sunday.
Shurmur said there's a fine line between being aggressive...