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Jimmy Haslam joined the locker room celebration of his 2-6 team’s 7-6 win over the Chargers on Sunday and safety T.J. Ward came away much too impressed by the new Browns owner.
The Plain Dealer’s Tom Reed reports that, “Ward is amazed the owner seems to know each player on a first-name basis,” and Ward also commented on Haslam’s reaction after Pat Shurmur tossed him a game ball after the head coach’s post-game press conference:
“He seemed like a kid when he got that ball,” [Ward said]. Think about all the money he has and all the things he’s done. It’s good to see something like that means so much to him.”
Come on, T.J., don’t you know that football is fun? So is the celebrity and wholly subsidized eight-figure annuity that comes with owning an NFL football team. And of course Jimmy knows your name. He owns you now. It’s understood that this might all seem strange after Randy Lerner, but you should know that it’s Lerner who’s the anomaly here.
So about “all the things Haslam h
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This morning Josh Cribbs called in to 92.3 The Fan and answered questions about the team and his role on the offense in particular-
“I would definitely love to be able to be on the football field. I’m a firm believer in finding ways to get your athletes the football. You have tons of athletes, find what their strengths are, get them the football. Get plays for them. Other coaches...
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur spoke to the media today and answered a question regarding his team’s confidence level-
“I think you build confidence when you win football games. The last few weeks we won a couple. When you’re trying to build something, you can look at the season in quarters and halves and we’ve got a half a season left to play. We’ve got some division games...
Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson has been nominated for two awards following his 122-yard performance this past Sunday during the team’s 7-6 win over the San Diego Chargers: he is one of three finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week award and one of five finalists for the Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Week award.
The 122 yards mark Richardson’s career best...
Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden was quick to give credit to the defense for the team’s 7-6 win over the Chargers Sunday. When asked if he thought 7 points would be enough to win, Weeden replied-
“Not until I took that last knee, honestly. Our defense made a stop. Our defense, lets not kid anybody here, our defense won us that football game. You know field position was a struggle...
From the team-
“The Cleveland Browns today placed defensive lineman Emmanuel Stephens on injured reserve, the team announced. Stephens appeared in all eight games this season and totaled nine tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.”
The Browns are hoping to have Rubin and Taylor back this week, which would help with the depth on the defensive line.
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BEREA Even though Brandon Weeden does not have eye-popping statistics, he is on pace to be in elite company if he performs similarly in the second half of the season.
With half the season to play, Weeden already has two 300-yard passing performances and a near miss in a third. Only Peyton Manning (four in 1998), Cam Newton (three in 2011) and Andrew Luck (three in 2012) are the...
Welcome to the latest edition of X’s and O’s with the Bros by X’s and O’s editor @rodofdisaster. This feature represents a basic attempt to look deeper into the game of football, learn something about the X’s and O’s that make it go, and better appreciate the games within the game. It’s called “X’s and O’s with the Bros: because you don’t have to be a player...
Trent Richardson and several members of the Cleveland Browns spent some time playing video games with troops in person and in Afghanistan this morning. Pictured above is Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson and LB Craig Robertson.
Pretty cool of them to take the time and hang out with troops if you ask me.
Browns coach Pat Shurmur says there ''are no ugly'' victories and senses more growth in his young team.
Playing in atrocious weather conditions, the Browns did just enough to beat the San Diego Chargers 7-6 on Sunday for their second straight home win. Shurmur was pleased with how his team handled the wind, rain and cold.
Shurmur acknowledged that ''it wasn...
Your lone necessary highlight from yesterday
We all know yesterday’s game was kind of boring as far as NFL football games go. Maybe it was the weather, but regardless, there was basically a lone highlight in the game as the Browns punted nine straight times during the 7-6 victory over the Chargers. Even still, I was riding my exercise bike this morning on a pretty nasty, wet day...
“[O]bviously we cannot play as a team. We appear to not be able to handle adversity or finish games. Individual and team confidence appears to be going south … a team going in the wrong direction fast.” — Chargers GM A. J. Smith, a week before the Chargers lost to the Browns
“When will Norv Turner be fired? No more if. Can’t be.” — Kevin Acee, San Diego Union-Times...
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Did not participate: DB Dmitri Patterson (ankle) and DL Athyba Rubin (calf)
Limited participation: DL John Hughes (arm), LB D’Qwell Jackson (foot/toe), RB Trent Richardson (chest/rib), DL Brian Sanford (knee), DB Ray Ventrone (hand/calf) and DB T.J. Ward (head/shoulder)
Full participation: DB Johnson Bademosi (hip), DB Tashaun Gipson (knee), LB James-Michael Johnson...
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