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This has to be the story of the year folks, I mean L.J. Fort had to wait for his chance to shine at the big stage, but it has finally arrived. L.J. Fort will start at linebacker for the injured James Michael Johnson in the NFL season opener for the Browns. Fort and the Browns will take on the Eagles of Philadelphia and the injury prone Michael Vick. If L.J. Fort can impress the coaching staff this week, it might be very hard for rookie James Michael Johnson or newly acquired rookie Tank Carder to come in and bump Fort from his spot.
Remember, Fort was the NCAA leading tackler last season with 180 plus tackles, and this kid is a physical freak. He is great in coverage and is not afraid to lay the wood on people. If Fort can prove this week he deserves to stay; be prepared to see this kid for a while. Dick Jauron loves his little linebackers, from London Fletcher to Keith Ellison, Jauron always finds a way to find his Diamond in the Rough on the defense. This year it will be L.J. Fort.
Yesterday in a fantasy draft, an IDP league, I tried picking up Fort with the second to last pick in the draft. Everyone laughed and the owner of the league said that they were not sure he was even in their system. I was laughed at, but I am telling you after week one we will see who is laughing. I think Fort and Jackson will be a force in the middle for a long time for the Dawg Pound, so remember the name IDP fantasy players. Your Welcome, I gave you the steal of the draft.
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In an interview with 92.3 The Fan, Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren revealed that cornerback Joe Haden has indeed been suspended for four games by the NFL and is currently amidst the appeal process.
“He’s had his appeal hearing, and it’s now up to someone else,” revealed Holmgren. “I suspect if we haven’t heard by now, we’ll have him for the first game.”...
By: Pat Zimmerman
1. Stop the Eagles pass rush
The Eagles have one of the quickest and best pass rushing defensive lines in all of football. The Browns must find a way to contain the Eagles rush that roughed up the Browns in Cleveland a couple weeks ago. Brandon Weeden must protect the ball better when pressure finds him and get rid of the ball quickly...
Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson is practicing for the first time since undergoing knee surgery on Aug. 9, raising the likelihood he will play in Sunday's season opener against Philadelphia. Richardson had a sleeve on his left knee Monday as the Browns continued preparing for the Eagles.
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Heading into their Opening Week contest against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cleveland Browns will prepare as if star cornerback Joe Haden will be in uniform.
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Head coach Pat Shurmur was asked about the challenge of coaching so many rookies and young players on gameday-
“Yeah, I think it’s important that we keep in mind. It’s a matter of record right? What, 15 rookies, 26 guys either rookies, first- or second-year guys. That’s a fun stat to throw around. We’ve got to keep that in mind as coaches. We’ve got to try to put them...
The NFL season is upon us, so we will do what all sports sites do and make predictions. We asked Steve DiMatteo from Dawg Pound Daily, and Matt Wood (Bernie19Kosar) from Dawgs By Nature to join in the fun. Be sure to leave your responses below.
Over/Under 5.5 wins for the Browns.
Steve: My thought going into the season is that if Trent Richardson is healthy, the Browns can win anywhere...
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When it was announced that Browns president Mike Holmgren would meet with the Cleveland media Monday afternoon, lots of fans assumed it would be to discuss his future with the organization. The former Super Bowl winning coach made it clear he has every intention on finishing his current contract with Cleveland, which will expire following the 2014 NFL season.
With the impending sale...
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What might we expect out of this year’s version of the Birds this week?
Philly began last year...
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