Found December 29, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Nate Ulrich at The Akron Beacon Journal this morning is throwing former Colts interim coach and current offensive coordinator Bruce Arians’s hat into the ring for the Cleveland Browns head coaching job.
“Banner has harped on how important it is for a head coach to possess desirable leadership qualities. Arians, 60, obviously isn’t lacking in that category, and now he has proof.
“You see what he does with offenses,” Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who played for Arians while he was an assistant for the Steelers, said this week during a conference call. “You see what he can do with a team like the Colts. No disrespect to a lot of the Colts’ players, but they’ve got a lot of guys that people probably haven’t heard of. They’re playing obviously with some motivation for Coach Pagano. But [Arians] knows how to motivate guys, and they want to play for him and he’s a players’ coach. He listens to what the assistant coaches and the players have to say. He’s not an ego guy, so I think all those tangibles can make him a good head coach.””
Arians was the Browns’ offensive coordinator from 2001-2003 under Butch Davis.
The Browns, of course, still employ head coach Pat Shurmur heading into the season finale tomorrow against Pittsburgh. Now, as for any days past Black Monday, that seems to be the world’s worst kept secret.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Cleveland Browns are expected to fired their head coach and GM on Monday, according to a report. They have a new owner in charge.
The Cleveland Browns have been the epitome of futility since re-entering the league in 1999. Perhaps one reason to blame is because the team has been unable to find a reliable signal caller. The franchise has gone through starting quarterbacks like a pair of cheap socks recently. And now one image has managed to summarize the long list of quarterbacks who have tried and failed at...
Cleveland Browns cornerback Sheldon Brown’s streak of consecutive games played will end at 175 and he will miss the team’s Week 17 barn-burner against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Brown suffered a concussion midway through the Browns’ Week 16 loss to the Denver Broncos when wide receiver Brandon Stokley lowered a shoulder into him on a pick play to free up Demaryius Thomas on...
Josh Cribbs has been with the Browns since 2005 and seen a similar outcome each of the past five seasons. He seems tired of it.
Under new management, it appears the Cleveland Browns are starting anew.
The Browns will fire head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert on Monday, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The decision has already been made by new owner Jimmy Haslam and new CEO Joe Banner.
Heckert took over player personnel in 2010, and the team has gone 14-33 since...
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden and running back Trent Richardson will end their rookie seasons on the sideline.
The Browns have Weeden and Richardson inactive for Sunday's finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Weeden is dealing with a right (throwing) shoulder injury, while Richardson sprained his left ankle in last week's loss to Denver. The Browns also have...
Browns beat writer Tony Grossi gives running back Trent Richardson (ankle) a zero percent chance of playing Sunday against the Steelers.Fantasy Spin:If Richardson doesn't play, he'll finish with 950 rushing yards, 367 receiving yards and 12 total touchdowns in his rookie season despite averaging 3.6 ypc. Brandon Jackson will be active as the change-of-pace back behind Montario...
In case you missed it and want to follow along as the NFL offices levy fines against the notorious James Harrison, here is his all-too-typical hit on Browns quarterback Thaddeus Lewis.
[Related: Cabot: Shurmur, Heckert “Expected To Be Fired” Following Pittsburgh Game]
Pat Shurmur spoke in somber tones after the game and sounded like a fired coach, but insisted he hadn’t been told anything.
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers finished a frustrating season on a winning note, beating Pat Shurmur in what was likely his last game as the Cleveland Browns' coach. Ben Roethlisberger shook off a late-season slump to throw three touchdowns passes to lead the Steelers to a 24-10 victory on Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers finished 8-8 after being eliminated from playoff...