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Waiting For Next Year:
Robert Griffin III
Ohio State Buckeyes
2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10 biggest sports stories affecting our local sports scene. Each day through the rest of the year, we will be counting down from ten to one. We started the Buckeyes Final Four trip. Number nine is something that happened just a short two weeks ago. The Ohio State perfect 12-0 season was number eight while Chris Perez’ harsh and honest words clocked in at number seven. Our sixth-biggest story saw our first of two straight from the Cavaliers, the drafting of Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller. Up next was Kyrie Irving receiving the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Coming in at number four was Manny Acta’s fall from managerial grace.
#3 Trent Richardson Headlines Browns’ Youth Movement
This season the Browns were led by rookies in passing, rushing an...
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Trent Richardson ran for 950 yards this season. He set a Browns rookie record in the process and scored 11 touchdowns in the process. He had a knee surgery at the beginning of the season, and was reportedly had bruised ribs for much of the season.
This morning Trent Richardson admitted to the Cleveland media that he had at least two broken ribs.
#Browns RB Trent Richardson said he...
I thought today we would eschew the typical gameday winners and losers piece, and just move to a season long winners and losers. Beware of low hanging fruit. Let’s try to be a little insightful or creative with these.
WINNER: Mitchell Schwartz. The second round RT played every snap of every game his rookie season I believe, and was effective doing it. There was a learning curve...
According to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, the Cleveland Browns number one choice to become their new head coach is Oregon head coach Chip Kelly.Two high-ranking #NFL personnel execs say Oregon HC Chip Kelly is the clear #1 choice for the Browns.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 1, 2013Now that we know the Browns are willing to break the bank to land the coach they feel...
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...
Trent Richardson played most of the year injured, but not with the knee injuries he dealt with this offseason. (Credit: AP Photo/Phil Long)
As strong as the focus has been on this year’s rookie quarterback class, the rookie running backs have been just as sensational. Redskins sixth-round pick Alfred Morris finished second in the league in rushing yards (1,613) and rushing touchdowns...
The Cleveland Browns finally made official on Monday what was reported on Saturday and widely reckoned to be coming for months, firing head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert.
Heckert spent almost three years as the general manger after coming over from Philadelphia. His most notable moves including trading up to take Trent Richardson in the first round this year...
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]
“To me, [Pat Shurmur] was trying to hold back tears [in his post-game speech]. He put everything into it, and we were trying to do something that hadn’t been done since 1988. With everything else that’s looming over his head, it’s tough. He’s in a tough spot. The players appreciate it. We’ll run through a brick wall for him; it’s just too bad we couldn’t get a win...
From Fox Sports Senior NFL writer Alex Marvez-
@foxsports.com has learned #Falcons OC Dirk Koetter set to interview this week 4 HC jobs with #Eagles, #Chiefs & #Browns. Story coming ASAP
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) December 31, 2012
Koetter was the offensive coordinator and Quarterbacks coach in Jacksonville before becoming the Falcons’ OC.
[Related: Browns will hire head...
As reported yesterday, the Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert this morning following the team’s loss yesterday to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to the start of the 2012 regular season, the Browns were purchased by Jimmy Haslam and the new owner made it clear that he was going to be taking the team in a new direction after the 2012...
Jay Glazer reports that the Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Heckert.
Every since Jimmy Haslam took over as owner of the Browns, it seemed almost certain that they would be parting ways with Shurmur and Heckert.
“We’re going to begin very quickly to look for a new head coach first, then GM,’‘ said Haslam, per Mark Kay Cabot.