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Waiting For Next Year:
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“The Browns’ starters have looked tremendous in both preseason games. Quarterback Brandon Weeden looks far, far better than he did at any point as a rookie last year. The defense has played well and the special teams has made big plays. The starters dominated against the Lions on Thursday before they were given the rest of the night off.
Does it matter? For a downtrodden franchise that needs any bit of positive news, some great signs during the first two preseason games is certainly better than nothing.” [Schwab/Shutdown Corner]
Hopefully quicker than this. “It is probably going to take a year and maybe two to bear this out, but the Browns got a steal in Garrett Gilkey, provided he stays healthy. Athletically, he is still an incredibly strong player who is incredibly light on his feet, especially going forward. He plays to the echo of the whistle, looks to finish blocks and is the type of guy that teammates will hate in practice because he is just so irritating with how hard he works. It would hardly be surprising if defensive linemen start fights in part because of Gilkey. When the games get going, Gilkey’s effort and attitude drives the opponent nuts and gives the Browns’ offensive line a badly needed injection of mean streak. Gilkey is always looking to send a message to the opponent and drive them into the ground.” [Smith/Dawg Pound Daily]
New uniforms for the Phoenix Suns. [Point Forward]
“ESPN will debut a new Monday Night Football intro this season that will be directed by Peter Berg, the man behind the Friday Night Lights film and television series. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Berg’s 90-second intro will feature MNF‘s famous theme music — “Heavy Action” — playing behind a montage of football and cultural highlights from the 44 seasons of MNF.
The network hasn’t had a permanent intro since dropping Hank Williams Jr.’s popular “Are you ready for some football” in the middle of the 2011 season after the country music singer made an Adolf Hitler analogy while discussing Barack Obama.” [Chase/For the Win]
A podcast worth the listen. Simmons and Whitlock. [Grantland]
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I find nothing more hilarious than streakers. The whole idea to me is hilarious from beginning to end. What exactly crosses somebody’s mind to take off all of their clothes and run across a sporting event? Arrest and capture is inevitable, and television stations have an unwritten rule to never film you doing it. However, this is where social media comes into play. Thankfully,...
Per Mary Kay Cabot, Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo has been released from the Cleveland Clinic and could miss about 2-3 weeks with a bruised lung.
Mingo, the sixth overall pick in last April’s NFL draft, left Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter due to difficulty breathing. Mingo was set to be released Friday afternoon but spent Friday night...
Week 2. You can almost taste the street hot dogs and feel the quasi-excitement, right? Anyway, the Browns face the Detroit Lions this week in the always important Great Lakes Classic. The Lions are a regular season opponent this year, but, as always, the preseason game against them is a huge deal for both the organization and the fans.
Alright, that’s all the sarcasm I can muster...
CLEVELAND An exciting night for the Cleveland Browns ended with disappointing news.
After the Browns 24-6 preseason win over the Lions, head coach Rob Chudzinski said first-round pick Barkevious Mingo will remain hospitalized overnight with a bruised lung and that running back Dion Lewis has a fractured fibula.
Lewis had been having an outstanding camp. Chudzinski said no decisions...
In case you don’t know Jordan Cameron, the tight end for the Cleveland Browns who scored two touchdowns in tonight’s preseason game don’t worry because Steve Mariucci doesn’t know either. You have to know when the mic is hot Mooch!
Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo has been released from the hospital after bruising his lung in an exhibition game.
Mingo spent two nights in The Cleveland Clinic with the unusual injury. He was hurt on a hit in the first half of Thursday night's game against Detroit. Mingo played on special teams during the game.
The Browns say he likely will be kept out of practice...
Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo has been hospitalized with a bruised lung.
Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick in April's NFL draft from LSU, was injured in the first half of Cleveland's 24-6 victory over Detroit on Thursday. The team initially said Mingo had a rib injury, but following the game coach Rob Chudzinski said Mingo had been taken to the hospital and would...
Browns fans are an optimistic bunch, at least collectively. When you add up the results of our survey, it yields a 9-7 prediction. (Game-by-game results are listed below.) That’s probably a bit too confident for my tastes. I’ve said all along that eight wins should be the goal for the team if they are able to stay healthy and get better from last season. So let’s break it down...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns running back Montario Hardesty underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and will likely miss at least the first two regular-season games.
The team said Hardesty's operation "went as expected" on Thursday. Hardesty's football career has been slowed by knee problems. The former second-round draft pick has had the anterior cruciate ligament in both...
The preseason continues tonight for the Cleveland Browns. Can they build on last week’s performance? These are the things I’ll be watching for…
From the starters:
1) Cleveland’s offensive line handled the Rams. Especially in pass protection. Brandon Weeden had all kinds of time and took advantage of it to the tune of 10 for 13 passing for 112 yards and a touchdown. The Lions...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo was released from the hospital after a two-night stay because of a bruised lung.
The unusual injury came on a hit some time in the first half of Thursday night's exhibition victory over the Detroit Lions. The Browns can't pinpoint exactly when the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder was hurt.
Mingo had been in The Cleveland Clinic...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- This was a win that hurt the Browns.
Quarterback Brandon Weeden's second straight strong performance turned into only a footnote Thursday night in a 24-6 victory over the Lions.
Weeden, who has done everything to win Cleveland's starting job and is only waiting for coach Rob Chudzinski to make it official, threw two touchdown passes in the first half and...
An actual, real-life streaker — not the so-called “streakers” who run on to sports fields fully clothed — bared a lot of skin (perhaps too much) as he interrupted the Detroit Lions-Cleveland Browns preseason game during the third quarter on Thursday night. Reports out of Cleveland indicate that Lions running back Joique Bell tried to […]The post Streaker interrupts Browns...