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Sure to see plenty of this going around this week- “Gordon is emerging as a very nice player for the Browns, a good find in the supplemental draft this year. He was supposed to be raw coming out of Baylor, but is already the Browns’ best receiver. He caught a touchdown early against the Colts, his fourth in three games.
So who better to have camping under a perfectly thrown ball with a chance to give the Browns the lead than Gordon? He beat his defender and was in perfect position to put Cleveland ahead. Gordon dropped it. Of course he did. Cleveland fans did a collective face palm, something they’ve had practice at.” [Schwab/Shutdown Corner]
“They just don’t know how to win games like this, and that won’t stop until they start to win games like this. And yes, I understand the contradiction in that statement. That’s why losing can be harder to scrape away than a wad of bubble gum on the bottom of your shoe. It’s why they are 0-4 in games decided by seven or fewer points.
It’s why only a few wins stops losing, but all the losing makes it so hard to know how to win. That’s enough to make fans of the orange helmets turn blue from all the frustration.” [Pluto/Cleveland.com]
“The punt coverage unit was also victimized, giving up a ballsy fake punt as Purdue punter Cody Webster rolled left for four yards on 4th and 1 from the Boiler 18-yard line. That drive would end with Barnett’s pick in the end zone but what should’ve been a three and out for the defense became a 19-play drive.
Another annoying aspect of the punt coverage yesterday was a little more nuanced. On two different occasions, the OSU gunners got down the field but did a poor job of getting as close to the return man’s halo as possible. This wouldn’t be a big deal except for the fact Josh Johnson was a little shaky on fielding punts. He put two on the ground but both times Devin Smith wasn’t as close to Johnson as he could’ve been, enabling Johnson to easily recover his muffs.” [Lauderback/Eleven Warriors]
Kind of surprised we haven’t seen more of this kind of thing- [Onward State Twitpic]
“I’ve intentionally buried the lead of this column. This is a column about performance-enhancing drugs and how we should view them when it comes to professional athletes. I buried the lead because I don’t want my words to be twisted and exploited. I don’t want to unfairly besmirch the names and reputations of the athletes mentioned in this column. Armstrong and A-Rod have been involved in PED controversies. Bryant, Manning and Lewis have not. I’m not accusing Bryant, Manning and Lewis of using PEDs.
I’m saying we’ve set up an athletic world that begs them to. And if that’s the case, maybe we should reconsider how we view PEDs.” [Whitlock/Fox]
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Cleveland Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson was adamant that even after suffering a rib injury last week, he would be ready to play today against the Colts. Today that was not the case, and whether it was the injury or non effectiveness, Trent Richardson did not finish the game against the Colts. Browns head coach Pat Shurmur felt he had seen enough of Richardson could...
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— Jason Pinkston (@JasonPinkstonOL) October 22, 2012
Tweeting from his hospital bed, Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has been interacting with fans and updating them on his status since being admitted to the Cleveland Clinic with a blood clot in his lung. Pinkston apparently had...
Credit the Browns with taking the risk in the supplementary draft sticking their neck out for a problematic player like Josh Gordon. No one ever questioned his physical ability on the football field, it was the luggage that he brings with the off the field issues. After seven weeks in the 2012 year, the Browns look to have an exciting core of offensive players after extensive criticism...
Since the Browns head coach doesn’t have the mental capacity to make the determination about Trent Richardson’s health it is time for the Browns new owner to step in and force Shurmur to sit T-Rich until he is healthy enough to come back strong. The Cleveland Browns have a very able running back in Montario Hardesty who could step in without even missing a beat. Hardesty has...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Cleveland Browns guard Jason Pinkston remains hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs.
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It takes a serious blow for anyone on a team with the best left tackle in the game to be blindsided by any play, but when Randy Lerner decided to sell the majority portion of the Cleveland Browns back in June, team president Mike Holmgren found himself face down with a mask full of field turf.
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We don’t post all press conferences, but this one signaling the end of the Mike Holmgren era seemed worth adding to the site. Or, you can skip it and read Scott’s artful take on it.
(Opening statement) – “I’d like to start off by thanking Randy Lerner, first of all, for giving me the opportunity to come to Cleveland. My year off when he came to visit me in Arizona, he...
Cleveland running back Trent Richardson (ribs) will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, Browns coach Mike Shurmur said according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Shurmur pulled Richardson Sunday after just eight carries but didn't give a definitive reason other than saying, "There were some things happening out there where we weren't having efficiency running the football...
Cleveland running back Trent Richardson has exited the game and is questionable to return.Fantasy Spin:Though the Browns haven't announced why Richardson is on the sidelines, we're guessing it has something to do with the rib injury that forced him from last week's game against the Bengals. Montario Hardesty has come on to take his place rushing for 24 yards on six carries.
While Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson was
able to start Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, the rookie was
eventually removed from the game by coach Pat Shurmur, reports Kareem Copeland
"We just kind of didn't
feel like he could play as effective as he'd been," Shurmur said. "He
wanted to play."
Lost in all of the Pat Shurmur play-calling bashing, questions about the health of Trent Richardson, the special teams disaster, the extra point gaff by Reggie Hodges, and of course the big drop by Josh Gordon was the stellar play of rookie QB Brandon Weeden.
Remember back after the 17-16 season-opening loss to Philadelphia, half of the city was already done with Weeden? The Colt...
The Browns ground game went nowhere, and Josh Gordon inexplicably dropped a touchdown pass in the end zone.
Game One of the Jimmy Haslam era.
After beating the Bengals last week in Cleveland, the Browns are looking to start an honest-to-god win streak against Andrew Luck and Indianapolis Colts.
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