Found November 21, 2012 on
Welcome to the latest edition of X’s and O’s with the Bros by X’s and O’s editor @rodofdisaster. This feature represents a basic attempt to look deeper into the game of football, learn something about the X’s and O’s that make it go, and better appreciate the games within the game. It’s called “X’s and O’s with the Bros: because you don’t have to be a player, coach, or rocket surgeon to get something out of taking a closer look at a football play, so please enjoy the post and the discussion in the comments.
This week Rod focuses on the brightest spot of the Browns overtime loss in Dallas: The defensive front’s performance against a depleted Cowboys offensive line.
Situation: 2:49, First Quarter
Down and Distance: 2nd & 10 on Dallas 30
Score: Cleveland 7, Dallas 0
Here we see Dallas come out in 11-personnel (aka “Posse”). The strength of the formation is to the right. The Browns counter with nickel personnel (4 DL, 2 LB and 5 DB), and we can see the f
BEST OF MAXIM
As the Cowboys navigate past the 10 game barrier in their season and in to the stretch drive, we now have enough data to begin to learn about this team based on what they do well and more importantly, it seems, what they don't do well at all.
We know that this team has the fewest 10 play drives in the NFL. Of the Cowboys 112 drives, only 11 have lasted 10 plays. That is lower...
Cowboys receiver Miles Austin has left the Thanksgiving Day game against Washington because of a right hip strain, and cornerback Orlando Scandrick injured his left forearm.
The Cowboys said the return of both players was questionable.
Austin came down hard in the back of the end zone on the opening drive of the game when he took a hit from linebacker London Fletcher on an incomplete...
Like we did last year before it became fashionable, we’ll take a seat each week in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the game, with a specific focus. Do enjoy.
The Browns did something really positive in Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys, and I wanted to focus on that this week. The defense was able to sack Romo seven times. That’s a nice number...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer Dez Bryant may finally be ready to stop being a riddle.
The Cowboys receiver has been great one game and hard to find the next. He created a scene at a mall one year, then trouble with the law the next.
But now he has multiple 100-yard receiving games for the first time, including a career-best...
Several Dallas Cowboys players, including running back
DeMarco Murray (foot), offensive linemen Tyron Smith (ankle) and Phil Costa
(ankle), defensive lineman Jay Ratliff (groin) and wide receiver Kevin Ogletree
(concussion), didn’t participate in yesterday’s workout, reports Jimmy Burch of
Cowboys running back DeMarco
Murray (foot) and left tackle Tyron...
WESTLAKE, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns office of vice president Bryan Wiedmeier is never cluttered. A binder always sits within arms reach on his gleaming desk.
That binder is Wiedmeiers work, studied and distilled to its essence. Anyone who works with or for him asks a question and hell go to a tab and find the answer. Little fazes him, and when something at all controversial is...
As it stands right now, there are eight teams in the NFC with a realistic chance of making the playoffs, with six weeks left in the season. The problem is; there will be a maximum of four spots available for those eight teams.Just two weeks ago, I would have said the New York Giants were a lock to win the NFC East, but with consecutive losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati...
As if the Browns weren't enough of an embarrassment to the people of Cleveland, their latest idea is even is worse than usual. Pictures above, someone thought it'd be a good idea to hand out these white flags at this week's game against the rival Steelers. Maybe they don't know the universal meaning of "waiving the white flag"....
BEREA -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have the Terrible Towel.
This Sunday the Cleveland Browns will have the white flags.
The Browns announced on Wednesday on the teams Official Cleveland Browns Facebook page that fans who attend the game against the Steelers will receive an inflatable flag, which just happen to be white. Though it does have the orange helmet on it.
The 2-8 Cleveland Browns have simply been terrible this season. And this fact seems to extend all the way down from the players on the field up to their marketing department. Here's an example. The Browns are hosting the 6-4 Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday and all fans in attendance are slated to receive a white flag as part of a promotion with The NFL Ticket Exchange. Yes, a...
NFL Week 12 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule:
Redskins (4-6) at Cowboys (5-5)
DeMarco Murray (foot) and Tyron Smith (...
1) Somebody somewhere had to sign off on the latest promotion at Browns Stadium, which has the home team giving away inflatable flags sponsored by Ticketmaster, which are white. Yes, thats correct. The home team has a sponsorpartner giving away white flags for a Browns-Steelers game. This is almost too rich for words. Asking fans to wave white inflatable flags (with the Browns helmet...
Jacoby Jones scorched them with a big return last week, and with Josh Cribbs coming up Mike Prisuta digs into what the Steelers have learned in the meantime.