Cleveland Browns: Takeaways from Barkevious Mingo’s quiet rookie season

No Cleveland Browns fan is prioritizing defense over offense in these next few months. With running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden, both first round selections just two years ago, on different teams in lesser roles, the Browns now have Ben Tate and Brian Hoyer sitting atop the depth charts where promising skill position players go to die. Tate isn’t everyone’s...
Via Standing O Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns plan on asking Barkevious Mingo to gain weight

According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal,  Browns head coach Mike Pettine indicated that they want Barkevious Mingo to gain weight this offseason. #Browns HC Pettine said he's confident staff can get Mingo to play like No. 6 overall pick. Said organization will push him to gain weight. — Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) February 6, 2014 Mingo had 42 tackles and 5...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Harry Potter's fantasy team name inspired by Cleveland rookie

What does Harry Potter do during the Quidditch offseason? Fantasy football, naturally. The New York Times interviewed Daniel Radcliffe about his life after the Harry Potter franchise and fantasy football came up, as it inevitably does. Radcliffe is as middling of a fantasy GM as any other muggle out there, but he does have a fantastic team name. “Barkevious Mingo‘s Mum.”...
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Why aren’t Browns fans freaking out more about Barkevious Mingo’s injury? – Cleveland Browns Roundtable

We’ve taken to the roundtables recently as a good way to bring our email conversations back on to the front pages of the site. Today, we’re talking about Barkevious Mingo and why it seems that Browns fans are taking his injury situation in stride. Craig: How surprised are you that there isn’t a lot of panic or fatalistic commentary regarding Barkevious Mingo’s injury? In...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Barkevious Mingo not going to play for “a while”

Browns fans in search of positive news following Saturday Night’s 27-6 loss to Indianpolis will have to keep searching as Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer is reporting Browns’ first round draft pick who missed yesterday’s “dress rehearsal” will not be back on the field any time soon. In his weekly Sunday column  Pluto explains the highly touted pass rusher could miss more...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns first round pick Barkevious Mingo showed promise in first preseason game

The first one is in the books. Cleveland Browns rookie Barkevious Mingo played in his first NFL preseason game Thursday night, and looked like he belonged. Mingo didn’t even wait until his first defensive play to make his presence felt. The Browns scored on their opening possession, and on the ensuing kick-off Mingo sprinted down the field, evaded a blocker and made the play on...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Barkevious Mingo weight concerns linger

Cleveland Browns first round selection Barkevious Mingo said “weight had been lifted” Sunday when finally signing his rookie contract. Concern lingers that an already lean Mingo, (6-foot-4, 240 lbs.) will drop to a different weight by the season’s start. Please click here to read/watch this story. The post Barkevious Mingo weight concerns linger appeared first on Players View.
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Browns sign first-round pick Barkevious Mingo

The negotiations are over: The Cleveland Browns have signed first-round pick Barkevious Mingo to a four-year deal with a team option for the fifth year, the team announced Sunday morning. Mingo is the last 2013 Cleveland draft pick to sign. All rookies are now in training camp, with all players set to make their way to Berea on Friday, July 25. The 22-year-old athletic defensive...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns may have the best defense in the NFL, get real

Rookies say the darndest things and Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo might want to slow his roll. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mingo believes the Browns have the pieces in place to be among the league’s best. “If everything is going well, I think this defense could be the best in the league,” Mingo said. Hate to burst your bubble...
Via The Penalty Flag
June 19, 2013  |  1 Comment

Did the Browns know what they were doing, when they handed Mingo No. 51? Will this be the rebirth of “The Assassin”

The Browns drafted a guy who had a reputation of eating quarterbacks in college. Barkevious Mingo comes to the Browns after a college career where he had a habit of getting to the quarterback. The team presented Mingo formally yesterday and head coach Rob Chudzinski handed him a jersey with the number 51 on it. A look back in Browns history, reminds me of another guy who came to...
Via Cleveland Sports 360
April 27, 2013  |  2 Comments

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