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Donte Whitner talks Browns hope and hometown pride with The MMQB

As part of its NFL preseason coverage, The MMQB published a piece on Tuesday called “If You Believe Every Year…”. The article, which will give you a lot of feelings, talks about what it means — and what it takes — for Browns fans to stay so unflinchingly loyal, year after year. Of course, we already know the answers to the “how” and the “why” of our own fandom....
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Tweet yo self: Highlights from Donte Whitner’s Twitter Q&A

Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl safety Donte Whitner had a six-minute window before Tuesday morning’s practice in New York, and what did he do with it? Threw up the bat signal on Twitter, of course, telling fans that he would use that time to answer as many questions as he possibly could. Some highlights from the morning run? The hard-hitting veteran is aiming to haul in six interceptions...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner’s revealing pre-game speech inspired Browns before Bengals game

At the end of the Cleveland Browns’ pre-game meeting at their Cincinnati hotel, defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil asked strong safety and Cleveland native Donte Whitner to address the team. According to Akron Beacon Journal columnist Marla Ridenour, Whitner delivered a revealing speech that struck a chord with his teammates, inspiring them prior to their Thursday night game against...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cleveland Browns DB Donte Whitner With the Big (but worthless) Hit on Theo Riddick

Donte Whitner is known for trying to lay the smack down on ball carriers that dare come his way, and early in Saturday's preseason contest he did just that when Theo Reddick thought it would be a good idea to cross the middle.Nice hit? Yeah. Worthless hit? Yep.@gifdsports/TwitterThe hit looks great on highlight reels and all, but when defensive backs like him go for the lick rather...
Via FatManWriting
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitner gets feisty on Twitter, takes shots at Bills, Talley

Donte Whitner seems to have what some people like to call "Twitter muscles." The Cleveland Browns safety went on a rant Thursday night after NFL Network unveiled its annual Top 100, as voted on by other players. Whitner, who did not make the cut, used Twitter to question the validity of the rankings and voting process. When a fan expressed surprise that Whitner didn't make the Top...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitner brings fear factor to Browns

BEREA, Ohio -- They don't call him 'Hitner' for nothing. Browns first year defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil made it very clear how excited he is to have Donte Whitner with the Browns on the back end of his defense. "We want to intimidate people," O'Neil said. "That's what we want to be on defense, so I think that Donte is going to be part of the defense that helps us do that. Every...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

No Hitner for Whitner: 'A lot of paperwork for one letter'

Browns defensive back Donte Whitner admitted he thought of legally changing his name to Donte Hitner, but too much paperwork was required. "I don't think it's a possibility," he said. "I don't want to change all my credit cards, mortgages and everything. It's a lot of paperwork for one letter." Whitner said he's been able to tie back into the Cleveland community and his former high...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-10 Safeties: Whitner needs depth in Cleveland

Safety is an ever-important position in the NFL. Where would the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks be without their terrific saftety duo of Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas? Definitely not world champions. In order to be a dominant defense, an NFL team needs strong and versatile safeties who are fast enough to cover wide receivers, and tough enough to stop a 250-pound running back...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner rips over free agent ranking

On Thursday,'s Around The League rolled out its list of the top 101 impending free agents, ranking them in order of importance on a four-tier basis. After perusing the list, 49ers starting safety Donte Whitner, rated No. 48, was none too pleased, venting his anger on his Twitter account early Friday morning. https...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner Scares the 49er Faithful on Twitter

Sean McMahonAt a rapid pace, Twitter is becoming the primary outlet for players and media to release information, and with a 140-character limitation, it is sometimes difficult to comprehend what is actually being stated when forced to be brief, and at times, cryptic. 49ers strong safety Donte Whitner is on the short-list of current defensive starters that could conceivably...
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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