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Joel Bitonio: Cleveland Brown's Second Round Gem

Before the 2014 season, the Cleveland Browns desperately needed an offensive guard to fit in-between Joe Thomas and Alex Mack. They elected to draft Joel Bitonio, the left tackle out of Nevada, and he proved to be the biggest steal of the draft.Although the Browns needed a guard, they also desperately needed a wide receiver. What’s the point of blocking if you don’t have anyone...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Solid run defense, shutdown coverage, and the amazing Joel Bitonio- Film Room

The Cleveland Browns bounced back after a tough loss to the Houston Texans by coming from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons on a last-second field goal. It was a sloppy game for the Browns, but the team remained calm and came back to win the game with just under a minute to go. The Browns defense was able to slow down the high-powered Falcon offense, allowing just 24 points. The...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns sign second-round pick Bitonio

BEREA, Ohio -- And then there was one. The Browns signed second-round draft choice (35th overall) Joel Bitonio from Nevada on Sunday. The team announced the move on their twitter account and sent out a press release. Bitonio (6-4, 302) is expected to compete for a starting position at guard when training camp begins. Bitonio suffered a high-ankle sprain during the OTAs and Mike Pettine...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Sign Second-Round Pick OT Joel Bitonio

  The Browns announced the signing of second-round pick OT Joel Bitonio on Sunday. News: Browns have agreed to terms with rookie OL Joel Bitonio — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) June 22, 2014 Cleveland now has five of their six 2014 draft picks under contract, not including No. 8 overall pick CB Justin Gilbert. Bitonio’s four-year contract is worth an estimated $5,461,698 which...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Film Room: A look at Joel Bitonio

Over the next couple weeks on WFNY, I will be breaking down the film on all seven draft picks of the Cleveland Browns. As fans, we often rely on mainstream draft analysts to give us certain traits and characteristics that we use to form our opinions. Rather than simply tell you positives and negatives, the goal of this series is to better inform you by showing evidence, in GIF form...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Versatile lineman Bitonio trumps receivers in draft

BEREA, Ohio -- When the Browns were on the clock at the top of the second round, many felt the team would select a wide receiver. After the Browns passed on receivers such as Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans in the first round, there were still many of the highly rated receivers that were still on the board. But obviously not highly rated enough by the Browns. Compounding the facts of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Bitonio has been working inside at guard at Browns rookie camp

Obviously it’s really early in the process for the Browns, but indications are that Joel Bitonio is starting out inside at a guard spot. He’s been playing both sides, but obviously once camp breaks with the veterans, there’s no telling what kinds of combinations they might try before figuring out where everyone will end up. In addition, there’s no telling just how all the...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Three biggest losers

There were teams who made the most out of their picks in this year’s NFL draft and then there are teams who didn’t. I’ll be discussing teams who didn’t make the most out of their picks by either reaching for players or failing to address key team needs. Indianapolis Colts: D+ The Colts had only five picks in this years draft and could have used those picks to move up higher...
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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