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Mike Pettine discusses failed running attack against Jacksonville

The Cleveland Browns’ offense has been well paced all season long large in part to their rushing attack. Even after Ben Tate got hurt during Week 1’s game against Steelers, it just led to the emergence of the “baby backs,” Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. That feels like a long time ago now. Terrance West was a healthy scratch, having been benched for a game. Isaiah Crowell...
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If the Browns lose this week they need to start Johnny Manziel

The Cleveland Browns have been very solid this season, but over the weekend head coach Mike Pettine made a comment saying he contemplated playing Johnny Manziel.  That was enough to get the media going and excited.  Well if Brian Hoyer does not perform this week against the hungry Oakland Raiders, I would expect the Browns […] The post If the Browns lose this week they need to...
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Mike Pettine considered benching Hoyer for Manziel

Just when it appeared that Brian Hoyer had the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback job locked down for the foreseeable future, the team went out and lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags, who were 0-6 entering Sunday, held Hoyer to a season-low 39% completion percentage and an abysmal passer rating of 7.8. Johnny Manziel fans...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Bills defense is on pace to have 54 plus sacks 2 years in a row

Last year, the Buffalo Bills defense was nasty under Mike Pettine getting to the quarterback 57 times.  The team had 3 players over 10 sacks and were led by Mario Williams with 13.  12 players on the defense record a sack last year on the Bills roster.  This year the Buffalo Bills already have 24 […] The post Bills defense is on pace to have 54 plus sacks 2 years in a row appeared...
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Browns' maturity to be tested vs. Jaguars

BEREA, Ohio -- The national media has termed games like this Sunday's matchup with the Browns and the winless Jaguars as a 'trap' game for the Browns. In 2013, the Browns were 3-2--the same record they have in 2014 after five games--and they lost 10 of their final 11 games to finish 4-12. Mike Pettine said this week's game will measure the maturity of the team. "...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Browns’ HC Mike Pettine: We wouldn’t have drafted Blake Bortles at No. 4

Many people have wondered if the Cleveland Browns would have taken a quarterback in this past May’s draft if they kept the fourth overall pick instead of trading down and grabbing cornerback Justin Gilbert. Head coach Mike Pettine cleared things up on Wednesday. “There wasn’t any quarterback in the discussion for us at four, but we certainly had a first-round grade on him,”...
Via Pro Football Zone
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Offseason Commitment to Run Paying Dividends

When the Mike Pettine era officially began, the Cleveland Browns new head coach stated that “to compete in the AFC North you have to be willing to bloody your nose a little bit.” Through five games, it is safe to say the new-look Cleveland Browns have echoed Pettine’s sentiment. For proof of this, fans need to look no further than the team’s suddenly potent rushing attack...
Via Buckeye State Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns take SEO to new extreme with obscene URL

Hello, this is a published article that will hopefully work. The Cleveland Browns finally got over the hump and defeated their biggest division rival—the Pittsburgh Steelers—by a 31-10 margin on Sunday. And with spirits high, this seemed like a perfect time to share a video interview between Nathan Zegura and head coach Mike Pettine. But they probably should have elected to...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pettine gives shoutout to fans

Browns head coach Mike Pettine gave a big thank you to the fans who traveled to Nashville and said it was a factor in the Browns comeback win. He challenged the fans to bring it to FirstEnergy Stadium this Sunday for the game with the Steelers. "It's a big challenge, and we're hopeful that the Dawg Pound we know will be there for us," Pettine said. "Even going...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns lead the NFL in offensive efficiency and have 0 1st rounders in skill positions

Mike Pettine has take this Cleveland Browns team and made them believe in themselves. This team leads the NFL in offensive efficiency and has zero first rounders in the key positions. @ESPNStatsInfo: Browns lead NFL in offensive efficiency despite being 1 of 2 teams in NFL w/o 1st-round pick starting at offensive skill position (Patriots) […] The post Browns lead the NFL in offensive...
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