Cleveland Browns: Building in the mold of the Atlanta Falcons

The Cleveland Browns may currently be the joke of the NFL, but they can contend sooner than many realize by following the path of the NFC title bound Atlanta Falcons. While many Cleveland Browns fans will pay little to no attention to the NFC title game on Sunday, all football fans should check out the […] Cleveland Browns: Building in the mold of the Atlanta Falcons - Dawg Pound...
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How the Cleveland Browns can beat the draft quarterback market

The Cleveland Browns have the first overall pick. Do they take a quarterback? Find out how the Browns can beat the quarterback market in the 2017 Draft. The Cleveland Browns earned the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL by their abysmal, yet ever improving, play during the 2016 NFL season. Now that the draft, […] How the Cleveland Browns can beat the draft quarterback market -...
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15 hours ago

Three defensive players the Cleveland Browns should sign for leadership

The Cleveland Browns need to improve their talent everywhere, and they have the most cap room availability of any team in the NFL at over $107 million. The priority is the upcoming draft; that’s how you a build a squad for the long-term. Savvy free agent signings can accelerate the rebuilding process of a young team and organization, though. I personally believe the Browns should...
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Who should the Cleveland Browns pursue in free agency?

The Cleveland Browns real season has finally begun: The offseason. After going 1-15, the analytics-driven front office has a major task on schedule. Improve the team as fast as possible. There will be a tremendous amount of talk about the upcoming 2017 draft in which the Browns hold the 1st and 12th overall pick, as well as two additional second round selections, but the draft is...
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PFF ranks the Browns as having the 16th best offensive line in 2016

Despite all of the injured quarterbacks and injuries on the offensive line this past season, Pro Football Focus did not grade the Cleveland Browns’ unit as the worst in the NFL. In fact, PFF put the Browns’ offensive line right in the middle as the 16th-best group in the NFL. “Impossible!” you say? This is something I saw coming, as PFF had been giving the Browns’ offensive...
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5 days ago

Questions and Answers about the Cleveland Browns recent staff moves

The Cleveland Browns commenced upon “operation overhaul the defense” this week by firing their defensive coordinator Ray Horton and hiring former Rams defensive coordinator Greg Williams. The move set in motion a number of additional changes that gives the illusion that the Browns are conducting a monumental overhaul of the coaching staff. In honor of one of my favorite Cleveland...
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Report: Hue Jackson not going to hire Art Briles

Hue Jackson is friendly with Art Briles and has had the former Baylor head coach visit the Cleveland Browns in a guest role, but that does not mean Jackson will be giving the coach a job with the team. After the Browns lost offensive coach Pep Hamilton to Michigan and fired their offensive line coach this week, some speculated that Jackson might try to hire Briles. But ESPN Cleveland’s...
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Browns teammate explains why Terrelle Pryor is so disliked in the NFL

Not much went right for the Cleveland Browns this season. They won just one measly game, had yet another revolving door at quarterback and the defense was one of the worst in the NFL. For as bad as 2016 was, though, there was a bright spot: Terrelle Pryor.The quarterback-turned-receiver had a breakout year to the tune of 77 catches for 1,007 yards, becoming the second player in NFL...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Hue Jackson defends hiring Gregg Williams as Browns' DC

Gregg Williams will be the Cleveland Browns’ defensive coordinator in 2017. But according to his boss, head coach Hue Jackson, the most dubious part of Williams’ past will not come to Cleveland. #Browns Jackson on Williams: "We will not be having a Bountygate situation here in Cleveland. That's behind him.'' — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 8, 2017 In one respect...
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AP Source: Browns fire defensive coordinator Ray Horton

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns have fired defensive coordinator Ray Horton following a 1-15 season. The team also has an agreement in principle with Los Angeles Rams coordinator Gregg Williams to replace Horton, said the person who spoke Saturday night to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced...
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Report: Browns after Wade Phillips, Gregg Williams to coach defense

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly making a switch at defensive coordinator this offseason and are after a couple of big-name coaches to replace Ray Horton. According to Alex Marvez of Sporting News, the Browns have offered St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams the position and have also contacted Wade Phillips of the Denver Broncos. Source tells @sn_nfl that ...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns want a close look at Deshaun Watson, invite him to Senior Bowl

This might not register as much of a surprise, but the Cleveland Browns want a close look at one of this year’s top rookie quarterbacks, Deshaun Watson. With the Browns and Chicago Bears coaching the Senior Bowl this year, the former made a point to invite Watson to the game on the hopes he’d play under their staff. Pro Football Talk’s Zac Jackson shared the news: Savage extends...
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Browns WR Corey Coleman accused of assault

When his agent released a statement denying any wrongdoing in an incident that had not been reported yet, most figured Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman was in trouble. Immediately after his agent released said statement, a report from ESPN suggests that Coleman has been accused of felonious assault for an alleged incident that took place on New Year’s Eve at his...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Joel parody names every Browns’ QB since their return in 1999

If you are a Cleveland Browns fan, don’t come any further. What you are about to see may be too painful to bear. The Browns have been a wreck since they came back into the league in 1999 after the original franchise moved to Baltimore. Whether former Browns’ owner Art Modell is entirely at fault is an another conversation completely, but the new Browns’ team is seemingly cursed...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns issue apology to season ticket holders for 1-15 season

Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam offered a written apology to fans and season ticket holders for the team’s 1-15 season in 2016. From Mary Kay Cabot of #Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam apologize to season ticket members in this letter today — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 3, 2017 “With the close of the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

A 1-15 record earned Browns top pick in April's NFL draft

NEW YORK (AP) A 1-15 record earned the Cleveland Browns the top pick in April's NFL draft. Since returning to the league as an expansion franchise in 1999, the Browns twice have used the No. 1 overall selection. In their first season, they chose Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch. The next year, they got Penn State defensive lineman Courtney Brown. San Francisco (2-14) will pick...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns' RG3 feels he proved 'people wrong' in tough season

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Robert Griffin III felt victorious following a demoralizing season. Of course he was disappointed the Browns went 1-15 and that he missed 11 weeks after breaking his left shoulder in the opener. But Griffin, who for more than a flash was the NFL's next-big-thing before injuries led to his downfall with Washington, feels he restored his image, silenced critics and...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen to Steelers’ safety Mike Mitchell trying to lobby officials over a facemask call

Hot microphones are rarely a bad thing. Sure, they pick up the occasional profanity, but that’s a small price to pay for reactions like we got when Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell disagreed with a facemasking penalty Sunday. Here’s the play in question: That could certainly go either way. It looked like Mitchell had his facemask grabbed first, pushing his eyes away from the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III backs Hue Jackson after Browns go 1-15

The Cleveland Browns may have gone 1-15 this season, but head coach Hue Jackson has the backing of quarterback Robert Griffin III. Hours after the Browns blew a 14-0 lead to a collection of Steelers backups and lost 27-24 in overtime, RG3 sent some tweets commending his team for not quitting despite their 0-14 start. He was especially supportive of embattled head coach Hue Jackson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson: Browns will play to win even if it costs them No. 1 pick

The Cleveland Browns have no intention of tanking, even if they could clinch the No. 1 overall pick in doing so. The Browns would lose the No. 1 pick in April’s NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers if the Browns win at Pittsburgh and the 49ers lose at home against Seattle. That thought, however, has not crossed coach Hue Jackson’s mind. “It doesn’t. It can’t,” said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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