Saints’ Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades @ Browns

For the second consecutive week the Saints gave up a game winning field goal and this time it was even more on the defense. Yes the tackling and coverage was worse against Atlanta, but the degree of difficulty was so much lower against the Browns. For Brian Hoyer to be without Ben Tate, Josh Gordon or Jordan Cameron and still direct his team from his own 5 yard line to field goal...
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Fantasy Football Bye-Week 4 Preparation: Quarterbacks

I have learned many tricks and tactics throughout my several years of playing fantasy sports, one of which is how to play the waiver wire system. This becomes even more important in fantasy football when factoring in players who won’t be available to you due to bye-weeks. Week 4 of the 2014 NFL season marks the first week in which teams will be given a scheduled week off to help...
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Cleveland Browns’ Terrance West proving he belongs

The Cleveland Browns selected Towson running back Terrance West with the 94th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and they thought that he could develop into a very good player in the future. While they did see the talent in him, they didn’t think that he would be forced into the starting role in just his second NFL game. Ben Tate went down with injury last week, and that forced...
Via Sports-Glory
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Chad Zumock talks Hoyer, Browns, Goodell, LeBron and Tribe – WFNY Podcast – 2014-09-16

I can’t even begin to tell you everything that Chad Zumock (@chadzumock) and I discussed today on the podcast. Chad is an obvious veteran to talk radio and the conversation just flows.  Here’s some of the stuff we discussed. Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson Roger Goodell and the NFL The Browns big win over the Saints Brian Hoyer and how Cleveland needs to embrace him Why honoring...
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Former Michigan State Signal Callers Helping Prove Why School is Becoming New ‘Quarterback U’

Brian Hoyer was one of three former Michigan State starting quarterbacks playing during the NFL’s week two, and one of four with ties to the school. All went undefeated. (capsfan1222, Flickr). The Michigan State Spartans’ football team may have had a bye week, but their former quarterbacks starring in the NFL were apparently determined to give fans a show anyway. Brian Hoyer...
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Browns vs. Saints: Behind the Box Score

For just the second time since returning in 1999, the Cleveland Browns found a way to win their home opener. The fates finally seemed to turn in the favor of the team who so often finds every way to lose—especially at home. “The Factory of Sadness” would have wait another week to open its door because on Sunday the Browns made the plays they had to in order to knock off...
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Browns-Saints: 5 Observations

Browns Town is still buzzing over the 26-24 week-two triumph over the New Orleans Saints. The Browns shattered a 10-year losing streak in home openers on a last-second field goal to stun the favored Saints. Sunday’s victory was as special as any for the Cleveland Browns in recent memory. The scene at FirstEnergy Stadium simply felt different than it has over the last 15 years....
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Week 2 Winners and Losers

Week two has wrapped up and a lot of teams looked a lot better than they did a week ago – while other teams looked much worse than they did one week ago. That will be the case week after week as the season continues – but one thing will remain the same – there will always be winners and losers along the way. Here’s this weeks cream and crap of the crop! Winners: Cleveland...
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Mike Pettine partied hard after Browns beat Saints

The Cleveland Browns are 1-0 at home for the first time in 10 years after beating the New Orleans Saints 26-24 on Sunday. Coach Mike Pettine admitted Monday that he celebrated the win last night with a few drinks and a big cigar. #Browns HC Mike Pettine: I celebrated probably as much as anyone last night. Feeling it a little bit this morning. — Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) September...
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Cleveland Browns first home opener win in 10 years spawns legion of memes

Yesterday marked the first time in 10 years that the Cleveland Browns won their home opener and everyone is losing their minds. It’s only understandable given the way it happened. Trailing the visiting New Orleans Saints by one point with less than three minutes to go, quarterback Brian Hoyer led an improbable 14 play, 85 yard drive to get the Browns within field goal position...
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Brian Hoyer admits he was “mad” when he found out Johnny Manziel would play

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel admitted that he was mad when he found out hat Johnny Manziel would get some playing time in this past Sunday’s game against the Saints. “As mad as I was when he told me, I think it mentally helped me prepare for it,” said Hoyer, who helped the Browns get the win over the Saints. Browns head coach Mike Pettine says the Manziel package was installed...
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Brees Says Saints One Play From Being 2-0

Two weeks into the NFL season, and there might not be a bigger surprise in the league (on the field at least) than the 0-2 New Orleans Saints. After losing a thriller in Atlanta to open up the season, the Saints went up to Cleveland and were upset by Brian Hoyer and the Browns. While historically 0-2 teams have a difficult time making the playoffs, the Saints and their quarterback...
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Browns leftovers: Three things you may have missed

BEREA, Ohio - Three leftover and/or interesting things in the aftermath of Browns 26, Saints 24... 1. The NFL is always unpredictable. The Browns having scored 53 points through two games -- second most in the AFC, fourth most in the league pending Monday night's result -- is one of the biggest early surprises. The Browns didn't get a touchdown in the preseason from their...
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Resilient Browns Lock Up First Win

#455452366 / The Cleveland Browns have knocked off the mighty New Orleans Saints. This is not a drill. Unlike their last performance against the Steelers, this game was not a tale of two halves. Despite some trouble with the elite Jimmy Graham, the Browns’ defense played New Orleans tough, and Brian Hoyer led the offensive charge without much trouble, as the Browns...
Via TopSportsReport
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Brian Hoyer Was ‘Mad’ When Told Manziel Would Play

Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Brian Hoyer is all for the team. Hoyer is all for helping the team win, but admitted to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer that he was pissed when heard Johnny Manziel would get reps during the Browns win over the Saints. “As mad as I was when he told me, I think it mentally helped me prepare for it.” Hoyer admitted he was irked, but said that ...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer Was ‘Mad’ When Told Manziel Would Play

Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Brian Hoyer is all for the team. Hoyer is all for helping the team win, but admitted to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer that he was pissed when heard Johnny Manziel would get reps during the Browns win over the Saints. “As mad as I was when he told me, I think it mentally helped me prepare for it.” Hoyer admitted he was irked, but said that ...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luck not favorable to the New Orleans Saints in Week 2

So I started dating a girl about a month ago. Or at least that’s what I think we’ve been doing. We’ve gone on dates, talked on the phone and via texts. In modern day vernacular that is called “dating”. I bring that up for two primary reasons. First, I’ve told her a few times that I am the eternal optimist. In fact, I’ve told her—and other people—that “I am the...
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Brian Hoyer admits he was ‘mad’ when told Johnny Manziel was going to play

Brian Hoyer kept a tight grip on the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback job on Sunday when he led his team to an upset win over the New Orleans Saints. From the sound of it, Hoyer may have been even more motivated by Johnny Manziel seeing his first regular season action. Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns Put Saints In 0-2 Hole: Three Things We Learned

The Cleveland Browns got their first win of the Mike Pettine-era when they overcame a 24-16 second-half deficit to outlast the New Orleans Saints 26-24 at First Energy Stadium yesterday.But what did we learn about the Browns and the Saints after perhaps the most exciting game of the 1:00 slate during Week 2 action?1.     There's Trouble in Who-Dey Nation:Saints head coach Sean...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hoyer's late drive helps Browns shock Saints 26-24

CLEVELAND (AP) When the Browns explained their plans to Brian Hoyer about bringing rookie Johnny Manziel into the game, Cleveland's starting quarterback bit his lip and devised one of his own. With the game on the line, he executed it to perfection. Showing the poise that helped win him the starting job in the first place, Hoyer completed several clutch passes while driving...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns beat the Saints for home opener win! – WFNY Podcast – 2014-09-14

The Cleveland Browns won a football game! They won their home opener for the first time since 2004. They beat the New Orleans Saints. They did it with a game-winning drive engineered by Brian Hoyer. Here’s what else we talked about. We didn’t talk about Johnny Manziel at all, I don’t think. CLEVELAND BROWNS WIN Browns start fast Lose the lead Game-winning drive Karlos Dansby...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns win brings much rejoicing

CLEVELAND - Andrew Hawkins running loose behind the Saints secondary in the final 10 seconds doesn't happen if not for Miles Austin's strong hands and good balance along the sideline on the play before, and everybody's gone home angry before that if not for Brian Hoyer's fourth-down throw to Gary Barnidge. The Austin catch was reviewed, the clock was corrected and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VICTORY: Browns Stun Saints Late

Party on, Cleveland. Your Cleveland Browns have just won a home opener against the New Orleans Saints. The previously 0-1 Browns came out and shocked the NFC preseason favorite Saints. It started from the first drive of the game and finished on the last play from scrimmage. The Browns turned in a thrilling upset of a very good football team. It’s a well known fact in the NFL that...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints lose 26-24 to the Browns

For the second straight game a field goal ended the game (there were 3 seconds left in regulation this time). The narrative has always been that the Saints are a different team on the road. I thought the playoff win in Philadelphia put that to rest but it’s hard to argue against that at this point. If you can’t beat the Cleveland Browns with Brian Hoyer at quarterback and no...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Intense Browns take 16-10 lead into halftime against Saints

The first half of the Browns home opener is in the books with the Browns taking the lead into the locker room 16-10. I’m going to venture to say that the Cleveland Browns couldn’t have started with more intensity. Mike Pettine deferred on the kickoff. With that move, his defense looked inspired and the Browns home crowd made life miserable for the Saints. Paul Kruger was a monster...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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