Is Joe Haden good enough to support the Browns entire secondary?

In case you haven’t heard, the NFL is a passing league. Big surprise, right? Well, because of this, it is a top priority of every team to have an elite, shutdown corner. Fortunately, the Browns have just that in Joe Haden. Since being selected seventh overall in 2010, Haden has continued to improve. He may not be at the same level as Richard Sherman, Patrick Peterson and Darrelle...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-10 CB’s: Do the Browns need someone opposite Joe Haden?

Everyone has heard of Cleveland’s #1 cornerback and Pro-Bowler Joe Haden. He’s the definition of a shut-down corner, and is one of the best in the league. On the other side, however, the Browns have Buster Skrine. Nothing against the man, but he isn’t starting material…at least not for a team that should be shooting to make the playoffs. The Browns might want to think...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Following a successful free agency period, what will the Browns do next?.

Cleveland Browns General Manager Ray Farmer did something yesterday that not many of his predecessors did, and that was to give the fans an update on where he believes we stand following our successful foray into the free agency market. I have been critical of the veil of secrecy that always seems to surround the Browns, but I found it refreshing that Farmer not only took...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has “invitation” to visit Browns

In a long post about the cornerback market, specifically Darrelle Revis, there is a little nugget for Browns fans and the possibility of landing corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Namely, the post says he’s been extended an invitation. He is in New York talking to the Jets and Giants this weekend and has an invitation to visit the Cleveland Browns. Two of these potential suitors...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Team Needs: Cleveland Browns

1. Quarterback: The Cleveland Browns have a ton of decent backup quarterbacks on their roster. Unfortunately, not one of them is good enough to start. They should have a couple of quarterbacks to chose from with the fourth overall pick.2. Running Back: Everyone killed the Browns for trading away Richardson this season, but the Browns look like the smart ones now. Look for them to...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Positions the Browns need to fill

  After another rough season that ended with double digit losses once again and the number four overall pick, it’s safe to say that the Browns needs to make some upgrades at a couple of positions. The team does have a lot of talent on the team, with six players being named to the Pro Bowl, so another couple of pieces may just push the team into contention in the AFC North next...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… What changes await Santana as a third baseman?

Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “Thanks in part to that spacing the addition of Deng provides as well as the...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reign on Spotlight Player of the Week: Buster Skrine

As a local market representative and league manager of one of 16 teams invited to be a part of Crown Royal’s inaugural Fantasy Football League dubbed “First and Crown,” I will be using this spot every Sunday before the Browns kick off against their respective opponent to tell you who we’ll be watching during this week’s contest. This Week’s Spotlight: Buster Skrine,...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Buster Skrine could be the key to Sunday’s game with Chicago

“I think it’ll be a good challenge for Buster, for (DB) Joe (Haden), for all of our guys. You look at them position by position, and they’re a tough team to match up with in that way.” Head Coach Rob Chudzinski If Cleveland Browns fans handed out a Most Improved Player award, the winner would likely by Josh Gordon or Jordan Cameron. If that award were to go to a defensive...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Film Room: Screens, screens and more screens

Driving home from the game last Sunday I had the chance to hear Doug Dieken on one of the post-game radio shows. Dieken was lamenting the number of ‘bubble’ screens that Jacksonville had thrown. In fact, Dieken said that in the last two games, he had seen more WR screens thrown against the Browns than in entire seasons previously. I had also been thinking that the Browns were...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

In Case You Missed It: A Look At A Few Key Plays Against The Browns

We have a few breakdowns from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns coming up soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to point out a few things that you may have missed in the game. With the Steelers up 20-3 in the fourth quarter, the offense was faced with a third and seven from the Browns 43 yard-line. The Browns decide to send Buster Skrine on a corner blitz on the...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns-Bengals: Three Things For Power In The AFC North

Today’s the biggest game the Browns have played in quite some time. With Cincinnati’s bye next week, a win today would setup the Browns needing a win over the Steelers to pull to even with the Bengals in the AFC North race. First things first, however, so let’s talk about how the Browns can pull off the season sweep against the Bengals in Paul Brown Stadium this afternoon....
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Progress Report Part Four: Individual Defensive Performances

Sitting at 4-5 and in second place in the AFC North, the Cleveland Browns are quietly keeping themselves in the playoff conversation.  A big reason for their success this season has been the defense.  To conclude our bye week progress report series, here is a look at some individual defensive performances worth noting. Miss the first three articles in this four part series? No...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

A Tale of Two Corners

Buster Skrine is thriving opposite Joe Haden at cornerback this season. Skrine's play has answered what was a big question mark for this Browns team entering this season.
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Chudzinski on the secondary: “it allows us to do more things as guys improve.”

Cleveland head coach Rob Chudzinski was asked at his weekly press conference on Wednesday if the improved play of Buster Skrine has allowed defensive coordinator Ray Horton more freedom in his playcalling. “We have, we’ve evolved defensively. As the season has gone on and as guys have gotten more comfortable in understanding what to do, I think that Buster’s development, and...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Progress Report Part Two: Defense and Coaching

With the Cleveland Browns Week 10 bye week come and gone, here is part two of the bye week report card for the Cleveland Browns 2013 season. If you missed out on part one, click here. DEFENSE Secondary: B Joe Haden is the obvious standout of this group, however Buster Skrine and T.J. Ward have each elevated their game in different aspects. Skrine might be the most improved player...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Sweeping The Bengals: Can The Browns Pull It Off?

The Browns know the blueprint for beating the Bengals. For the first time in a long while, they also have the personnel to execute that game plan. It could mean the first sweep of the Bengals for the Browns since 2002. The Bengals defense ranks sixth in the NFL giving up 18.6 points per game. They are seventh against the pass at 209.4 yards per game allowed and ninth against the...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Horton: Secondary has "exceeded expectations"

One of the biggest concerns coming into the 2013 season was the Browns secondary. The Browns went out and bolstered their front seven, but kept the secondary pretty much status quo from 2012. The known commodities were Joe Haden and T.J. Ward, but right cornerback Buster Skrine and free safety Tashaun Gipson were unproven. Chris Owens was signed as a free agent and Leon McFadden...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Week Six: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Rather than a tale of two cities, last Sunday’s Browns game could be described as a tale of two halves culminating in a disappointing loss to the Detroit Lions by a score of 31-17 in front of 70,000-plus at First Energy Stadium. Currently tied for second place in the AFC North, the Cleveland Browns (3-3) missed a chance to tie...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Game 6: Winners and Losers

Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers. The Browns snapped a three game winning streak against the Lions on Sunday. Most of the damage seemed to be self-inflicted. Today should be fun. LOSER: Zebras and penalties. The Browns didn’t lose because of the refs. They were pretty awful however. From...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Haden’s accolades are overshadowing the solid play of Buster Skrine this season.

Week in and week out we hear about how good Joe Haden is, well he is good. But he isn’t doing it all alone this season. Buster Skrine has stepped up big this season. His stats are better than Haden’s and he is finally turning into the cornerback the Browns hoped he would be. In almost every stat kept for a defensive back Skrine’s numbers this season are better than Haden...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

In praise of the Browns front office… so far

In the name of front office accountability, I’ve been very open with the fact that I’m not a fan of the Trent Richardson trade. I’ve learned quite a bit about criticism and sports over the last five years with our Cleveland franchises and Mike Holmgren helped ensure that I already finished drinking my last bottle of “Benefit of the Doubt” cola, 1 let alone a sugary glass...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Week Five: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Cleveland Browns made the most of their only nationally televised game of the 2013 season this past Thursday at home against the Buffalo Bills, winning by a score of 37-24. While the victory may have been bittersweet with the loss of third stringer turned star QB Brian Hoyer due to injury the Browns still managed to win, claiming a share of first place in the AFC North. Here...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Game Five: Winners and Losers

Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers. A big win for the Browns (and for Cleveland), but it was certainly a costly win as Hoyer was injured and could be down for the season. Desmond Bryant had to go to the Cleveland Clinic with shortness of breath, which is never good. WINNER: Brandon Weeden. There...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Week Four: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Following an unexpected win over the Minnesota Vikings in week three the Cleveland Browns, lead by hometown product Brian Hoyer, welcomed the Cincinnati Bengals to First Energy Stadium for the 80th renewal of the Battle of Ohio. Cleveland took control of the game early and never looked back, despite some lulls in the second half, beating the Bengals 17-6. Here is a look at the good...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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