Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Defensive Backs

The Cleveland Browns are set to begin a 2014 season pegged with excitement and a restored sense of hope surrounding the franchise. The Browns have employed a new sense of toughness and attitude behind head coach Mike Pettine. Will the new changes finally bring winning ways, or will this season fall in line with the continuing disappointment in recent years? There is only one way...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WFNY’s State of the Browns: Cornerbacks

Browns training camp begins on Saturday and the excitement is starting to build. The Browns have made huge news on and off the field. The team had many holes to fill going into the offseason. One of the biggest flaws on the team was the cornerback position. They had a top corner in Joe Haden, but after him there was not much talent and depth in the group. Cornerbacks are a huge importance...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

As Browns open mini-camp, which position group improved most this offseason?

I was asked by a friend the other day which position the Browns improved the most in the offseason. It was a good question, mostly because I believe the Browns improved in a couple spots that could be significant. The convenient answer (if not just the plain truth) is that we really can’t answer that until about game eight. However, I’m going to push the logical aside for the...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Beginning of a Dominant Defense

The adage in the NFL has long been that “Defense Wins Championships.” For all of the Peyton Manning record-breaking seasons, the Seattle Seahawks proved this saying to true once again with their Super Bowl win last season. The Seahawks won with a dominating defense that stopped the high-powered, Manning-led Denver Broncos. It’s a copycat league and this model of defense appears...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Browns have even more reason to feel good about this off-season.

The Cleveland Browns had an excellent free agency period with 9 new players signed, upgrading many areas of concern on the team in the process. They will be looking to replicate that success in the upcoming NFL draft too, when with 10 picks, they will be addressing the few remaining positions of need, while adding significant depth to the roster. Like a lot of fans, I have been going...
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April 30, 2014  |  2 Comments

Photos: EA Sports in town getting Browns players “In the game”

Long snapper Christian Yount and newly signed defensive back Isaiah Trufant took to social media after getting their faces digitized for the upcoming edition of the Madden franchise- Madden 2015. The guys seemed to have gotten more than just their mugs pixelated. It looks like there was a goodie bag for each as well. Figures. The guys who have the money to blow on video games get...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is it reality check time for Cleveland Browns fans?

Have years of under achievement by the Cleveland Browns lowered expectations, to the point that any change automatically thrusts a great many of our fans into unrealistic banter about a possible appearance in the playoffs in the 2014 National Football League season?  Visit any Cleveland Browns board and you will see that optimism abounds.  It is a yearly phenomena. Just think...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

‘In Farmer We Trust’ – The Cleveland Browns latest free agency moves.

Ahhh, the refreshing scent of the winds of change are blowing through Cleveland, Ohio, right now. Polarized and closet die-hard fans alike are hitting the internet by storm, leaving many of us wondering how this could be? Is the football world finally taking notice of events In Cleveland ? Could the gods actually be smiling once again on the Orange and Brown?   Well, GM Ray Farmer...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for the Browns?

According to the NFL Players’ union, as of Tuesday morning the Cleveland Browns are still sitting on $31,828,788.00 worth of cap space for the 2014 season. The Browns entered free agency with around $45 million. They have signed free agents Donte Whitner (S), Karlos Dansby (ILB), Ben Tate (RB), Jim Dray (TE), Andrew Hawkins (WR), Isaiah Trufant (CB) and Paul McQuiston (OL). They...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns host Cornerback Aaron Berry

The Cleveland Browns are on the hunt for help in the defensive backfield. Whether that comes via free agency or via the draft is the big question. One way or another, the Cleveland Browns will be making moves to bolster the cornerback position. They have already inked reserve corner Isaiah Trufant in free agency, and they aren’t done there. Names like Darrelle Revis and Dominique...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Three questions about the Browns off-season (so far)

The Browns seemed to be set to be one of the most active teams in free agency as the period began. They signed Karlos Dansby and Donte Whitner very quickly and were off to the races. They followed that up with an offer sheet to Andrew Hawkins, a smaller move on special teamer Isaiah Trufant before making another marginally big splash over the weekend with running back Ben Tate. As...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Buzz: Browns officially announce deals, Whitner after Ginn

If enthusiastic press conferences were championships, the Cleveland Browns would have the NFL’s largest case of Lombardi Trophies. We have seen them all in Cleveland, from the new regime promising different ways to the newly drafted or signed player discussing how they are here to turn things around. Press conference wins are easy for the Cleveland Browns, but winning on the field...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Trufant is No.3: Browns sign reserve DB

The Cleveland Browns will make Isaiah Trufant their third free agent signing of the season, according to multiple sources and media reports. Trufant is the first direction connection with Browns head coach Mike Pettine. He played under Pettine while with the New York Jets. Trufant is the brother of fellow NFL defensive backs Marcus and Desmond Trufant. His agent tweeted the news...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals to match Hawkins offer; Browns sign Trufant

The Browns added a cornerback and might not have added a wide receiver. Reports from ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Albert Breer both posted on Twitter said that the Bengals intend to match the offer the Browns gave to restricted free agent wide receiver Andrew Hawkins. NFL Network reported Tuesday night that the Browns signed Hawkins to an offer sheet for four years...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Browns Agree To Terms With CB Isaiah Trufant

  Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Cleveland Browns have reached an agreement with former Jets CB Isaiah Trufant. Trufant, 31, become an unrestricted free agent after the Jets elected to not tender him a restricted offer. He now joins his former DC Mike Pettine in Cleveland. Last year, he wound up playing just 72 defensive snaps and totaling 20 tackles...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns sign former Pettine player in Isaiah Trufant

Jarius Byrd? He’s going to New Orleans. Darrelle Revis? Trade’s not looking likely. Isaiah Trufant? All ours. Cornerback Isaiah Trufant, who spent the past four seasons with Jets, has agreed to terms with Browns, per his agent. #nyj — Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 12, 2014 In the wee hours of the night, the Browns agreed to terms with Trufant, the 31-year-old cornerback...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Add Depth By Signing Former Jets CB Isaiah Trufant On Wednesday

The Cleveland Browns entered the new league year with a lot of holes to fill and a lot of cap space to fill them with. After a busy Tuesday that included them signing a pair of free agents, linebacker Karlos Dansby and safety Donte Whitner, to four-year contracts, the Browns have started off Wednesday by adding yet another player to their secondary. New York Jets unrestricted...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Browns Sign CB Isaiah Trufant

Ain’t no stopping the Browns now. On Tuesday the Browns agreed to two four-year contracts with linebacker Karlos Dansby and safety Donte Whitner. They also reportedly made put in an offer to the Buccaneers for cornerback Darrelle Revis, but reports suggest he wouldn’t re-structure he contract to come to Cleveland. Have no fear Browns fans, management went out and found secondary...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Pre-Free Agency/Draft Roster Breakdown – Defensive Backs

Before you know it, your favorite NFL team will undergo a dramatic facelift and hypothetically improve their prospects for the 2014 season. Don’t forget, however, the 2013 rosters are still set and old faces will play just as important roles as the new ones. As of today (Monday, March 3) there are eight days until NFL Free Agency and the start of the new league year. So, each day...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets’ Fake Punt Attempt Fails Miserably in Eventual Win Over Browns (Video)

The New York Jets’ entire season of ineptitude was summed up in one play Sunday afternoon. Facing a 4th-and-9 from near midfield on their first drive of the game against the Browns, the Jets attempted to catch Cleveland off guard with a fake punt. The idea worked in theory, as gunner Isaiah Trufant was wide open on the left side of the formation, but the safety Josh Bush‘s pass...
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Atlanta Falcons who have impressed in 2013

The Atlanta Falcons recorded their third victory of the season on Sunday in a 34-31 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills, an achievement that has sadly been celebrated more than a win over any Bills’ team should ever be. The 2013 season has been a bust for the Atlanta Falcons, who are now 3-9 and were the first team eliminated from playoff contention this season. Despite the...
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Week Two Key Matchups

Despite the fact that it still feels like the New York Jets played yesterday, the game tonight seems like an entirely new one with the injuries that have arisen since last Sunday. A would-be grudge match has become even more competitive with Shane Vereen and Zach Sudfeld, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola out. The Jets took a hit when they lost Jeremy Kerley because of his concussion...
Via Turn On The Jets
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons rookie corners hold up fine in 1st test

For Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, there was no time for a leisurely transition to the NFL. They had to step up right away. Trufant and Alford hardly looked overmatched in their NFL debuts with the Atlanta Falcons, even though they were going against one of the league's top quarterbacks, Drew Brees, and the high-powered New Orleans Saints. Now, it's on to Week 2 against...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Secondary Grade Sheet – Week One

Every week throughout the season Mike O’Connor will break down the performance of the New York Jets secondary. Here is his take on week 1  With so much confidence in the New York Jets front seven all summer and heading into the regular season, the re-shaped secondary that was once undoubtedly the Jets’ biggest strength has been somewhat overlooked. Even heading into the week...
Via Turn On The Jets
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Balls: Jets vs. Bucs “Holy S@#!t”

This is marks the first regular season edition of “Game Balls” that almost never was as the New York Jets snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and victory from the jaws of defeat in the span of about two minutes. I never thought that I would see a team “out-Jets” the Jets but a little dose of Greg Schiano was apparently what the doctor ordered and without further ado...
Via Turn On The Jets
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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