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Jim Brown rips Mike Holmgren, loved Trent Richardson trade

Former Browns executive Mike Holmgren says he would have quit if they had traded Trent Richardson on his watch. Browns great Jim Brown would have loved to have seen Holmgren get fired after their falling out a few years ago. “Mike is not from Cleveland. I’m a Cleveland Brown,” Brown said, via CBS Sports. “So he gave me a choice of taking three dollars and doing a little dancing...
Via Pro Football Zone
September 25, 2013  |  1 Comment
TELLING IT LIKE IT IS

Brown critical of NFL's safety efforts

Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown believes that as far as the pursuit to increase competitor safety is concerned, the NFL is "way behind" NASCAR.

Via Helmet2Helmet
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson to Jim Brown: “Sir, Is This Good Enough For You?”

Cleveland Browns tailback Trent Richardson put that truck stick on Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman. Somewhere, Jim Brown is happy. The post Trent Richardson to Jim Brown: “Sir, Is This Good Enough For You?” appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Art Modell Dies, Nobody In Cleveland Cares

The news on Thursday of Art Modell’s death landed like a thud for those who root for the Cleveland Browns. Enough time has passed where there is no chance there will be celebration in the streets. Had this happened 13 or 14 years ago, it would’ve looked like Washington, D.C. in the hours after Osama Bin Laden’s death on Euclid Avenue. That doesn’t mean Cleveland fans have...
Via Gridiron Grit
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Time to move on

BEREA, Ohio -- Art Modells life and story should have appealed to everyone in a working-class town like Cleveland. Here was a self-made man who at 14 had to cope with his fathers sudden death, who as a teenager cleaned the hulls of ships in a Brooklyn shipyard and who at 18 joined the Air Force. Modell eventually started his own television production company and used that leverage...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Brown: Art Modell Should be in the Hall of Fame

First of all, I send out my condolences to his family. I’ve known his son David since he was a little boy. I have a lot of respect for Art. I always considered him a friend. He was a great visionary for the game of football. He should be in the Hall of Fame. [...] It was very tragic how he broke the heart of Cleveland fans, but that’s the reality and nothing can be done about...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Art Modell dies at 87

The former owner of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, has passed away after being hospitalized on Wednesday, according to a report from The Baltimore Sun. He was 87 years old.  After he was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland reported that his condition was "worsening" and his vital organs were "...
Via This Given Sunday
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Browns owner Art Modell dies at 87

BALTIMORE (AP) -- One of the most influential owners in the history of the NFL, Art Modell helped mold the foundation of the league. The innovative Modell, whose reputation was forever tainted when he moved his franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore, died early Thursday. He was 87. David Modell said he and his brother, John, were at their father's side when he "died peacefully...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Season Predictions

The NFL season is upon us, so we will do what all sports sites do and make predictions. We asked Steve DiMatteo from Dawg Pound Daily, and Matt Wood (Bernie19Kosar) from Dawgs By Nature to join in the fun. Be sure to leave your responses below. Over/Under 5.5 wins for the Browns. Steve: My thought going into the season is that if Trent Richardson is healthy, the Browns can win anywhere...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Bar set low for Browns in 2012

CLEVELAND (AP) -- In 13 years rivaling any TV soap opera for drama, plot twists and cliffhangers, Browns kicker Phil Dawson thought he had seen it all. Mr. Accuracy was off the mark. Dawson has endured the freak injuries, the trades and firings, the heartbreaking losses and lopsided ones, and just about anything else you could imagine happening to a once-proud Cleveland franchise...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bar set low for Browns in 2012

In 13 years rivaling any TV soap opera for drama, plot twists and cliffhangers, Browns kicker Phil Dawson thought he had seen it all. Mr. Accuracy was off the mark. Dawson has endured the freak injuries, the trades and firings, the heartbreaking losses and lopsided ones, and just about anything else you could imagine happening to a once-proud Cleveland franchise since 1999. The...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 5 NFL Running Backs of All Time

The running back position used to be the most dominant position in all of football. In this post, I rank the top five NFL running backs of all time. I ranked the top five NFL wide receivers last week and will rank the top five quarterbacks next week. 1. Jim Brown Jim Brown rushed for 12,312 [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Next Level Sports Network
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Jamaal Charles chases 'unbreakable' Jim Brown record

Jamaal Charles chases 'unbreakable' Jim Brown record
Via Cold Hard Football Facts
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Earl Campbell: All the running backs look average

Ever since the Cleveland Browns made the decision to select Trent Richardson with the #3 overall pick on this years NFL Draft, former Browns’ all-time great Jim Brown has referred to his as ordinary. He claims he doesn’t see anything at this point from the Alabama product. Some accept Brown’s criticism because of who he [...]
Via The Victory Formation
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Brown's lost 1,000-yard season

Jim Brown is the greatest RB in history and the record books tell us that he ran for 1,000 yards seven times. But the record books are wrong. ’Official’ NFL history conflicts with the game-by-game data kept by the Cleveland Browns, which show that Brown has been denied an eighth 1,000-yard season.....
Via Cold Hard Football Facts
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Reports: Randy Lerner to Retain 30% of Browns in Sale to Jimmy Haslam; Mike Holmgren out as Browns President?

As the news of Randy Lerner’s upcoming sale of the Cleveland Browns to Tennessee gas station scion Jimmy Haslam set in, we’d started to warm up about the idea that the franchise’s karma would finally be severed from those who assisted Art Modell in carrying out one of modern civilization’s greatest unpunished crimes. So much for that, with WKYC’s Jim Donovan reporting that...
Via Cleveland Frowns
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Brown headed back to Cleveland Browns Stadium

Getty Images Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer that he plans on attending Alumni weekend on September 22-23.  Both former defensive back Clarence Scott and running back Ernie Green will be inducted into the Cleveland Browns legends. “I’ll be there to support Ernie,” said Brown on Saturday night per the Plain-Dealer. The induction ceremony will...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

No ordinary rookie, Weeden takes control of Browns

Brandon Weeden once dreamed of wearing blue Yankees pinstripes. He settled for a logo-less orange helmet. Despite a high-powered right arm that got him drafted out of high school in the second round by the New York Yankees, Weeden's baseball career fizzled out in the low minor leagues, where hitters weren't fooled by a 95 mph fastball that sometimes left the ballpark at...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Ask Athlon Sports: Jim Brown

Q: Do you agree that Jim Brown is the greatest running back in history? — Al Gabel, Rockford, Ill. A: Al, I have to agree with you. Brown...
Via Athlon Sports
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Cribbs sets new goals, wants to stay

KENT, Ohio Another year of uncertainty and new beginnings for the Cleveland Browns coincides with the most uncertain situation Joshua Cribbs has faced since he was a skinny undrafted rookie trying to make a position switch and make the NFL, period, in 2005. The contract Cribbs campaigned for and earned over a period of two seasons and signed in early 2010 will expire after the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Training Camp Preview: Cleveland Browns

Browns training camp previewTRAINING CAMP GOALS 1. The coaches want Brandon Weeden to get all the time he needs with the starters to make sure they are in sync when the season opens. Weeden has not been named the starter yet, but it would be the biggest story of training camp if the 22nd pick in the draft this year does not end up starting. Weeden played five years of minor league...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns '12 offensive line could be a strength

As the Browns prepare to embark upon their second season under Pat Shurmur there are many questions that remain. With training camp opening Sat. July 28, were going to take a position-by-position analysis of the current roster as the team heads to camp over the next few weeks. Part five we look at the offensive line. Candidates: Joe Thomas, Shawn Lauvao, Alex Mack, Jason Pinkston...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson: 'I always have big shoes to fill'

Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson was on ESPN 850 WKNR's "The Hooligans' show, and had a lot to say. Obvisously, there's high hopes for the former Alabama running back. How minicamp went for him: “Minicamp was really good. I was so excited being out there and for me to be able to go to a new team and earn everybody’s respect. It was an opportunity I had to...
Via 60 Max Power O
July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Why don’t we talk about Trent Richardson more?

Are we not talking about Trent Richardson enough? In some senses I guess there isn’t much to say. Richardson has even successfully avoided letting Jim Brown and his comments get under his skin all throughout the off-season. His contract isn’t signed yet, although it doesn’t really appear that anyone is remotely concerned yet. What does it say about us as a fanbase that we aren’t...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson out to prove Jim Brown wrong

Getty Images Cleveland Browns running back told Alex Marvez on SiriusXM NFL (via FOXSports.com) that he wants to be the best thing to happen to the city of Cleveland. “I want to be the best thing that ever happened to Cleveland,” said Richardson.  “I want to be that type of all-time guy when it comes down to it.” Richardson acknowledges that he can only hope to have a great...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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