This Is The Year – A letter to all Cleveland Browns Fans

View image | “This is the year.” This is a phrase that has become much too common to Cleveland Browns fans. In the last fifteen years, the Cleveland Browns have only had one season with double digit wins, two seasons with winning seasons, and 15 years of no Super Bowl contention. When a team continues to play at this level of disappointment, how can fans...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Browns make ESPN The Mag’s “Best Team Money Can Buy”

The latest edition of ESPN The Magazine comes in the way of their 2015 NFL Preview. While the issue pegs the Cleveland Browns to win just five games this season (a two-win regression from last season), three members of the Orange and Brown were picked for their “Best Team Money Can Buy.” Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik (who is also a current ESPN Insider...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

25 Days of Football: No. 23 Joe Haden

The Special Olympics are now becoming a place for professional athletes to preach to developmentally disabled children.Jamaal Charles did it just last month when he spoke at the opening ceremonies. For Joe Haden, the Special Olympics are a time for him to advocate his "Spread the Word to End the Word" movement, a campaign to discourage the use of the word retarded."Open up your vocabulary...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Positional Preview: Defensive Backs

Joe Haden While the team’s run defense was a huge weakness for the defense, the secondary was outstanding last year and resulted into three players voted into the Pro Bowl. This position group has evolved into one of the best units in the league and looks to not slow down anytime soon. The secondary piled up a total of 21 interceptions and 97 pass deflections in 2015. It’s...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

First-game takeaways (with a preseason-sized grain of salt)

Redskins 20, Browns 17 There are not a great many conclusions the fan/non-professional observer can reach after watching a first exhibition game of the season. To begin with, the final score means next to nothing. And several of the players expected to be starters once the regular season begins are either not playing very much or are not playing at all. Eighteen Browns players did...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Good news, everyone! “Nothing significant” injury-wise for Browns in first preseason game

“Nothing significant on the injury front to report,” Browns head coach Mike Pettine said to lead off his statement to the media after the Cleveland Browns completed their first preseason game of the 2015 NFL season. There might not be a better statement that a NFL head coach can make at the conclusion of a preseason game where the final score matters much less than the plays...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Defensive Line

The Cleveland Browns have struggled as an organization for a long time, offensively, defensively, and all areas in between. The Browns 2014 defense had a hard time and did not perform as expected. Since the start of camp this year, the defense has been very impressive. With the leadership of players like Joe Haden on and off of the field, the defense should have better results this...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Gilbert on starting for Browns: “We’ll see what happens”

When someone asks an NFL backup whether or not his goal is to claim a position in the starting lineup, the answer is typically a resounding “yes.” But apparently, that wasn’t the case for Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert, who according to ESPN’s Tony Grossi said: “We’ll see what happens.” Though Joe Haden has one spot locked down, Gilbert is steadily losing...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pics: Joe Haden wears Jordan VII cleats at Browns training camp

Jordan Brand’s latest NFL addition had the day off on Tuesday as the rest of his Cleveland Browns teammates took to the team’s practice facility in Berea, but that didn’t stop Joe Haden from rocking some Jordan VII retro cleats on the sidelines. The Pro Bowl cornerback was donning his No. 23 jersey, but took on a spectator role alongside veteran teammate Karlos Dansby as his...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden says Terrelle Pryor at wide receiver ‘could work’

This summer has NFL quarterback Terrelle Pryor transforming into a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns. So far, the experiment has received mixed reviews. Last Wednesday, it was reported by some of Pryor’s teammates that they were not very optimistic about him successfully pulling off a switch in NFL position. Now, Pryor is gaining some positive feedback regarding his new position...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Training Camp: A new shade of Camouflage?

The 2015 Cleveland Browns unexpectedly unveiled new uniforms on the field during Training Camp, and they were a huge shift from uniforms of the past. No, not the regular season changes that were announced months ago. Those were a slight change in the hue of orange with an updated font and some small style changes. Unlike those kits, the Browns Training Camp uniforms are a dramatic...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Training Camp: Defense wins first day in pads

The 2015 Cleveland Browns are expected to rely on their defense and running game throughout the season. The first day in pads demonstrated that the defense is ahead of the offense at least early in camp. Mike Pettine carried over his tradition of having a competition at the end of each practice. On Saturday, coach Pettine noted that the competition was “Third downs. It was third...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Joe Haden says moving Terrelle Pryor to wideout 'looks like it could work'

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden was asked about former quarterback turned wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and the cover man said he thinks the experiment could work. "We ran the conditioning test yesterday, and this is my first time I got a chance to meet Pryor, and he's huge,'' said Haden, via "His stride length, he was running with the receivers and DBs...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Joe Haden Fighting an Important Cause

The Cleveland Browns’ own Joe Haden is making history in 2015. In early May, Dick’s Sporting Goods released that the 26 year old cornerback from Fort Washington, Maryland has the most jerseys sold out of every player in the league. But in January, he made history for a cause that was special to him. Haden has been making waves in the news recently by sending out a message about...
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Habitual Browns defense, bike kicks and Deftones: While We’re Waiting

Happy Friday everyone. I’m on vacation, but that doesn’t preclude me from writing some stuff for you anyway. This is a part of my vacation is spending some time to write. So while we’re waiting… Don’t undersell the value of the Browns familiarity with their defense I’m reading a pretty interesting book called The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and In Business...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Haden opens up about the R-word and the Special Olympics

The R-word is used a lot in this day and age, often to belittle others. It’s a hurtful word to many, and some people use the word to describe someone who does something stupid or wrong, while forgetting its true meaning. In an interview with Steve Wulf of ESPN, Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden opened up about the use of the word, condemning its use and standing up for...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Haden on R-word: 'Open up your vocabulary'

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden is the first NFL player to represent the Special Olympics as a Global Ambassador. Haden became involved in the Special Olympics because of the close relationship he has with younger brother, Jacob, who is five years his junior. Jacob has a cognitive disorder that impedes his speech and language. courtesy: ESPN We can tell that Haden...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Three of the best photos from Joe Haden’s Instagram this offseason

When it comes to the top cornerbacks in the league, right up there with the best of them, is Cleveland Browns Pro Bowler Joe Haden. Haden topped the charts in terms of jersey sales last month, according to (Dick’s Sporting Goods), edging out Odell Beckham Jr. and the new Philadelphia Eagle Demarco Murray. Now I’m not taking anything away from Haden or his abilities on...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Three great social media updates from 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

July is the longest month of the year. While having no football on is brutal, at least nowadays we can keep up with our favorite players all year round. It seems that everyone is on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram now and that includes the elite of the NFL. Let’s check in and see what San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been up to this summer on Instagram (aside...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Cleveland Browns

Joe Haden launches YouTube channel Now, Haden is taking his personal brand where it's never gone before because the Cleveland Browns cornerback has launched his own YouTube channel ... Haden has a ridiculous sneaker closet The Browns corner, who owns a consignment sneaker store called 'Restock' in downtown Cleveland, took YouTube viewers on a tour of his new shoe closet .....
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Browns’ Secondary “Locking Down the Lake”

The Cleveland Browns may have the most underrated Secondary in the NFL. And it is weird to think they are underrated with their starting secondary making Pro-Bowl during their career. It also shows their hard work. Joe Haden and Donte Whitner were 1st round picks when drafted, but Tramon Williams and Tashaun Gipson were undrafted Free Agents. The secondary is a hard working, blue...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Haden launches YouTube channel

Joe Haden might be taking over the world. Well, maybe not. But, from recently leading NFL jersey sales nationwide to being the third Cleveland athlete to ink a deal with the Jordan Brand, it certainly seems like he’s just about everywhere. Now, Haden is taking his personal brand where it’s never gone before because the Cleveland Browns cornerback has launched his own YouTube...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns' Joe Haden has a ridiculous sneaker closet

Counting the pairs of shoes in Joe Haden's new shoe closet is like counting the amount of jelly beans in a jar. And the color scheme is similar too.The Browns corner, who owns a consignment sneaker store called 'Restock' in downtown Cleveland, took YouTube viewers on a tour of his new shoe closet -- check that, closets. From the looks of it, Haden owns two pairs of every Air Jordan...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tramon Williams sparks intrigue for Cleveland Browns defense

The offseason acquisition of cornerback Tramon Williams bolsters Cleveland’s already stout secondary. Last season, the Browns allowed 224 passing yards per game, which ranked 8th best in the league. Williams will join All-Pro cornerback Joe Haden and 3-time Pro Bowl safety Donte Whitner in the Browns secondary. Cleveland plans to have Williams line up opposite of Haden and replace...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Who are the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL?

We continue our offseason rankings series with a look at the NFL’s top 10 cover men. 1. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks — For the fourth consecutive season, opposing quarterbacks completed fewer than half of their passes and had a combined passer rating below 60.0 when throwing at Sherman, who was yet again a first-team All-Pro. 2. Darrelle Revis, New York Jets — The...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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