Calling out the worst of all NFL draft clichés

Leading up to an NFL draft, there are a lot of hackneyed conversations that will drive a fan absolutely crazy. It seems that some fans want to rely on simplistic rules to simplify the NFL draft for themselves. It’s a coping mechanism to help deal with the fact that most fans have do not possess nearly enough information to truly decide what their team needs or how they should...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns adding former Bengal fullback Chris Pressley?

If Chris Pressley can return to form from a knee injury that cost him the 2013 season, he could be in for a treat in Cleveland. This town loves them some fullbacks. According to Nate Ulrich of (who by the way, does a really good job covering Browns news for the Beacon Journal) the Browns have signed the free agent fullback. Pressley was cut by the Bengals back in December...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 biggest draft busts in NFL history

Every year teams pour hundreds of hours into college prospects, to find the next potential franchise player. Countless days are spent watching film, visiting with their former coaches, visiting their pro days and hosting personal workouts. The goal is for the team to know exactly everything about the young man so that they can make the decision on whether or not he is a good fit...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

'Draft Day' Impresses at Orange Carpet Premiere

The movie Draft Day premiered in Cleveland earlier this week for members of the Cleveland Film Commission, media and staff from the Cleveland Browns. Browns players, including Joe Thomas, Jabaal Sheard
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns confident of Mack's return

One of the closest players to Alex Mack said he thinks the two-time Pro Bowl center will be back with the Browns -- at least for this season. "There's no doubt that he'll be here at least this year," Joe Thomas told local reporters at the Cleveland premiere showing of the movie "Draft Day." "I think that's for certain. I certainly hope we can...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5: Players Currently on the Cleveland Roster

Despite the reputation that the Cleveland Browns have for losing football games and frustrating fans worldwide, they are extremely talented.  The team has a ton of players who are among the top at their positions, and the squad is only a few skill players away from competing in the AFC North. With that being said, here’s my best attempt at isolating the five best players on the...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Cleveland Browns Draft Profiles: Greg Robinson

GREG ROBINSON, OFFENSIVE TACKLE, AUBURN Height: 6-5  Weight: 332 lbs.  Hometown: Thibodaux, Louisiana  There are two names that you need to know at the offensive tackle position in the 2014 draft class. One of those names is Greg Robinson. The bulldozing left tackle from Auburn is a special talent with the size, strength and athleticism not often seen in massive NFL tackles....
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top ten prospects at OG/C: Browns could use help at guard

Joe Thomas and Alex Mack are the heart of the offensive line, but it is the guard position that is the most important in a strong running game. Here’s a brief look at the top 10 guards/centers in this upcoming draft.   10. Jon Halapio (OG) – 6’ 3”, 323 lbs. Florida. A big and strong tough guy, Halapio is hindered by his inability to efficiently change direction and keep...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyron Smith could get a contract similar to Joe Thomas’

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Todd Archer of believes the Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith might get a contract similar to what the Browns gave Joe Thomas a couple of years ago. The contract that Smith might be closer to matching is the seven-year, $84 million deal Joe Thomas received from the Cleveland...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Position Outlook: Offensive Line

We take an in-depth look at the offensive line outlook for the Cleveland Browns. ____________ Offensive Line Current State The current state of the Cleveland Browns offensive line remains in limbo. At the beginning of the 2013 NFL season, the Browns had what was thought of as a top tier offensive line. All-pro left tackle Joe Thomas led a group that was viewed as a top strength of...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Should Cleveland draft Bortless or Manziel?

The job fell to me this week to do my best to answer your questions and as is always my please I have done so. Things have settled down a bit in Cleveland but the NFL season is 24/7, 365! I’ve seen on several sites that the Browns should draft Blake Bortles instead of Johnny Manziel. What do you think? -Edward in St Louis Blake Bortles is a quarterback with a great upside. He has...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Jerry Rice want to be the Browns’ next Head Coach?

Don’t get your hopes up too much, the all time great wide receiver isn’t like to be in Cleveland anytime soon except possibly for a connecting flight or some ice fishing. He did, however, seem to have a bit of a thing for Browns’ players as he”drafted” three straight Cleveland players in last night’s second round of the Pro Bowl draft. Joe Haden was picked with the 6th...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Many disappointments for Cleveland Browns, yet one stood out above rest

There’s a lot of areas that could fall under biggest disappointment for the 2013 Cleveland Browns. I could go with coaching. I could go with quarterback play. Hell, I probably should go with the front office. But I’m going to give the dubious prize to what was one of the most pathetic run games I’ve ever seen. As the playoffs have shown, the running game is not dead in today’s...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns have two Pro Bowl o-linemen, but might lose one

Editor's note: Browns beat reporter Fred Greetham will break down the Browns roster on a position-by-position basis, with the fifth part looking at the offensive line position. Offensive Linemen - (Joe Thomas, John Greco, Alex Mack, Shawn Lauvao, Jason Pinkston, Mitchell Schwartz, Oniel Cousins, Garrett Gilkey, Reid Fragel, Martin Wallace, Chris Faulk and Jeremiah Warren) Thomas...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Colleagues warning Adam Gase against taking Browns job

Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase appears to be the top candidate for the vacant Cleveland Browns head coaching job, but things could have hit a major snag for the Browns. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, several colleagues are warning Gase against taking the Browns job after Rob Chudzinski was fired after just one season as the coach. New England Patriots offensive...
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January 14, 2014  |  1 Comment

5 Browns, 1 Bengal make PFWA squads

Both of Ohio's NFL teams are represented on the 2013 Pro Football Writers of America's annual all-league and all-conference teams. The Browns are one of nine teams with two players on the All-NFL team as left tackle Joe Thomas earned the honor for the fourth time in his career and wide receiver Josh Gordon for the first. Joining them on the PFWA All-AFC team are Cleveland...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns players receive NFL All-Pro honors

The Cleveland Browns had some Pro Bowlers, but that wasn’t official enough for some people who discount that honor due to fan voting. Now, the AP has selected their best players of the year using a ballot of 50 voters. Cleveland Browns were well-represented. Josh Gordon and Joe Thomas made the first team while Alex Mack, Joe Haden and T.J. Ward made the second team. Joe Thomas...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas, Gordon are first-team AP All-Pros

The awards keep coming for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon and left tackle Joe Thomas. After being named to the Pro Bowl last week, both players were selected to the first team Associated Press All-Pro squad. Gordon is paired with Calvin Johnson of Detroit as the wide receivers and Thomas is paired with Jason Peters of the Eagles as the two tackles. Last week, Thomas was selected...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The next Cleveland Browns head coach should beware

Mike Florio of NBCSports believes that out of the handful of coaching jobs that remain open, commanding the Cleveland Browns is the best of the bunch.  I say Hogwash, it is the worst and that is because of general manager Mike Lombardi.Florio points out, correctly, I might add, that the Browns are a young team with a handful of Pro Bowl players such as left tackle Joe Thomas, center...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns’ Joe Thomas: Great Franchises Don’t Fire Coaches After One Year

Now that the Cleveland Browns have officially fired Rob Chudzinski, even more quotes are coming out from players. This time it isn’t anonymous either. It comes from their star OL Joe Thomas via theAkron Beacon Journal: “You look at the great franchises. They don’t fire your coach after the first season. You can’t do it,” Thomas said. “It sets everything back,” Thomas...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Five Browns players named to Pro Bowl

Five Cleveland Browns players were named to the Pro Bowl on Friday, the most in the AFC North this season. Wide receiver Josh Gordon, tight end Jordan Cameron, tackle Joe Thomas, center Alex Mack and cornerback Joe Haden are all on their way to Hawaii. It’s the most Pro Bowl players for the Browns since receiving six nods in 2007, their last playoff year. It is the first Pro Bowl...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Cleveland Browns named to Pro Bowl

BEREA -- There might be a silver lining to the Browns dismal season. The Browns will be represented in Hawaii this year at the Pro Bowl by five players. The Browns haven't had five players make the Pro Bowl since after the 2007 season when five players were selected. Last year, the 2-14 Chiefs sent six players to the NFL's all-star game and this year they are in the playoffs...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns in favor of replay on hits to helmet

Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas favors an instant-replay system in which hits to the helmet are reviewed by officials. In last week's loss to Pittsburgh, Browns quarterback Jason Campbell sustained a concussion in the third quarter after he was knocked down by Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay, who struck the QB with a glancing blow to the face mask. Campbell crumpled to the...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers in the NFL: Cleveland’s Joe Thomas highlights Week 12

With the recent rise of the Wisconsin college football program the Badgers in the NFL have had a similar uptick. More and more guys are beginning to have a splash in the league and the guys over at Pro Football Focus (PFF) have an eagle eye on each one of them.  If you’re not familiar with PFF, you’re living in the stone age of modern football analysis. Here at The Sports Bank...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas: Not sure running backs have a place in today’s NFL

Pat McManamon of published some interesting quotes from Browns pro bowl tackle  Joe Thomas in his post on Friday. The post centered around Thomas’ comments in response to being asked about Cleveland’s struggles to run the ball thus far this season. The Browns have only averaged 81 yards on the ground through nine games this season and are getting just 2.6 yards per...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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