Browns running game showing good signs

BEREA, Ohio -- The Browns are counting on a good running game in Kyle Shanahan's offense and that is why they signed Ben Tate as an unrestricted free agent. That is also why they traded up to get Terrance West in the most recent NFL Draft. The Browns averaged just over 86 yards a game rushing in 2013, which was tied for 27thin the NFL in rushing. Mike Pettine was happy with the...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Cavs fever carry over to Browns?

BEREA, Ohio -- There's a lot of excitement in the city of Cleveland right now with what's going on -- especially with the Cavaliers -- and the Browns hope they can get in on the action. The Browns have a new regime in place and drafted Johnny Manziel in May. LeBron James returned to the Cavaliers in July and reports Thursday that a trade to bring All-Star Kevin Love to the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Offensive Line

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...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas praises Brian Hoyer: He’s a lot like Tom Brady

The way Joe Thomas talks about Brian Hoyer, you’d swear the Cleveland Browns have the second coming of Y.A. Tittle on their hands. Thomas, a veteran offensive lineman on the team and 7-time Pro Bowler, spoke with reporters after practice Monday and had nothing but praise for Hoyer, who is currently the team’s starter. Thomas […]
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Browns Setting Johnny Manziel Up To Fail?

CLEVELAND, Oh. — When the Cleveland Browns selected quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL draft, many believed they did so with the intent on making him there starter, however, as of now it seems the Browns would much rather see Johnny Football sitting on the bench. Since drafting the stud collegiate quarterback, the Browns have made it clear to him and...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns LT Joe Thomas Compares Brian Hoyer — Not Johnny Manziel — To Tom Brady

Let’s not overreact or make this into a moment when we suddenly anoint Brian Hoyer the favorite to landing the starting quarterback gig for the Browns and declare Johnny Manziel a bust because of his behavior off the field. But, is it telling that Browns left tackle Joe Thomas recently chose to compare Brian Hoyer to Tom Brady? Maybe. He’s a lot like Tom Brady. When you look...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Lineman Joe Thomas: Brian Hoyer Is ‘A Lot Like Tom Brady’

Offensive lineman Joe Thomas has spent seven Pro Bowl seasons with the Cleveland Browns but a grand total of three games protecting the team’s current starting quarterback, Brian Hoyer. By hearing Thomas speak Monday at training camp, however, one would think the two have played together for years. “He’s a lot like Tom Brady,” Thomas said of Hoyer, via ...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas: Brian Hoyer is a lot like Tom Brady

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas gave Brian Hoyer quite the compliment on Monday. “He’s a lot like Tom Brady,” Thomas said, per “When you look at the way he competes and the way he demands the most out of everybody around him, it’s no coincidence that those guys played together.  (Hoyer) has a lot of those same mental attributes and that’s a great thing for...
Via Pro Football Zone
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Brian Hoyer is the next Tom Brady; Josh Gordon just might play this year

High praise from Joe Thomas…wow! Browns’ Joe Thomas on Brian Hoyer: ‘He’s a lot like Tom Brady’ — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) July 28, 2014 Could the Browns actually have Josh Gordon on the team this year?? Gordon saw more time with first team in camp today. Browns may know something public doesn’t. Hearing is this Friday, all via @NickMensio...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas compares a current Browns QB to Tom Brady?

TweetThere’s a ton of hype surrounding the Cleveland sports scene. For one, the Cavaliers landed that James guy in free agency. Likewise, the Browns drafted high-profile Johnny Manziel to battle with Brian Hoyer for the starting QB role. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, speaking to the media after practice Monday, claims one of the Browns QBs has a lot of the same characteristics...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas on Brian Hoyer: He’s “A Lot Like Tom Brady”

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer has drawn some praise from his teammates throughout the first week of camp, but Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas took that praise to a whole other level this morning. Thomas compared Hoyer to Tom Brady, one of the greatest signal callers to ever play the game. “He’s a lot like Tom Brady,” Thomas told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. ...
Via Standing O Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns' Joe Thomas on Brian Hoyer: 'He's a lot like Tom Brady'

When a Paul Bunyan of a man who stands 6-foot-6 and has seven Pro Bowls to his credit speaks, people listen. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas' words come down from on high to all the reporters craning up at him, and they almost always pack a wallop. Monday was no different. When asked about Brian Hoyer's potential as the Browns' starting quarterback, the big lumberjack...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Chiefs, Falcons, Redskins, & Vikings

  Browns LT Joe Thomas mentioned that new OC Kyle Shanahan’s system is “totally different (than any system I’ve been in). It’s almost all outside zones.” (Nate Ulrich) Chiefs First-round pick OLB Dee Ford worked with the second-team defense in pass-rush situations. (Adam Teicher) There is an “intense kicking battle” between the Ryan Succop and rookie free agent...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview – OL: Is the right side of the Browns OL good enough?

  The Browns have a really good offensive line. However, this is not an “overall” good line – they are a fantastic line on the left side, and just average on the right side. Take a look at the current starting lineup. At left tackle you have perennial Pro-Bowler and perhaps the best tackle in the game with Joe Thomas. The level of stud-muffinry he possesses doesn’t even...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Joe Thomas’ wife is an All-Pro in the looks department

This week’s Female Friday features Annie Thomas, the wife of All Pro LT Joe Thomas. When she’s not busy being attractive, you can find her on the sidelines at a Cleveland State Women’s Basketball game. Since 2007, Thomas has been an assistant for the team, but if it gives us more opportunities to see her face then I’m all for it.   You may also be interested in:Projecting...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Badger Football’s All-Time Badger Draft: Rounds 1-4

It’s the summer and we’ve debated a lot of things around the MTB virtual newsroom, but one of the greatest debates was that of putting together an All-Time Badger Football team. You know, naming the best Badger at every position and fielding 24 players. Since there was little consensus we thought we’d have a little fun and put the MTB staff to the test in a 3-man All-Time Badgers...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinions are opinions and nothing more

Placing Joe Thomas, OT, at number 18, and Steeler’s QB Ben Roethlisberger at number 31 is ludicrous. Thomas could be replaced, ‘Big Ben’ cannot. And only one of them has two Super Bowl rings. And Ben can change the outcome of a game in a single play. The NFL channel has yet to name the top ten; that will happen Wednesday evening. There is already a great deal of talk about...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Buzz: Gordon, Thomas in Top 20 NFL Players

The Cleveland Browns got some major props from their NFL peers during Wednesday’s edition of  the “Top 100 Players of 2014″ on NFL Network. The program features a week-by-week countdown of the top players in the league as voted by the players themselves. The Browns were lucky enough to have two players voted within two spots of each other inside of the top twenty players in...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas, Gordon chosen among top 20 NFL players

There was good news and bad news for the Browns Wednesday night. The good news is the Browns had two players named in the top 20 of players for the 2014 NFL season via the NFL Network's "The Top 100 Players of 2014." The bad news is one of them will likely be suspended for part or all of the season and possibly beyond. Josh Gordon, who went to his first Pro Bowl last...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive Linemen Musical Chairs, 2014 Edition: who stays, who goes?

Outside of special teams, nothing is more confusing, more obfuscated or more esoteric than offensive line play; We all know that Joe Thomas is supposed to be one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL right now, but do you or I really know that?  I’ve never watched a game specifically focused on Thomas (which would of course require me to watch a Browns game… no thanks...
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas named best in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas: “Rookies are supposed to be seen and not heard”

Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas gave his thoughts on rookies in the NFL on Wednesday. Browns’ veteran OL Joe Thomas’ thoughts on first-year NFL players. — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) May 21, 2014 I’m going to assume Thomas feels this way about rookie quarterbacks,  even if their name is Johnny Manziel. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551',...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Counterpoint: Passing on Johnny Manziel in pursuit of Pro Bowl talent

Other teams’ fans have PhotoShop too!(Photo illustration by Kara Wahlgren) Quarterback is a pass-fail position. Sure, there are two or three on every team, but out of those 80-90 guys, there are 60 or 70 of them who are just around because every team needs one on the field; the others are insurance in case that one guy gets hurt. Half—and probably more—of the teams in the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 07, 2014  |  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
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