2015 Face of the Franchise: AFC North Edition

While temperatures continue to rise, so does the anticipation for the start of the 2015 NFL season. Teams are in the process of finishing up OTA’s and minicamps and now await the beginning of training camp. Following a flurry of offseason activity, many old faces find themselves in new places. The time has come to assess the current “ambassadors” for each franchise. All NFL...
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The top 10 players in the AFC North

This series will feature the top 10 players in each division regardless of team or position. This is measured by a combination of their current impact on the field, their potential in the future and their accomplishments in the past. One quick note about the AFC North, it has a boatload of superstar players. Consider some of the names that were left off of this top 10: Paul Kruger...
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The top 10 players in the AFC North

This series will feature the top 10 players in each division regardless of team or position. This is measured by a combination of their current impact on the field, their potential in the future and their accomplishments in the past. One quick note about the AFC North, it has a boatload of superstar players. Consider some of the names that were left off of this top 10: Paul Kruger...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns' Haden and Thomas make top 25 of NFL's best players list

Browns cornerback Joe Haden and left tackle Joe Thomas have been voted as two of the best 25 players in the league by their peers.  Haden came in at 23rd while Thomas landed right at 25 in NFL Network's annual poll of players. Haden, who was named to his second straight Pro Bowl for the 2014 season, moved up 16 spots from last year, when he was 39th on the list. Thomas, who has...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden, Joe Thomas, and Tashaun Gipson among NFL’s top 100 players

During the last few weeks, the NFL Network has released their top 100 players for the 2015 season and three Cleveland Browns made the list: Cornerback Joe Haden (No. 23), left tackle Joe Thomas (No. 25), and safety Tashaun Gipson (No. 67). The top Browns player on the list, Haden is one of the faces of the Browns franchise, along with Thomas. At No. 23, he is the fourth-ranked cornerback...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Browns?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Dwayne Bowe, Joe Thomas, Karlos Dansby and the Cleveland Browns, click the link...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Players Key to the Browns Offensive Success in 2015

Joe Thomas View image | The Browns best offensive player is Joe Thomas. So, in a way, Thomas is the leader of the offense on the field. He is also an integral part of the offensive line, especially in pass protection. While the quarterback of this team will have to play well for them to be successfully, Thomas is the anchor of the line that him be protecting...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Johnson looking explosive at Browns OTAs

Joe Thomas loves what he sees from rookie running back Duke Johnson so far. The Browns' third-round pick out of Miami is showing patience and burst that already has Thomas thinking more explosion will be seen from an offense that ranked 23rd in the NFL last season."He read his blocks perfectly, he saw the seam, he was patient," Thomas said of Johnson, per the team's official site...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen: Joe Thomas talks Johnny Manziel, Alex Mack, Cavs and more

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas took some time during OTA’s on Friday to talk with SiriusXM Radio’s Bruce Murray and Kirk Morrison.  The Pro Bowl tackle was very complementary of both of his quarterbacks, Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel. “It’s been really fun to get to know Josh McCown … There’s a lot of things that I am learning from him.” He goes on to say, “Johnny’s...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas among three Browns on Pro Football Focus' top 101 players

Three Browns players earned spots in Pro Football Focus' top 101 players for 2014.  While other similar lists sometimes devolve into popularity contests, Pro Football Focus only goes by what it sees on tape during the 2014 season. Joe Thomas was ranked the highest at No. 20 with positive grades in all but three games. Thomas was the third-highest offensive tackle behind Philadelphia...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Joe Thomas one of the best all around players in the NFL?

Joe Thomas is easily one of the best, if not the best left tackle in the game today. He has been to eight Pro Bowls and been named a first-team All Pro five times. In 2013 and 2014 he accomplished both of those tasks. Left tackle could arguably be considered a top position in the NFL and long-time veterans at that position are tough to come by. Fortunately for the Cleveland Browns...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Joe Thomas lose it pumping up the Cavs crowd

Joe Thomas is the best. He’s easily the best Cleveland Browns player since 1999. After last night’s Game 5 win in the Eastern Conference Semifinals he might be the best Browns cheerleader too. Sorry, Joe Haden. Your attendance record at Cavs games is unmatched among your fellow Browns players, but until such time as you convulse into a microphone while swinging a towel with enough...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Browns Offense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dansby on Manziel: 'He's grown up right before our eyes'

All of the reports from the Cleveland Browns camp since quarterback Johnny Manziel returned from his two-month long stay in rehab have been extremely positive relating to the young quarterback. A week after team captain Joe Thomas indicated that Manziel is “night and day from last year,” another veteran is speaking out on the quarterback’s behalf. He’s (Manziel) focused...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

We’re No. 1! Cleveland posts highest TV ratings for NFL Draft

To borrow from Bob Uecker’s Harry Doyle: “Yes sir, they love this draft here in Cleveland!” It should be little surprise that Cleveland posted the highest TV ratings for ESPN’s first-round coverage of the NFL Draft Thursday night. The draft has long been one of the most exciting events on the Browns calendar, an evening (or evenings, with the draft’s elongation) of...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns’ Joe Thomas Claims Johnny Manziel has made a Night to Day Transformation

Cleveland Browns’ eight-time Pro Bowler tackle Joe Thomas had some supportive comments to share about second-season quarterback Johnny Manziel in an interview with NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer. The way he is now is night and day from last year. He has a bright future ahead of him. Thomas’ comments come … The post Browns’ Joe Thomas Claims Johnny Manziel has made a Night to...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Browns to offer Titans two first-rounders for No. 2 pick

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Cleveland Browns want a new quarterback and are willing to give up two-first round picks to move up in the draft. According to’s source, the Browns made an offer to the Tennessee Titans that includes the team’s two first-round picks (12th and 19th overall) for the second overall pick. The Browns want to select quarterback Marcus Mariota...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns Pro Bowl tackle says Johnny Manziel has a ‘bright future’

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas praised quarterback Johnny Manziel in an interview with NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer. Thomas believes Manziel has changed after a 10-week stay in rehab. “The way he is now is night and day from last year,” Thomas said Tuesday. “He has a bright future ahead of him.” Thomas, an eight-time Pro...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas: Johnny Manziel is ‘night and day from last year’

The Cleveland Browns signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown this offseason and have not ruled out selecting a quarterback early in the draft, so where does that leave Johnny Manziel? If you believe Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas, Manziel might have a legitimate chance of winning the starting job in training camp. “The way he is...Read More
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas: Manziel’s behavior “night and day” from last year

Earlier in April, Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas said that Johnny Manziel had “lost a lot of trust” among his teammates in the locker room because the way he handled himself off of the field during the course of his rookie campaign. On Tuesday, in an exclusive interview with NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer, Thomas reversed course, praising Manziel following the...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas: Manziel is 'night and day' compared to rookie season

Don’t write off Johnny Manziel’s NFL career yet, Cleveland Browns fans. According to universally-respected teammate and starting left tackle Joe Thomas, there’s a fresh face walking the halls at the Browns practice facility these days: “Last year on a Saturday, you might see a picture of him on Instagram floating in a swan drinking champagne,” Thomas told NFL Media’s...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Browns Had An Opportunity To Trade LT Joe Thomas To An NFC Team Last Year

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns had an opportunity to trade Pro Bowl LT Joe Thomas to NFC East or NFC West team last year. However, Thomas is reportedly viewed as “virtually untouchable” by the Browns, which explains why there wasn’t any buzz regarding the idea before this. Cabot mentions ... The post Report: Browns Had An Opportunity...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Series- Offensive Lineman- Paul Gruber

Gruber was recognized for his excellence by being invited into the Ring of Honor. To borrow a pun from John McKay, this title describes most of the Bucs lineman to ever play the game, but were not talking about THAT kind of Offensive Lineman, but rather the kind that block for the franchise (or not so franchise) QBs the Bucs put up to try to win games with their arm and leadership...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Showcase: New Nike Uniforms for 2015 Season

Because the Cleveland Browns aren't in the news enough, the franchise made a showcase out of introducing the teams' new uniforms.Nine different players, including Pro Bowlers Joe Thomas and Donte Whitner, were on hand to reveal the new uniforms according to showcase unveiled nine different brand new uniform combinations with the most notable ones being the...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Could one of the Cleveland Browns best players actually opt out after 2015?

The Cleveland Browns need to keep their best players in town. This isn’t a great sign. Teammate expects Browns center Alex Mack to opt out of contract after 2015 season — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 7, 2015 Pro Football Talk has all the details, but their report centers around comments tackle Joe Thomas recently made. AROUND COVER32 Power...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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