Josh Gordon: ‘I am not a drug addict; I am not an alcoholic’

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon faces a year-long ban from the NFL after testing positive for alcohol. On Thursday, Gordon addressed his alcohol and drug abuse in a written post on titled: An Open Letter To Charles Barkley & Co.   In the letter, Gordon expressed what he thought about Barkely, Stephen A. Smith and Cris...
Via Sports-Glory
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Finally A Chance to See if Johnny Manziel is Growing Up

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is no stranger to getting blasted by the media, especially ESPN. The World Wide Leader in Sports has been quick with any story it can come up with to throw shade on the life and potential pro career of the young quarterback. Whether he is immature and not ready for the rigors of the NFL we will find out in due time, but we can find out...
Via FatManWriting
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Teammate: Johnny Manziel is definitely not a joke

The main goal for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel heading into the 2015 NFL season will be to make people forget what a disaster his rookie year was. One of the ways Manziel will have to prove that is by convincing at least one teammate that he is not a “joke.” Pro Bowl cornerback Joe...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Karlos Dansby, Joe Haden defend Johnny Manziel

It wasn’t all that long ago when Cleveland Browns defensive team captain Karlos Dansby was voicing his displeasure with first-round draft selection Justin Gilbert. Gilbert, recall, was the chief target of the Browns as they looked to shore up their defensive backfield, only to have the player produce a season that left plenty to be desired. Interestingly, Dansby offers a different...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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Joe Haden and Karlos Dansby Put Their Trust in Johnny Manziel

While nearly all of the world has lost faith in Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Johnny Manziel after a miserable attempt to become the team’s lead signal caller, he apparently still has the trust of two teammates. Browns’ cornerback Joe Haden spoke with Around the NFL about whether he still believes the team’s first-round draft pick could be successful in the future. I feel...
Via Sportsnaut
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Johnny Manziel Whisperer Kevin O’Connell to Interview for Browns QB Coach Position

Despite a disastrous rookie campaign that featured tardiness, teammate suspensions and parties, the Cleveland Browns appear to be open to the idea of at least one more year of the Johnny Manziel experience. According to a report by, the Browns are interviewing former San Diego State—and New England Patriots—quarterback Kevin O’Connell for their open quarterbacks...
Via Busted Coverage
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns to interview Kevin O’Connell for QB Coach

Kevin O’Connell, a former third-round pick of the New England Patriots, is meeting with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Not to be confused with the actor who played “E” on Entourage, O’Connell has a history not just with Browns head coach Mike Pettine, but impending second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel. The 29-year-old O’Connell...
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Who Will Be Cleveland’s Quarterback in 2015?

Both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel could both be on the Cleveland Browns roster when the team goes to OTAs in May. But it also conceivable that both could out of the state of Ohio as well.That was the position new Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo told reporters late last week.DeFilippo was noncommittal to the state of the Browns quarterback position, but whatever the...
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Can the Browns find a seat on the QB carousel?

The Cleveland Browns don’t have a quarterback firmly atop their depth chart right now. Brian Hoyer is a free agent, Johnny Manziel hasn’t proven worthy, and Connor Shaw projects as a Brian Hoyer sequel at best. Speaking of Brian Hoyer’s free agency, he looks to be one of the most attractive free agent quarterbacks available in a list of names that includes Jake Locker, Matt...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL News: Why Cleveland Has to Go All In On Johnny Manziel

You can’t play politician anymore in Cleveland. It is time to make decisions and those decisions have consequences. In this year alone you’ve added iconic faces back into Cleveland such as LeBron James (Cavaliers) and the man himself Johnny Manziel. According to ESPN, new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo share his doubts about Johnny Manziel: “We’re not sure if our starting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dumb & Dumber: Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon

  Josh Gordon is done in Cleveland. This time he has failed a drug test for alcohol and that will be the final straw for the Browns and their relationship with the 23 year old who just can’t stay off the bottle. Addicts need a strong support system to get them through tough times when there’s an urge to fall off the wagon. NFL wide receivers with addiction issues need a strong...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Gordon fails another drug test, faces 1-year ban

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and now faces a one-year suspension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Browns WR Josh Gordon flunked another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year banishment, per league sources. More on ESPN @ 6 pm. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 25, 2015...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN report on Johnny Manziel paints a putrid picture

Johnny Manziel may still have a shot at being the quarterback of the future for the Cleveland Browns, but it would take an unprecedented turn of events for those No. 2 jerseys to have any kind of value beyond 2015. In a recent report from’s Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon, more than 20 sources—some on the record, some not—discussed Manziel’s rookie season, leaving...
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Report: Johnny Manziel always late, didn’t call plays correctly

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Johnny Manziel’s first year in Cleveland went from cheering when he was drafted 22nd overall to frustration and anger. Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon of interviewed nearly 20 Browns sources to see what happened during Manziel’s rookie season.  Nearly all of the sources said Manziel showed a lack of commitment and preparation, a failure...
Via Sports-Glory
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Browns player: Manziel’s rookie season was a joke

If Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel wants to return to the team for a second season, he’s going to have to make it right with multiple members of the squad. In a wide-ranging set of interviews with nearly two-dozen Browns players, ESPN found that Manziel wasn’t terribly respected within the locker room. One player went as far to call the former first-round pick’s...
Via Sportsnaut
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Browns Teammates: Johnny Manziel was a 100% Joke As Rookie

Some of the storylines about Johnny Manziel’s rookie season in Cleveland are starting to surface, and Johnny Football was more “Johnny Joke” according to about 20 Browns teammate. The missed treatment session, Kyle Shanahan’s resignation, and bitter teammates all had one thing common. Manziel. The article from Jeremy Fowler and Patrick McManamon paints Manziel as the spoiled...
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Browns OC: ‘We are not sure if our starting quarterback is in the building right now or not’

Well it didn’t take long for the Cleveland Browns new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo to raise some eyebrows. The Browns QB position will be the most talked about during the off-season and during the draft process. Brian Hoyer is a free agent and the Browns have expressed interest in bringing him back. Then there is Johnny Manziel who’s off the field partying has a lot...
Via No Guts, No Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns owner: ‘We’ve got to to get a quarterback’

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was once a big believer in Johnny Manziel, but times have changed. “We’ve got to get a quarterback and got to get it fixed,” Haslam said Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, via the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. “What I would say to our fans is, we’re going to continue to work really hard...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Browns GM Says Team Should Build Offense Around Johnny Manziel

It would definitely help Johnny Manziel to have an offense tailored to his unique skill set. former Browns general manager, and top Senior Bowl official, Phil Savage, said the Browns need to build their offense around Manziel for him to be successful. “I don’t know all the intimate details of how it went down, but to me Manziel needed to go a place where they would shape the...
Via Thacover2
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Cleveland Browns OC non-commital about naming a starting quarterback

The Cleveland Browns have found themselves a new offensive coordinator in John DeFilippo. Next order of business: find out who their franchise quarterback is. The debate over Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel raged all through 2014, but the Browns don’t appear to be any closer now than at the start of last season to deciding which one will be their guy. The new Browns offensive coordinator...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Giving Johnny Manziel ‘Clean Slate’

Cleveland Browns new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said on Thursday that Johnny Manziel will have a “clean slate” and is “looking forward” to working with last year’s No. 22 overall pick. New #Browns OC John DeFilippo: Whoever is going to be in the QB room is going to get a clean slate. I’m looking forward to working w/Manziel — Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ...
Via Gridiron Grit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Cleveland Browns

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

New coordinator, same issues for Browns offense

MOBILE, Ala. - The Cleveland Browns' annual search for an offensive coordinator is over. The hiring of John DeFilippo, however, signals anything but the end of the team's quest to construct an offense good enough to lead the Browns out of the AFC North basement and to sustained success. The quarterback question lingers. Over everything. A day after Browns general manager Ray Farmer...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Manziel finishes in top 10 in Dick’s Sporting Goods jersey sales

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel saw his No. 2 jersey finish among the top five in NFL sales according to Dick’s Sporting Goods, landing behind Denver’s Peyton Manning, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck, Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Carolina’s Luke Kuechly. Following the 2014 NFL Draft, Manziel was the best-selling jersey in the league, reportedly providing 55...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Shanahan to Falcons

The Cleveland Browns lost offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to the Atlanta Falcons after he opted out of the remaining two years on his contract after a first up-and-down season in Cleveland.  The Browns are currently looking for their sixth offensive coordinator in the last six seasons. Shanahan had mixed results during his time with the Browns, but quarterback controversy and...
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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