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Browns offensive line has brains, brawn

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Brown's offensive linemen don't wear dorky glasses taped in the middle or pocket protectors. They do protect the pocket, though. Cleveland's line, a collection of five book-smart, weight-trained athletes anchored by a Pro Bowl center who graduated from California-Berkeley and keeps ''The Thinker's Thesaurus'' handy for reference...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting it on the line: Browns' offensive line will face a true test on Sunday

BEREA, Ohio -- There's no question the Browns had high expectations for the offensive line coming into the 2014 season. With two Pro Bowl players and a couple of high second-round draft picks in the group, the Browns offense revolves around the success of the guys up front. "That group is a prideful group," Mike Pettine said. "I think they're well-coached by...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Banner is great on Twitter, but seriously…

You’re on your lunch break, standing in line at Subway, thumbing through your Twitter feed and praying the greasy haired man will just give you your sandwich instead include you in his daily comedy routine. You think to yourself, “who would be a good new follow for me?” @HistoryInPics? Ehhh that’s okay. @ChrissyTeigen? That’d probably be good. @WFNYArticles? Most definitely...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Browns roster is undeniably better in 2014

I hate trying to predict what the Browns will do in a given season. Long gone are the days where I go through the schedule and assign W’s and L’s to each week’s contest. It’s much simpler for me to look at the Browns in a couple of different ways. First, unless they are tearing the team down completely, my standards for an NFL team in a given NFL season is that they ought...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns GameDay Guide: St. Louis

BROWNS vs. RAMS Preseason Week 3 When: Saturday, August 23– 8:00 p.m. Where: FirstEnergy Stadium– Cleveland, OH TV: WKYC Radio: Browns Radio Network  ___________________________________ The Cleveland Browns venture home for their first preseason action at the new-look FirstEnergy Stadium in the preseason’s most important game, the dress rehearsal. With Brian Hoyer named the...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns lose to Redskins 24-23

The much anticipated Monday Night Football game was not a fun one to watch. The Browns lost to the Washington Redskins 24 to 23 on Monday. The main focus by most fans was on the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. But the fans really did not see much of a competition from either quarterback. Both QBs were underwhelming and played like they didn’t want...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Second year guard Garrett Gilkey is preparing to be a starter

The logo on his shirt is the Cleveland Browns dog with a barbell in it’s bared teeth trying to chew through it. Underneath are the words Cleveland Browns Strength. This image stands in sharp contrast to the smiling man wearing it. Garrett Gilkey is upbeat, polite and doesn’t seem to have a mean bone in his body. He is in a fight, however. A fight for a starting spot on the Browns...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 30, 2014  |  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
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top Five Most Intriguing Players in Cleveland Browns Training Camp

As we’re on the precipice of Cleveland Browns training camp, I couldn’t be more excited to see who steps up. The Browns have a lot of question marks as any team should coming off a four-win season. The good news is that there are a lot of new faces to address many of the obvious holes we all complained about at the end of last season. Offensive line, cornerback, linebacker and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 21, 2014  |  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...
Via cover32 - Browns
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-5 Browns players who need to get paid

5. Travis Benjamin Benjamin is one of the most explosive players on the Browns’ roster and he has the talent and potential to become the next great return man in Cleveland. He’s not a very big guy (5’10 and 175 lbs), but he’s got speed that makes most other NFL players unbelievably jealous (to the tune of a 4.31 40-yard dash). With the Josh Cribbs era well over, I think...
Via cover32 - Browns
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Bitonio has been working inside at guard at Browns rookie camp

Obviously it’s really early in the process for the Browns, but indications are that Joel Bitonio is starting out inside at a guard spot. He’s been playing both sides, but obviously once camp breaks with the veterans, there’s no telling what kinds of combinations they might try before figuring out where everyone will end up. In addition, there’s no telling just how all the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Shrewd first-round maneuvering shows the future is bright for the Cleveland Browns

The jury’s still out on Johnny Manziel’s future, of course. Same rule applies to the Cleveland Browns’ short- and long-term future as a franchise. But take a look at the Browns’ pre-draft roster and then add 2014 first-round picks Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel. Then add the extra first- and fourth-round pick Cleveland now has next year after robbing the Buffalo Bills...
Via This Given Sunday
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Shrewd first-round maneuvering shows the future is bright for the Cleveland Browns

The jury’s still out on Johnny Manziel’s future, of course. Same rule applies to the Cleveland Browns’ short- and long-term future as a franchise. But take a look at the Browns’ pre-draft roster and then add 2014 first-round picks Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel. Then add the extra first- and fourth-round pick Cleveland now has next year after robbing the Buffalo Bills...
Via Bloguin Best
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns 4th Pick Draft Debate: DE/OLB, WR, QB, or OT?

Cleveland has made some solid defensive additions this offseason, but in the NFL it’s defense that wins championships, so adding a pass rusherlike Khalil Mack could be possible with the fourth overall pick.  Another option would be adding a top tier receiver like Sammy Watkins opposite of Josh Gordon, which would give the Browns a very dangerous trio of receivers. Cleveland...
Via Football Nation
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns set with Schwartz at tackle or looking toward draft?

BEREA, Ohio--Everyone is trying to read the tea leaves concerning the upcoming NFL Draft. Every word is scrutinized and analyzed when GMs and head coaches speak. It's no different with the Browns. Browns GM Ray Farmer praised several of the players that most feel will be high on the Browns draft board for the fourth pick, including the likes of non-quarterbacks such as Khalil...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Free Agent Targets: Offensive Guard

We examine 3 of the top possible Cleveland Browns free agent targets on the offensive line.  _________________________________ Geoff Schwartz Schwartz is the older brother of Browns tackle Mitchell Schwartz, so the Browns could have some recruiting power. Schwartz stepped in for the Chiefs in 2013 and really took off. He now comes into free-agency as one of the top three available...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Grantland lays out blueprint for Cleveland Browns free agency

The Cleveland Browns are one of the teams that Grantland’s Bill Barnwell thinks should dominate free agency. If his plan comes to fruition it will certainly be a one of the most active free agency periods in Cleveland Browns history. Barnwell claims the Browns should re-sign T.J. Ward, while acquiring the services of Knowshon Moreno, Geoff Schwartz, Brandon Spikes, Calvin Pace...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 08, 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....
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
March 07, 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...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
February 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

Breakdown Of Steelers LB Chris Carter Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora For the final breakdown of the season, a recap of outside linebacker Chris Carter's performance against the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run: 0 Rush/Drop: 1/0 Play-by-Play 1. 3rd and 7, 13:49 1st. LOLB, where he lined up nearly the entire game. Tries to get into right tackle Mitchell Schwartz’s pads but his hands are...
Via Steelers Depot
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL News Cincinnati’s Domata Peko fined for penalty in Browns game

Domata Peko, defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, was hit with a $7,875 fine by the NFL for a late-hit penalty in last Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. The hit in question, which has been presented in a GIF by the Bengals blog Cincy Jungle, was with 3:48 left in the fourth quarter. Shortly after a Jason Campbell pass to new receiver Brian Tyms was broken up,...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The Diff: Stats on the Browns’ depressing loss to Cincinnati

The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about the fascinating new SportVU data and early Cavaliers shooting charts. This week, it’s over to football to talk in “Fun With Numbers”-style about the Cleveland Browns’ horrific loss to Cincinnati. 67.0% – The difference...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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