2015 NFL Draft, the first round come down, tobacco, and shame: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Friday folks. It’s first round hangover day. Hope you kept it sane last night, you know unless the Browns did something incredibly awesome. Then, I hope you earned your hangover. Regardless, while we’re waiting… The First Round Come Down… I have no idea who the Cleveland Browns acquired last night, either by draft or by trade. As far as I know the Browns traded Mike...
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Eagles compared Sam Bradford to Peyton Manning in 2010

Apparently the Philadelphia Eagles have had their eye on new quarterback Sam Bradford for nearly six years. Speaking back to before Bradford was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2010, Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie shared this prizing comment about Bradford (via The best young quarterback we’d seen … probably since Peyton Manning coming out of college. We...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

What we can learn from the Browns in Free Agency

Since the Browns returned to Cleveland, organizational stability has been non-existent. From the Pat Shurmur’s incompetence to Mike Holmgren’s indifference to Jimmy Haslem’s alleged criminal activity, the team has rarely kept its leadership group intact from season to season. The negative effects are hard to quantify given the unknown of the potential results of keeping coaches...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Missing day one of the NCAA tourney, plus Kevin Love narratives – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-20

I caught up with Andrew to discuss the fact that I missed all of day one of the tourney. We also discussed the Cavs and the Browns and other stuff like the following… Not getting to see the tourney and the torture Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins and Suh Placing Ryan Tannehill in the ranks of NFL quarterbacks Tannehill or Matt Stafford? Mike Tomlin vs. Mike Pettine? Knowing that...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What we’ve learned in the year since Brandon Weeden was cut by the Browns

Today marks the one-year anniversary since the Cleveland Browns gave up on Brandon Weeden. I could get snarky and turn this into yet another roast of Weeden, but I think that’s been written (by myself included) enough times already. It would be far too easy to talk about him getting caught under flags or Frisbee-tossing interceptions into the flats of a football field. I’d rather...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine proves there’s an adult in the room

Mike Pettine makes me re-think a lot of what I thought I knew about NFL teams and their public relations strategies. I’ve spent a lot of time wearing the same path in the same road based on my experiences watching Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, and Pat Shurmur stand in front of microphones with little ability to represent the entire Cleveland Browns organization. The “ground zero”...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL News: How Brandon Weeden Will Become a NFL Starter Next Season

Having critics is just apart of being writing. All the time you have random people giving you compliments about your writing or just telling you how stupid you are. Believe me. I get this all the time. And for the most part I understand when you only read the cover of the book. If you read the first chapter, the only thing that it should really attempt to do is just think. Many football...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Baylor’s Kendal Briles Would be a Perfect Fit for the Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns organization is faced with an all-too-familiar task this offseason, finding their fourth offensive coordinator in four seasons. From Pat Shurmur to Norv Turner, from Kyle Shanahan to the 2015 offensive coordinator, the Browns have yet to figure out how to stick with an offensive system, and those failures were shown on the field last season to the tune of No...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders' coaching search features at least seven candidates

  The Oakland Raiders' search for a new head coach has included promising coordinators, recycled head coaches and interim coach Tony Sparano. After interviewing at least seven candidates the past two weeks, the Raiders could be close to settling on someone to fill the job. Sparano had his formal interview for the job on Wednesday, following at least six external candidates. Those...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders coaching search features at least 7 candidates

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders' search for a new head coach has included promising coordinators, recycled head coaches and interim coach Tony Sparano. After interviewing at least seven candidates the past two weeks, the Raiders could be close to settling on someone to fill the job. Sparano had his formal interview for the job on Wednesday, following at least six external...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

What Kyle Shanahan's Leaving Means for the Browns

By the time the 2015 NFL season begins, the Cleveland Browns will have had seven different offensive coordinators since 2007. Rob Chudzinski, Brian Daboll, Pat Shurmur, Brad Childress, Norv Turner and Kyle Shanahan have all held the position since then, and there’ll be a new coach running the offense in the new season, with the news that Shanahan has parted ways with the Browns...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly coaching tree could sprout this spring

According to multiple sources, Eagles Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur—who started as a dark horse head coaching candidate—may be a serious candidate to lead the Oakland Raiders in 2016.  Having interviewed already, it is now apparent that the Raiders have more than a passing interest in the man who has run Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense for the last 2 years.  For those who...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

How Much is the Rooney Rule Helping Todd Bowles?

It’s a fair question to ask given that Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles name has apparently been linked to virtually every head coach opening in the league. Since the Cardinals were bounced from the playoffs by the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Bowles is now free to interview with whomever he wants. But let’s look at the competition he is up against. In other...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Raiders serious or are these HC candidates smoke and mirrors

And here we are again… Waiting to see just who will be the next head coach for the Oakland Raiders. Since Jon Gruden’s departure in 2001, the Raiders have seen eight different head coaches walk through their seemingly revolving doors. The search for a new head coach has become a topic of hot debate within Raider Nation as name after name surfaces on the list of potential candidates...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Los Angeles, Bills, Eagles, Giants, & Steelers

Los Angeles Jason Cole reports was told on Monday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos will try to block the Rams from going to Los Angeles and believes he has 9 votes. Bills Ian Rapoport reports that the Bills are slated to interview Lions DC Teryl Austin, Bengals OC Hue Jackson and Browns OC Kyle Shanahan for their head-coaching vacancy this week. According to Rapoport, Buffalo...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills Will Interview Eagles OC Pat Shurmur; Would Be Smart Hire

View image | The Bills are without a head coach, with Doug Marrone leaving the team in an unordinary fashion.   The Bills have looked into many head coaches, and today, they have set up an interview with Eagles Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur.  While some may question just how much Shurmur actually did for the Eagles considering mastermind Chip Kelly runs...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Shanahan met with Raiders

With multiple teams showing interest in him the chances of Mike Shanahan returning to the NFL sidelines are looking up. The latest team to speak with the two-time Super Bowl winning coach is the Oakland Raiders. The Bills and 49ers have also shown interest in Shanahan who sat out this year after losing a power struggle in Washington against a front office who backed quarterback...
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders interview Eagles OC Shurmur for head coach vacancy

  The Oakland Raiders have interviewed Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy. A person with knowledge of the interview said the Raiders met with Shurmur on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not releasing details on interviews. Shurmur has been offensive coordinator for the Eagles the past two seasons...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Morning Muse: Eagles teammates have faith in Nick Foles

It’s the last day of 2014, and the Philadelphia Eagles are already settling into the reality of the offseason. After their 34-26 win over the Giants on Sunday, all was said and done for their season. The team once again found itself with a 10-6 record, but this time with no playoff berth. So, instead of cheering on the Birds, our joy this weekend will be rooting for the Detroit...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders interested in Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur

So the season didn’t end exactly how the Philadelphia Eagles thought it would. For the second consecutive year they won 10 games and are undoubtedly a team on the rise in the NFL. There’s no reason to feel completely ashamed about the way things turned out. Perhaps more than anything the Eagles should be proud of the work they put in on offense this year. Philly finished sixth...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The top five Philadelphia Eagles who need to get more playing time next season

The Philadelphia Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys spanked the Indianapolis Colts and tied up the NFC East title. While there’s certainly a couple of interesting storylines in the final game against the Giants, many people have already begun to look ahead to next season and predict what the Eagles can do to build on 2014. In that spirit...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas on the difference between player and fan perspective

The differences between how NFL players and NFL fans look at a game, season, or even an NFL career are endless. Obviously NFL fans are the ultimate outsiders no matter how much they love the team they watch every week. This isn’t groundbreaking or even all that novel a concept, but Joe Thomas’ session with the media yesterday served as another stark reminder of the differences...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles only winning team losing turnover battle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Through 14 games the Philadelphia Eagles have committed a league-high 34 turnovers, three more than the next highest team, and 11 more than any other NFC team with a winning record. Yet the Eagles still have nine wins, despite 19 interceptions from quarterbacks Nick Foles (10) and Mark Sanchez (nine) and 15 fumbles, five of which have come from the quarterbacks...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Some Colts prep for Cleveland homecoming

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Trent Richardson remembers the day he walked through the front doors of Cleveland's training facility for the first time. He was wearing the suit he had on when the Browns called his name with the third pick in the 2012 draft. Pat Shurmur, the head coach of the Browns at the time, met him at the door with a big smile on his face, Richardson recalled. ''It was one...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Three times when Colin Kaepernick regretted challenging Richard Sherman

On Sunday the Seattle Seahawks will visit the Philadelphia Eagles in what promises to be a great game and possible NFC Championship preview. Rumor has it that Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur plans on challenging Seattle’s All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. That might not be such a great idea. Not everyone fails when they go after Sherman. Philip Rivers had a great game...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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