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Where the Browns stand: Offensive Line

The Cleveland Browns finished another disappointing and dysfunctional season in 2015, ending the season tied for the worst record in the NFL at 3-13. This past season brought on a lot of change, including a whole new front office led by Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta and a new coaching staff led by head coach Hue Jackson. With the changes, the franchise has brought new hope to its fan...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Where the Browns stand: Tight Ends & Fullbacks

The Cleveland Browns finished another disappointing and dysfunctional season in 2015, ending the season tied for the worst record in the NFL at 3-13. This past season brought on a lot of change, including a whole new front office led by Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta and a new coaching staff led by head coach Hue Jackson. With the changes, the franchise has brought new hope to its fan...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Browns stand: Running Backs

The Cleveland Browns finished another disappointing and dysfunctional season in 2015, ending the season tied for the worst record in the NFL at 3-13. This past season brought on a lot of change, including a whole new front office led by Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta and a new coaching staff led by head coach Hue Jackson. With the changes, the franchise has brought new hope to its fan...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WFNY Roundtable: Meet the Browns staff

Following the Cleveland Browns football organization is never boring. Amazing at it would seem to an uneducated outsider, the amount of turmoil, weird injuries, odd on-field rulings, off field shenanigans, and bizarre twists leave a Browns fan always wondering what could possibly top the last set of happenings. Then, something else even more perplexing shows itself. The latest set...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Perfect Trade Target for the Seahawks

Embed from Getty Images Cleveland Browns all-pro left tackle Joe Thomas has been the epitome of consistency at the left tackle position. He hasn’t missed a single snap since he was drafted by the Browns in 2007. After nine years of turmoil, Thomas has harbored no ill will toward the dysfunctional organization even as they moved on from regime to coach. In fact, when the...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvard triumvirate now running the show in Cleveland

If IQ points translated into victories, the Cleveland Browns may be the best team in the NFL next season. That's because the front office just added another Harvard alum to its brain trust in 28-year-old Andrew Berry, the team's new vice president of personnel.Berry, coming off seven years with the Colts, joins de facto general manager Sashi Brown and new chief strategy office Paul...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Browns stand: Quarterbacks

The Cleveland Browns finished another disappointing and dysfunctional season in 2015, ending the season tied for the worst record in the NFL at 3-13. This past season brought on a lot of change, including a whole new front office led by Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta and a new coaching staff led by head coach Hue Jackson. With the changes, the franchise has brought out new hope to...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns interview Brian Xanders for top personnel spot

The position might not called “general manager,” but the Cleveland Browns are interviewing candidates who have held that position just the same. The Browns have reportedly interviewed Brian Xanders – formerly of the Denver Broncos and currently of the Detroit Lions – to fill their top personnel spot. Mary Kay Cabot had the scoop. So, who is Brian Xanders? His gig is thought...
Via Waiting For Next Year
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Less saying the ‘right things,’ more ‘winning football games’

Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta held a press conference with the media Thursday and appeared on various local shows to espouse their philosophies and goals. They spoke of leadership and consensus and organization and strategy and being intellectual. They spoke about getting existing players to buy in and how much they like their new head coach and support from ownership and the great...
Via Waiting For Next Year
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns first met with DePodesta in November, plus other key takeaways from Thursday

The new brain trust for the Cleveland Browns met the media for the first time Thursday with executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta taking questions for over 35 minutes.Here are 10 key takeaways:1. DePodesta, the unconventional hire who came over from the New York Mets front office, revealed that he met with the Haslams...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brains amid brawn: Browns introduce front-office thinkers

BEREA, Ohio (AP) One's a Harvard educated lawyer, the other a baseball statistics guru. Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta seem oddly misplaced in the NFL's macho world, like a couple of high school nerds who accidentally walked into the football team's weight room on their way to the chemistry class. And while both have diverse and decorated backgrounds in professional sports, neither...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns in no rush to make decision on Johnny Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns are not in any rush to make a decision on quarterback Johnny Manziel's future. Sashi Brown, the team's newly appointed vice president of football operations, said Thursday the team is ''not in any panic to make any decision one way or another on him.'' Manziel had a second straight troubling season with Cleveland. He had more off-the-field issues and...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Eagles, Packers, Rams, & Saints

Browns Browns executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown confirmed he has the final say on the roster. (Steve Doerschuk) Brown said said of Johnny Manziel: “We’re not in a panic to make a decision one way or another on him.” (Tony Grossi) Brown said suspended WR Josh Gordon “could be back” with team if reinstated while adding: “We’d sit down with Josh and see...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns not rushing to make decision on Johnny Manziel

Sooner or later the Browns will have to make a decision on the future of quarterback Johnny Manziel but when remains to be seen. New executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said that the team is “not in a panic to make a decision” about the first round pick from two drafts ago. Brown told ESPN’s Tony Grossi that he had the final say on the Browns roster...
Via Tireball.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

5 players the Browns must move on from in 2016

Once again, the Cleveland Browns find themselves in rebuild mode with a new regime calling the shots. When new head coach Hue Jackson analyzes his roster along with new decision makers Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta, these are the players he should set free.1. Johnny ManzielManziel was given multiple opportunities in two seasons to seize the top quarterback job, but he's failed at...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cinematic NFL Playoffs, Kanye and Kendrick, and streaming Future’s new mixtape: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Monday, WFNYers. Here’s hoping that an excellent, NFL Playoff-filled weekend treated you well. At the very least, if you’re a Browns fan, you got to see what real football looks like. Who would’ve assumed that the Patriots-Chiefs game—the one with the closest spread that had many picking an upset—would’ve been the most boring of the entire lot? Watching the Cardinals...
Via Waiting For Next Year
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Browns' Paul DePodesta make the switch from MLB to NFL?

Patience wins in baseball, the sport Paul DePodesta left.Over Dayton Moore’s first six full seasons as general manager of the Kansas City Royals, the team had the worst record in the American League.In his seventh, the Royals finally finished above .500.In his eighth, they lost Game 7 of the World Series.In his ninth, they won the World Series, defeating DePodesta’s New York...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing The 2016 Cleveland Indians ZIPS Projections: What They Tell Us.

The big news in Cleveland sports Tuesday was the hiring of Paul Depodesta by the Cleveland Browns. As the Chief Strategy Officer, the former baseball executive will head the analytics department in hopes of contributing to the turnaround of the hapless franchise. Much like what the release of  Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball did for baseball, the hiring opened up the eyes of the...
Via Burning River Baseball
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul DePodesta’s real value is probably not “analytics” – WFNY Podcast Episode 447

Episode number 447 is with an old friend of WFNY, Jon Steiner. We discuss a lot of not-quite-sports topics in addition to some television and podcast things. Most importantly we talk about what we think the real value of Paul DePodesta is for the Cleveland Browns and we don’t think it has a lot to do with that nebulous term “analytics.” This podcast is brought to you by Audible...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns Head Coach Search: Adam Gase off the board, Matt Patricia a good fit?

While the news of Paul DePodesta being hired as an upper level executive to the Cleveland Browns has shaken the landscape, the team continues its quest to find the next head coach for the franchise. Thus far, eight candidates have been identified and seven of those have reportedly been interviewed. Only Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther has not been confirmed. As the Browns...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Ricciardi, Cespedes and Uribe

With Paul DePodesta leaving for the Cleveland Browns, will J.P Ricciardi now take on a bigger role? Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Ricciardi is open to it, even though he enjoys his current job as special assistant. Ricciardi has worked mostly with the minors and player development during his time with the Mets. Formerly the GM of the Blue Jays from 2001 to 2009,...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Connor Cook, 49ers, Browns, Seahawks, & Steelers

Connor Cook Dane Brugler reports that MSU QB Connor Cook has declined the invite to participate in this year’s Senior Bowl. Brugler isn’t surprised that Cook elected to decline the invite, but still thinks it’s a disappointing decision on his part. According to Brugler, Cook’s decision isn’t due to injury, but believes it could be spun this way in the coming weeks. ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Cleveland Browns head coaching search

The Cleveland Browns fired both head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer. The Browns have made Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta the new decision makers in the front office. Those are the men in charge of finding the next coach of the Cleveland Browns. With only one coaching position filled there is no shortage of candidates and the Browns have now brought multiple candidates...
Via isportsweb.com
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Looking back at the 1998 dream team Indians front office

Paul DePodesta coming back to Cleveland, albeit to the Browns rather than the Indians, inspired a look back at an Indians 1998 front office that might be paralleled by only the 1994 Cleveland Browns coaching staff in terms of lasting league legacy. Sports On Earth’s Anthony Castrovince took a look back at the members and influence of that All-Star 1989 front office. At one time...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Home DePo: A non-interview with Paul DePodesta

There have been many people weighing in on what the Cleveland Browns hiring of Paul DePodesta means. What could a guy who spent the majority of his career in baseball actually contribute to a football team? SI’s Tom Verducci had some fantastic insights into how Browns owner Jimmy Haslam went about the process of finding him and some of what it might mean. But how much of it...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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