NFL: Former Browns pass rusher Alex Hall crushing QBs in Canada

Former Cleveland Browns player Alex Hall is sacking quarterbacks at an astonishing rate in the CFL. Hall plays for the Roughriders and had 16 sacks in the 18-game regular season. Hall finished second in the league behind Charleston Hughes, who had 18 sacks for the year. Hall was originally drafted by the Browns in the seventh round in 2008. He had three sacks in his rookie year,...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns missed a big opportunity with first impression

POTUSA rocking Browns fans with “Peaches” Another year began for the Cleveland Browns as so many years have begun for the Cleveland Browns. It wasn’t a miserable nightmare game. It wasn’t a gut-punch that will last in any sort of misery memory bank. That bank is rich with much bigger and grandiose currency than what transpired yesterday in Cleveland against the Dolphins....
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Key Browns Under The Radar

Trent Richardson. Brandon Weeden. Joe Haden. We know these guys are absolutely critical to any progress the Browns can hope to have this upcoming season. That much is obvious. But, what about the not-so-obvious? As we get ramped up for Miami on Sunday, after watching the four preseason games, reading press conference transcripts, and having a lot of time to think, here are five guys...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackson has seen plenty, hopes to see more wins

BEREA, Ohio - At this time of the preseason and training camp, many young players are fighting for their NFL lives and many older players are just getting restless. Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson proudly counts himself among the old guys. "Anxious is a good way to say it," Jackson admitted earlier this week. "Cranky? Maybe a little. I'm old enough to...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Which Browns veteran is most likely to be replaced?

Here today, gone tomorrow. No, I’m not talking about Ezequiel Carrera or the pipeline of stating pitchers that goes from Columbus to Cleveland. In the NFL, players aren’t guaranteed next year. Every year plenty of veterans around the league sweat through roster cuts before, during and after training camp. Those wearing the Orange and Brown are no different. We’ve also seen...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Browns cornerback situation as it exists today

The Browns have a lot of cornerbacks on the roster, believe it or not. Everyone knows about Joe Haden and Buster Skrine at this point, but let’s go over the rest to see just how daunting a task it might or might not be to field a starting backfield with these guys. Remember, the Browns need a starter on the outside opposite Joe Haden and then will need to decide who best fits the...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

WFNY Roundtable: Browns draft predictions for the 1st round

Per an annual tradition, WaitingForNextYear presents its annual NFL Draft predictions. We hope you enjoy our takes and we look forward to watching — for better and for worse — tonight with you at the Map Room. 1) It’s Draft Day. In your prediction, what will the Cleveland Browns end up doing in the first round? Jacob: After all the talk and all the rumors, I think the Browns...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Browns and the First Round: Dee Milliner

We are less than a week from the NFL Draft, also known as the most important day of the year for your Cleveland Browns. With (another) new regime taking over the reigns and new schemes in place on both sides of the ball, it is crucial that Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi, Ray Farmer, Rob Chudzinski and the crew nail these three days. It all starts Thursday night with the primetime First...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The impact of free agency on the Browns’ draft strategy

Stop me if you’ve heard this one- which came first, the chicken or the egg? When it comes to the Browns and the 2013 NFL Draft, the question might apply. When the Browns made wholesale coaching changes, it appeared that a certain draft strategy would be in place. Ray Horton’s defense would require several pieces. An outside linebacker/edge rusher seemed the highest priority....
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April 18, 2013  |  1 Comment

Weeden ready for competition at Browns camp

BEREABrandon Weeden was ready for the questions surrounding his future with the Browns. First, would the Browns replace him during the off-season? First, I havent listened to (the speculation), Weeden said after the first minicamp practice. And thats the nature of this business. I can only control what I can control. Theyre not going to set me out there if I dont win games. You have...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Potential Browns’ targets Jennings, Cason, and Schwartz sign elsewhere

With Joe Banner stating the Browns are done making big moves in free agency Browns fans will most likely have to get used to sitting back in the recliner and watching potential free agents fly off the board (Not that this is anything new). In the last 24 hours three names the Browns have been linked to have signed their names to the dotted line elsewhere. Former Green Bay wide receiver...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Brendan Leister talks Browns pickups – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-13

I’ve known about Brendan Leister and his work analyzing the Browns for a long time. He’s been active in various capacities for years, in fact. 70,000+ tweets if you need him. Anyway, he doesn’t approach the Browns like a fan, preferring to stick to the technical scouting approach. With that in mind, I wanted to talk to him about the Browns’ signings so far, what it means...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns Pre-Draft Strategy

Season SummaryThe best way to sum up the Browns 2012 season is to copy and paste the season summary from any of the past five seasons. From 2008 through 2012, the Browns have won a total of 23 games. To you and me, that's an average of 4.6 wins/year and we all know there are 16 games in a full season, so you can do this math.Losses = 16 - 4.6, so losses equals 11.4. It's...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns 2013 Offseason Preview

The Cleveland Browns, who finished last in the AFC North and below .500 (a recurring trend) in 2012, aren’t nearly as far away from success as they may seem. They have some potentially powerful pieces in place, and their gameplay has been fine-tuned to compete against the other hard-nosed opponents in their division. Still, they do have several major needs to address, and until...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Expectations remain unchanged as Browns changes continue

I’m feeling surprisingly good about the Cleveland Browns right now. I know that sounds funny to say at this point in the year. I’ve been kind of down on them with all the unknown variables hanging in the air, but a week out of the loop 1 gave me a bit of perspective on the team and just what they’ve done so far this off-season. Let’s just say the word “rebuild” hasn’t...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

What moves should the Browns make in free agency?

There is no question that there is a pretty sizable gap between the upper echelon of the NFL and the Browns. The roster as currently constructed is very young but the Browns could make some judicious moves that could help them speed up the process quicker and give them a shot to make a push for the playoffs in 2013. Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner said they arent going to make moves...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Offseason Needs: Cleveland Browns

1. Pass-rusher New Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton has yet to commit running a 3-4 or 4-3 defense, but regardless of the system he runs he’ll need another guy who can get to the quarterback. Jabaal Sheard is the Browns only legitimate pass-rush threat. A versatile prospect such as Dion Jordan or Jarvis Jones would make sense with the sixth pick. 2. Offensive Guard...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Random thoughts on the Cleveland Browns

Thoughts, observations and rambling incoherencies on some matters related to the Cleveland Browns: Item: Jimmy Haslam told reporters at the Cleveland Sports Awards Thursday night that a decision on re-signing placekicker Phil Dawson would be up to new GM Mike Lombardi and the coaching staff. Thought: Whats to decide? (The new coaches) are just now starting to look at our team...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Four Questions

1. What will the Browns do with Sheldon Brown and Joshua Cribbs?Two of the Browns' biggest free agent decisions this offseason will be wide receiver/kick returner Joshua Cribbs and cornerback Sheldon Brown. Cribbs has been with Cleveland since being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2005, and has been one of the premiere return men in the league over that span, having returned...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns 2013 Needs

The Browns have played in just 1 playoff game since 1994 (they were deactivated for 3 years in that stretch, but still). Lack of continuity continues to be an issue for them and it won’t get any better for them next season. They have a new owner who has brought in a new GM and front office, which will bring in a new Head Coach once again. That Head Coach is expected to be Chip...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns 2012- Winners and Losers

I thought today we would eschew the typical gameday winners and losers piece, and just move to a season long winners and losers. Beware of low hanging fruit. Let’s try to be a little insightful or creative with these. WINNER: Mitchell Schwartz. The second round RT played every snap of every game his rookie season I believe, and was effective doing it. There was a learning curve...
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December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Versus Browns: Prediction & 7 Keys To The Game – Week 17

The Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns will be the 2012 season finale and perhaps look and feel like a preseason game from back in August, except only in cold weather. There are so many potential line up changes in the game today, and so many different players that might see the field that it is hard to really zero in on certain keys. We will give it ago...
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December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns name Lewis starting QB

Once practice ended on Friday, quarterback Thad Lewis was approached by Browns coach Pat Shurmur, who had great news for the third-stringer. ''He said, `You're the man,''' Lewis said. And just like that, Lewis became Cleveland's starter Sunday in the season finale at Pittsburgh, where he will take his first regular-season NFL snaps against the Steelers...
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December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL News: Weeden, Richardson and Brown listed as “out” for Sunday

Cleveland Browns cornerback Sheldon Brown’s streak of consecutive games played will end at 175 and he will miss the team’s Week 17 barn-burner against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brown suffered a concussion midway through the Browns’ Week 16 loss to the Denver Broncos when wide receiver Brandon Stokley lowered a shoulder into him on a pick play to free up Demaryius Thomas on...
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December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns sign QB Josh Johnson

The Cleveland Browns have signed free agent quarterback Josh Johnson. Johnson replaced safety Usama Young on the roster Wednesday as the Browns look for protection at quarterback, where starter Brandon Weeden went out with a sprained right shoulder in Cleveland's 34-12 loss in Denver on Sunday. Young sustained a thumb injury that likely will require surgery. He joins a battered...
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December 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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