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Nate Orchard Brings New Energy to the Browns

The Cleveland Browns’ defense had its ups and downs in 2014. The major issue was the inability to defend the run, which left them in the cellar amongst NFL defensive rankings. Even though the run defense gets the bulk of the blame, the pass rush was not much better.Veteran linebacker Paul Kruger led the team with 11 sacks, but there was no support alongside him. 2013 first round...
Via Pro Football Spot
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Cleveland Browns

Undrafted TE EJ Bibbs has 'come out of nowhere,' Mike Pettine says Taylor Gabriel led Cleveland in receptions, yards and had two lengthy kick ... philosophy of keeping the best players on the Browns roster – no matter how they ... Cleveland Browns: Is Duke Johnson A Legit Rookie of Year Candidate? With many worthy players that will play early, a possibly overlooked rookie...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top five plays of the second half of the Cleveland Browns season

Every NFL season there are some great plays that just amaze fans and viewers. The 2014 Cleveland Browns were no exception as they delivered some spectacular plays themselves en route to their first seven-plus win season since 2007. Here are the best plays from the second half of the Browns season that had us jumping out of our seats. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Based on chances...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel Signs First Endorsement Since Rehab

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is not nearly as popular as he once was making him not exactly the first person that comes to mind when looking for a spokesperson. He is still a popular guy and is talked about a lot, but much of the talk is negative about him. He is working on changing the public perception of him and it appears that one company is banking on him doing...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns looking to utilize Randy Starks' versatility to bolster run and pass defense

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Randy Starks still has a high motor and is expected to solidify the middle of the line to help improve against the run. Starks, 32, also provides pass-rushing from the interior while he could see snaps at his old position of defensive end in the Browns' 3-4 defense. Defensive lineman Billy Winn said that he amazed at how Starks performed at...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top five plays of the first half of Cleveland Browns’ 2014 season

Every NFL season there are some great plays that just amaze fans and viewers. The 2014 Cleveland Browns were no exception as they delivered some spectacular plays themselves en route to their first seven-plus win season since 2007. Here are the best plays from the first half of the Browns season that had us jumping out of our seats. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Fan bases most...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Terrelle Pryor: 'I just want to play football'

The Cleveland Browns are desperate for a viable starting quartback, but apparently not desperate enough to give their newest acqusition Terrelle Pryor a shot at the position. And Pryor knows he has to adjust to make himself viable in any sort of way if he doesn't want to get cut from a team for a third time in his career - and that includes what he calls a "slash-player." ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Veteran FAs the Browns Should Add to their Training Camp Roster

Jed Collins View image | Jed Collins is one of the league’s best fullbacks.  While Collins may command a bigger contract than your average fullback, and while many teams don’t want to overspend on a position that is no longer of primary importance, the Browns are in need of productive and talented offensive players and passing targets. I believe the...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Brown: I ‘encourage and support’ Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel may have lost the faith of a number of Cleveland Browns fans after the way he performed both on and off the field last season, but arguably the greatest player in franchise history still supports him. Jim Brown, who has never been shy about criticizing his former team’s players, told USA Today’s Jarrett...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrelle Pryor is going to give “slash-player deal” a chance

Have you been struggling to imagine former Ohio State standout Terrelle Pryor as anything other than a quarterback? Well, don’t worry: He has been too. After being picked up on waivers by the Browns early last week, Pryor is coming around to the idea of moving into a wide receiver role. “I’m going to give this slash-player deal a chance,” Pryor told the Pittsburgh Tribune...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrelle Pryor Plans to Give “Slash-Player Deal a Chance”

Quarterback turned wide receiver Terrelle Pryor now finds himself a member of the Cleveland Browns after being abruptly cut by the Cincinnati Bengals this month. As it stands, Pryor’s only chance to play football is to be flexible and attempt to learn the wide receiver position in order to maintain a roster spot once the Browns conclude their training camp. Pryor stated this regarding...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

If Barkevious Mingo wants more playing time, he'll have to earn it

Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo was relegated to pass coverage duty last season, but if he wants to get back to rushing the quarterback, he's going to have to earn it. Mingo, who notched just two sacks last year as he battled a bum shoulder, enters his third season competing with the emerging Scott Solomon and second-round pick Nate Orchard for time at outside linebacker. Solomon...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals DC on Johnny Manziel: “I Think He Needs More Time”

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was under center during an embarrassing 30-0 home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals towards the latter part of his rookie campaign last season. Over the course of that disastrous game, Manziel managed only 80 passing yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. This terrible performance certainly wasn’t the way the rookie wanted his...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The journey of Andrew Hawkins

Andrew Hawkins Andrew Hawkins was one of the most under the radar wide receivers last year in the NFL. Hawkins led the Cleveland Browns in receiving last year with 63 catches for 824 yards and two scores in 2014. But his journey till that point was not an easy task. After spending his college years at the University of Toledo, Hawkins was ready for the next step in his life...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Will Terrelle Pryor Make The Roster?

Terrelle Pryor Just recently the Cleveland Browns added quarterback turned wide receiver in Terrelle Pryor. Pryor looks to adjust to a new position as instead of throwing the football, he will be catching passes. Pryor has the athleticism and size to play the position as he looks to be a weapon for the team’s passing attack. The Cleveland Browns are a team that’s in desperate...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Statistics say the Cleveland Browns were among the best at tackling in 2014

The Browns defense was among the best in football last year, in a number of categories. They were eighth in passing yards allowed, ninth in points allowed, second in the league with 21 interceptions and held opponents to the lowest completion rate in the league. They also had the fewest missed tackles in the league per play, according to Pro Football Focus. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine Takes the Team on a Paint Ball Trip

There is more to building a team than just drafting the right players and practice. You have to figure out how to get the guys to come together; to work together towards a common goal. That is something that is worked on during OTAs and mini-camp, but doesn't necessarily require football players play football. All they need to do is see and end goal and work together to beat it.That...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McCown is not a mannequin

This just in: Josh McCown is not a mannequin. He is an actual human, American football player. It’s true! If you get an opportunity to attend a Cleveland Browns practice, you can see him moving about or throwing the football. He’s a big dude, 6-foot-4, 218 pounds. There are only a handful of Browns players 6-4 or taller, but most of those guys are a lot wider, so it’s pretty...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden, Joe Thomas, and Tashaun Gipson among NFL’s top 100 players

During the last few weeks, the NFL Network has released their top 100 players for the 2015 season and three Cleveland Browns made the list: Cornerback Joe Haden (No. 23), left tackle Joe Thomas (No. 25), and safety Tashaun Gipson (No. 67). The top Browns player on the list, Haden is one of the faces of the Browns franchise, along with Thomas. At No. 23, he is the fourth-ranked cornerback...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Cleveland Browns Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Hawkins took a shot at ESPN over Father’s Day tweet

Sunday was Father’s Day, and ESPN’s NFL Twitter account paid tribute to some of the dads across the league. Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins noticed something about the tweet though, and called attention to it. You get a D for diversity RT @ESPNNFL: Happy Father's Day to all the NFL Dads out there. — Andrew Hawkins (@Hawk) June 21,...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Hawkins calls out ESPN over Father's Day tweet

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, who is the father of an adorable young boy named Austin, did not appreciate the way ESPN wished the NFL a “Happy Father’s Day” on Sunday. Here’s the response Hawkins had to a collage of photos that the official ESPN NFL Twitter account shared: Happy Father's Day to all...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Setting expectations for 2015 Cleveland Browns season

Expectations come in different sizes, especially for the Cleveland Browns. The owner, front office, coaches, and players all expect to win and be competitive all season. Those who share this mindset point to the Browns 6–3 record to start last season as evidence that this team is on the rise. Others expect the Browns to be […] The post Setting expectations for 2015 Cleveland...
Via Browns Beat
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Manziel announces he’s retiring the infamous money sign

Johnny Manziel on Wednesday announced he will be formally retiring an infamous aspect of his brash Johnny Football persona beloved by many and perhaps despised by many more. The Cleveland Browns quarterback revealed that the money sign will be no more. “The money sign will not be back. I will not be making it,” Manziel...Read More The post Johnny Manziel announces he’s retiring...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Josh McCown really be Browns' unquestioned starter?

One of the most enormous surprises of the 2013 season was the play of veteran Josh McCown. In fact, McCown’s play was so good while stepping in for an injured Jay Cutler in Chicago that many suggested the Bears were insane to allow Cutler to take his starting role back over when he recovered. In 5 starts, McCown threw for 13 touchdowns, 1 interception and finished the season...
Via This Given Sunday
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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