Posts Tagged ‘Cleveland Browns’

QB or Not QB. That is the Question.

Monday, April 21st, 2014

When it comes to the 4th pick in the draft, Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine may be left scratching their heads. (photo: Contributor, Ryan Alton

The NFL off-season is aptly nicknamed “the silly season” due to the amount of misinformation and rumors that exist from teams constantly in pursuit of a competitive advantage.  For those in the game, it’s considered silly because you can’t truly put faith in anything you see or hear.  For those on the outside, it’s because it seems downright ridiculous that teams go to such lengths to conceal even the most inane details about what they’re doing and why.  All of this is never more true than during the two-week lead up to the NFL Draft.  The smoke is awfully thick out there and it’s only getting worse.  In fact, with the draft being pushed back to May this year, it seems we’ve long by-passed silly and gone straight to ludicrous season.  So take that for what it’s worth as you follow along with my thoughts here…

Cleveland Browns Seven Round 2014 NFL Mock Draft

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Don’t be surprised if Mike Evans is the top wide receiver on the Browns’ draft board (Photo: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports) Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Mock drafts are immensely popular. For the hopeful, mocks offer exciting possibilities. For those who love to argue, mocks provide fodder. Dozens (hundreds maybe – who has time to count?) of sites publish mock drafts and update them frequently. Mocks may come in a “best guess” format, or a “what I would do” format. They may be one round, two rounds, seven rounds, whatever. Hell, if you scroll through your twitter timeline right now there is probably some kind of mock draft happening. You can even simulate the draft right here if you’re into that sort of thing. Perhaps it’s this over saturation that has caused me to avoid doing one of my own this year. Or it could be that my last offering, from April 24, 2013, was so hopelessly inaccurate that it caused me to become subconsciously gun-shy. Still, I couldn’t just retire from the mock draft game, so with 35 days to go until the real deal, I decided to dust off the Magic Eight Ball. But did I opt for the “Seven Round Browns Mock Draft” over one that included every team in the league? All signs point to “yes.” (more…)

Breaking Down the Contracts of Karlos Dansby and Donte Whitner

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Pictured: Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Day One of NFL Free Agency (Photo: Staff Writer: Mikey Tricarichi

I’ve been receiving a lot of questions on twitter regarding details of transactions made by The Cleveland Browns on the first day of the 2014 NFL League Year. I’ll go over them somewhat chronologically. I’ll also touch on other news points of the day that need some explanation. (more…)

Another End of Season’s Greetings

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Maybe God hates Cleveland because Browns fans still believe in Santa. Just sayin. Contributor: Ryan Alton

Well, here we are again.  It seems like only yesterday I was outlining my first post for our newly-minted site here at  It was about a year ago (December 21st, to be exact) and one of my first ventures was to project the outlook for the latest “most crucial off-season in Cleveland Browns history”.  That one, coming after the grim and disappointing end to the Randy Lerner via Mike Holmgren Era, where a change at the top would lead to systematic upheaval in every facet of the organization.  As has been the case far too often in Brownstown, change was needed and change was indeed coming. (more…)

Browns Film Room: The Rise of Jordan Cameron

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Third-year tight end Jordan Cameron has exceeded all expectations thus far in 2013. (photo: Editor: Brendan Leister

When the Cleveland Browns selected USC tight end and former college basketball player Jordan Cameron with the 102nd pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, they made the selection with the future in mind.  This was extremely apparent during Cameron’s first two seasons as he produced a mere 26 catches for 259 yards and one touchdown in 22 games.  Cameron always showed the athletic ability to be the type of mismatch that teams are looking for at the tight end position in today’s NFL, but the opportunities just simply were not there for him to prove his worth. (more…)

Browns Film Room: Packaged Plays and Reading Defenders

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Rob Chudzinski and Norv Turner have incorporated some innovative wrinkles into the Browns offense. (photo: Editor: Brendan Leister

With more and more NFL teams implementing innovative concepts and philosophies on offense (especially from the college and high school ranks), it is important that teams do not fall behind.  With this in mind, a few plays caught my eye while watching the Cleveland Browns defeat the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals the past two weeks.  Although each may have looked like just another simple play in a quick viewing of the live broadcast, there was a forward-thinking approach to the design of each of the plays. (more…)

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