July 1, 2016


Plenty of worse options than Mangini to coach Browns

Eric Mangini is a good family man with a sharp football mind. He also inspires great loyalty from those around him and is nothing like the ogre that many outsiders portray him as.
Unfortunately, none of those qualities figure to be enough to save his job as the coach of the Browns.
Barring an unexpected turn of […] Read More…

Browns notes: Has Phil Dawson made his last kick?

CLEVELAND — When Phil Dawson waved goodbye to the fans Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium, he also might have been saying farewell to the franchise.
The final member of the Browns’ 1999 expansion squad became an unrestricted free agent following Cleveland’s 41-9 drubbing by the Pittsburgh Steelers, making his return to the team unlikely.
“It’s been an […] Read More…

Browns’ Mike Bell eager to show what he can do if Peyton Hillis can’t go

BEREA – Browns running back Mike Bell has suited up with two teams and played in 14 games this season, but he has only carried the football 42 times.
That number could grow exponentially Sunday when Cleveland hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers in its season finale.
Standout starter Peyton Hillis did not practice all week because of sore […] Read More…

Browns notes: Coaches know they might not be around next week

BEREA – Browns coach Eric Mangini’s final scheduled press conference of the regular season occurred  Friday morning.
Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll met with the media in the afternoon.
Not surprisingly, the main topic at all three sessions was the same: Will any of them be employed in the same capacity next season?
“(My […] Read More…

Browns notes: Hillis’ recent slide continues

CLEVELAND — Browns running back Peyton Hillis’ breakthrough season isn’t ending with a flourish.
The Pro Bowl hopeful was held to 35 rushing yards on 12 carries Sunday in Cleveland’s 20-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
It marked the fourth time in six games that Hillis has been held below 60 yards on the ground, but this […] Read More…

Cavaliers knock off Knicks in overtime, snap 10-game losing skid

CLEVELAND – Amar’e Stoudemire has played as well as anyone in the NBA this season, but he wasn’t even the best player on the court Saturday.
That honor went to Anderson Varejao, who put the Cavaliers on his back and ended their 10-game losing streak.
The mop-topped Brazilian collected 14 points, a season-high 17 rebounds and a […] Read More…

Browns notes: Delhomme struggles to get anything going

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme gave his critics even more fodder Sunday afternoon.
Delhomme threw one costly interception, lost a fumble and only completed 12 of 20 passes, paving the way for Cleveland’s 13-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He also failed to reach the end zone on a heave from the 43-yard […] Read More…

Browns take a big step backward

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — For the second year in a row, the Browns and Buffalo Bills played one of the worst NFL games anyone will ever see.
Actually, the fans in Western New York couldn’t even watch it because it was blacked out on local television — making them the only true winners Sunday afternoon.
The Bills’ […] Read More…

Browns: Colt McCoy on the mend, but still not ready to return yet

BEREA – Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy is going to Miami with the rest of the Browns, but he will not play Sunday against the Dolphins.
“It’s just a bummer,” he said Friday, echoing the feelings of many Browns fans. “I had never missed a practice, never missed a game, and I kind of pride myself on […] Read More…

Browns notes: Injuries to key players piling up

CLEVELAND — Linebacker Scott Fujita and cornerback Sheldon Brown are arguably the Browns’ two most important players on defense.
Both, however, were reduced to being spectators for the majority of Sunday’s 26-20 overtime loss to the Jets.
Fujita exited with a knee injury in the second quarter, while Brown suffered a bruised shoulder midway through the first. […] Read More…