October 22, 2014

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Scott Petrak: Bad loss to Jaguars doesn’t mean season is over

Brian Hoyer, Telvin Smith

A modest two-game winning streak ended Sunday in Jacksonville. The season didn’t. As pathetic and dismaying as the Browns’ 24-6 loss was, it was only one game. It doesn’t erase the impressive win over Pittsburgh seven days earlier — or quarterback Brian Hoyer’s eight previous starts. The Browns are 3-3 — a lot better than many Read More…

Browns lament loss to Jaguars, try to move on quickly

Brian Hoyer, John Greco, Paul McQuistan

BEREA — The disappointment hadn’t dissipated by Monday afternoon. The Browns (3-3) squandered an opportunity for a three-game winning streak, playing easily their worst game of the season in a 24-6 loss to previously winless Jacksonville. Their first two losses came on field goals on the final play. This one stung because the performance was Read More…

Jaguars pick up first win against Browns

Brian Hoyer, John Greco, Paul McQuistan

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One by one, the Browns stressed they didn’t take the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars lightly. The alternative explanation for the ugly performance wasn’t any better. “We just didn’t play well,” quarterback Brian Hoyer said. “We got our butts kicked. They handed it to us.” The Jaguars got their first win of the year Read More…

Brian Hoyer one of many who had bad day for the Browns

Brian Hoyer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coach Mike Pettine knew quarterback Brian Hoyer didn’t play well. He wanted everyone else to realize Hoyer wasn’t alone Sunday in Cleveland’s 24-6 loss to the Jaguars. “Today is a really good example of when a team wins a quarterback gets a lot of credit, and when they don’t he’s going to Read More…

Browns Notes: Offensive line suffers with Alex Mack

Brian Hoyer, Telvin Smith

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The line and the offense didn’t look the same in the first full game without two-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. The Browns averaged 2.3 yards a rush and quarterback Brian Hoyer was harassed all day. The Jaguars have a stout frontline, but the Browns missed Mack, who’s done for the season Read More…

Manziel adjusting to life on the bench

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — The Nos. 3, 32 and 36 draft picks in May will start at quarterback this weekend. The No. 22 pick, Johnny Manziel, will not. And with Brian Hoyer stringing wins and looking for a long-term contract, it’s uncertain when Manziel will get his chance to start for the Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Brian Hoyer disputes report, shuts down further talk about his contract situation

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BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer is done talking about his contract situation. But he wanted to say something first, strongly disputing a report that he wouldn’t sign a long-term extension unless the Browns planned to get rid of rookie Johnny Manziel. “I’ve said all I’ve needed to say about the topic, but I wanted to Read More…

Browns rookie RB Terrance West says benching taught him to wait patiently for his turn

Terrance West

BEREA — Terrance West wants the ball. When he doesn’t get it, he’s not happy. “I’m a team guy, but at the same time, I’m a ball hog,” the rookie running back said Wednesday. “If I could tell a coach, ‘Give me the ball every play,’ I would. I’m a ball hog, but that’s just Read More…

Browns analysis: QB Brian Hoyer belongs in Cleveland, so expect a contract extension to get done eventually

Brian Hoyer

I can’t imagine Brian Hoyer walking away from his hometown team when his contract expires after the season. I don’t think the Browns would be stupid enough to let him. A long-term deal may take awhile to get done, and the negotiations could become contentious, but Hoyer remaining in Cleveland for the rest of his Read More…

Browns: DE Armonty Bryant done for year, C Alex Mack to have surgery soon

mack bryant

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine got a sense of what beating the Steelers means to the city on his way home from the stadium Sunday. “I knew certainly a good time was had in the Muni lot,” he said Monday. “Driving by that thing, it looked like a war zone. “I’m sure a lot of Read More…