December 20, 2014

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Browns QB Johnny Manziel fully embraces role as starter, calls it ‘dream come true’

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel skipped the Cavaliers game Tuesday night to hole up inside Browns headquarters with the newly constructed game plan. He arrived for the walkthrough and practice Wednesday with sharpened focus and heightened determination. Manziel has embraced his new job as starting quarterback with every millimeter of his 5-foot-11¾ frame. “It’s a dream Read More…

Browns notes: Special team standout wrote ‘I Can’t Breathe’ on shirt to raise awareness

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Browns ace special teamer and backup safety Johnson Bademosi wrote “I Can’t Breath” on his T-shirt for pregame warmups Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. He wanted to promote awareness and accountability, and express himself. “I’m just a human being, at the end of the day,” Bademosi said Monday. “Apart from my race, apart from my job, Read More…

Report: Browns rookie QB Johnny Manziel to start Sunday

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Buckle up, Browns fans. Johnny Manziel is your new starting quarterback. It took seven months, three quarterback decisions and the fall of a hometown hero. Coach Mike Pettine made the change Tuesday. Manziel will start Sunday at home against the Bengals. The move was expected after Brian Hoyer struggled for the fourth straight week Sunday Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine leaning toward making switch to rookie QB Johnny Manziel

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BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine sounds like he’s seen enough of quarterback Brian Hoyer, whose rapidly declining play has been a primary factor in the team’s recent slide. So cue the band and contact ESPN: Rookie Johnny Manziel is in line to make his first NFL start Sunday against Cincinnati. Pettine said Monday he hadn’t Read More…

QB Brian Hoyer bombs again as Cleveland’s playoff hopes dealt big blow by Colts’ comeback

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CLEVELAND — Playing for his job and quite possibly his future in Cleveland, quarterback Brian Hoyer came up short. And long. And wide. In the biggest game of his career, he was again a shadow of his former self, misfiring repeatedly as his personal slide stretched to four games. And rookie Johnny Manziel never left Read More…

Browns Josh Gordon, Brian Hoyer working on improving chemistry

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BEREA — The talent, production and Pro Bowl trip suggest otherwise, but receiver Josh Gordon remains a work in progress in his third season. Gordon’s struggling to master the nuances of coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s offense in his return from suspension. He read the coverage incorrectly Sunday in the loss to Buffalo and ran the wrong Read More…

Browns Notes: Coordinator Jim O’Neil calls Joe Haden ‘best corner in football’

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BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine was grateful for the question about cornerback Joe Haden and raved about him for sentence after sentence. Defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil cut to the chase. “I think he’s the best corner in football,” O’Neil said Thursday. Haden has recovered beautifully after a rough start to the season. After giving up Read More…

Gordon still work in progress

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — The talent, production and Pro Bowl trip suggest otherwise, but receiver Josh Gordon remains a work in progress in his third season. Gordon’s struggling to master the nuances of coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s offense in his return from suspension. He read the coverage incorrectly Sunday in the loss to Buffalo Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel remains backup, uses decision as motivation

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BEREA — For the second time in four months, Johnny Manziel lost the decision to Brian Hoyer. He vowed to not let that happen again. “All this is going to do is motivate me to come in here to work every day, come to practice and continue to elevate my game to where next time Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer keeps starting job, calls it ‘business as usual’ as coach Mike Pettine chooses continuity

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BEREA — Brian Hoyer waited for the decision like the rest of the NFL world. He was the only one whose dream job was in jeopardy of being ripped away with four games left in a season with playoff possibilities. First-year coach Mike Pettine ended the suspense Wednesday morning, telling Hoyer he’s still the starting Read More…