CLEVELAND — Eight days can be an eternity in the NFL.
Long enough to drop two rivalry games in humiliating fashion, fall out of playoff contention, discourage a fan base and lose another starting quarterback.
The Browns’ week-plus from hell ended Sunday with a 27-11 loss to the Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium and quarterback Jason Campbell dazed …Read More
BEREA — Tank Carder was a two-time Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and the 2011 Rose Bowl MVP while at Texas Christian.
In the NFL, though, his contributions have largely occurred on special teams for the Browns.
“That’s my role, I’m a full-phase special teams guy,” Carder said Thursday following practice. “But if I …Read More
BEREA — Jason Campbell’s struggles against the Bengals surprised his coaches and teammates.
They’ll be stunned if he doesn’t rebound with a solid performance Sunday vs. the Steelers.
“Throughout Jason’s career he’s had some tough times, some times he was down and he’s always been able to come back from that,” said defensive end Desmond Bryant, who …Read More
Two extra-strength aspirin. A gallon of Gatorade. A large chocolate milkshake.
The Browns better go with their best cure, because they can’t let the hangover from the humbling 41-20 loss to the Bengals on Sunday linger. The Steelers visit this week in a make-or-break matchup.
The winner will improve to 5-6 and stay in the mix for …Read More
The Cleveland Browns’ $120 million plan to “modernize” FirstEnergy Stadium is a significant step closer to reality.
The Browns and the administration of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson reached an agreement Tuesday to fund the project proposed by the team last week.
BEREA — Guard Jason Pinkston thanked the pilots, drove home and didn’t let go of his little girl.
“I got my daughter and held her for a good 30 minutes, just kissing her, telling her I love her,” Pinkston said Monday.
He was shaken by the short flight Sunday night from Cincinnati to Cleveland. Strong winds caused …Read More
BEREA — Great teams rise to the occasion. The Browns fell flat.
“That’s the hardest thing to try and get over is knowing that you had a great opportunity, especially being able to play for something this late in the year,” receiver Davone Bess said.
The Browns survived a turbulent flight Sunday night from Cincinnati and returned …Read More
CINCINNATI — Browns cornerback Joe Haden scored his first NFL touchdown and posted his initial two-interception game Sunday in Cincinnati’s 41-20 victory at Paul Brown Stadium.
The fourth-year pro also held Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green to a career-low 7 yards on two receptions, but wasn’t in the mood to celebrate either of his accomplishments.
On a rainy afternoon in downtown Cincinnati, the Browns’ playoff hopes were submerged in the Ohio River.
Cleveland’s offense was overmatched and its special teams were anything but, allowing the Bengals to come from behind for a 41-20 rout Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
The loss essentially eliminated the Browns from the AFC North Division race, but …Read More
CINCINNATI — Meaningful turned maddening. Relevant became ridiculous. A chance for first place devolved into a fight to stay out of last.
All in a historically horrid second quarter that made last week’s talk of the Browns being in playoff contention seem premature, if not absurd.