February 1, 2015

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Two candidates for Browns offensive coordinator job out of mix

The Browns lost out on a pair of offensive coordinator candidates Thursday. Bill Callahan agreed to become offensive line coach for Washington. He had been coordinator with the Cowboys, but had play-calling duties taken away for the 2014 season. Callahan and Browns coach Mike Pettine worked together with the Jets. Pettine was interested in hiring Read More…

Browns: Coach Mike Pettine could choose familiarity when hiring offensive coordinator

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With Browns coach Mike Pettine’s search for an offensive coordinator reaching near and far, he could find himself faced with a difficult decision. Play it safe or take another risk. Pettine’s list of candidates features choices on both sides: Those who’ve worked with him and those who haven’t. For Pettine, trust could be the deciding Read More…

Browns seek to interview former head coaches Chan Gailey, Bill Callahan for offensive coordinator position

Cross a big name off the Browns’ list of offensive coordinator candidates, and add an experienced one. Greg Roman, who spent the past four years as coordinator in San Francisco, was expected to interview with the Browns on Monday, but reportedly was in negotiations to become the coordinator in Buffalo after Rex Ryan was hired Read More…

Browns: What went right, wrong in 2014

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The Browns won seven games in the recently concluded season, a noteworthy improvement from four in 2013. That’s good. They lost their final five games and six of the last seven. That’s bad. Coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer are returning for a second season in their roles. That’s good. Offensive coordinator Kyle Read More…

Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, QB coach Dowell Loggains out

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Stability only goes so far with the Browns. Despite owner Jimmy Haslam sticking with general manager Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine for next season, the Browns will have significant turnover in 2015. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains are no longer with the club, a league source confirmed Thursday to The Read More…

Browns analysis: Scott Petrak labels Johnny Manziel a bust

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I expect Johnny Manziel to be the Week 1 starter for the Browns in 2015. It’s the most likely scenario for a guy chosen with the 22nd pick on a quarterback-needy team owned by a huge fan of Manziel. I would dump Manziel at the first opportunity if I were owner Jimmy Haslam and general Read More…

Browns: Joe Thomas is team’s only All-Pro selection

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is still looking for his first playoff appearance, but he continues to pile up the individual accomplishments. Thomas was voted to his fifth Associated Press All-Pro team Friday, the most of anyone on the All-Pro roster. Last month he was named to his eighth Pro Bowl in eight seasons in Read More…

Browns Notes: GM Ray Farmer says team deciding how to proceed with WR Josh Gordon

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BEREA — Receiver Josh Gordon appears to be running out of time, and chances, with the Browns. “I’m not one to talk about my interactions with players and I’ve had conversations with Josh recent and past and when the final determination is made, Josh will be the first to know and then everybody else will Read More…

Farmer still thinks Manziel can be NFL QB

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BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer believes Johnny Manziel has the talent to be a “solid starter” — just like he felt when he drafted him No. 22 in May. It’s up to Manziel to prove, on and off the field, he’s ready for the responsibility. “I do think he can develop into a solid Read More…

Browns quarterback situation remains ‘muddy’

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BEREA — Brian Hoyer, set to become a free agent, removed the nameplate above his locker “just in case” he isn’t back next year. Johnny Manziel was a huge disappointment in his six quarters as starter and apologized again Monday for his behavior off the field. The quarterback situation that held so much promise after Read More…