April 18, 2014

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Browns fire Chudzinski after 4-12 season

Rob Chudzinski didn’t make it to 2014 as coach of the Browns. He was fired Sunday night after one season and a little less than a year on the job. The Browns made the announcement at about 9:30 p.m. The Browns finished the season 4-12 after a 20-7 loss to the Steelers on Sunday. They Read More…

Browns: Wide receiver Gordon has plenty of lofty goals for 2014

BEREA — Josh Gordon exceeded his goals and gained a ton of confidence this season. It’s obvious in his expectations for 2014. “Hands down just be outright the best wide receiver in the NFL,” he said Thursday. Those are strong words for a 22-year-old finishing his second season. Detroit’s Calvin Johnson is widely considered the Read More…

Browns: Chudzinski, staff keep having to make fixes

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski has lost six straight and nine of 10. His team is drawing unfavorable comparisons to the 2012 edition led by Pat Shurmur. He needs a win Sunday vs. Pittsburgh in the finale to match the 5-11 record Shurmur recorded before he was fired. After a slightly longer honeymoon period than Read More…

Browns: Horton rips defense for recent failures

BEREA — Browns coordinator Ray Horton spent most of the season praising his defense, talking up his roster and citing favorable statistics to support his claims. Thursday, he harshly criticized his players for failing to handle the pressure of close games. Three straight blown leads in the fourth quarter will have that effect on a Read More…

Browns: Cameron’s season likely over due to concussion

Browns tight end Jordan Cameron, right, is likely out for the season with a concussion. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Tight end Jordan Cameron’s breakthrough season could have a disappointing conclusion. Cameron has a concussion, didn’t practice Wednesday and is unlikely to play Sunday vs. the New York Jets in New Jersey. The season finale is the following week in Pittsburgh. Cameron missed the final two games of last season with a concussion. Read More…

Browns commentary: Baker deserves chance

Is it possible Edwin Baker is the solution for a Browns running game that’s been a black hole all season? Highly unlikely. But with only two games left in another season swirling down the drain, he deserves a chance. Even if he arrived a week ago off Houston’s practice squad without an NFL carry. Baker Read More…

Browns: Gordon gets Rice’s endorsement

BEREA — Jerry Rice expects to be joined by Browns receiver Josh Gordon at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Rice, considered the greatest receiver in NFL history, brought up Gordon when discussing the league’s best receivers Monday during a conference call to promote the new Pro Bowl format. Rice and Deion Sanders will serve as Read More…

Browns: Learning how to finish

Chicago wide receiver Brandon Marshall, right,  makes a catch against Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden. After getting injured Sunday, Haden isn’t sure if he will be able to play in either of the next two games. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Cornerback Joe Haden was still in a lot of pain Monday afternoon with a hip pointer and wasn’t sure if he’ll be able to finish the season. He’s absolutely certain the defense and team must learn to finish games. “We have to do better,” he said Monday. “A lot of the (negative attention) Read More…

Browns commentary: Horton’s unit needs to step up

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, though, and it’s time to start blaming the Browns’ defense. For the third time in three weeks, Cleveland squandered a fourth-quarter lead in spectacular fashion Sunday afternoon, allowing 21 points in a nine-minute span to hand the Chicago Bears Read More…

Browns: Cleveland blows lead in fourth yet again

CLEVELAND — The Browns scored two defensive touchdowns. They got a spark and a touchdown from running back Edwin Baker, who arrived Tuesday and had never carried the ball in an NFL game. They led three times. As is almost always the case with the Browns, none of it mattered. The Browns ended their home Read More…