August 21, 2014

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Brian Dulik: Just because Browns draft lacks pizzazz, doesn’t mean it’s not right way to go

If you live for the NFL Draft and all of its monotonous overhype, then the Browns definitely ruined your weekend. But if you place more importance on Cleveland actually winning games, then CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi deserve two hearty pats on the back. Instead of wasting midround picks — and salary-cap Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns pick of Barkevious Mingo might seem safe, but that works just fine

New Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo dressed the part Thursday night, arriving at the NFL Draft wearing a brown tie and an orange pocket square. The Louisiana State product also said the right things, telling Cleveland reporters, “I think I can be as good as I want to be — and I want to be Read More…

NFL Draft 2013: Oregon’s Dion Jordan hardly a Duck out of water when it comes to the 3-4

Dion Jordan has the body of an NBA small forward (6-foot-6, 248 pounds), the strides of a deer and the quick-twitch fibers of a sprinter (4.54 in the 40) and the motor of a supercharged V8. He’d be the result if a general manager asked a scientist to build a 3-4 outside linebacker. “When you’re Read More…

(Updated) Browns on hold: Eagles enter picture as serious contender for Oregon coach Chip Kelly

The courting of Chip Kelly continues. The Browns had hoped to finalize a deal with the University of Oregon coach, but as of Sunday morning he hadn’t decided between the Eagles, the Browns and returning to Oregon. It’s a fascinating duel between Browns CEO Joe Banner and the Eagles’ front office. Banner helped run the Read More…