Browns sure to improve Hard Knocks effect

Browns have done plenty of drafting in recent years. Now they’ve been drafted. The NFL has put Berea in the spotlight for the HBO series Hard Knocks. The reality show focuses on one team’s storylines during training camp. Coaches don’t generally welcome the potential distraction from preparing for the coming season. So when no franchise […]

On with the Scho

God knows it’s a cliché, but he really looks like an ordinary Joe. No way you’d see Joe Schobert walk into the room and figure him for a Pro Bowl middle linebacker. Maybe a sixth-grade social studies teacher. Maybe a whitewater rafting guide, fit, fresh-faced, and friendly. But in fact, the only 2017 Cleveland Brown to […]

One amazing Jarvis Landry stat and why it matters

When the Browns swapped a fourth-rounder and future seventh for three-time Pro Bowl WR Jarvis Landry, they knew the ex-Dolphin would signal a seismic splash on several levels. Foremost is his sheer productivity. In his four pro seasons, Landry has never missed a game, despite touching the ball 565 times on receptions, returns, rushes, and […]

The nadir no more?

A mere 381 days ago, I announced that this was officially the worst Browns team ever and the worst time to be a Browns fan other than “The Move.” In the meantime, the team has won exactly one football game. They would somehow have to win another one just to be good enough for Coach […]

RIP John Thierry

In the past 11 weeks, not only have the Browns lost every game this season, but three people I know in real life, all middle-aged guys like me, have sustained and survived major cardiac events. Sadly, former Brown John Thierry is gone at 46. The former Bears first-round pick suffered a heart attack Friday. He […]