Stuffed Grossi

The first question that new Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams fielded from the local media came from veteran beat writer Tony Grossi. I found it fascinating enough to transcribe. Grossi: Gregg, you sound like a straight shooter so let’s cut to the chase. How have you changed since the suspension? Williams: And we’re not here […]

Outlining the off-season

The Browns organization was embarrassed and dismayed by their 1-15 record this past season. Expectations for the second year of the Sashi Brown/John DePodesta/Hue Jackson team — and the sixth year of the Haslam regime — are for a quantum leap toward success. It’s pithy to say that there’s nowhere to go but up, but […]

Former Browns in the playoffs

Several former Browns could be suiting up in the playoffs this weekend, when the final eight teams all compete to advance to the conference championship games. Among them are four of Cleveland’s first-round picks, two second-rounders, and one third. Four of these ex-Browns were signed as unrestricted free agents by these playoff teams. Saturday: Seattle […]

That cold steel finish

Fourteen years ago today, the Browns last participated in the playoffs. They couldn’t stanch a Steeler comeback. The season ended there, near the Confluence, as it did in their previous post-season appearance eight years earlier as the original Browns. This current playoff drought is approaching double the length of that 1994-2002 dry spell that included […]