In Denver, Browns Pound Nails In Kitchens’ Coffin

The Cleveland Browns were supposed to right the ship against the Denver Broncos. The “easy” second half of Cleveland’s schedule was beginning, with pressure aplenty, most notably for head coach Freddie Kitchens. What should have been a launching point turned out to be a disaster, one that may have all but sealed the fate of […]

Browns Turn the Game Over to Seahawks

The Cleveland Browns responded to their 31-3 beatdown at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers by taking a 20-6 lead over the Seattle Seahawks by the beginning of the second quarter. But after that, Seattle outscored Cleveland 26-8, dropping the Browns to 2-4. What should have been a blowout in Cleveland’s favor turned into […]

Embarrassing: Browns weren’t ready for some football

Pathetic. That’s the only word to describe Cleveland’s Monday night performance against the San Francisco 49ers. Every single player save special-teamers Austin Seibert, Jamie Gillan, and Tavierre Thomas embarrassed themselves. It was a top-to-bottom dud for the Browns, with really no positives to glean. There was not a 28-point talent difference in the 49ers favor, […]

Play calling, field vision rank high on Browns’ fix-it list

Mayfield and Kitchens

Moral victories offer only some comfort in the absence of tangible ones. There are worse ways to lose than 20-13 to the defending NFC champions. But the Cleveland Browns should have beaten the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football. The defense, without its starting WILL linebacker and entire secondary, gave up just 20 points […]

New book shines as a reflection of Bakermania

Baker Mayfield book offer

A unique addition to the Browns bibliography is out now. And I don’t mean out injured. The opposite, really: available. It’s a fun keepsake bio of Baker Mayfield himself. Baker Mayfield: Feeling Dangerous is unofficial, unaffiliated photo and feature journalism writ nice and large, considering its 24-year old star subject. The full 8 1/2-by-11-inch glossy […]

Storytelling time

Arrright, it’s gettin’ real. Training camp is behind us. So is the starters’ last tuneup game, a decidedly mixed bag. We can now see much more about this team’s strengths and vulnerabilities. But I’m not quite ready to slice and dice all that just yet. Why boil it down for the other NFL teams, who […]

Get set for free tastes of summer Camp Kitchens

2014 training camp qbs

It’s summer now. Hot dawg days, long but subtly diminishing. Time for vacations, for roaming far afield, maybe setting up camp. Well, our Browns have settled on theirs, dispelling murmurs of Central Ohio interest, and reportedly re-committing to Berea through 2039. The team’s HQ and training facility will stay in the city-owned site. And with […]