Category Archives: history

Curses set aside, Browns take playoff push to KC

This blog started way back in 2002, one wild ride of a season, which featured the last Browns playoff team. Until now. Second-year coach Butch Davis‘ pro peak started with Dwayne Rudd serving up a Kansas City win in the form of an ill-advised celebratory helmet toss just before the end of what should’ve been […]

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 […]

Legendary fifty-fortitude

I wouldn’t be much of a Browns blogger without offering a brief appreciation of Tom DeLeone, the center of the Kardiac Kids who passed away yesterday at age 65. Like many on that fondly remembered team, including his roommate Brian Sipe, DeLeone was an overachiever. One of the smallest linemen in the league at 245 […]

HC as his own offensive coordinator: more than one dawg can chew?

his own offensive coordinator

Word comes from new head coach Hue Jackson that he’ll most likely serve as his own offensive coordinator and call the plays for the 2016 Browns. That means incumbent OC John DeFilippo is out, as is QB coach Kevin O’Connell. There’s no doubt that Jackson is a gifted offensive mind. His success in calling plays […]

Jackson reaction: Does a coach’s area of expertise matter?

I like challenges, and boy, what a challenge! — Browns head coach Hue Jackson, Jan. 13, 2016 Let the honeymoon commence! Congratulations are in order for the Haslams and their new executive team for landing their apparent first choice for head coach. But for the balance of today’s post, let’s look at what difference an […]