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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 […]

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 […]

The peak of pain

It’s official. The NFL, through its own website, has “honored” the Browns as the top team in their Pain Rankings. Writer Dan Hanzus’ piece is a pretty decent overview of the various disasters of the Super Bowl era, and if you haven’t seen the various videos associated with The Move, The Drive, The Fumble, Red […]

Taking the smart, unified O-line at face value

Nice to see the Browns’ offensive line getting some attention for the team’s better-than-expected ability to rush the ball, protect the passer, and — above all — score points. All hail Joe Thomas, Joel Bitonio, Alex Mack, John Greco, and Mitchell Schwartz. From yesterday’s Associated Press feature:  “Just stand near them and listen to them […]

KO takes on Jimmy

Not sure what I think of Keith Olbermann’s snarky take on JH3’s letter to fans. The not-quite-indicted billionaire surely hasn’t changed the Browns’ image away from laughingstock, and that’s an understatement. Here’s the overstatement:

Egregious Snub Publishing Nitwits

So according to ESPN, the Browns never had a first-round pick before Tim Couch came along. And Baltimore? Well, their draft lineage is the one that includes Ozzie Newsome, Clay Matthews, Eric Metcalf, yes, even Steve Everitt! Granted, more than half of the top picks between ’68 and ’95 failed to pan out. Still, they […]


Fascinating if unsurprising example of how the Browns’ web site reflects a rapid response PR war room mentality: Let’s start with some reportage from the Canton Repository’s Steve Doerschuk on Tuesday: Tight end Steve Heiden, a co-captain who came to the team in 2001, let out the most provocative player observation of the Monday after. […]