December 18, 2014

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Decisions costly in Browns’ final moments against Lions

DETROIT — The clock read 00:00 and the Browns led by six. But it’s the Browns, so the sad story wasn’t complete. The Lions (2-8) scored the tying touchdown and kicked the winning extra point after time had expired Sunday, thanks to a penalty on the last play and a series of events that conspired Read More…

Browns vs. Lions is a battle of the bads

In the mid-1950s, the Browns and Lions met in the NFL Championship Game almost annually. The Lions won three times from 1952-57, and the Browns won 56-10 in 1954. This afternoon, they could be playing for the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft. The loser of the matchup of 1-8 teams will be no Read More…

Browns may be the worst of the worst

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Brady Quinn’s confidence put to test

BEREA — Brady Quinn’s supreme confidence, which can border on cockiness, has been put to the ultimate test. He’s 0-4 as a starter this year with a 51.0 passer rating. He has seven weeks to prove his worth to the franchise, and must do so in an offense ranked last in the NFL. Then there’s Read More…

Browns update: Quinn ‘affected,’ Cribbs gets an apology, LeBron welcome

BEREA — Despite a 1-8 record, the Browns continue to make news. The Wednesday before a matchup with the 1-8 Lions would seemingly be a slow day at Browns headquarters. That wasn’t the case. Among the highlights: Quarterback Brady Quinn said he’s still “affected” by his illegal low hit on Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs on Read More…

Bad call: Mangini says he regrets final play Monday night

In 10 months on the job, coach Eric Mangini has defended his handling of the quarterbacks, the hiring of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, the length of his practice sessions, the expensive renovation of team headquarters and the trades of Kellen Winslow and Braylon Edwards. He couldn’t defend the decision to pass the ball Monday night Read More…

Browns’ Cribbs out of hospital

BEREA — Browns receiver/kick returner Joshua Cribbs was released from the Cleveland Clinic early this morning, according to a press release issued by the team this afternoon. He underwent precautionary tests, which were negative. Cribbs was injured on the final play of the game when Ravens defensive lineman Dwan Edwards lowered his shoulder and hit Read More…

Ravens 16, Browns 0: The misery continues

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CLEVELAND — When it goes bad for the Browns, it goes bad in a hurry. And it keeps getting worse. The Browns played the sleepwalking Baltimore Ravens (5-4) to a scoreless tie in the first half Monday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium. But for anyone optimistic enough to think the Browns would pull the upset Read More…

MNF mismatch? Browns hope to avoid national embarrassment

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CLEVELAND — “Monday Night Football,” in its 40th season, returns tonight to the spot where it all began. Too bad there’s nothing worth celebrating on the lakefront. The Browns (1-7) are of little interest to the national audience except as a morbid curiosity, the kind usually associated with car wrecks. Will the proposed fan protest Read More…

Bye has been good to Mangini in past

BEREA – The bye week was supposed to provide an opportunity to review the futile first eight games, prioritize the plethora of problems and make the corresponding corrections. Instead, the week off allowed more time for distractions. General manager George Kokinis was dismissed, owner Randy Lerner began a stealth search for a top football executive, Read More…