April 16, 2014

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Browns ability to finish? A little dull

BEREA — Where to begin when discussing the Browns’ frustrating finishes? We know how they blew double-digit leads in consecutive games at home. Fourth-quarter turnovers and dropped passes on offense, no pass rush and big plays allowed on defense. But the deeper question is: Why did the season slip away in five fateful days? Is Read More…

Browns’ loss to Broncos has a familiar feel: Cleveland proves previous collapse was no fluke

CLEVELAND — The Browns organization and its fans learned a pair of painful lessons Thursday night. The Cleveland defense can blow a lead no matter who’s at quarterback. And “big-time” receivers can drop passes just as easily from a Notre Dame arm. The Browns wasted a stellar performance from Brady Quinn in his first NFL Read More…

It’s Brady’s time now: All Quinn has to do is save a Browns’ season gone wrong

CLEVELAND — The last time the Browns made a dramatic quarterback switch — from Charlie Frye to Derek Anderson in Week 2 last year — they scored 51 points, won 10 of the next 15 games and nearly made the playoffs. This time, Anderson heads to the bench in favor of Brady Quinn, but the Read More…

Browns vs. Broncos: Matchups and game information

MARQUEE MATCHUP Broncos WR Brandon Marshall vs. Browns cornerbacks Second-year corners Eric Wright and Brandon McDonald are looking for redemption after a rough outing versus the Ravens. Finding it against Brandon Marshall, left, won’t be easy. He’s 6-foot-4, 230 pounds and is fourth in the NFL with 51 catches. His 625 yards rank eighth and Read More…

Browns players don’t think Crennel was behind QB switch

BEREA — When Derek Anderson was done answering questions about losing his job, he walked the length of the locker room — head down and limping slightly — bumped knuckles with linebacker Andra Davis and disappeared, alone, into the equipment room. Before the body was cold, Brady Quinn was standing in front of Anderson’s locker Read More…

Browns notes: D.A. takes over second team in practice

BEREA — Derek Anderson looked around and saw faces he might never have seen before in his huddle. The second-team group was two receivers short, so he called in practice squaders Lance Leggett and Paul Hubbard. He took snaps from Seth McKinney. Anderson resumed life as a backup quarterback Tuesday. While that’s not unusual for Read More…

Quinn is in at QB: Browns turn to backup to start vs. Broncos, send Anderson to bench

BEREA — The booing, Brady-chanting fans finally got their wish. Brady Quinn will replace Derek Anderson as starting quarterback for Thursday night’s home game against the Denver Broncos (4-4), the team confirmed Monday night. It will be Quinn’s first NFL start and second appearance. He filled in for an injured Anderson for one series in Read More…

Joe the retiree? Not just yet: Die-hard fans, love of city spur Jurevicius to rehab, work hard to return for another season

BEREA — Joe Jurevicius couldn’t let his career end like this. Not at a podium, not on a Monday morning, not in jeans, a sweatshirt and a baseball cap. So Jurevicius, who had six knee surgeries in the last 10 months, including five to remove a staph infection, vowed Monday to return to the field Read More…

Quinn named Browns starting quarterback

BEREA — The Browns announced Monday afternoon that Brady Quinn will replace Derek Anderson as starting quarterback Thursday night when the Browns host the Denver Broncos. Quinn, a first-round draft choice out of Notre Dame in 2007, has never started an NFL game. His only action came in the season finale last year when he Read More…

Complete collapse: Browns falter late against Ravens, blow 14-point lead in falling to 3-5

CLEVELAND — Outsiders wonder why Cleveland fans always assume the worst is waiting around the corner. They need look no further than the Browns’ 37-27 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday for the explanation. The day was shaping up beautifully. The sun was shining, the city was buzzing with the downtown appearance of Barack Read More…