December 18, 2014

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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…

Jamal jukes again: Veteran running back now says his critical comments about Mangini were blown out of proportion

BEREA – The chant was simple and spirited. Perhaps loud enough to echo throughout Browns headquarters. As running back Jamal Lewis spoke to a crowd of reporters Friday, several teammates erupted. “J-Lew! J-Lew!” they shouted, followed by an extended cheer. “I got support,” Lewis said. “Does this look like a divided locker room to y’all? Read More…

Mangini defends his practice methods after Lewis rant

BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini defended his practice methods this morning, a day after veteran running back Jamal Lewis criticized the length and physicality of the practices. “I feel good about the way we practice, the time we practice,” Mangini said. “Two hours of work on the field is a very reasonable time.” Mangini Read More…

Lewis lets loose in rant on Browns, Mangini

BEREA — Jamal Lewis won’t go gently into the good night. Quietly into retirement doesn’t work for him, either. The Browns running back, who’s playing his final season after 10 years in the NFL, expressed his growing frustration with the organization, coach Eric Mangini — specifically his grueling practice regimen — and his role in Read More…

Browns’ Jamal Lewis sounds off about Eric Mangini

BEREA — Browns running back Jamal Lewis sounded off this morning. His primary target: coach Eric Mangini. Lewis is frustrated by the losing, the long practices under Mangini and the way he’s being used in the offense. With eight games to go until retirement, Lewis isn’t going out without a fight. “I’m tired of it,” Read More…

Quinn ready for second chance as starting QB

BEREA — Brady Quinn didn’t spend the last six weeks sulking. Or beating himself up for the poor play that got him benched after 10 quarters to start the season. Instead, he continued to prepare while waiting for a second chance. The hard work — and Derek Anderson’s miserable play — led to coach Eric Read More…

Brady Quinn ‘excited to be a part of Monday night’

BEREA — Brady’s back. Browns coach Eric Mangini announced today that quarterback Brady Quinn will start Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Quinn opened the year as the starter, but was benched in favor of Derek Anderson at halftime of Week 3 against Baltimore. Anderson managed the team’s lone win of Read More…

Delay game at QB: Mangini not saying who’ll start

BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini can only delay the inevitable. Eventually he’s got to name a starting quarterback and send him onto the field to face the Baltimore Ravens on “Monday Night Football” next week. “I know where I’m headed, but I’d just rather talk about it on Wednesday,” Mangini said. He did the Read More…

Browns notes: Mangini saying little about GM rumors

BEREA — Coach Eric Mangini said last week he expects to have input in the search for a new general manager. On Monday, he said he hadn’t talked to any candidates. “No. What I’ve been focused on is the team and the things we need to do to improve the team,” he said. “That’s what Read More…

QB question drags out, Mangini says he’ll pick starter Wednesday

BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini is keeping the Baltimore Ravens guessing for two more days. Read more Browns at the bye: Embarrassing first half puts future in flux Randy Lerner can’t afford to get it wrong again 5 things that went wrong for Browns, 5 things that went right and 5 keys to turning Read More…