December 20, 2014

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Browns: What went wrong, what went right, and keys to turning it around

5 things that went wrong Quarterback quagmire The collapse of the first half can’t be blamed solely on the quarterbacks, but that’s where it starts. Coach Eric Mangini was set on holding a fair competition in training camp, and the balance in reps, playing time and situational work proved detrimental. Brady Quinn didn’t look ready Read More…

Randy Lerner can’t afford to get it wrong again

Randy Lerner should save some time and name Shaun Rogers general manager and Joshua Cribbs coach. Before his time’s done, the Browns owner will have tried every other conceivable combination to fix a franchise that looks more screwed up by the week. Lerner embarked on his latest restructuring of the organization last week when first-year Read More…

Browns at the bye: Embarrassing first half puts future in flux

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The Browns at the bye are where they’ve been way too often — out of the playoff picture and in disarray. This year, they’ve taken the level of dysfunction to a new high — or is it low? They have no head of football operations, no general manager, no clear-cut starting quarterback. They do have Read More…

Browns’ Lewis has no regrets, says he’s reached his goals

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BEREA — Jamal Lewis wasn’t just blowing off steam Sunday in the minutes after a 30-6 loss to Chicago. He reiterated Wednesday that the final eight games of the 2009 season will be the last of his illustrious 10-year career. He’s going out on his terms. “When I first came into this league, one of Read More…

Do Browns have a new GM? Mangini’s not saying

BEREA — Is there a new general manager? If so, who is it? Not saying. Not saying. What’s the reason for the ouster of George Kokinis, your friend and handpicked choice to be general manager? Not at liberty to tell. Did the role of Browns legend Bernie Kosar just increase? Classified. Browns coach Eric Mangini Read More…

Mangini on Kokinis: ‘For a variety of reasons, it didn’t work out’

BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini made a brief statement today about the ousting Monday of first-year general manager George Kokinis, then refused to answer specific questions about the situation. “For a variety of reasons, it didn’t work out,” Mangini said. “You never go into any situation with the intention of it not working out. Read More…

Kokinis pays the price for Browns’ lousy start

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BEREA — Out with the new, in with the old. The Browns ousted first-year general manager George Kokinis on Monday after eight games. WKYC-TV reported former Browns general manager and longtime NFL executive Ernie Accorsi will be brought in to mentor former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar in hopes that he’ll become the next general manager. Read More…

Browns GM George Kokinis fired; Lerner says he’s committed to Mangini

BEREA — Browns general manager George Kokinis is out after eight games, according to multiple reports. The Web site profootballtalk.com reported that Kokinis was escorted out of the building Monday. Kokinis’ role within the organization was never clear. He was hired after coach Eric Mangini and seemed to report to the coach, which is an Read More…

Browns fans’ QB questions back in vogue

CHICAGO — Browns coach Eric Mangini is back where he started the season: undecided on a starting quarterback. The quarterback carousel stopped Sunday afternoon for the bye week, but the dizziness continues. After eight games — seven losses — Mangini has yanked Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson. Mangini wouldn’t name a starter for the rest Read More…

Bears 30, Browns 6: Browns facing major issues as they head into bye week

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CHICAGO — Derek Anderson was mad about everything, including his 10.5 passer rating and being benched with three minutes left. Eric Mangini scowled at his players in the middle of the locker room as they got dressed. Jamal Lewis unexpectedly announced he’ll retire following the season after questioning the team’s direction, chemistry and plan for Read More…