December 19, 2014

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Browns: Anderson has team behind him, but knows he has to get better … fast

Time is running out on Derek Anderson’s second chance with the Browns, so he’s working overtime to stop the clock. Anderson is coming off the worst statistical three-game stretch in the NFL in more than two decades. He’s completed 23 of 70 passes for 244 yards, a touchdown, three interceptions and a 30.9 rating over Read More…

Browns: Secondary a primary cause of concern

BEREA — The Browns secondary is in a state of emergency. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns, 246 yards and a near-perfect 155.4 rating Sunday. Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger put up 417 yards and two touchdowns the week before. The Browns (1-6) rank 24th in the NFL against the pass, allowing 244.3 yards a Read More…

Browns notes: Ryan critical of proposed fan protest

BEREA — Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan loves Browns fans. He just isn’t a big fan of the idea to keep Cleveland Browns Stadium empty for the start of the Monday night game against the Ravens on Nov. 16. Two longtime season-ticket holders are trying to organize a boycott — the fans would take their seats Read More…

Browns’ rookie wide receivers in rut

BEREA — Mohamed Massaquoi couldn’t hide the disgust. He made the catch on the sideline Wednesday during practice, but not before a juggle that would have led to an incompletion in a game. He threw the ball up to himself and let out a big sigh. Minutes earlier, Brian Robiskie dropped a ball during a Read More…

Mangini stands by his man: Anderson to remain starting QB

BEREA — The afternoon was nearly over, and Derek Anderson still needed a Halloween costume for receiver Mike Furrey’s charity bowling event Monday night. “I’m just going to go as myself,” Anderson said. You can never go wrong dressing up as a starting NFL quarterback. Even if he owns the league’s worst rating and heard Read More…

Browns update: Mangini has no plans for QB switch

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BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini is sticking with struggling quarterback Derek Anderson. The Browns lost 31-3 Sunday to the Packers, dropping to 1-6 under Mangini. Anderson is 1-3 as the starter with a league-worst 40.6 passer rating. He is 23-for-70 for 244 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions over the last three weeks. Yet Read More…

Packers 31, Browns 3: Fans check out early as Browns get blasted again

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CLEVELAND — The sounds of silence were only interrupted by a brief chant of “Go, Pack, go” and the occasional boo. The disturbing image of rows of empty orange seats was made worse by the sight of yellow Packer hats and foam cheeseheads. What could’ve been a gorgeous fall day featuring teams with championship legacies Read More…

Browns game breakdown

Thumbs up Charles Woodson and Al Harris, Packers cornerbacks The mismatch on paper was a mismatch on the field. Browns rookie receivers Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie weren’t able to do anything against the veteran Pro Bowlers. Massaquoi caught a pass for 22 yards, while Robiskie was blanked. Derek Anderson threw to Massaquoi eight times, Read More…

Browns hoping to play well against Packers today after rough week off the field

CLEVELAND – The flu bug found a home in Berea and got comfortable. Cornerback Eric Wright totaled his Mercedes and had to crawl out the back window. Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, the team’s leading tackler, was lost for the season with a pectoral injury. Coach Eric Mangini continued to be a national punching bag, this time Read More…

Wright gets a fright: Browns cornerback rolls his car, feels blessed to suffer only minor injuries

BEREA – A night out watching one of his favorite performers almost turned deadly for Browns cornerback Eric Wright. After attending the Jay-Z concert Thursday night at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center, Wright slid off the wet highway at about 2:10 a.m. Friday and his silver Mercedes CLS550 rolled several times, according to the police report. Read More…