October 24, 2014

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Big improvement: Browns look like different team against Lions … even score a touchdown

CLEVELAND – Another week of practice under coach Eric Mangini, or a visit from the dreadful Detroit Lions? You make the call. Whatever the reason, the Browns were much improved Saturday night in their second preseason game. They ended their seven-game touchdown drought on the opening possession, scored on their first four possessions behind quarterback Read More…

Browns players and fans hoping for relief from TD drought

CLEVELAND — A touchdown. It’s a common occurrence across the NFL. The Colts’ Peyton Manning needed just one series to get one Thursday night, then only a play for No. 2. A touchdown. It would be enough to let Browns players and fans exhale. The Browns haven’t scored an offensive touchdown since Nov. 17 at Read More…

The unknown QB: Mangini vows he won’t rush into a decision on starter

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BEREA — The questions keep coming. Which quarterback will start the second preseason game Saturday night? How much will each quarterback play? When will the regular-season starter be named? The answers don’t follow. The ongoing battle between Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson remains the hottest topic among fans and media, but coach Eric Mangini won’t Read More…

Browns camp update: Mangini in no hurry to name starting QB

BEREA — The quarterback competition could drag on for a while. Despite the second preseason game coming Saturday night, and the regular season set to get under way Sept. 13, Browns coach Eric Mangini reiterated today that he’s in no hurry to name a starter for the opener against Minnesota. “To me, it’s about going Read More…

Mangini livid over Browns’ mistakes

BEREA — The players are dragging and coach Eric Mangini knows it. Will he throw them a bone, give them a break or bring in some comic relief? “They can watch practice and get comic relief,” Mangini snapped Tuesday after the morning practice. “They can yuk it up over that. “We practiced without pads today. Read More…

Browns camp update: Mangini rips team’s sloppy play

Browns coach Eric Mangini ripped the performance of his team following Tuesday’s morning practice. All NFL teams are in the dog days of training camp, but Mangini said that’s no excuse for sloppy play and poor execution. He was especially upset with the decisions of quarterbacks Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson. “We had too many Read More…

Don’t panic yet, Browns fans

BEREA — The feeling was all too familiar. Another morbid Monday in Browns Town. Disheartened fans phoned talk radio with despair in their voices. The smallest crowd in recent memory showed up for an afternoon training camp practice. The excitement that comes with a new season had disappeared. As “Bad to the Bone” blared through Read More…

Browns camp update: Mangini no closer to naming a starting QB

Sorry, Brady Quinn fans. Coach Eric Mangini isn’t prepared to name the fan favorite the starting quarterback. Quinn was one of the relative bright spots in Saturday’s brutal 17-0 preseason loss to the Packers, but Mangini wants to let the quarterback competition run its course. He wouldn’t name a starter for Saturday’s game against the Read More…

New year, same old ugly play for Browns — Scott Petrak

The Mangini Effect was nonexistent Saturday night at Lambeau Field. The first two weeks of Browns training camp under new coach Eric Mangini were night and day from the camps of Romeo Crennel. The tackling was live, the hitting hard and penalties were followed by punishment laps. Everything done to sharpen the focus and heighten Read More…

Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson ready to improve his already great performances

D’Qwell Jackson is different this year. He’s still 6 feet, 240 pounds and quick with a smile. He still runs to the ball and is in on a majority of the tackles. He’s still a starter at inside linebacker in the Browns’ 3-4 scheme. But something is different this year. Beginning his fourth season, Jackson Read More…