February 13, 2016

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Browns notes: Harrison hits wipe out 2

PITTSBURGH — Joshua Cribbs was running routes as a receiver. He was tak­ing snaps as Wildcat quarterback, for the first time without a quarterback in the huddle to call the plays. He had returned the opening kickoff 26 yards. He was doing everything in his power to get his first road win in his favorite Read More…

McCoy’s debut OK, but Browns still no match for Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Colt McCoy walked off Heinz Field in one piece. His ankle wasn’t sprained nor his confidence shattered. That’s as close as the Browns came to a victory Sunday in the mustard-colored stadium at the convergence of the three rivers. McCoy, the rookie quarterback from Texas, impressed coaches, teammates and opponents with his composure Read More…

Browns knocked around by Steelers, fall 28-10

PITTSBURGH – The Browns’ winning streak versus Pittsburgh is over at one. The Browns kept it close for most of the day, but fell 28-10 Sunday at a Heinz Field filled with Steelers jerseys. Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy held his own, but is 0-1 as a starter. The Browns (1-5) have lost seven straight in Read More…

Browns trail 14-3 after 3 quarters

PITTSBURGH – The Browns had the Steelers where they wanted them. Backed up at the 4-yard line, leading by just four points. But Ben Roethlisberger beat the Browns blitz three times in five plays on the touchdown drive as the Steelers took a commanding 14-3 lead at Heinz Field through three quarters. After Reggie Hodges Read More…

Browns trail 7-3 at halftime, lose Joshua Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi

PITTSBURGH – The Browns lost two wide receivers and their lead in the second quarter Sunday. Pittsburgh led 7-3 at halftime, but the big news was receivers Joshua Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi left the game following hits to the head by linebacker James Harrison. Neither play drew a penalty, although the Browns sidelined was calling Read More…

Browns lead 3-0 after 1st quarter; Phil Dawson sets record

PITTSBURGH – Phil Dawson got his record, and the Browns took a 3-0 lead after the first quarter against the Steelers. Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy has already had his ups and downs. Dawson split the uprights from 39 yards with 1:51 left in the quarter. It was his 235th field goal with Cleveland, breaking Hall Read More…

Browns pregame update: QB Colt McCoy to start, Brett Ratliff only backup

PITTSBURGH – The Browns will go against the Steelers today with Colt McCoy and Brett Ratliff as their two quarterbacks. Neither has taken an NFL snap. Veterans Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace are on the inactive list, and McCoy was officially listed as the starter. The other Browns inactives: defensive end Robaire Smith (back), right Read More…

Is Colt real McCoy? Browns rookie QB looks better, but Steelers can make the best look bad

CLEVELAND – Hampered by a lack of practice time while struggling to adjust to the tempo and size of the NFL, Colt McCoy spent the first three weeks of the preseason taking sacks, making bad decisions and throwing interceptions. The Texas twang remains, but the rookie quarterback isn’t the same guy nervous fans and team Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis expects quad to be good Sunday

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis is confident his strained quadriceps won’t hinder him Sunday against the Steelers and their top-ranked run defense. He returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday after missing two days, and was listed as questionable on the injury report. “During pregame you have to turn it loose,” he Read More…

Will Colt McCoy be overmatched by ‘Blitzburgh’ defense?

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BEREA — The predomi­nant worry surrounding the Browns this week is rookie quarterback Colt McCoy being overmatched against the Steelers’ “Blitzburgh” defense. The nail-biters shouldn’t forget about Cleveland’s run offense vs. Pittsburgh’s top­ranked run defense. Starting running back Pey­ton Hillis missed his second straight practice Thursday with a pulled quadriceps. Backup Jerome Harrison was traded Read More…