July 23, 2014

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Romeo’s still the man, for now: Browns coach not dodging blame for team’s struggles, says he’s not worried about job

BEREA — As the minutes passed and Romeo Crennel wasn’t behind the microphone for his scheduled news conference, the speculation swirled. Was Crennel in an upstairs office getting fired? Had the 16-6 loss Sunday to the Texans sealed his fate with five weeks left in the season? Had the frustrated fans finally gotten their wish? Read More…

Browns notes: Quinn to get second opinion on finger

BEREA — ESPN’s Michael Smith reported Monday night that quarterback Brady Quinn will visit renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Alabama today to get a second opinion on the injured index finger on his throwing hand. Coach Romeo Crennel confirmed Monday afternoon that Quinn has a damaged tendon near the small fracture at the tip Read More…

Two QBs, five turnovers, one lost season: Browns turn in truly ugly performance in loss to Texans, fall to 1-5 at home

CLEVELAND — Maybe general manager Phil Savage was onto something in his infamous e-mail. There are 31 other teams Browns fans could root for, and they can’t all be this maddening. The team that excited everyone with 10 wins last year, significant offseason additions and glimpses of brilliance this season is officially done teasing for Read More…

Browns vs. Texans: Breaking it down

THUMBS UP Andre Johnson, Texans receiver When the cornerbacks were playing off — which was most of the game — Johnson would cut his route short, give quarterback Sage Rosenfels a big target and make the easy catch in front of the coverage. Then, when Eric Wright decided to press him on fourth-and-3 from the Read More…

Struggles at home just adding to Browns’ frustrations

CLEVELAND — Home is where the heartbreak has been for the Browns. Cleveland has fallen off in a variety of categories from a surprising 2007 to a disappointing 2008. From quarterback Derek Anderson to offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski to safety Sean Jones, just about everything connected with the team has experienced a drop in production. Read More…

Browns vs. Texans: Breaking it down

TODAY’S GAME: BROWNS VS. TEXANS MARQUEE MATCHUP Texans DE Mario Williams vs.Browns OL Joe Thomas and Kevin Shaffer Mario Williams was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 draft and Joe Thomas the third pick in 2007. But the lofty draft status isn’t what excites Thomas about the matchup. “The level of player you Read More…

Browns defense taking a dive: No one’s quit, but tackling technique not exactly making a splash

BEREA — Full twists from the pike position and backward somersaults from the tuck position may work for Greg Louganis, but they’re a no-no in Romeo Crennel’s book. The cannonball is off-limits, too. In an attempt to fix a tackling problem that reached epidemic proportion Monday night, the Browns coach told his team this week Read More…

Browns notes: Winslow says sprained shoulder won’t keep him out of Sunday’s game

BEREA — Tight end Kellen Winslow lined up with the starters Friday in the 30 minutes of practice open to reporters, and looked ready for Sunday’s visit by the Houston Texans. Winslow was limited in practice and listed as questionable on the official injury report, but said he was ready to play. He walked through Read More…

Quinn gets OK to play: Broken finger not expected to sideline Browns quarterback Sunday against Texans

BEREA — Quarterback Brady Quinn doesn’t plan on letting a broken bone in his finger knock him out of the starting lineup. Not after a year and a half waiting for his chance. X-rays taken Wednesday night revealed a small fracture at the tip of the index finger on his right (throwing) hand. Quinn will Read More…

LOL? Not over Browns GM Savage’s e-mail response to fan

BEREA — The bumpy season for Browns general manager Phil Savage hit a new and unusual pothole this week. Savage sent an e-mail response to a fan early Tuesday morning that included an implied profanity. He later apologized. “It happened after the game,” Savage wrote Thursday in an e-mail to The Chronicle-Telegram. “We have since Read More…