February 11, 2016

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Browns outgoing president Mike Holmgren denies interest in Cowboys coaching job

BEREA – Outgoing Browns president Mike Holmgren stopped by the media room this afternoon to quash a CBS report that he has “serious interest” in coaching the Dallas Cowboys (4-5) if they make a change. Holmgren said he hasn’t talked to anyone in Dallas, doesn’t know what his future holds and wouldn’t campaign for someone Read More…

Browns at the bye: All about the end game

No man is an island, sure, but with a new Browns owner and CEO, jobs are definitely on the line, meaning things could get a little lonely for head coach Pat Shurmur as he tries to make sure the team finishes strong. (CT photo by David Richard.)

Coach Pat Shurmur had just finished his news conference following the 25-15 loss to the Ravens on Nov. 4. He entered the spacious locker room and began the long walk to his office that would take him past players in various states of dress, disappointment and discomfort (read: pain). New CEO Joe Banner emerged from Read More…

Breaking down the Browns at the bye

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The Top 5 from the first half The Jimmy Effect Of all the reasons for optimism in Browns Town, the arrival of owner Jimmy Haslam tops the list. He’s the anti-Randy Lerner, which means he brings passion, energy and a willingness to appear in front of the camera. It also means he wants to own Read More…

New Browns CEO Joe Banner observing, learning, but glad for the challenge

Cleveland Browns new CEO Joe Banner answers questions after a his introductory news conference Oct. 17  in Berea. Banner, on the job full time now, is studying the situation knowing he has some big decisions to make. (AP photo.)

BEREA — Joe Banner moved into his office Oct. 31 and attended his first game as Browns CEO on Sunday. “That was neat. It made it very real,” Banner said Wednesday in an interview with The Chronicle-Telegram. Reality isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. He’s just getting to know how things work inside team headquarters and Read More…

Browns’ Brandon Weeden ready for a rest heading into bye week

BEREA — Quarterback Brandon Weeden entered the bye week fresh off his worst two games since the fall-flat-on-his-face opener. He’s headed back to Oklahoma to enjoy the sunshine, maybe play some golf and reflect on a promising but rocky first nine games of his career. Coach Pat Shurmur dispatched Weeden with some strong words of Read More…

Browns notes: Trent Richardson expects more of himself

BEREA — Browns running back Trent Richardson plans on resting, relaxing and rehabilitating over the team’s bye week. The rookie from Alabama has certainly earned some downtime, posting two straight 100-yard performances while playing with torn cartilage in his ribs. “The bye week is going to be big for me as far as the rib Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur talks about decisions in loss to Ravens

BEREA — Coach Pat Shurmur is second-guessed when the Browns win. When they lose, he’s third-, fourth- and fifth-guessed. When they lose for the 10th straight time to a bitter rival because of sloppy play and debatable decisions, as they did Sunday, Shurmur should wear a flak jacket. Not only was his coaching ability questioned Read More…

Browns notes: Brandon Weeden 32nd out of 33 NFL QBs in final quarter

BEREA — Brandon Weeden ranks 32nd of 33 NFL quarterbacks with a 63.2 rating in the fourth quarter. He’s ahead of only Houston’s Matt Schaub, who has a 58.4 rating but has thrown only 31 passes and has a 7-1 record. Weeden was 5-for-11 for 33 yards with an interception Sunday in the fourth quarter Read More…

No mistake about it: Browns are frustrating

Nine games and seven losses into the season, the Browns still haven’t figured out how to call plays in a timely manner. Or choose the right plays. Or communicate on the sideline. Or execute in key situations. It’s no wonder, then, that the air in Cleveland’s locker room smelled like anger, exasperation and dirty socks Read More…

Browns notes: Can’t-miss season continues as Phil Dawson drills 5 field goals

CLEVELAND — Veteran kicker Phil Dawson accounted for every one of the Browns’ points in Sunday’s 25-15 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Dawson made five field goals in five attempts — splitting the uprights from 32, 28, 29, 33 and 41 yards — despite the poor field conditions at Cleveland Browns Stadium. “To make five Read More…