November 28, 2014

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Mike Holmgren boss tries to calm fears about Hillis, offense, his commitment to Browns

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BEREA — President Mike Holmgren’s state-of-the-Browns news conference Thursday began with a state-of-the-Peyton-Hillis-contract-talks update. Holmgren said neither side has cut off negotiations but they’re “kind of quiet.” He said he wants to keep Hillis, but the running back is headed toward free agency following the season. Hillis wants a contract extension and said recently he Read More…

Browns president Mike Holmgren: Contract talks with RB Peyton Hillis ‘quiet’

BEREA – Contract talks between the Browns and running back Peyton Hillis aren’t dead, but they’re not going anywhere, according to president Mike Holmgren. Holmgren touched on a number of topics in a 45-minute state-of-the-Browns news conference this afternoon, and Hillis’ contract situation was at the top of the list. Hillis wants an extension, but Read More…

Browns update: Injured making progress; LB Scott Fujita sent home again

BEREA – The Browns will be without several key contributors at practice again today, but coach Pat Shurmur said they’re making progress and remains hopeful most will be able to play Sunday in Seattle. He didn’t rule out anyone. Linebacker Scott Fujita seems the least likely to play after he was sent home for the Read More…

Pat Shurmur, Colt Colt agree QB play has to improve

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BEREA — Coach Pat Shurmur wasn’t breaking news. And he wasn’t placing blame. He was simply stating a fact of today’s NFL. “If you’re going to win games, the quarterback needs to play well,” he said Wednesday. “I really believe that. What ‘well’ means is that he’s got to play well throughout the game or Read More…

Browns update: LB Scott Fujita sent home; RB Peyton Hillis doesn’t practice

BEREA – Linebacker Scott Fujita was sent home this morning with post-concussion symptoms, Browns coach Pat Shurmur said. Fujita left the loss to the Raiders in the fourth quarter Sunday and didn’t return. His final play was a blitz where he collided with Oakland running back Michael Bush, but it didn’t appear to be anything Read More…

Browns’ Colt McCoy has to improve

Quarterback Colt McCoy better get used to the pressure. The Raiders surprised the Browns on Sunday by blitzing early and often, and the Browns didn’t handle it well enough in the 24-17 loss. McCoy absorbed too many shots, missed too many throws and led too few scoring drives. The Seattle Seahawks, the opponent Sunday, have Read More…

Pat Shurmur finding life can be tough for Browns head coach

BEREA — The Browns coach has something in common with president of the United States. The job speeds up the aging process. The losses are tough enough, each one adding a wrinkle, a dozen gray hairs or a bald spot. But it’s all the periphery issues that accompany the defeats that drive a man to Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur: RB Peyton Hillis not on trading block, was injured

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur tried to clear up a couple of things this afternoon in his news conference. Running back Peyton Hillis was indeed injured Sunday in the 24-17 loss to the Raiders, and he isn’t on the trading block. Hillis, who’s had a frustrating start to the season, injured his left hamstring Read More…

Raiders 24, Browns 17: Raiders use special teams TDs to help stifle rally

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Al Davis would’ve loved this game. “Just win, baby” was the favorite saying of the iconic Raiders owner, and that’s what his beloved team found a way to do Sunday against the Browns in front of an O.co Coliseum crowd gathered to celebrate Davis’ life and commemorate his passing Oct. 8. Oakland Read More…

Josh Cribbs: ‘I’m more needed on special teams more than anything else’

OAKLAND, Calif. — Receiver Joshua Cribbs has a solution for the special teams woes that cost the Browns dearly in a 24-17 loss to the Raiders on Sunday. Play him on the coverage units. Cribbs was fed up by his lack of opportunities on offense and a 101-yard kickoff return by Oakland’s Jacoby Ford. “I Read More…