April 24, 2014

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Trick play gives Browns 7-0 lead after first quarter

CLEVELAND – The Browns went razzle-dazzle to take a 7-0 lead after the first quarter against the Ravens. Backup quarterback Seneca Wallace entered the game, took a shotgun snap and handed to running back Peyton Hillis, who pitched to receiver Mohamed Massaquoi. With Wallace in a pass route, Massaquoi threw into the right corner of Read More…

Browns pregame update: Jake Delhomme the No. 3 QB

CLEVELAND – Jake Delhomme is the Browns’ No. 3 quarterback for the second straight week. Rookie Colt McCoy will start, with Seneca Wallace as the backup. That could mean the Browns are planning to use the Wildcat package. The Browns (5-9) face the Ravens (10-4) at 1 o’clock. Baltimore can clinch a playoff berth with Read More…

Browns: Should Mangini stay or should he go?

Eric Mangini’s future beyond the next eight days is uncertain. President Mike Holmgren remains in a cone of silence when it comes to his coach, waiting until the 16-game schedule is complete to render a verdict. The back-to-back losses to last-place Buffalo and Cincinnati were no doubt demoralizing and certainly didn’t help Mangini’s case to Read More…

Browns vs. Ravens: Five points of interest

NICKEL COVERAGE (Five points of interest in today’s game) A NEW CHALLENGE Quarterback Colt McCoy has been solid and steady, if not spectacular, against some of the better defenses in the NFL. He’s never seen anything quite like the Ravens defense. From defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to inside linebacker Ray Lewis to safety Ed Reed, Read More…

Browns vs. Raven: Preview game facts

WHO: Browns vs. Ravens WHERE: Cleveland Browns Stadium WHEN: Today, 1 p.m. RECORDS: Browns 5-9; Ravens 10-4 LAST WEEK: Browns lost 19-17 at Cincinnati; Ravens beat New Orleans 30-24 SERIES: Ravens lead 16-7 SERIES AT CLEVELAND: Ravens lead 7-4 LAST MEETING: Ravens won 24-17 on Sept. 26 in Baltimore COACHES: Eric Mangini is 10-20 with Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy returns to practice, says he feels fine

BEREA – Quarterback Colt McCoy (stomach flu) and running back Peyton Hillis (knee) were back at practice Thursday after missing Wednesday. “All of my symptoms are over and my body feels fine,” McCoy said. Coach Eric Mangini said McCoy was able to go through the walkthrough Wednesday, so he practiced a number of the plays, Read More…

Is increased load taking a toll on Browns bruiser Hillis?

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BEREA — Running back Peyton Hillis didn’t practice Wednesday with a knee injury. He and coach Eric Mangini said the missed practice was more about rest than the knee and he’d be back today. “There’s just little things I like to take into consideration to make sure everything’s OK,” Hillis said. “Everything’s fine.” Hillis can Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy ill, misses practice

BEREA – Browns quarterback Colt McCoy didn’t practice Wednesday with an illness. Coach Eric Mangini didn’t mention it during his pre-practice news conference and McCoy didn’t appear in the locker room during the 45 minutes open to the media. A team spokesman said he arrived at work not feeling well and remained in the building Read More…

Browns coach Eric Mangini: We’re not finished here

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BEREA — Coach Eric Mangini isn’t going down without a fight. He needs the players to follow his lead. “We’re not finished here,” he said Monday. “There’s two games left.” As speculation grew that consecutive losses to two-win teams will cost Mangini his job at the end of the season, he again offered a spirited Read More…

Poor finish could cost Eric Mangini his job

Coach Eric Mangini isn’t going down without a fight. (AP photo.)

CINCINNATI — Coach Eric Mangini stood alone on the sideline with his arms crossed in a mixture of disgust and disappointment. He had discarded the all-important headset because it no longer served a purpose. He had no choice but to wait for Carson Palmer to kneel three times to cap the Browns’ 19-17 loss Sunday Read More…