April 19, 2015

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Browns coach Pat Shurmur defends team’s handling of Colt McCoy’s concussion

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur defended this afternoon the way he and the medical staff handled quarterback Colt McCoy and the decision to put him back in the game Thursday night after he took a helmet-to-facemask hit from Steelers linebacker James Harrison late in the fourth quarter. Shurmur said McCoy didn’t exhibit concussion symptoms Read More…

Was last night the beginning of the end for Colt McCoy?

NFL Network viewers tuned in Thursday to watch a classic Rust Belt rivalry between the Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a bonus, they also saw the beginning of the end of Colt McCoy’s tenure as Cleveland’s starting quarterback. McCoy threw two terrible interceptions, including one in the end zone that could have been the Read More…

Browns’ mistakes again cost them a chance at a big upset vs. Steelers

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PITTSBURGH — Safety Mike Adams thought the Browns “had ’em” after his fourth-quarter interception. Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi had “no doubt” the Browns were going to capitalize on the pick and score the winning touchdown in front of the giant ketchup bottle. Receiver/kick returner Joshua Cribbs “felt the fear the Steelers had.” None of it mattered. Read More…

Browns come close, but mistakes costly in another loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Safety Mike Adams thought the Browns “had ’em” after his fourth-quarter interception. Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi had “no doubt” the Browns were going to capitalize on the pick and score the winning touchdown in front of the giant ketchup bottle. Receiver/kick returner Joshua Cribbs “felt the fear the Steelers had.” None of it mattered. Read More…

Browns still down 7-3 heading into fourth quarter

PITTSBURGH – Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was limping but returned to the game in the third quarter. He injured his lower left leg on a sack and missed the final 5:59 of the second quarter. He mostly handed off, and the scored remained 7-3 after the second straight scoreless quarter. The Steelers have won seven straight Read More…

Browns trail Steelers 7-3 at halftime

PITTSBURGH – After a fast start, the scoring ground to a halt on a cold night in the Steel City. The second quarter was scoreless, and the Steelers led the Browns 7-3 at halftime. Both teams scored on their first possession. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is 12-1 against the Browns in his career, left Read More…

Browns waste chance, trail Steelers 7-3 after 1st quarter

PITTSBURGH – The Browns started with a field goal, the Steelers countered with a touchdown. Pittsburgh led 7-3 at the end of the first quarter tonight at Heinz Field. The Browns opened with an impressive drive, reaching the 5-yard line on a 25-yard pass to Joshua Cribbs down the left seam. Quarterback Colt McCoy scrambled Read More…

Browns pregame update: RB Peyton Hillis active

PITTSBURGH – Browns running back Peyton Hillis is active for tonight’s game against the Steelers and expected to start. He strained his left hip Sunday in a loss to Baltimore and was listed as questionable on the injury report. This will be the first time Hillis has played three straight games this season. He missed Read More…

Steelers have dominated Browns in recent years

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The Browns haven’t won in Pittsburgh since 2003. They’ve lost 14 of the last 15 meetings with the Steelers, and 20 of 22. They own a lone victory over Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in 13 tries. Maybe it’s not such a bad thing there were only three days of buildup for tonight’s primetime game in Read More…

Back to the start for Colt McCoy as he faces Steelers

BEREA — Quarterback Colt McCoy had never been driven into the turf by LaMarr Woodley. He’d never been intercepted by Troy Polamalu. He’d never lost an NFL game. McCoy was an unblemished rookie, and unknown commodity, when the Browns traveled to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field on Oct. 17, 2010. Fives games into his professional career, he Read More…