April 20, 2014

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Browns trail Bengals 10-7 at halftime

CINCINNATI – The Bengals scored 10 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 10-7 lead at halftime at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals rushed for 90 yards in the half as the Browns struggled to stop Cedric Benson inside and outside. The Bengals tied the game at 7 early in the quarter on Read More…

Browns lead 7-0 after 1st quarter

CINCINNATI – The Browns led the Bengals 7-0 after the first quarter, thanks to a creative play call by coordinator Brian Daboll. Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy hit tight end Robert Royal for the 20-yard touchdown as he made a diving catch. He ran straight down the left side and McCoy made a perfect throw. The Read More…

Browns list Jake Delhomme as 3rd QB for Bengals game

CINCINNATI – Jake Delhomme will be the third quarterback for the Browns  (5-8) when they meet the Bengals  (2-11) today at 1 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium. Seneca Wallace got the nod as Colt McCoy’s backup because he’s part of the Wildcat package. The second quarterback can enter the game at any time, but the Read More…

Still some intrigue left in Browns’ final three games

The Browns will miss the playoffs for the eighth straight season and can finish no better than 8-8. Yet the final three weeks promise to be full of intrigue. The Browns will end their season with three games against AFC North rivals for the first time. They haven’t ended a season with three division games Read More…

Mangini thinks Browns are making progress, hopes Holmgren agrees

BEREA – Coach Eric Mangini referenced “The Brady Bunch” on Friday to describe the merger between his staff and the front office headed by first-year president Mike Holmgren. Two different families united under one roof. Mike and Carol Brady lived happily ever after, but the current marriage at Browns headquarters could end in a quick Read More…

Browns coach Eric Mangini on possibility of getting fired: Sometimes it happens

BEREA – Browns coach Eric Mangini acknowledged Friday that he could be fired after the season, despite a firm belief the team’s made significant progress. “Sometimes it happens,” he said. President Mike Holmgren, who has a different coaching background and philosophies than Mangini, began running the franchise at the end of last season and retained Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy named starter for rest of season

BEREA – Browns coach Eric Mangini named rookie quarterback Colt McCoy the starter for Sunday in Cincinnati and the rest of the season. Mangini, who’s known for keeping his quarterback decisions a secret for as long as possible, made the announcement Thursday at the opening of his news conference. “He earned the chance to play Read More…

Browns: Ward to get reacquainted with Shipley, Bengals

BEREA – Rookie safety T.J. Ward can laugh about his $15,000 fine now. Not a mean-spirited, I-knocked-you-senseless cackle. But an isn’t-it-ironic chuckle. The Browns will be in Cincinnati on Sunday to play the Bengals, thrusting Ward back into the headlines. When the AFC North rivals met Oct. 3, a 23-20 Cleveland win, Ward angered many Read More…

Browns coach Eric Mangini will make QB decision Thursday; Colt McCoy to work with first team

BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini won’t name a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Bengals until Thursday. But Mangini sounded as if he’d go with rookie Colt McCoy if his left ankle was able to hold up through practice Wednesday. Mangini said McCoy would get a “decent” amount of repetitions with the first-team Read More…

Browns notes: Finish may end Mangini

Life in the NFL is volatile. Browns coach Eric Mangini knows as well as anyone. He was dubbed Mangenius in his first year with the Jets, but was fired after three years, despite two winning seasons and a playoff appearance in his first head coaching job. This season, the Browns have experienced giant momentum swings Read More…