October 25, 2014

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Browns notes: Punter Richmond McGee’s first game could be last for Browns

BEREA — Punter Richmond McGee’s tenure with the Browns is likely over after one regular-season game. McGee, making his NFL debut, averaged 36 yards on eight punts, including a net of 31.6. He had punts of 20, 28 and 30, including a 20-yarder to open that set up Cincinnati’s first score in the 27-17 loss. Read More…

Browns: No excuses from coach Pat Shurmur; NFL determines key play was legal

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur offered no excuses this afternoon for the quick-snap touchdown the Bengals used to beat the Browns 27-17 Sunday in the season-opener. “We are all responsible,” he said. After the loss Sunday, Shurmur criticized the officials for not giving the Browns enough time to match the Bengals’ substitution. The relevant Read More…

Commentary: No mistaking just how bad Browns were

Few head coaches can say they accidentally knocked down a referee and earned an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in their NFL debut. Pat Shurmur can — and that wasn’t even close to the low point of his day. The Browns turned Shurmur’s first game into a live-action nightmare Sunday afternoon, making myriad inexcusable mistakes in their Read More…

Bengals 27, Browns 17: Confusion reigns as Browns blow lead, opener

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Joshua Cribbs runs the ball against Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dan Skuta. (AP photo.)

CLEVELAND — New season. New coach. New way to lose for the Browns. Pat Shurmur opened his Cleveland coaching career Sunday with a thunderous thud. And not just his inadvertent knockdown of an official on the sideline that drew a 15-yard penalty. The Browns committed seven penalties in the first quarter and 11 for the Read More…

Key play: Mass confusion or illegal?

CLEVELAND — Joe Haden said the Bengals caught the Browns off-guard. Cincinnati running back Cedric Benson said it was a designed play. Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur said it was illegal. Yes, everyone seemed to want to weigh in on the Bengals touchdown that led Cincinnati to a 27-17 victory over the Browns in Sunday’s season Read More…

Browns notes: Josh Cribbs’ big chance goes awry

CLEVELAND — Special teams dynamo Joshua Cribbs did all he could Sunday to help the Browns in their 27-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The former Pro Bowler averaged 30.3 yards on three kickoff returns, had six punt returns for 58 yards, made one tackle in coverage and came within inches of downing a Cleveland Read More…

Browns bungle opener against Bengals

CLEVELAND – New season. New coach. New way to lose for the Browns. Pat Shurmur opened his Cleveland coaching career Sunday with a thunderous thud. And not just his inadvertent knockdown of an official on the sideline that drew a 15-yard penalty. The Browns committed seven penalties in the first quarter and 11 for the Read More…

Browns DT Ahtyba Rubin signs 3-year extension

CLEVELAND – Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Rubin signed a three-year extension over the weekend. The Browns’ policy is to not announce extensions, but a league source confirmed the deal Sunday night following Cleveland’s 27-17 season-opening loss to the Bengals. Rubin started and had three tackles and a quarterback hit. Read More…

Browns stunned 27-17 in opening loss to Bengals

CLEVELAND – The Pat Shurmur era opened with a thunderous thud this afternoon at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The new Browns coach watched his team stumble out of the gate, rally, stall and finally blow a lead in the fourth quarter. Bengals 27, Browns 17. The Browns were leading 17-13 late in the fourth quarter when Read More…

Browns update: Cleveland leads 17-13 after 3 quarters

CLEVELAND – The Bengals lost a quarterback and the third quarter. The Browns added a 20-yard Phil Dawson field goal to take a 17-13 lead after three quarters in the opener. The Bengals were forced to go with Bruce Gradkowski at quarterback when rookie starter Andy Dalton suffered a right wrist injury on his final Read More…