January 31, 2015

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Browns notes: Confused? Not Shurmur

BEREA — Coach Pat Shurmur tried Monday to clear up the confusion surrounding the botched handoff to tight end Alex Smith late in the fourth quarter of the 13-12 loss to the Rams on Sunday. Shurmur said he knew Smith was in the game as the fullback for Owen Marecic, who was out for a Read More…

Browns: Rams DL James Hall got piece of Phil Dawson’s missed field goal

BEREA – Add one more line to the list of things that went wrong on the Browns’ missed field-goal try with just over two minutes left in the 13-12 loss to St. Louis on Sunday. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said today defensive lineman James Hall deflected Phil Dawson’s kick, which missed fluttered just wide of Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis, safety T.J. Ward ruled out for next game

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis (hamstring) and safety T.J. Ward (foot) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Pat Shurmur announced this afternoon. Hillis will miss his fifth straight game and sixth of the season. He strained the hamstring Oct. 16, then reinjured it in practice Nov. 4. Read More…

Browns find yet another strange way to lose

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CLEVELAND — Coach Pat Shurmur looked straight ahead in disbelief. Kicker Phil Dawson tried to get the officials to throw a flag, or at least provide an explanation. The fans got up and left. The Browns suffered another crazy, frustrating, head-scratching, disappointing, one-of-a-kind loss Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Dawson, their most reliable player through Read More…

Tough start for Pat Shurmur: Bad offense, weird lapses

Browns president Mike Holmgren knew there were risks in hiring a first-time head coach. One thing, however, was guaranteed: As Pat Shurmur grew into the position, he also would go through some growing pains. Sunday provided a textbook example. Shurmur’s play calling was questionable and his command of the sideline shaky, both of which cost Read More…

Browns notes: Fumble spoils Josh Cribbs’ day

CLEVELAND — Four days after letting the Wildcat out of the bag, Browns wide receiver Joshua Cribbs made his season debut in the formation Sunday afternoon. Cribbs took three snaps at quarterback in the Wildcat, but fumbled away a punt return in the fourth quarter that allowed the St. Louis Rams to rally for a Read More…

Play of the game: Missed ‘chip shot’ shatters Browns

CLEVELAND — It should have been a night of celebration for Phil Dawson and the Browns field goal unit. Dawson had kept Cleveland in the game with four field goals and was set to kick a fifth that would have put the Browns ahead and in good shape to wrap up their fourth win of Read More…

Browns lose 13-12 to Rams on missed field goal

CLEVELAND – File this one under unbelievable. It’s a pretty full file for Browns fans. The Browns ran three times inside the 10-yard line to set up Phil Dawson for a 22-yard field goal that would’ve given them the lead with about two minutes left. But the snap from Ryan Pontbriand appeared to hit someone’s Read More…

Browns up 12-10 heading into fourth quarter

CLEVELAND – The Browns haven’t scored a touchdown, but they lead the Rams 12-10 entering the fourth quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Phil Dawson did the only scoring of the third quarter with a 27-yard field goal with 33 seconds left. It was his fourth field goal of the game. The Browns settled for three Read More…

Browns down 10-9 at halftime

CLEVELAND – Kicker Phil Dawson made three field goals, including a 43-yarder to end the half, and the Browns trail St. Louis 10-9 at halftime on a windy day at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns seemed content to enter the half down 10-6 when a holding penalty on Shawn Lauvao gave them first-and-20 from the Read More…