May 24, 2016

Elyria
Sunny
78°F
 

Browns’ Pat Shurmur facing more criticism after deflating loss to Redskins

BEREA — Not much has come easy for coach Pat Shurmur in his two years on the job. So when his first three-game winning streak ended Sunday with a deflating 38-21 home loss to the Redskins, it shouldn’t have come as a shock that the defeat carried extra baggage. His 29-year-old rookie quarterback played poorly Read More…

Browns notes: Team waives cornerback Dimitri Patterson

BEREA — Cornerback Dimitri Patterson was paid $6 million to play seven games this season. He was waived Monday in a surprise move, nine months after signing a three-year, $16 million contract with $6 million guaranteed. The move, announced in a two-sentence release, happened after coach Pat Shurmur’s news conference. He will address it Wednesday. Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur said he didn’t consider pulling QB Brandon Weeden for Colt McCoy

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur said he never considered pulling rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden and replacing him with Colt McCoy on Sunday during the 38-21 loss to the Redskins. “I’m not saying you never go to the backup quarterback, but I didn’t consider it yesterday,” Shurmur said this afternoon. Shurmur said he evaluates every Read More…

Second-half stumbles, loss to backup QB leave Browns feeling down

CLEVELAND — The three-game winning streak? Over. The razor-thin playoff hopes? Vanished. The growing support for coach Pat Shurmur and rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden? Mostly evaporated, if not gone entirely. The red-hot Redskins sent the Browns crashing back to earth with a 38-21 win Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium. More photos below. The Browns seemed Read More…

Brandon Weeden’s promise not being fulfilled

Brandon Weeden has the swagger, the size and the smarts that every NFL team looks for in a franchise quarterback. Unfortunately for the Browns, he doesn’t appear to have the skills to fit the above description. Weeden came up empty Sunday in the biggest game of his rookie season, throwing two ugly interceptions and a Read More…

Redskins’ Kirk Cousins makes sure pals don’t waste trip

CLEVELAND — Everything seemed to be set up nicely for Redskins rookie Kirk Cousins. He was given his first NFL start Sunday when fellow rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was sidelined due to a knee injury, and Cleveland is driving distance from Cousins’ hometown of Holland, Mich., and the campus of Michigan State, where he Read More…

Browns notes: Trent Richardson says Browns gave up on running game too soon

CLEVELAND — Browns running back Trent Richardson broke two franchise rookie records Sunday, but he was in no mood to celebrate after Cleveland’s 38-21 loss to the Washington Redskins. The rookie from Alabama criticized the playcalling of coach Pat Shurmur and offensive coordinator Brad Childress, specifically citing their abandonment of the running game in the Read More…

Browns’ winning streak, playoff hopes end with 38-21 loss to Redskins

CLEVELAND – The three-game winning streak? Over. The razor-thin playoff hopes? Vanished. The growing support for coach Pat Shurmur and rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden? Mostly evaporated, if not gone entirely. The red-hot Redskins sent the Browns crashing back to earth with a 38-21 win Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns seemed destined for their Read More…

Browns fall flat, lose 38-21 to Redskins

CLEVELAND — The Browns’ three-game winning streak ended with a thud Sunday. The Redskins entered Cleveland Browns Stadium with star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III inactive with a knee sprain. It didn’t matter. Rookie backup Kirk Cousins rebounded from an early interception and led Washington to a 38-21 victory in his first NFL start. The Read More…

Redskins take control of Browns in third quarter

Washington used a pair of third-quarter touchdowns to grab control and lead Cleveland 24-14 heading into the fourth quarter. After receiving the second-half kickoff, Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden attempted to hit Greg Little on a crossing pass when Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson leaped up and snagged the ball out of the air. Three plays later, Read More…