August 4, 2015

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Browns: Randy Lerner says he wants to win

BEREA — Randy Lerner has been a Browns fan since he was a kid. And like much of the Northeast Ohio population, he’s never celebrated a championship. “People are exhausted from losing in this town,” Lerner said Wednesday on WTAM 1100-AM in a rare interview. “I’m exhausted, too. It’s on me. “I’d like to think Read More…

Browns: Season in review and lookahead to offseason

TOP 5 players Joe Thomas, left tackle Voted to fifth Pro Bowl in five seasons, and fourth straight All-Pro team. Didn’t lose a bit of focus after signing a seven-year, $84 million contract in the preseason and improved from inconsistent 2010 season. Hasn’t missed a snap in his career. D’Qwell Jackson, middle linebacker Deserves the Read More…

Browns season wrapup: Coach Pat Shurmur already looking forward to next season

Coach Pat Shurmur is genuinely excited for the offseason. And not just because that means his 4-12 first season is over. He knows what he missed last year when the lockout deprived him of the entire offseason: team meetings, an introduction to the playbook, a conditioning program, minicamps. And he’s eager for a return to Read More…

Scott Petrak: Mike Holmgren’s doing the right thing

We’re in a wonderful time on the NFL calendar. The intensity is raised. Every play counts. Loser goes home. Of course, the Browns were already home when the playoffs started Saturday. That’s nothing new. They went 4-12 and lost six straight to end the season. The skid ensured the franchise’s 10th season of double-digit losses Read More…

Mike Holmgren says Browns will stick with the plan that’s in place

BEREA — President Mike Holmgren was frustrated, disappointed and ticked off by the Browns’ 4-12 season that ended Sunday. But he wasn’t discouraged. “We have a lot of questions moving forward as an organization that we are trying to fix,” Holmgren said Thursday. “We’re all disappointed in the record of the team this year. But Read More…

Browns president Mike Holmgren not discouraged, sticking to plan

BEREA – Browns president Mike Holmgren expressed disappointment and frustration with the team’s 4-12 record this season but said he isn’t discouraged. He vowed to stick to his plan as he tries to reverse the fortunes of a franchise that hasn’t won a playoff game since the 1994 season. “We’re going to stay the course,” Read More…

Shurmur says he’ll add O-coordinator, but won’t commit to a QB just yet

BEREA — The way coach Pat Shurmur views it, the 2012 season started Monday. His 4-12 first season ended Sunday and he’s eager to move forward, start an offseason without a lockout and get busy improving his team. When the 2012 season officially arrives in September, Shurmur will have an offensive coordinator. He confirmed Tuesday Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur doesn’t commit to QB Colt McCoy for 2012, will hire offensive coordinator

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur didn’t commit to Colt McCoy as his starting quarterback for 2012 today during his season-ending news conference. “The best quarterback will play when we start the season,” Shurmur said. McCoy started the first 13 games this season – the Browns went 4-9 – before missing the last three with Read More…

Browns’ Sheldon Brown says draft won’t fix things

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BEREA — Cornerback Sheldon Brown acknowledged the Browns fell short of their goals this season but quickly insisted the turnaround is underway and they’re “close” to becoming a playoff-caliber team. Then he sent a jolt through Browns fans who’ve been scouring mock drafts for the last two months. “If you’re depending on a draft pick Read More…

Browns notes: Montario Hardesty hopes for better in ’12

Scott Petrak and Brian Dulik, The Chronicle-Telegram BEREA — Running back Montario Hardesty rushed twice for minus-2 yards Sunday in the season finale. They were his only carries in the last three weeks. For the season, he rushed 88 times for 266 yards, a 3.0 average and no touchdowns. Add a 2010 rookie season lost Read More…