Interview with Cleveland Browns Tight End Gary Barnidge Articles Interview 

Interview with Cleveland Browns Tight End Gary Barnidge

MATT: Thank you for agreeing to do this, Gary! We’re excited to have you on this week’s segment of professional athletes being interviewed. As always, these questions are submitted from our website’s forums. Let’s get right into the first question. “What’s your favorite memory regarding your football career so far?” GARY: I would say my favorite memory would have been from high school when my high school made it to the 2nd round of playoffs for the first in school history just because no one gave us a chance MATT:…

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Cleveland Browns – Fleecing the Fans Articles NFL 

Cleveland Browns – Fleecing the Fans

October 12, 2012. That’s the date that James Arthur Haslam III was unanimously approved by 31 NFL owners as the new majority owner of the Cleveland Browns. Since that date 3 ½ years ago, Mr. Haslam has fired three Head Coaches (Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski and Mike Pettine), three General Managers (Tom Heckert, Mike Lombardi and Ray Farmer) and also either asked or allowed three Team Presidents (Mike Holmgren, Joe Banner and Alec Scheiner) to leave the organization. Not surprisingly, his record so far as owner of the Cleveland Browns…

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NFL Moneyball Articles NFL 

NFL Moneyball

The news that the Browns hired Paul DePodesta on January 6th as Chief Strategy Officer raised more than a few eyebrows, not only in Cleveland but, around the entire league – indeed, the entire sporting world as DePodesta’s pedigree came from Major League Baseball. Adding some context to this puzzling announcement was that just three days prior, on January 3rd, Head Coach Mike Pettine was released along with General Manager Ray Farmer. In Farmer’s place would be Sashi Brown who previously held the position of General Council for the Browns…

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Cleveland Browns: Waiting for Next Year . . . Again. Articles NFL 

Cleveland Browns: Waiting for Next Year . . . Again.

The 2015 NFL regular season still has five weeks to go but the harsh reality has already set in for the fans of the 2-9 Cleveland Browns. Although the Browns are mathematically still in the hunt for a Wildcard playoff berth, they would have to win out and get some help and no one in their right mind expects that to happen. Rather, the Browns are currently on target for a top 3 draft pick in 2016, perhaps even the #1 overall pick. Self-proclaimed “experts” that gather around watercoolers (do…

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Browns – At the Quarter Pole Articles NFL 

Browns – At the Quarter Pole

After four weeks, the 2015 Cleveland Browns’ season is now one quarter of the way through. When the Cleveland Browns schedule was released, even the most skeptical of fans believed the first four games of the 2015 season offered the possibility that the Browns could be no worse than 2-2 with a shot at a 3-1 record. Why the early season optimism? In 2014, the 7-9 Browns finished the season ranked 9th in Total Defense (8th in pass defense, 6th in scoring defense and dead last in the NFL in…

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Cleveland Browns – Dear Mr. Haslam… Articles NFL 

Cleveland Browns – Dear Mr. Haslam…

That thud you heard about 10:00 this morning was the collective hopes of Browns fans that your “new” logo was a precursor to actual change within your organization. Change that would revive this once proud franchise. Instead we got business as usual. I don’t have a clue on how much your Marketing Group spent to freshen up this logo but my eight year old Grandson could have done the same job with a brown Crayola. He stays inside the lines really well and would have done it for about 25…

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Cleveland Browns – An All Too Familiar Position Articles NFL 

Cleveland Browns – An All Too Familiar Position

The off season for the 2015 Cleveland Browns is upon us and they find themselves in an all too familiar position. Last place in the AFC North. In the sixteen years since the Browns re-joined the NFL, they have occupied their division’s cellar eleven times. Four straight years and counting and seven of the last ten years. During those same sixteen years, the Browns have had a winning record only twice with a single Wild Card appearance in the post season once (2002). Their average record over those sixteen seasons…

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Cleveland Browns – Trouble in the Trenches Articles NFL 

Cleveland Browns – Trouble in the Trenches

The Cleveland Browns’ 2011 1st round draft pick, DT/DE Phil Taylor, was placed on the NFL’s Injured Reserve list yesterday. He joined an alarmingly crowded waiting room alongside team mates and fellow DT/DE’s Armonty Bryant (IR’d on 10/14/14) and John Hughes (placed IR Designated for Return on 10/27/14). At the start of the season, the Browns’ 3-4 defense had a total of seven players assigned to man the interior of the D-Line. That number has now dwindled to five and three of them are listed as Nose Tackles (Ahtyba Rubin,…

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Cleveland Browns – 2014 Mid-Season Recap Articles NFL 

Cleveland Browns – 2014 Mid-Season Recap

Browns fans from Northern Ohio live within a two hour drive from Cedar Point Amusement Park, the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World”. I would venture that most, if not all of them, have dropped a few bucks at least once for the adrenalin rush one gets from spending a day on this peninsula that separates Sandusky Bay from Lake Erie. Perhaps the most agonizing part of the day is standing in line for hours on end to find out if you have what it takes to conquer these beasts…

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Cleveland Browns – Reality Check Articles NFL 

Cleveland Browns – Reality Check

After thoroughly dominating the once rival Pittsburgh Steelers in week 7, the Cleveland Browns began a three week stretch against teams with a combined record of 1-16. Despite the loss of ironman center Alex Mack and standout defensive end Armonty Bryant to injured reserve, Browns fans had visions of relevance once again dancing in their heads. For the first time since at least 2007, the Browns were not occupying sole possession of last place in the AFC North this far into a season. Some fans had even projected that a…

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