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Justin Gilbert vs Rams: Cleveland Browns rookie’s harsh learning experience

When the Cleveland Browns selected Justin Gilbert with the 2014 NFL draft’s eighth pick, expectations were immediately high. He’s near the perfect combination of size, speed and production. It was thought he would come in and play opposite Joe Haden, who is widely regarded as one of the best corners in the NFL. Add in […]

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Cleveland Browns: Why Brian Hoyer is the right man for the job

Every year the Cleveland Browns find themselves entrenched in off-season drama at the quarterback position. Almost every dilemma is simply media headline fodder. From Tim Couch vs. Kelly Holcomb to last year’s Brandon Weeden ordeal, the drama will never end. Today, this year’s drama-filled preseason quarterback competition ended with Mike Pettine’s decision to start veteran […]


Browns vs. Rams: Cleveland returns home looking to find offensive rhythm

It’s time to move on from Washington, thankfully. You with me? Let’s do this. The Cleveland Browns finally get the luxury of home field advantage when they take on the St. Louis Rams at First Energy Stadium this Saturday. Brian Hoyer will take the reins for the first time since being named starting quarterback. Browns […]


Brian Hoyer Announced as Cleveland Browns Week 1 Starting QB

Today the Cleveland Browns named Brian Hoyer their starting quarterback. BREAKING: Brian Hoyer to lead Browns, named starting quarterback. — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 20, 2014 This comes after a very shaky outing versus Washington where neither he nor Johnny Manziel played spectacularly, which could be chalked up to a number of factors. It […]


Cleveland Browns Have No Idea When They Will Name Starting Quarterback

Rookie head coach Mike Pettine isn’t sure when he will decide between Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer as the Cleveland Browns’ opening day starting quarterback. Speaking on a conference call with media, Pettine said the team had yet to even discuss the decision as planned. He left the competition open saying the decision might not be made […]

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Hoyer vs. Manziel: Cleveland Browns QBs uninspiring in loss to Washington

Monday night marked what would likely have been the final time the Cleveland Browns marched towards the 2014 NFL season with uncertainly at the quarterback position. Head coach Mike Pettine seemed ready to name his starting quarterback, and it all came down to the performances of Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel. Well, that’s what I’d written […]


Aging Cleveland Browns Fans Want Just One Super Bowl Before They Die

The mere mention of the Cleveland Browns winning the Super Bowl makes lifelong fan John Brown water at the eyes. “I can’t put it into words and it hasn’t even happened yet,” he said after admittedly tearing up at the thought. The 45-year-old die-hard was giddy at the idea of his team even playing in […]


Cleveland Browns Preseason Main Event Hysteria: Johnny Manziel and National Media vs. Brian Hoyer

This is one of the more confusing times to be a Cleveland Browns fan. We appreciate things a certain way. By definition, we cheer for the underdog. Our team has been an underdog since becoming an expansion franchise, maybe even longer than that. We have incumbent starter Brian Hoyer who started three games in 2013 […]

Signing Rex Grossman does not make Brian Hoyer expendable.

Brian Hoyer Trade Rumors Are Baseless Speculation

The Cleveland Browns will not comment on trade rumors involving quarterback Brian Hoyer. During his routine post-practice press conference, head coach Mike Pettine was asked if there are any wheels to the Hoyer-to-Houston buzz that has been picking up steam this week. As Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot noted from interviews both Tuesday and […]


Cleveland Browns Media Desire Team’s Relevancy as Much as Fans

Crazy, passionate, and inconsequentially loyal, Clevelanders are all super-fans, always sporting their Cleveland Browns colors on their sleeves. Browns football is literally ingrained in society in Northeast Ohio. That’s how 29-year-old Cleveland sports radio host Will Burge succinctly sums up Browns fans and their relationships with their team. “The only fan bases that come close […]