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Zero Routes: Browns 2015 draft edition

Anyone who thinks the Browns should take an offensive lineman in the first round of the draft should be required to thoroughly explain themselves. A laser pointer and film are strongly encouraged. Barkevious Mingo is my pick for a big breakout this year. Most people don’t understand how hard it is to be an effective pass […]

Tramon Williams joins a Cleveland Browns defensive backfield that was one of the best units in the NFL in 2014.

Browns’ defensive backfield can be NFL’s best in 2015

In February, Ray Farmer addressed his approach to the 2015 free agency period, and some saw that as Farmer tempering expectations.  “Active? Not Active? It’s really about being judicious and making smart decisions.” Farmer said, via Kevin Jones of ClevelandBrowns.com.  He seemed to hold true to that, and made his biggest signing at cornerback, filling […]

Ray Farmer selected Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert with two first-round picks in 2014.

Browns in great position to add BPA in NFL draft

With the 2015 NFL draft about a week away, the Cleveland Browns find themselves in a pretty comfortable position. Having two picks in the top 20 (Nos. 12 and 19), and a roster with far fewer holes in it than last season, the Browns have positioned themselves to not be forced into taking the best […]

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Cleveland Browns schedule released for 2015 season

The NFL released its 2015 schedule on Tuesday, giving Cleveland Browns fans something to whet their appetites as they impatiently wait for next week’s draft. It’s just another milestone to getting back to football, but an important one nonetheless. We already knew the opponents heading into the release, but now we see the full roadmap—or […]

Johnny Manziel is "very much" in the Browns' plans, head coach Mike Pettine said.

Johnny Manziel ‘very much’ in Cleveland Browns’ plans

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine is standing behind quarterback Johnny Manziel, at least in public, refuting earlier reports the team had moved on from the young signal-caller. Pettine on report the #Browns have "90% moved on'' from Manziel: "I filed that one in the ridiculous category. He's v. much in our plans.'' — Mary […]

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Both Manziel and Mariota present big risks for Browns

Johnny Manziel is a wild card, Josh McCown a caretaker, and the 2015 NFL Draft class is bereft of talent at the most valuable position in sports. It leads to a very bleak outlook for the upcoming Cleveland Browns season, unless you believe in comeback stories—or miracles, but we know better. Some might think dangling […]

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The Browns shouldn’t draft a receiver in NFL draft’s 1st round

“Name the last big-time receiver to win a Super Bowl.” That’s Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer in May 2014, talking about the importance of the wide receiver position. With the 2015 NFL Draft coming up, the normal WR honks, both in the media and average fans, will be out in full force to pine for […]