Indians

A Tale of Two Aggies: Is Tyler Naquin the Anti-Manziel?

Two years before Johnny Football, another Cleveland team selected a first rounder out of Texas A&M. The Tyler Naquin story might have a happier ending.

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Cleveland Browns ranked 22nd in PFT’s preseason power rankings

I have a tendency to obsess on power rankings when they’re out of whack in a bad way. That’s why I felt it necessary to talk about ESPN ranking the Browns dead last in their power rankings from May after this year’s NFL draft. It’s not that I think the Browns should be favored to

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Ray Farmer adamant that Brian Hoyer will start over Johnny Manziel

Johnny Back-up is very, very real. ESPNCleveland.com Browns blogger Tony Grossi of did a 10 question segment with Cleveland GM Ray Farmer, and there were some enlightening moments for fans. Farmer is obviously excited about all of his draft picks, but he indicated Browns fans should watch out specifically for Joel Bitonio to surprise us all

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Some @sportsyelling about Lonnie Chisenhall, Internet cliches, Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga and Johnny Manziel – WFNY Podcast – 2014-05-20

Always fun to talk to @sportsyelling about everything. This time I wanted to help everyone get to know her even that much more before we talked about sports. So, I asked about movies, music, internet cliches and some other stuff before talking about… Lonnie Chisenhall Michael Brantley’s walk-off winner Carlos Santana’s struggles Jason Kipnis’ statements about

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Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert say hello after practice

The new iteration of the Browns is paying attention to new media, that’s for sure. Justin Gilbert doesn’t get to say much, but he and Johnny Manziel are working on their Instagram game after rookie mini camp session today.

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Browns look to avoid “Tebow situation” with Johnny Manziel at rookie mini-camp

The Cleveland Browns are going to do everything they can to control the narrative of their football team, it seems. They have decided to be ultra protective with their high profile rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel, apparently barring national media from rookie mini-camp. Wow, the Browns told me the national media is barred from their rookie

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2014 NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon, Michael Sam and Don Jones – WFNY Podcast – 2014-05-12

It’s been quite a while since I talked to Jon on the podcast, but I asked him to keep tabs on the NFL draft as a passive Browns fan who is married to a real Browns fan. We ended up talking a lot about draft value, trades, Johnny Football, Josh Gordon’s impending suspension and the

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2014 NFL Draft: Scott Raab talks Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon and the Sin Tax – WFNY Podcast – 2014-05-10

A lot of people asked for it, and I got the fateful text last week that said Scott was ready and had something to say! In all seriousness, I loved talking to Scott Raab every week and I love talking to him whenever I get the chance to now. With the Johnny Manziel draft pick

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Browns

2014 NFL Draft: Thoughts after the first round

I have a lot of random thoughts after the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, so here goes… “Johnny Manziel is a good draft pick regardless of how it works out if for no other reason than because of the rookie wage scale. In talking about this draft before it happened, there was a lot of

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Video: Creative Johnny Manziel draft reaction video

And this is why the Internet is fun. The Browns get Johnny Manziel and people start video mashups on Youtube with celebration footage, including… Apollo 13. Gotta love the Ed Harris reaction shot.

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2014 NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert hold up their jerseys in Berea

The Browns welcomed the biggest name of the 2014 NFL draft into Berea today and this is what it looked like. Also, no surprise, all the initial questions were for the second man taken yesterday, Johnny Manziel. Poor Justin Gilbert.  

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Browns

WFNY on the 2014 NFL Draft: Joe Gilbert’s Definitive Mock Draft

The NFL Draft has finally arrived.  The buzz is at an all time high, but the uncertainty is still there around most of the picks.  This draft seems to be even more unpredictable then ever before.  Here is my attempt at guessing what will go down tonight in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft

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Draft day is here… While We’re Waiting

Draft rumors galore. — Jay Glazer’s report about the Browns not drafting Manziel at No. 4 caused ESPN to delete its previous report, which said the exact opposite, per Awful Announcing. In the Dawgs By Nature staff big board, Manziel is actually ahead of Teddy Bridgewater for everybody. That’s somewhat surprising to me, no? At

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Browns

Counterpoint: Passing on Johnny Manziel in pursuit of Pro Bowl talent

Quarterback is a pass-fail position. Sure, there are two or three on every team, but out of those 80-90 guys, there are 60 or 70 of them who are just around because every team needs one on the field; the others are insurance in case that one guy gets hurt. Half—and probably more—of the teams in the

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2014 NFL Draft – Browns, Manziel, Watkins and more – WFNY Podcast – 2014-05-06

2014 NFL DRAFT! The Cleveland Browns are almost on the clock and Rick and Craig are talking about everything. Should the Browns take Johnny Manziel? Should the Browns take the offensive tackle? Should they take Sammy Watkins? We’ve got all the talk that you’ve heard everywhere else, but now with 100% more Rick and Craig!

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2014 NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel dominates Monday rumor mill

I stand by the fact that despite all the talk and posturing that the board of prospects is 99.99999999% set in Berea. Still, as Thursday evening approaches – and as I personally ready myself for pizza at Map Room – the pundits are still reporting what their sources are saying. It could be smokescreen or

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Browns

Why didn’t the Vince Young news make even a small splash?

I was a little bit surprised that the Browns’ signing of Vince Young didn’t make even a slight splash in the Cleveland Browns news cycle. Even compared to when the Browns signed a recently-cut Brian Hoyer a year ago, I felt like this thing went totally under the radar. So, we discussed it. As always,

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Another year waiting for the QB, jamming cell phones, hidden ball tricks and more… While We’re Waiting

It’s Friday which means I’m back in action on the WWW. Here’s hoping this week’s edition is worthy of being printed and taken to the restroom!1 ***** By this time next week, we’ll know who the Browns have selected in the first round of the NFL draft.2  In my soul right now, I don’t think

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NFL Draft, music, media, market size, attendance, and stuff – WFNY Podcast – 2014-04-24

Sorry for the lack of podcasts this week, but I’m traveling for work. I just happened to be in Columbus though and had a chance to meet up with Andrew in person at my hotel. I looked pretty funny carting my podcasting gear through the hotel lobby, but whatever. Andrew and I had a chance

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2014 NFL Draft, Indians market squeeze, class action cheerleaders and MINERAL… While We’re Waiting

It’s my second WWW of the week, and I’m ready to send you off to the weekend! Let’s go! ***** The Kanicki Reader mock has selected another Browns player, this time at #26. Spoiler alert, but this time it’s Derek Carr. That doesn’t tell the whole story though. There’s a good bit of info over there

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