Browns

WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: Linebackers

Over the next many weeks, I will be reviewing and discussing the performance of the 2014 Cleveland Browns position by position. It was a tough season for the Cleveland Browns, falling in five straight games to end the season at 7-9. The team showed some glimpses of promise and some other areas of concern. So

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Headlines

Marc Trestman a possible offensive coordinator candidate for the Browns

The Browns have cut ties with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and are in the market for another offensive coordinator. Along with Shanahan, the team also fired quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains. These coaching changes come after rumors leaked that the team is dysfunctional and that their are problems throughout the organization. The upheaval in the coaching staff will

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Headlines

Charlie Weis a possible replacement for Kyle Shanahan

Kyle Shanahan’s status as the Browns’ offensive coordinator could be coming to end this offseason. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Shanahan has been courted by the Buffalo Bills to interview for their vacant head coaching position. The interest in Shanahan does not just stop with the Bills though either. According to Mary Kay Cabot, three teams

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Browns

WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: The Defensive Line

Over the next many weeks, I will be reviewing and discussing the performance of the 2014 Cleveland Browns position by position. It was a tough season for the Cleveland Browns, falling in five straight games to end the season at 7-9. The team showed some glimpses of promise and some other areas of concern. So

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Buckeyes

After the bleak week in Cleveland sports, Ohio State brightens up the state

It has been a tough week, or couple weeks, for fans of Cleveland sports. The Browns finished off a fading 2014 NFL season with their fifth straight loss, losing the season finale to their AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens. The season left another quarterback conundrum for Browns fans to mull over the offseason and the

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Browns

The season finale illustrates the defense’s weaknesses: Cleveland Browns Film Room

The Cleveland Browns finished off their season losing their fifth straight game and ending their season with a 7-9 record. The season finale loss to the Baltimore Ravens capped off a disappointing finish to a season that started with a promising 7-4 record. In the season finale, the Browns held a lead, but once again

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Browns

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the defense: Cleveland Browns Film Room

The 2014 season for the Cleveland Browns has come crashing down over the last month. The team lost to the Carolina Panthers 17-13 on Sunday and in doing so extended their losing streak to four games. The offense has completely collapsed late in the season, forcing the defense to try and be nearly perfect, which

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Headlines

Browns sign QB Tyler Thigpen

The Browns have signed veteran quarterback Tyler Thigpen, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The signing comes the day after the team announced that Johnny Manziel will miss the last game of the season and that Brian Hoyer is day-to-day with an injured shoulder. Head coach Mike Pettine said yesterday that rookie quarterback Connor Shaw

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Browns, Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014

Manziel Mania — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 5

If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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Headlines

Mount Union falls to Wisconsin-Whitewater in the 2014 Stagg Bowl

Mount Union came up short in achieving their 12th NCAA Division III Football Championship, losing to Wisconsin-Whitewater 43-34. The two teams met for the ninth time in ten years with Wisconsin-Whitewater earning their sixth victory and their fifth straight win in this classic series. The Purple Raiders have not come out on top in this classic matchup

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Browns

What happened to the defense? Cleveland Browns Film Room

The Cleveland Browns were blown out this week in the home finale versus in-state rival Cincinnati Bengals, 30-0. The team was completely outplayed by the Bengals in all phases of the game. The offense was shutdown, unable to score and even move the ball. But the real surprise was the fall of the Browns’ defense.

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Headlines

Mount Union strolls to their tenth straight Stagg Bowl

Mount Union rolled past another foe, beating Wesley College 70-21 on their way to their 18th trip to the NCAA Division III football championship Stagg Bowl. The Purple Raiders were dominant early, ending the first half leading 56-0 and going into the fourth quarter up 70-0. Mount Union and former St. Edward quarterback Kevin Burke had

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Featured, General, Sportsman of the Year

My Sportsman of the Year: LeBron James

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Browns

The D is Mightier: Cleveland Browns Film Room

The Cleveland Browns lost a tough game this past Sunday, falling to the Indianapolis Colts in a dramatic finish 25-24. The Browns were ahead for much of the game until Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck led a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter to get the win. The offense struggled for most of the contest,

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Headlines

Indians acquire A’s power hitter Brandon Moss

The Indians have made their first big move of the offseason today in acquiring Brandon Moss from the Oakland Athletics. In exchange for Moss, the Tribe sent minor league infielder Joey Wendle to Oakland. Last season in Oakland, Moss hit .234 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 147 games. He was selected to the 2014

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College football, High School Sports

Ohio State makes college football playoffs; Eds wins state championship

The high school football season has wrapped up after this past weekend’s state championship games in Columbus. All seven of the divisions’ champions were decided from Thursday through Saturday night. Northeast Ohio had two champions crowned. St. Edward won the Division I championship, while Benedictine won the Division IV championship. In other high school football

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Browns

Behind a struggling offense a defense shines: Cleveland Browns Film Room

The Cleveland Browns lost to the Buffalo Bills 26-10 last week and all of the news was about the quarterback controversy. The offensive struggles of the Browns were the big news of the game, but it overshadowed the outstanding defensive performance. The Browns’ defense kept the Browns in the game even when the offense was

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College football, High School Sports

Ohio State beats Michigan; Eds rolls over Hudson

The Ohio high school playoffs have finally reached the pinnacle of the season as two teams in each of the seven Ohio divisions fight for the championship trophy. In Division I, St. Edward is on a roll after cruising past Hudson on Saturday. Benedictine beat Steubenville to advance to the Division IV championship game. This

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Browns

Solid run defense, shutdown coverage, and the amazing Joel Bitonio- Film Room

The Cleveland Browns bounced back after a tough loss to the Houston Texans by coming from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons on a last-second field goal. It was a sloppy game for the Browns, but the team remained calm and came back to win the game with just under a minute to go. The

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Browns

Tashaun Gipson’s loss leaves a big gap in the Browns defense

The Cleveland Browns have had many injuries on the defensive side of the ball this season, but none may be bigger than the loss of free safety Tashaun Gipson. Amidst this Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, Gipson injured his MCL and possibly the PCL, according to head coach Mike Pettine. The injury occurred early in the

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