Browns, WWW

Reflecting on previous Browns coach decisions: While We’re Waiting…

With the news that Freddie Kitchens is set to become the ninth head coach of the Cleveland Browns since they returned, WFNY’s Jacob Rosen takes a look back at all of the past hires and the thought process going into those decisions.

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Browns

Inside story on the former Browns coach dinner

Former Cleveland Browns coaches had gathered in Indianapolis for a dinner to commiserate on their past experiences. WFNY has obtained the transcript from that meeting.

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Browns

What Hue Jackson can learn from Romeo Crennel

Hue Jackson is the first coach since Romeo Crennel to make it to a third season. He will have to change if he wants to make it to a fourth.

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Browns

Rumors of Browns organizational unrest lie at Jimmy Haslam’s feet

Jimmy Haslam held a conference call with his people this week, and rumors of unrest resulted. That’s on Jimmy and it’s on him to fix it by just doing nothing.

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WWW

When did the Browns break you? While We’re Waiting

This week after speaking to Zac Jackson and hearing his story about how the Browns broke him, I had to come up with my own moment or moments that the Browns broke me.

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Browns

The Cleveland Browns, apologies and forgiveness

The Haslam family has apologized to Browns fans for the awful season. Can you accept the apology without fully forgiving them?

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Best of 2016, Browns

Hue Jackson Hired: Top Stories of 2106 — No. 4

Of all the sports stories in 2016 involving the Cleveland Browns, none was more important than the hiring of Hue Jackson.

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Headlines

Chip Kelly to the Browns—Again?

Was Chip Kelly’s decision to head to Philadelphia entirely because of Joe Banner’s iron fist? Cleveland Browns fans may soon find out as the recently displaced Eagles head coach is reportedly back in the mix for the Browns’ soon-to-be vacant head coaching spot. According to Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk: Plugged-in source just said

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Do the Cleveland Browns really believe in organizational stability?

The Cleveland Browns wind down a lost season, and there’s no sense that they believe in stability.

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Browns

Debate Day: The Best Browns Coach Since ’99

As a seemingly bottomless pool of Republican presidential candidates descends on Cleveland for the first big debate of the 2015-16 election season, WFNY has decided to host its own panel of vaguely familiar, easily scrutinized authority figures — similarly eager for your approval and re-consideration. Yes, on one conceptual stage, we’ve managed to gather all

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Headlines

Colts promote Chudzinski to keep him in Indy

We told you recently about the Colts’ attempts to block Rob Chudzinski from leaving Indianapolis, and now they’ve followed that up by promoting him to keep him in the fold. I had wondered if Chud’s hiring wasn’t just a part of the coaching fraternity, but Chuck Pagano’s quotes about him show that it’s more than

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Headlines

Colts trying to keep Rob Chudzinski in Indy

When the Browns fired Rob Chudzinski after just one year, he found a place to land in Indianapolis. Chud was hired by the Colts in early February after being fired by the Browns right at the end of December. Colts coach Chuck Pagano had glowing things to say about Chud at the time. “Rob and

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Browns, Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014

Joe Banner Ousted — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 2

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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Browns

The Browns quest for “the answer” at QB is the wrong one

The Cleveland Browns are constantly looking for “the answer” at quarterback, but it seems more and more that they’re asking the wrong question. The question they keep asking is how do you come up with Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers—hell, even Ben Roethlisberger or Joe Flacco? The Browns seem to operate as if they’re

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Featured, General, Sportsman of the Year

My Sportsman of the Year: Jimmy Haslam

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 ends don’t justify means in Peter King’s defense of Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi

Peter King is one of the best NFL writers in the nation and as a national guy his perspective can sometimes be instructive to help local fans take blinders off. As a follower of the Browns, it’s pretty easy to lose perspective on the more overarching story-lines that make up an NFL season or era

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Headlines

D’Qwell Jackson follows Chud, T-Rich to Indianapolis Colts

The Browns were kind to give D’Qwell Jackson a chance to sell himself around the NFL and make the best choice for himself. As it turns out, the best choice was in Indianapolis where Jackson is reported to be pulling a 4-year deal worth $22 million ($11 million guaranteed) with the Colts. Jackson follows former

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Headlines

Indianapolis Colts hire Rob Chudzinski as special assistant

Former Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski will be joining the Indianapolis Colts as a special assistant, the team announced on Saturday. The Browns fired Chudzinski, 45, on Dec. 29 after their final game of the season. Cleveland eventually replaced him with Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Over in Indianapolis, Chudzinski will join the

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Browns

Will Mike Pettine’s young coordinators deliver a game-day advantage?

If nothing else, you have to give the Cleveland Browns credit—they’re not repeating themselves. After watching Browns head coach Mike Pettine introduce his coordinators, you couldn’t imagine a more polar opposite scene from Rob Chudzinski’s staff. Mike Pettine, a defensive guy, replaces the former offensive coordinator, Rob Chudzinski. Jim O’Neil, a young guy with five years of

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Multimedia, Podcast

Talking Browns, Cavs, Chief Wahoo, and poetry with CBthePoet – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-26

I don’t go to the “friend” card on the podcast very often but when you have a friend who works in the business of the spoken word, it seems like a good place to go. My friend Chris grew up in Cleveland and relocated to Charlotte about 15 years ago. He keeps up with all

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