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Cleveland Browns Training Camp: Dawg Bones for Days 3 & 4

[caption id="attachment_28592" align="alignnone" width="640"] Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports[/caption] CLEVELAND, OH - As training camp sets in for the Cleveland Browns and their diehard fan base that pack the facility every practice, Monday and Tuesday's practice opened in full pads. Head coach Mike Pettine wanted to see some "thudding" and that's exactly what fans received. Here is my news and notes from practice as we get closer to live football just
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Cleveland Browns: New Lea”D”ership and Attitude Arrives

[caption id="attachment_28439" align="alignnone" width="640"] Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports[/caption] A season ago, the Ray Horton led Cleveland Browns defense held their own against NFL opponents. They ranked third in yards per play and only allowed 332.4 yards per game, good enough for a top ten rank. This season, a new coordinator and leadership reinforcements arrive. While some fan favorites and key pieces have departed, their replacements will be just fine. Let's look at the new
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Cleveland Browns 101: Zone Blocking Scheme is Coming in 2014

[caption id="attachment_28390" align="alignnone" width="640"] Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports[/caption] For 2014, the Cleveland Browns are taking a page out of Vince Lombardi's playbook from 1959. New offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and company will be using a zone blocking scheme to run the football. In fact, many pro and college teams use this scheme in their offense presently. What is a zone blocking scheme though? Let's examine and tell you what to look
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Cleveland Browns: Training Camp Battles to Watch

[caption id="attachment_28348" align="alignnone" width="640"] Andrew Weber-USA Today Sports[/caption] CLEVELAND, OH - As the Cleveland Browns kick off their 68th campaign, the looming hype continues as the franchise looks to turn the corner. Season after season, the Browns build up their fan base with hope in the beginning and let them down fiercely by year's end. But, could this season be different? And, could new players raise the Browns faithful and their dreams of
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Cleveland Browns: A Conversation with Jason Pinkston

When I met Cleveland Browns left guard, Jason Pinkston a couple of years ago, I saw a humble man that was ready to embrace the NFL and his new team. Drafted in the fifth round in 2011, Pinkston was a star at the University of Pittsburgh and was considered one of the best offensive linemen in the senior class of 2010. The Browns stole him with the 150th overall pick.
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Cleveland Browns Bring In Home Grown QB Brian Hoyer

For once, it seems as if Cleveland Browns have some talent all the way down the quarterback depth chart. Gone are the concepts of unproven quarterbacks, Colt McCoy and project QB, Thaddeus Lewis and in come proven veteran, Jason Campbell and quality back-up, Brian Hoyer. And, while there will be quite a bit of competition once training camp begins, QB1 is Brandon Weeden's job to lose. The name that is
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Cleveland Browns: Training Camp is Coming!

You know that feeling that you get when you see those historic orange helmets with the brown-and-white stripe for first time since the last season? The goosebumps on your arms raise and a sense of pride takes over your whole body. Well, that feeling is about to come back in just over a month. Yes Cleveland Browns fans, training camp is right around the corner. As a Browns fan, if
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New England Patriots : QB Tim Tebow Has A Bad Rap. Why?

With the 25th first round pick in the 2010 draft the Denver Broncos selected Tim Tebow, and so it began. At the University of Florida, Tebow became the starting quarterback in 2007 and took the Gators to its second national championship in three years. He was the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy, How many NFL quarterbacks have that? The Gators went 13-1 in 2009, his senior year and at
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Baltimore Ravens: Still Have Holes To Address

When the Baltimore Ravens enter the start of 2013 NFL regular season, they’ll be attempting to become just ninth team to repeat as Super Bowl champions. In an offseason where the Ravens have had to replace nine starters, the team has plenty of work to do before it can once again be considered a championship contender. The Ravens traded away WR Anquan Boldin (49ers), lost FS Ed Reed (Texans), SS
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Why Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden will be Successul in 2013

Some say that Cleveland Browns quarterback, Brandon Weeden's rookie year was a failed experiment. You could also say that Weeden wasn't in the absolute best situation for him to succeed. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Drafted by the old regime in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Weeden had many ups and many downs last season. At times, you had to have been watching and screaming at the