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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 hire tough, inexperienced Buffalo Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine as Head Coach

  [caption id="attachment_21094" align="alignnone" width="303"] Mike Pettine has a reputation for building tough defenses that aggressively chase down Quarterbacks. (Source: Cleveland Browns- AP Images)[/caption]   The Cleveland Browns hired former Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine to be their new Head Coach. Several candidates withdrew their names including Broncos Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase, Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles, and Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels. The Bills were dominant on