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Why Robert Griffin III should start for the Browns against the Bengals

On this week's Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com podcast, Browns beat writer Nate Ulrich explains why Robert Griffin III should start when the Browns play the Bengals on Dec. 11. As the Browns head into the bye week, Griffin is finally getting healthy after injuring his shoulder in Week 1 of the season. That should open things up for him starting over Cody Kessler and Josh McCown. Since the Browns are finally heading into the bye week, Nate and I also go off topic and do power rankings for our favorite ongoing television shows. It gets a little weird before we finally get back on topic...
Niners Nation Nov 29, 2016

Browns clear Robert Griffin III for full contact drills

They’re still gonna stink. The Cleveland Browns are currently on their bye week, and as they head into the home stretch of a potential 0-16 season, they face a big question. The team has cleared quarterback Robert Griffin III for full contact work, and Cody Kessler has been cleared through the NFL’s concussion protocol. They join Josh McCown to compete for the team’s starting QB role. Head coach Hue Jackson told the media he has not decided who will start in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals. McCown started in Week 12 after Kessler suffered a concussion in Week 11. McCown threw...
Akron Beacon Journal Nov 27, 2016

Browns notebook: Coach Hue Jackson defends quarterback Josh McCown for fumbles lost on sacks

CLEVELAND: Browns coach Hue Jackson doesn’t want “sack, fumble, touchdown” to come in the next breath after quarterback Josh McCown’s name is mentioned.After a 27-13 loss to the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium, Jackson defended his quarterback after he lost two fumbles Sunday, one setting up a crucial touchdown.“They had some big turnovers at some key times against us. Josh McCown is playing as hard as he can play. He’s battling,” Jackson said. “There’s nothing he can do about the sack-fumbles. As he’s starting to throw he’s getting hit and the ball comes out.“I...
Akron Beacon Journal Nov 27, 2016

Browns analysis: Nate Ulrich breaks down 27-13 loss to New York Giants

What went right: Inside linebacker Chris Kirksey was one of the few bright spots. He had 10 tackles, including one for loss. It was the fourth time this season he’s compiled double-digit tackles. Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor had six catches for 131 yards.What went wrong: The Browns stalled at the Giants’ 2 and 7 late in the second quarter, settling for Cody Parkey’s field goals of 20 and 25 yards and ultimately a 14-6 halftime deficit. The Giants scored touchdowns off lost fumbles by running back Isaiah Crowell in the second quarter and quarterback Josh McCown in the fourth quarter....
Akron Beacon Journal Nov 27, 2016

Marla Ridenour: As postgame confab runs late, Browns coach Hue Jackson had plenty of reasons for unprecedented tardiness

CLEVELAND: Going back to 1981, to my first season covering the Browns under Sam Rutigliano, a coach has never not been the first to address the media after a game.Even when Butch Davis had a panic attack or Eric Mangini a meltdown, he always promptly stepped in front of the television cameras, microphones and tape recorders and, in the case of Bill Belichick, mumbled a few words.But following Sunday’s 27-13 loss to the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium, quarterback Josh McCown took the podium before Browns coach Hue Jackson arrived in the interview room at 4:50 p.m. It was 38 minutes...
Plain Dealer Nov 27, 2016

Josh McCown earns D in Cleveland Browns' loss to New York Giants: DMan's QB Report, Game 12 (photos)

The Cleveland Browns did what losing teams do on Sunday against the New York Giants. Browns quarterback Josh McCown was mediocre-to-bad in a 27-13 defeat.

Are the winless Cleveland Browns regressing? (podcast)

On this week's Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com podcast, we discuss the latest reasons why the Cleveland Browns remain the NFL's only winless team. Following Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Browns were officially eliminated from the playoffs. Veteran offensive tackle Joe Thomas put some of the blame on the team's front office. Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor called out the team's inability to block. Quarterback Josh McCown took a different tactic and placed blame on himself. On the podcast, Nate says which is the better way to go for the Browns players during a tough...

3 things that stood out in the Steelers win over the Browns

Rookie contributing, Tuitt’s breakout and strange game planning The Pittsburgh Steelers started three rookie defenders for the first time, like, ever during a 24-9 road victory over the Cleveland Browns. Defensive back Artie Burns took 97 percent of Pittsburgh’s defensive snaps at cornerback, while defensive lineman Javon Hargrave played 41 snaps (six shy of his season high) and scored his first career touchdown after recovering a Josh McCown fumble in the end zone. Surprisingly, Sean Davis, who has played the majority of his downs as a slot cornerback so far this season, played every...
Akron Beacon Journal Nov 21, 2016

Browns notebook: QB Josh McCown aims to solve protection, turnover problems when he starts Sunday vs. Giants

Browns quarterback Josh McCown didn’t play much in Sunday’s 24-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he took a lot of blame.Instead of lamenting the obvious pass-protection issues of the offensive line, running backs and tight ends, McCown presented himself to reporters as a scapegoat. He also was hard on himself for frequently committing turnovers this season. “If you are looking for someone to point the blame, just point it right here on me,” McCown said Monday during a conference call.Should McCown play as well Sunday as he leads off the field, the Browns (0-11) might actually...
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 21, 2016
Which unlucky Browns QB will get start vs. Giants' resurgent pass rush?

Which unlucky Browns QB will get start vs. Giants' resurgent pass rush?

Hue Jackson names veteran Josh McCown the starter.
Plain Dealer Nov 21, 2016
Browns' Josh McCown will start vs. New York Giants

Browns' Josh McCown will start vs. New York Giants

Josh McCown will start vs. the Giants with Cody Kessler still in the concussion protocol.
Plain Dealer Nov 21, 2016
Browns' Cody Kessler, Josh McCown unable to overcome protection breakdowns: DMan's QB Report video, Game 11

Browns' Cody Kessler, Josh McCown unable to overcome protection breakdowns: DMan's QB Report video, Game 11

Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Cody Kessler and replacement Josh McCown were no match for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Akron Beacon Journal Nov 20, 2016

Browns set to change starting QB for 5th time after Cody Kessler sidelined by hit Joe Thomas says shouldn’t be part of game

CLEVELAND: Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler has started just eight NFL games, and he has already suffered two concussions.“You just never want that for anybody and especially a guy in his first year,” veteran quarterback Josh McCown said after Sunday’s 24-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.It’s a sobering fact about Kessler, and it’s why the Browns (0-11) are expected to change starting quarterbacks for the fifth time this season when they host the New York Giants (7-3) on Sunday. McCown will probably start because coach Hue Jackson spoke as if...
Akron Beacon Journal Nov 20, 2016

Browns notebook: Frustration over quarterback injuries turns into criticism of offensive line decisions in free agency

CLEVELAND: The numbers and battered bodies told the story of the Browns offensive line in a 24-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. But the toll drew pointed criticism from two players afterward.Steelers defenders delivered 14 hits on Browns quarterbacks and recorded eight sacks, including one strip sack that resulted in a defensive touchdown with 3:36 remaining. Browns starting quarterback Cody Kessler left the game with three seconds left in the third quarter with a concussion and his replacement, Josh McCown, took several vicious shots.Left tackle Joe Thomas...
News-Herald Nov 16, 2016

Cleveland Browns: Hawkins, McCown talk to congressmen on police-inner city relations

There are a limited number of ways to write the Browns are 0-and-infinity, so today's story is about how Andrew Hawkins and Josh McCown, along with three other NFL players, spent their day off Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C., meeting with members of Congress to try to improve relations between police and the inner city.

Josh McCown Photos

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