3:48 PM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017
9 hours ago
Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (10/20/17)

Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (10/20/17)

Cleveland Browns: "Garrett eager to test himself, his health against Titans" (ABJ) - "Garrett aspires to become a perennial Pro Bowl player, so he’s looking forward to gauging himself against an opponent of that caliber for the first time in regular-season action." "Kenny Britt motivated to return this week, face team that drafted him" (C-T) - "Kenny Britt has extra incentive this week to return from a groin injury. The Browns are hosting the Tennessee Titans, who drafted Britt No. 30 in 2009." "Browns Film Room: What are they doing?" (WFNY) - "The Cleveland Browns are...
20 hours ago
Chiefs vs. Raiders kicks off Week 7 of the NFL

Chiefs vs. Raiders kicks off Week 7 of the NFL

Our Thursday Night Football open thread. Kansas City is coming off their first loss of the season, while Oakland is trying to burrow their way out of a surprising four-game losing streak. The Raiders can make up some much-needed ground in the AFC West with a win here, but instead, I’ll take the Chiefs to bury them with their more complete football team. Chiefs 27, Raiders 20 VS. Game: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland RaidersDate/Time: Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:25 PM ETTelevision: CBS - Jim Nantz & Tony Romo
21 hours ago
Cleveland Browns Podcast - Next Up On The DBN Network: Absolute Browns 10/19/17

Cleveland Browns Podcast - Next Up On The DBN Network: Absolute Browns 10/19/17

Darth_Batman And BigTownBrown Do Their Level Best To End The Losing Streak These aren’t the most fun of times to be following, watching, or talking about our beloved (r)orange helmets. Just being honest here. However, our good buddies Darth_Batman and BigTownBrown try to keep things in perspective in this week’s installment of Absolute Browns. Darth has given me an in-depth and comprehensive breakdown of the conversation: Jets game review Texans game review Titans game preview I know, right? The guys are good though, and a lot of ground gets covered. Give it a listen; hit...
22 hours ago
Matt Miller joins Bull & Fox to discuss future of Browns coaches, front office

Matt Miller joins Bull & Fox to discuss future of Browns coaches, front office

Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller joined Bull & Fox this week to discuss what the future may hold for the Cleveland Browns’ coaching and front office staffs after this season. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller focused on the Cleveland Browns in this week’s installment of the Stick to Football podcast, in which he detailed his blueprint for fixing the franchise. He joined 92.3 The Fan’s Bull & Fox show on Thursday to outline some of those changes as well as to provide updates as to what fate may befall the current front office and coaching staffs after the 2017 season. In the nearly one...
23 hours ago
When the Houston Oilers Were Sued by the NFL

When the Houston Oilers Were Sued by the NFL

Pre-Titans get lawsuit before playing first-ever game The Tennessee Titans began their journey as a professional football club as the Houston Oilers in the upstart American Football League (AFL) in 1960. In 1996, the Oilers made the announcement that the franchise would be moving to Nashville where that city was building the Oilers a brand new stadium set to open in 1999. So, they became the Tennessee Oilers and played one season in nearby Memphis and a second season at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville. And before the 1960 Oilers could even play their first game, the...
Oct 19, 2017
Which offseason move would you change if you were running the Browns?

Which offseason move would you change if you were running the Browns?

You can only pick one! We are through six games in the 2017 NFL season, and the Cleveland Browns are still winless. There are a lot of questions that can be asked about what is wrong with this franchise, but let’s narrow it down to this offseason. If the Browns could go back and change one offseason move, what would it be? There were actually a lot of good moves the franchise made this offseason, such as: Staying at No. 1 overall to draft DE Myles Garrett Extending the contracts of OLB Jamie Collins, OLB Christian Kirksey, and LG Joel Bitonio Signing RG Kevin Zeitler, C J.C. Tretter,...
Oct 19, 2017
Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (10/19/17)

Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (10/19/17)

Cleveland Browns: "Kizer returns from benching that 'sparked my competitive juices'" (Plain Dealer) - "DeShone Kizer's benching lasted about as long as a toddler time-out in preschool, but it lit a fire under him just the same." "Kessler moving up to backup QB role" (OBR) - "While DeShone Kizer moves back into the starting quarterback spot, Cody Kessler moves to the backup role. Kessler has been inactive in every game this season, but that is going to change this Sunday." "Can it get any worse than Browns' QBs? Yes! (but not much)" (ESPN) - "Kevin Hogan hasn't played well....
Oct 18, 2017
Browns go back to DeShone Kizer at quarterback, but what’s next?

Browns go back to DeShone Kizer at quarterback, but what’s next?

The Cleveland Browns announced DeShone Kizer will be their starting quarterback again in Week 7. The Cleveland Browns are thankfully going back to DeShone Kizer as their starting quarterback in Week 7 after coach Hue Jackson benched him for last week’s beat down by the Houston Texans. But does this mean Kizer will finish the season with the job? It wouldn’t truly be Browns football season if we weren’t talking about them mismanaging their starting quarterback position, the most important player of each NFL team. But Jackson obliged by unreasonably benching his promising rookie...
Oct 18, 2017
Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans: Week 7 TV Listings

Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans: Week 7 TV Listings

How can you watch the Titans vs. Browns game on television this week? The Week 7 game between the Cleveland Browns and the Tennessee Titans will air on CBS at 1:00 PM ET. The game will be called by Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta. The cities shaded in yellow are scheduled to show the Titans vs. Browns game. All of Ohio except the Cincinnati area will get to see the game. Note: Coverage areas are subject to change. The map is from 506sports.com; click here to see all of their NFL coverage maps this week. WEEK 7 NFL GAMES AIRING NATIONALLY OR IN CLEVELAND Thursday - 8:30 PM...
Oct 18, 2017
NFL Power Rankings: Browns can’t escape 32nd, Steelers back in Top 5 in Week 7

NFL Power Rankings: Browns can’t escape 32nd, Steelers back in Top 5 in Week 7

There are only two winless teams left in the NFL. Here is a summary of how the Cleveland Browns are viewed across mainstream media outlets in NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 7. CBS Sports - No. 32 (no change) The move to Kevin Hogan didn't pay off at all. They need to just play DeShone Kizer the rest of the way. ESPN - No. 32 (no change) The Browns are an FPI underdog in each of their remaining 10 games, but they do play three of the next four at home. An 0-16 season seemed possible last year, and if they can't get through this current stretch without a win, it might be possible...
Oct 18, 2017
Film Room: Browns vs. Texans, Part 2 - This Myles Garrett kid can play

Film Room: Browns vs. Texans, Part 2 - This Myles Garrett kid can play

More frustration from the Browns, but then some optimism as we look at the good coming via DE Myles Garrett. This is a continuation from Part 1 of our film review from the Browns vs. Texans game. In Part 2, we’ll look at five more plays. If you’re sick of the doom-and-gloom, we do finish off with two positive plays involving DE Myles Garrett, a bright spot from Sunday’s contest. Play 8 - The Frustrating Tight End Screen I’d be content if the Browns never ran this play again. For some reason, head coach Hue Jackson has an infatuation with making the tight end screen...
Oct 18, 2017
Film Room: Browns vs. Texans, Part 1 - Peppers in coverage, Hogan’s pick six

Film Room: Browns vs. Texans, Part 1 - Peppers in coverage, Hogan’s pick six

What happened on Kevin Hogan’s pick six, or when Will Fuller had a wide open touchdown? I wish I was doing some film review sessions after Browns victories — those always made it funner to break things down. If the Browns win, you’d probably see a five-part film breakdown because I’d be so giddy about everything that worked. Instead, we’re stuck with another two-part session from Cleveland’s 33-17 loss to the Houston Texans. Play 1 - More Tight Ends Uncovered The Texans only managed a field goal on their opening possession, but I highlighted this play because of...
Oct 18, 2017
Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (10/18/17)

Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (10/18/17)

Cleveland Browns: "For Browns, DeShone Kizer looks like their starting quarterback again and 2017 feels like 2016" (ABJ) - "Hue Jackson continued to indicate Monday he will likely reinsert DeShone Kizer into the starting lineup this week..." "Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam already at another crossroads" (C-T) - "What should owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam do? It’s a simple question with no easy answer. And it must be asked following a not-nearly-as-close-as-it-looks 33-17 loss..." "It's open season on speculation of another Browns blow-up" (WKNR) - "Progress report: There comes...
Oct 17, 2017
Cleveland Browns Podcast - Next Up On The DBN Network: Ez Does It 10/17/17

Cleveland Browns Podcast - Next Up On The DBN Network: Ez Does It 10/17/17

The Special October 17th Show Alright so after Sunday, I was probably a little angrier than reason called for (impossible as that may seem following this team). Thus, the program that day may have had a bit of an unintended edge to it, and perhaps you enjoyed it. However I am still resolved that, if you really look at it, this team is not nearly in the dire straits people often repeat that we are in. In this Special October 17th Show, I try to look up a bit: The decision to pull DeShone Kizer had some pretty intense consequences, but all is still not lost. It’s possible that the Kevin...
Oct 17, 2017
Cleveland Browns Podcast - Next Up On The DBN Network: Straight No Chaser 10/17/17

Cleveland Browns Podcast - Next Up On The DBN Network: Straight No Chaser 10/17/17

Thelonius7 Reviews The Game, Talks Future Our friend and noted awesome guy Thelonius7 shares his post-Texans thoughts in the latest Straight No Chaser. Now to be fair, this is the Tuesday morning version, however I was unable to bring it to you until now, so direct any ire you may have about the timeliness issue towards me, not him. I like ire. In this ‘cast, he gets to it: 1. Missing the Sunday game... 2. Denial of Deshaun Watson... and Carson Wentz 3. Bargaining questions 4. Hue’s willingness to fight... 5. Commitment to the team and sincere hope that we stay the course. Don’t...