Archive for the ‘Cleveland Browns’ Category

Dede Westbrook has a big goal for his NFL debut

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Missing the first nine games of his rookie season while recovering from core muscle surgery hasn’t done anything to lower Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook‘s expectations for his first NFL action. Westbrook, a fourth-round pick in April, is expected to make his regular season debut in Cleveland this weekend and he’s set a big goal for himself. “My expectations are high,” Westbrook said on “Teal & Black Blitz” on SportsRadio 930, via

Jaguars’ Tashaun Gipson spares only the fans in bashing the Browns

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Safety Tashaun Gipson says he's glad he got away from the Cleveland Browns organization and hopes the Jacksonville Jaguars score at least 40 points in Sunday's matchup at FirstEnergy Stadium. Oh, yeah: He also thinks the Jaguars' defense will pitch a shutout.  "I truly hope that we hang 40 on them," Gipson said during an interview with ESPN's Freddie and Fitz radio show on Monday. "Their offense probably shouldn't score against our defense and I'm excited. That's the true thing. "It's personal, but yet at the end of the day you're still blessed ... knowing that I'm in a situation right now where I don't look back about it. I don't look back with any regrets. I'm extremely

Lions-Bears Preview

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The Detroit Lions will look to improve their playoff chances and win their third game in a row when they visit the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. Meanwhile, the Bears would love nothing more than to spoil the plans of their division rival. Detroit (5-4) is surging on offense as it enters Week 11.

NFL Notes: Ezekiel Elliott drops appeal, will serve rest of suspension

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has dropped his appeal with five games remaining on his six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. Elliott had a hearing set in a federal appeals court on Dec. 1, four games into the suspension. By accepting the six games, Elliott is eligible to return for the final two games: Dec. 24 at home against Seattle and Dec. 31 at Philadelphia.

Doug Marrone addresses Tashaun Gipson’s Browns comments in team meeting

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Doug Marrone pulled the ol’ Lou Holtz, gushing over the Browns by wondering how in the world his Jaguars possibly might find a way to win. It balanced Tashaun Gipson‘s rip job on the Browns. “Obviously, I addressed it with the team today,” Marrone said on a conference call with the Cleveland media, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam knew about sales scheme: former Pilot exec

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

A former truck stop company executive boasted in a secretly recorded conversation that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was aware of a scheme to defraud customers and "loved it" when the sales team ripped off clients. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the jury in the federal fraud trial of former Pilot Flying J executives and sales representatives heard a recording of former vice president John "Stick" Freeman saying Haslam was aware of the scheme to deprive trucking customers of the diesel discounts they had negotiated. Pilot, which is controlled by the Haslam family, issued a statement reiterating that Haslam had no knowledge of the scheme.

No blame game: Jackson takes burden for winless Browns

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Hue Jackson might want to borrow DeShone Kizer's flak jacket. Cleveland's coach is willingly taking some big hits for his rookie quarterback. One day after a calamitous goal-line situation at the end of the first half cost the Browns points - and maybe their first win - in a 38-24 loss to the Detroit Lions, Jackson again refused to discuss details of the sequence or lay blame on anyone but himself.

49ers win means the Browns are our last chance for 0-16

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Coming into Sunday’s games it appeared we had two entries in the 0-16 race, with the caveat that the San Francisco 49ers had a decent shot to get off the schneid against the New York Giants this week. The 49ers did just that. Playing against a listless New York Giants team that clearly doesn’t want to play for coach Ben McAdoo anymore, the 49ers got coach Kyle Shanahan his first career win.

Kizer plays well, but Browns still lose to go 0-9

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson had two goals in his post-game news conference Sunday at Ford Field. ''We had an NFL quarterback on the field today,'' Jackson said. Cleveland had the ball on the Detroit 2, trailing 17-10 with 15 seconds left and no timeouts.

Matthew Stafford helps Lions come back and beat Browns 38-24

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Matthew Stafford started slow, getting sacked on his first snap and throwing a pick on his second drive. The Lions (5-4) rallied from first- and second-half deficits to earn consecutive victories for the first time since winning the first two games this season. Browns coach Hue Jackson may be running out of time to save his job.