Daryl Ruiter | 92.3 The Fan
Cleveland Browns beat writer and member of the Pro Football Writers of America.
The Browns fell to 0-10 for a second straight year marking the second-worst start to a season in franchise history. Cleveland is 1-25 in their last 26 games under Hue Jackson and 4-43 in their last 47 marking the worst record over that span in NFL history.
The Jacksonville Jaguars lead the NFL in sacks this season and they’ve bagged quarterbacks 10 times in 2 games this season to become just the third team since 1940 in NFL history to accomplish the feat.
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The Browns are hoping the return of Corey Coleman this week will provide their offense with a nice shot in the arm.
BEREA (92.3 The Fan) – We’ve all heard the jokes about ‘December in Berea.’ Well, the Browns appear to be ahead of schedule this time around. Welcome to ‘November in Berea.’ The vibe within the […]
The Browns are 0-9 for just the third time in franchise history joining the 1975 and 2016 clubs following the loss in Detroit and they’ve clinched their 10th straight losing season, 17th in 19 years since the team returned in 1999.
The game featured 3 ties and 4 lead changes but in the end the Lions prevailed 38-24. Here’s a look at the good and bad from loss No. 9 on the season.
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Of the 18 players drafted from 2014-2015 under former general manager Ray Farmer, just 6 remain with the Browns – defensive tackle Danny Shelton is the lone first-round pick out of 4 selected still with the team.
Thomas plans to weigh 3 factors that will determine of he will return: his health, love of the game and playing at a high level.
Instead of being worried about the failed attempt to land McCarron and what is says about his future with the team, Kizer looks at the situation differently.
Gordon credited LeBron James, James’ business partner and closest friend Maverick Carter, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the Browns for helping him get back on track and in position to resume what was once a promising NFL career.
Last week’s botched trade with Cincinnati for AJ McCarron confirmed that quarterback remains unsolved, but the deeper issue is that their processes for making these decisions is clearly flawed.
As long as Gordon fulfills the requirements outlined by Goodell, which includes clinical compliance, Gordon can begin practicing with the Browns on Nov. 20 and he can be active on game day as early as Dec. 3 at Los Angeles against the Chargers.
A month after coming clean on his fight with addiction, Josh Gordon opened up again in an extensive interview with GQ which hit the internet Monday.
Please disperse, nothing to see here. That was the tone set Monday afternoon by Cleveland Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown.
Thomas signed the new deal that will pay him an additional $1.5 million this year as well as in 2018, keeping him among the NFL’s highest paid offensive lineman.
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Sunday’s 33-16 loss to the Vikings in London marked the first time in 5 games Kizer played a full 4 quarters. He completed 18 of 34 passes for 179 yards with no interceptions or touchdowns. It was the first time Kizer avoided turning the ball over this season as well.
Gordon had been suspended indefinitely since September of 2016 without pay for multiple violations of the NFL-NFLPA Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. He’s missed 51 of the last 56 regular season games due to suspension and 53 games in total.
There is no version of reality that has Paul DePodesta, Sash Brown, Hue Jackson and his coaching staff remaining together beyond Dec. 31, 2017.
Sure, there’s nothing good about a player suffering a concussion, but for Garrett, who is playing through a high ankle sprain after missing the first 4 games of the season, getting additional 2 Sunday’s off including the bye is a good thing.
A league source confirmed to 92.3 The Fan that the 2 teams came close on a deal for McCarron Tuesday afternoon.
Kizer completed 18 of 34 passes for 179 yards and did not commit a turnover for the first time this season while Drango played well in place of Joe Thomas at left tackle keeping Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen at bay for most of the afternoon.
As of the conclusion of the 4 p.m. Sunday games, the combined record of the Browns’ 16 opponents is 59-59 while the 49ers opponents are a combined 61-52 positioning Cleveland at No. 1 and San Francisco No. 2.
Kizer, who had been benched in each of the previous 4 games due to poor play and costly mistakes, completed 18 of 34 passes for 179 yards with a 68.1 rating in the loss. It marked the first time that Kizer did not turn the ball over this season.
Britt has caught just 10 of 28 targets for 128 yards and a touchdown this season while dropping numerous passes – 2 of which have resulted in interceptions on the field.
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Garrett complained of concussion-like symptoms Tuesday morning according to the team.
The rookie from Notre Dame has been benched by head coach Hue Jackson in each of his last 2 starts because of poor play – namely for throwing interceptions.
Thomas said Monday that he expects rehab to take 6-9 months but he is undecided if he will return for the final year of his contract next year.
The loss of Thomas sent shock-waves through the youngest team in the NFL that is already reeling from an 0-7 start to the season and mired in a 1-22 stretch under Jackson.
Since being drafted third overall in the 2007 NFL Draft Thomas blocked for 20 different starting quarterbacks and the Browns won just 48 games and lost 119.
Kizer, who completed 12 of 20 passes for 114 yards with 2 interceptions and a 36.2 rating before being benched in the second half, declined to comment when asked about the social outing.
Thomas suffered a left triceps injury ending his afternoon and his consecutive snaps streak at 10,363.
While the Browns’ futility week in and week out remain comedic fodder for fans and the national media, there is one place where there is no laughing: the locker room.
Britt admitted that the opportunity to face the Titans has his attention to do whatever it takes to be active Sunday.
After sitting the rookie from Notre Dame for a week, Browns head coach Hue Jackson has decided to return DeShone Kizer to the starting quarterback role this week against Tennessee.
With another round of changes all but inevitable at this point, here is our 5-step plan for fixing the Cleveland Browns.
The lesson from Sunday’s 33-17 loss to the Texans: it doesn’t matter what Hue Jackson does – at quarterback or any other position – this franchise is a lost cause as may be his future, and that of executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, in Cleveland.
In 3 relief appearances this season Hogan has led 5 scoring drives in 10 possessions that have resulted in 31 points. Kizer has had 48 possessions – 7 of them scoring drives, 6 of the TD variety, that have resulted in 46 points.
Head coach Hue Jackson hopes that switching to Hogan, who has led 5 scoring drives that have resulted in 31 points in 10 offensive possessions, will provide the offense with a needed spark.
Hogan was named the starting quarterback this week against the Houston Texans, making him the 28th different starter since 1999 for the franchise and sending rookie DeShone Kizer to the bench.
LeBron James talks about supporting suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon in his road to recovery and how addiction has affected him personally.
Kizer is ranked last in the NFL in passer rating (49.5), completion percentage (50.9) and yards per attempt (5.35). He has an NFL-high 9 interceptions. He’s fumbled 3 times and lost 2. Of the 11 turnovers – 5 have come in the red zone.
The franchise is now 1-20 since Hue Jackson took over as coach and the rebuild plan began in 2016 as well as an NFL-worst 2-30 over their last 32 games, 4-38 since beginning the 2014 season 7-4.
At this point the Browns are in a no-win situation no matter what they do going forward. Just like they are every Sunday.
Browns defense gets a boost and the receiving corps is wrecked with injuries.
There’s a chance that the Browns defensive line could be at full strength for the first time this season.
Garrett practiced again Wednesday and he moved with ease through drill after drill during the portion of practice open to reporters.
Suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon has not applied for reinstatement to the NFL according to a report by ProFootballTalk.com.
With the team 1-19 since the great rebuild and youth movement began in 2016 doubt in the process over a lack of progress on Sunday’s jumped to the forefront of questions Monday afternoon.
It was so bad that Jackson yanked DeShone Kizer with 6:30 left in the game as a method of preservation of the rookie from Notre Dame and not because a permanent change is in the offing.
Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals looked like Super Bowl contenders. Dalton finished 25 of 30 passes for 286 yards with 4 touchdowns and a rating of 146.0 in the win.