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Cleveland Browns release statement on Shurmur and Heckert Firings

“We felt that these moves were in the best interests of the Cleveland Browns and our future,” said Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam.  “I enjoyed getting to know Tom and Pat over the past several months, and want to thank them, not just for their contributions to the Browns, but also the insight they were able […]

Browns Fire Head Coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Heckert

In the worst kept secret of ‘Black Monday’ around the NFL, the Cleveland Browns have canned head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert. The futures of Shurmur and Heckert came into question as soon as Jimmy Haslam purchased the Browns from Randy Lerner during the preseason. Haslam hired former Eagles president Joe Banner […]

Pittsburgh Steelers End Season 8-8; Top Cleveland Browns 24-10

It wasn’t pretty, but then again, what really was in 2012? Nevertheless, the Steelers ended the season on a high note Sunday, beating the battered but frisky Cleveland Browns 24-10 at Heinz Field. The game featured a number of scuffles between the teams, and included Steelers C/G Doug Legursky taking a shot at Browns LB […]

Report: GM Tom Heckert, HC Pat Shurmur Will Both Be Fired Monday

Michael Lombardi of NFL Network is reporting that the Cleveland Browns will clean house on Monday, firing both GM Tom Heckert and head coach Pat Shurmur. Rumored to be sought for and interview to replace Shurmur as head coach are: * Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban * Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton […]

Cleveland to Start Unknown QB Thad Lewis Sunday at Pittsburgh

Two seasons ago the Browns had to go with rookie QB Colt McCoy vs the Steelers in Pittsburgh in his first NFL start. Sunday, they will have to throw in an even more of an unknown vs the Steelers in the season finale. The Browns will start Thaddeus Lewis, this after head coach Pat Shurmur […]

Is Mike Lombardi the Key to Cleveland Landing Nick Saban as Coach?

By Stephen Schindler As the 2012 season comes to a close, in what seems to be an annual practice, big change is expected in Cleveland. With new owner Jimmy Haslem and new president Joe Banner running the show, they will almost certainly bring in their own head coach and general manager. This would signal the […]

Josh McDaniels a Front Runner to Coach the Browns in 2013?

Browns CEO Joe Banner said yesterday he would act quickly after the season on the futures of GM Tom Heckert and head coach Pat Shurmur. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the most common is that Banner will hire former Eagles employee Mike Lombardi, a past Browns Director of Pro Personnel under […]

If Not for Manning, Weeden Would be a Member of the Broncos

If Peyton Manning had not signed on the dotted line for the Broncos and changed the course of the franchise, Brandon Weeden likely would have been the Broncos’ pick as a developmental quarterback, Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post reports. The Broncos liked Weeden’s NFL-ready game. They like his maturity; he was, after a stint […]