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Can a Moneyball Maven Fix the Browns?

Desperate to address organizational chaos, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam reached into the world of baseball analytics and hired Paul DePodesta of Moneyball fame to reshape the woeful Cleveland franchise. An MLB expert weighs in on what it means for the Browns and the NFL

A Revolving Door in the Factory of Sadness

What’s the key to building a winning franchise? Joe Thomas: ‘Continuity.’ LeBron James: ‘Consistency.’ Two words never associated with the Cleveland Browns. Sixteen years after their return to the NFL, the franchise is still frantically searching for the right coach

No. 76: Connor Cook

As with Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota last year, QB-hungry NFL teams will keep a close eye on Michigan State’s pro-ready quarterback, the early front-runner to be the first QB taken in the 2016 draft

Three Months After Ray Rice...

At the owners meetings in Dallas, the league announced a new personal conduct policy. A look at how it will work, why Roger Goodell will retain power as final arbiter, and why the NFLPA isn't going to like it

Heeeeeere's Johnny!

He’s a second-string quarterback on the first day of Browns training camp, but all eyes are fixated on Johnny Manziel

Browns Preview: It All Rides on the Defense

With uncertainty at quarterback—hello, Johnny!—and next to nothing at wide receiver, Cleveland's 2014 hopes rest entirely on its defense. Can new coach Mike Pettine get his guys up to speed quickly?

In the Clear... For Now

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will escape punishment for his company's misdeeds, but the government and the NFL are watching. Plus, Brandt's Rants on the Michael Sam "distraction" and the Jamaal Charles extension

Here’s (The Real) Johnny

He’s saying and doing all the right things, but can Johnny Manziel prove himself worthy of being the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft? Plus, the Niners-Browns mess, a way-too-early Top 10 mock draft and more from the combine in Indy

Why The Browns Blew Up The Franchise ... Again

During a search for a new head coach, owner Jimmy Haslam lost faith in the leadership of CEO Joe Banner and GM Mike Lombardi, so he fired them. Now the Browns—losers of at least 11 games for six straight seasons—start all over

Patience Is a Virtue in the Head Coach Hunt

It's rare that the Browns get credit for taking the smart approach, but they're doing it right when it comes to finding Rob Chudzinski's replacement. The NFL's coaching carousel spins fast. Too fast. And now it's time for the league to make changes to help the hiring teams that can't help themselves

Of Fires And Hires, Part 1

In the past two offseasons, 15 head coaches—and most of their assistants—have been canned. The proliferation of separation hasn't made the process less painful, as self worth often is questioned and families are left in limbo

The New New New New New New Thing

Yet another franchise reboot—call it Browns 6.0—and yet more promises to build a contender in Cleveland. Why should we believe this time?

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