Introducing the New Cleveland Browns. They’re Finally Boring

The Cleveland Browns are dull. Not a compliment on its face, but for this franchise, it’s a proclamation. No longer unprepared or arrogant, the Browns’ focus on the opponent, and how to defeat them, has become the thing. Sunday’s dismantling of the New York Giants wasn’t a surprise, nor was it flashy. Cleveland didn’t earnContinue reading “Introducing the New Cleveland Browns. They’re Finally Boring”

The Media Can’t Wait to Tell You About Odell Beckham

They make everything difficult. The wins seem like losses. The losses feel like organizational failures. The Cleveland Browns are tough to watch and hard to root for. Players fight with the media, coaches, and the medical staff. The pressure to win this season was too much, and no one in the building proved capable ofContinue reading “The Media Can’t Wait to Tell You About Odell Beckham”

Browns-Steelers: Renewed Rivalry?

The Cleveland Browns, an enigma wrapped in drama and dysfunction, won for the first time since September on Sunday, earning a reprieve, for a few days anyway, from the pressure and tension of a disappointing season. So goes life in the NFL. Win and you’re heroic. Lose and you’re a bum. Was the victory aContinue reading “Browns-Steelers: Renewed Rivalry?”

Browns take Baby Steps

In a few weeks, there’s a chance we’ll look back on the Browns’ performance Monday night and see where the seeds of improvement were planted. While far from a dominant game, especially offensively, they played as a team, more than in week 1. Lost in the excitement of the talent acquired over the last twoContinue reading “Browns take Baby Steps”