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Five Browns voted to Pro Bowl

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On Sunday, the Browns’ 2013 campaign concludes without a playoff berth for the 11th consecutive season.

However, those who believe Cleveland could soon have better days ahead can look to the Pro Bowl roster for reassurance.

Five Browns are slated to play in Hawaii in January: left tackle Joe Thomas, center Alex Mack, wide receiver Josh Gordon, tight end Jordan Cameron and cornerback Joe Haden.

For Thomas, it’s his 7th Pro Bowl nod. Mack, who’s a free agent at season’s end, has been selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time. Meanwhile, Gordon, Cameron and Haden are all slated to make their first appearances in the NFL’s all-star game.

Only Kansas City (eight players), San Francisco (eight) and Seattle (six) have more Pro Bowlers than Cleveland.

With two first-round picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Browns are poised to continue adding talented players to an already solid core. Now, it comes down to whether they can find a solution at quarterback, a position they have struggled to fill since returning to the NFL in 1999.

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  1. kperagine says: Dec 28, 2013 12:52 AM

    more pro bowlers than wins.

    Longer losing streak than pro bowlers

  2. billybone says: Dec 28, 2013 1:10 AM

    The city of Cleveland and Browns nation deserve goodness. Here’s hoping it comes soon and for the record I’m not even a homer.

  3. meatcarroll says: Dec 28, 2013 1:12 AM

    You are now aware that Jordan Cameron and Cameron Jordan both made the Prob Owl.

  4. eastwoodchair says: Dec 28, 2013 1:53 AM

    more players in pro bowl than wins. Eagles have 9 wins and two pro bowlers. Chud is better than Kelly ! factory of sadness is alive !

  5. reed20fence says: Dec 28, 2013 2:58 AM

    If the NFL truly wants to know why no one gives a tiny rat’s arse about the Pro Bowl, just read this article. This is the worst team in the North, and they send the most pro bowlers? There’s a disconnect somewhere.

  6. thetooloftools says: Dec 28, 2013 3:09 AM


  7. plum13sec says: Dec 28, 2013 3:13 AM

    Next year is their year. book it.

  8. favresweiner says: Dec 28, 2013 3:33 AM

    The Browns have 5 Pro Bowlers, and only 4 wins. Bad coaching.

  9. jhorton83 says: Dec 28, 2013 5:12 AM

    Two first-round picks? Pfft. So the Browns got a measly extra 1st round pick in that MONSTER TRADE. The Colts got that workhorse Richardson with his gritty 2.9 ypc. SHOCK AND AWE.

  10. donmcg2012 says: Dec 28, 2013 5:44 AM

    Next year the playoffs.

  11. mungman69 says: Dec 28, 2013 5:45 AM

    Cleveland Browns are the only team with more pro bowlers than victories. The Browns have 5 pro bowlers and 4 victories while the Philadelphia Eagles have only 2 pro bowlers and 9 victories.

  12. bobsacamano2 says: Dec 28, 2013 7:06 AM

    This is why the NFL is amazing. The Browns have more pro bowlers than they have wins this year.

    I guess that this continues to prove that it really is all about the QB. Top 10 QB usually means playoffs. Bad QB play means top 10 draft pick.

  13. brownsclown says: Dec 28, 2013 7:23 AM

    Yes, the Browns have five pro bowl players. But I am afraid that the party is over.

    With the upcoming draft quite a number of Browns fans have expressed concerns to ESPN Analyst Tony Gassi regarding the ability of Mike Dumbardi. These concerns are based on his track record; a record that includes a NFL high five terminations.

    To ease these concerns Dumbardi shared his “all time” Big Board with Gassi. Gassi in turn Tweeted it to a friend, but inadvertently also tweeted to 15,000 people following Randy Lerner.

    I thought I would share Dumbardi’s all time Big Board with you.

    No need for needless worrying. Your fears are well founded!

    Mike Dumbardi’s ALL TIME BIG BOARD

    Quarterback: JaMarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf, Art Schlichter, David Carr (Jamoraca and Ryan rate 1-2 because of high character grades)
    Running Back: Lawrence Phillips, Curtis Enis, Ki-Jana Carter, Blair Thomas
    Wide Receiver: Charles Rogers, Mike Williams, R. Jay Soward, Yatil Green
    Tight End: Derek Brown, David LaFleur, Derek Brown, Irv Smith
    Offensive Line: Tony Manderich, Jason Smith, Jeff Otah, Mike Williams, Robert Gallery, Eugene Chung, Trezelle Jenkins, Aaron Gibson, Peter Konz,
    Defensive End: Jerome McDougle, Courtney Brown, Derrick Harvey, Eric Curry
    Defensive Tackle: Gerard Warren, Devon Still, Johnathan Sullivan, Jimmy Kennedy
    Linebacker: Aundray Bruce, Trev Alberts, Huey Richardson, Aaron Curry, Vernon Gholston
    Defensive Backs: Willie Middlebrooks, Bruce Pickens, Andre Woolfolk, Tye Hill, Patrick Bates

  14. clownsfan says: Dec 28, 2013 7:29 AM

    No doubt they have talent. Just need that QB.

  15. 4512dawg4512 says: Dec 28, 2013 7:54 AM

    Cameron, really? I dont get that one

  16. deerhuntinfool71 says: Dec 28, 2013 8:42 AM

    Even though I’m sick and tired of 4-12 or 5-11 seasons I’m am happy for Gordon and haden to get to the pro bowl. These guys are great talents. Gordon is a all out beast and haden is a gamer week in and week out. I like cameron a lot too. Way more consistent this year!

  17. otistaylor89 says: Dec 28, 2013 8:49 AM

    If they had a QB who could make the Pro Bowl even as an alternate, they would probably be favored to make the Super Bowl out of the AFC.

  18. vincentbojackson says: Dec 28, 2013 9:00 AM

    Football is the ultimate team sport. Chemistry and scheme are way more important than how many all-pros you have.

    Cleveland sending 5 players just reinforces this fact.

    All the time we see top players leave for a big contract and go to another team and then totally disappear. Scheme and chemistry makes teams great.

  19. civilwarfish says: Dec 28, 2013 9:07 AM

    This is some vindication for a very frustrating season especially for us Browns Fans. We knew all along this team has some real talent. But it is missing some major cogs to make the machine run well and not just at quarterback.

    Our recieving corps needs more punch. Beyond Gordon we would do well with all new faces, although I believe Davonne Bess has a season that was far from what he can do. Greg Little has flashes of brilliance but flashes arent enough. Tight Ends beyond Cameron are rather lean.

    Running backs…We see what passes for hope at times in our rotating new faces, but Chris Ogboyanna is the best of a poor lot. Let Oby stay but Willis gave us what little he had left…we need to develop a true feature back…and we need a real fullback…havent had one since Vickers left and it shows.

    The O-Line isnt terrible although we need at least one GOOD guard and if we lose Mack a center.

    Defensively, we need another top tier corner across from Joe. Buster has been a pleasant surprise but we need a big corner who plays like Joe Haden.

    Safety, we may lose TJ Ward. That would hurt although there could well be better options. I love how Tashaun Gipson has played but we have no backup options at all. Bademosi, love the guy but he would do better in TJ’s slot.

    Linebacker, we need an inside man to start. I appreciate Craig Robertson but he is an ideal backup…come in off the bench but we need a bone crusher.

    The D-Line is pretty good as it is. I love those guys

    Coaches need to teach these guys how to finish games. We look s good going into the 4th quarter, and then we lose the game. (last few minutes of the second quarter need work too) so our conditioning program needs to intensify.

    We have ten picks. We have an enormous cap space. If Joe Banner leads the draft we are ok, and I think he will. Lombardi is a turd. Let Joe work the magic he can work.

    Go Browns…Better days are coming.

  20. citizenstrange says: Dec 28, 2013 9:08 AM

    If they get a decent quarterback they could be the next big turnaround. Like the Chiefs this year who had a bunch of Pro Bowlers last year.

  21. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 28, 2013 9:16 AM

    Not to say Joe Thomas and Alex Mack suck… but… they both are getting help from their past reputations.

    I don’t think any lineman from the 27th ranked RUSH Offense that gave up the third most sacks in the NFL should make the Pro Bowl.

  22. ballboy48 says: Dec 28, 2013 9:18 AM

    Cleveland will have plenty of draft picks this year, and a boat load of cap space (approx. $40 M), to get better this offseason. They finally aren’t that far off. They just have to nail it in FA, and the draft.

  23. ballboy48 says: Dec 28, 2013 9:23 AM

    Just need a QB. If I were Cleveland, my QB’s going into 2014 would be Hoyer, Mallett, and a rookie.

  24. jpalughi823 says: Dec 28, 2013 9:39 AM

    just a few pieces away. if they could get a competent QB & another decent WR, they’d be in business

  25. steelerfanforlife says: Dec 28, 2013 9:41 AM

    I could see this team competitive next year a la the Chiefs. Gotta find that QB though!

  26. kwjsb says: Dec 28, 2013 9:51 AM

    I really thought TJ Ward should have been going ….

  27. nflsecurity862 says: Dec 28, 2013 10:10 AM

    Get a freaking QB and make a couple of good draft choices this year Browns and the Playoffs will be right around the corner.

  28. arzcardinals says: Dec 28, 2013 10:17 AM

    Josh Gordon got in the pro bowl over Larry Fitzgerald…fool please

    I’ll give em Joe T and possibly Mack. But, 2 pro bowl o lineman and their crappy run game doesn’t add up to 2 pro bowl lineman. Something is in disconnect.

    Any fool who voted Josh G over Larry Fitz needs their head kicked in.

  29. lbcoach34 says: Dec 28, 2013 10:33 AM

    TJ Ward – alternate
    Travis Benjamin and Brian Hoyer would’ve made it
    Mingo has a chance in a year or two

  30. johnnydom says: Dec 28, 2013 11:19 AM

    Josh Gordon 1600 yards with 9 TDs vs Larry Fitzgerald 840 yards-10 TDs.
    Nobody needs their head kicked in, maybe look at stats and not let reputation carry you into the Pro Bowl.
    Larry Fitzgerald -is a stud and class act, Josh Gordon has a long road to get to Fitzgerald rep, let’s give the kid his props.
    Browns are playoff bound with the right QB next year, Gordon is a bright spot in a very dismal season for Browns fans.

  31. sanfranfanyouknowit says: Dec 28, 2013 11:32 AM

    chiefs had 2 wins last year and like 6 pro bowlers. change of QB and coach now a playoff team. Hoyer starts all year for them next year and they will run away with division. Staley is best LT in game. Gordon best WR this year. Cameron #4 TE based on stats and a dominant Defense.

  32. riders008 says: Dec 28, 2013 11:40 AM

    Larry Fitzgerald…….76 catches 841 yards
    Josh Gordon ……80 catches 1564 yards
    He has double the production
    Enough said

  33. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 28, 2013 11:46 AM

    The Ohio teams will rule the AFC North for the foreseeable future.

    Browns and Bengals going up, Ravens and Steelers going down.

  34. clebrowns216 says: Dec 28, 2013 11:58 AM

    For those who are confused about the “disconnect” between pro bowlers vs number of wins, its pretty simple. Quarterback.

    See the Kansas City Chiefs a year ago.

    And besides Josh Gordon, TJ Ward deserves the Pro Bowl just as much if not more than any of these other players. Joe Haden is probably my favorite player on the team, and he definitely deserves the Pro Bowl, but TJ Ward was more consistent throughout the entire season.

  35. natijim235 says: Dec 28, 2013 12:59 PM

    why do they consistently suck?

  36. oldcracker says: Dec 28, 2013 1:27 PM

    I do hope the Browns get a franchise QB this year. Hoyer was a nice surprise but he’s not the answer we need. (Bridgewater is talking of NOT coming out this year)

    However, if the Browns don’t get some help at the Guard positions, Peyton Manning couldn’t get this team to the + wins category. QB’s can’t be eating turff or running for their lives, and be expected to win.

    We also need a bruising FB to punch some holes, a good “quick” HB to replace Richardson, and WR’s (that can hold on to the ball) to play opposite of Gordon. Some help on defense secondary would be nice, too.

    Seriously, we need a more diverse and creative O.C. I’m tired of out-guessing Norv every week. And, if I can do it, you know the professionals on the other teams can do it.

    The thought of Dumbardi holding our future in his hands though, doesn’t give me much hope.

  37. footballchic777 says: Dec 28, 2013 1:40 PM

    Bengals have the most wins in the AFC NORTH with 10, and the least players for Fan Bowl. …..I mean the “Pro” Bowl with 2. This game is not about the best players.

  38. axespray says: Dec 28, 2013 6:57 PM

    meatcarroll says:
    Dec 28, 2013 1:12 AM
    “You are now aware that Jordan Cameron and Cameron Jordan both made the Prob Owl.”
    So they’re part of the Illuminati owl clan now?

  39. dreday003 says: Dec 28, 2013 10:18 PM

    Troy Polamalu made it over TJ Ward are you kidding me that’s a JOKE! Go Browns

  40. jimmyjames65 says: Dec 30, 2013 5:24 PM

    Browns should try being mediocre before talking division titles.

  41. jimmyjames65 says: Dec 30, 2013 6:25 PM

    So the Browns don’t have a H.C. What’s new? I’m sure the Raiders could lend you one.

  42. jimmyjames65 says: Dec 30, 2013 6:29 PM

    All of the teams that under-performed fired their coaches. Deadskins, Browns, Lions suck, Bucs.

  43. jimmyjames65 says: Dec 30, 2013 6:36 PM

    Bengals should be glad they have Marvin Lewis. Thank you Ravens.

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