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Bobby Dillon, Cliff Harris, Duke Slater, Mac Speedie, Ed Sprinkle make Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame chose to have a Centennial Class in 2020 in honor of the NFL’s 100th season and the full list of inductees was announced on Wednesday. Ten members of the group were former players who were Seniors candidates. As previously noted, that group included Donnie Shell, Alex Karras, Winston Hill, [more]

Brad Childress won’t return to the Bears in 2020

Brad Childress has spent the last two years serving as an offensive advisor to Bears head coach Matt Nagy, but he won’t be around for Nagy’s third year in Chicago. Childress told Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that he will not be returning to the team. Childress was not expected back with the team in [more]

Paul DePodesta addresses his role with the Browns

The guy portrayed by Jonah Hill in Moneyball has spent four years with the Browns, occupying a big title while never actually relocating to Cleveland. So what does chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta actually do? “My kids ask me the same question because they want to tell people at school,” DePodesta told reporters on Tuesday [more]

Report: Browns will hire Steve Wilks or Joe Woods as defensive coordinator

The Browns reportedly had Wade Phillips and George Edwards on their list of defensive coordinator candidates. The list, though, has narrowed. Jim Trotter of NFL Media reports that new coach Kevin Stefanski will hire either Steve Wilks or Joe Woods as his defensive coordinator. The team is expected to have a decision soon, Trotter adds. [more]

Jimmy Haslam: Baker Mayfield “has some things to work on”

A year ago, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield looked on track to become the NFL’s next truly big thing. Advertisers wagered on it happening, lining Mayfield up for a slew of national commercials for the football season in which he was supposed to become a superstar. Instead, Mayfield regressed — and the first overall pick in [more]

Kevin Stefanski on calling offensive plays: We’ll work through that

Among the questions that Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski faced in his first press conference since taking the job was one about calling offensive plays. Stefanski called plays in Minnesota after being bumped up to offensive coordinator when John DeFilippo was fired during the 2018 season. His predecessor in Cleveland Freddie Kitchens also moved into [more]

Haslam calls report he’ll get the game plan inaccurate and irresponsible

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is pushing back against a report that he will personally check the game plans of new head coach Kevin Stefanski. Responding to a report that Haslam told Stefanski that they’ll have weekly meetings on Mondays and that he has to turn the game plan into the owner on Fridays, Haslam said [more]

Paul DePodesta: There’s a cost to turnover, we have to get this right

After Kevin Stefanski’s first press conference as the Browns head coach, the team’s chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta hit the podium to answer questions. Stefanski denied a report that he will be required to turn in weekly game plans to the team’s analytics department and DePodesta said during his press conference that he thinks there’s [more]

Kevin Stefanski: I don’t have to turn in weekly game plans

After the Browns hired Kevin Stefanski as their new head coach last weekend, there was a report that he had to agree to turn in a game plan to ownership and the analytics department on Fridays before games. The report also indicated Stefanski would have to sit for weekly analytics meetings to discuss that plan. [more]

Kevin Stefanski: The sky’s the limit with Baker Mayfield

New Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski says he’s eager to get to work with quarterback Baker Mayfield. “I spoke to Baker briefly yesterday,” Stefanski said at his press conference today. “He’s the quarterback, he’s the trigger man, and that’s the exciting part to me. I’ve worked with a lot of quarterbacks, a lot of great [more]

Odell Beckham hands out cash to LSU players, and LSU quickly claims it was fake

In post-truth America, the motto E pluribus unum has been replaced with That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. LSU’s story in the aftermath of a viral video showing Browns receiver (and former LSU standout) Odell Beckham Jr. handing out cash to LSU players after Monday night’s national championship victory over Clemson is that [more]

Brad Childress: Kevin Stefanski has “seen about everything”

Kevin Stefanski is 37 years old, and just took a job which no one has succeeded in for decades. And yet, those who know him think he’s prepared for what’s to come, such that anyone can really prepare for being coach of the Cleveland Browns. Former Vikings head coach Brad Childress, one of Stefanski’s mentors [more]

Report: Eagles deny Panthers permission to interview Andrew Berry

Well, that didn’t take long. Only minutes after a report that the Panthers had requested permission to interview Andrew Berry comes word from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that the Eagles have denied permission. The Eagles are allowed to deny the Panthers permission since its not an official General Manager position. Marty Hurney has the [more]

Panthers request permission to interview Andrew Berry

The Panthers have requested permission to interview Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry for executive vice president of football operations, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports. Berry, 32, also is a candidate for the Browns’ General Manager job. Berry spent three years as the Browns’ vice president of player personnel from 2016-2018. He [more]

Browns announce hiring of Kevin Stefanski

NFL teams have a habit of hiring head coaches who are the exact opposite of the head coach they just fired. The announcement from the Cleveland Browns regarding their new coach makes it crystal clear that the next guy is the polar opposite of the last guy. “We are thrilled to welcome Kevin as the [more]

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