Mike Jones USA TODAY Published 6:18 PM EDT Oct 29, 2018 Well, they are who we thought they were. The Cleveland Browns entered this season with great buzz and a degree of optimism thanks to the credibility of new general manager John Dorsey, the arrival of No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield, and the preseason behind-the-scenes looks provided by HBO’s "Hard Knocks." But eight weeks into the season, the team proved to be the train wreck we’ve long known. On the heels of Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh (a third consecutive defeat, dropping the Browns to 2-5-1), Cleveland fired head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. As is often the case when it comes to the Browns, all of this could have been avoided with better foresight from the top. But here we are with the Browns hitting the reset button at midseason – a move that’s unlikely to prompt any significant improvement over the next eight games. … [Read more...] about With Hue Jackson firing, Cleveland Browns pay for lack of clear plan
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The New England Patriots are at least looking into Josh Gordon. Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer told the Sports Hub that the Patriots are looking into the troubled receiver, who the Cleveland Browns will either trade or release on Monday. Breer said New England is "doing their research" but added the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys are the frontrunners to land Gordon. Cleveland announced its plans to cut ties with Gordon Saturday. Browns general manager John Dorsey released a statement. "For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him," Dorsey said in a statement on Saturday, "but unfortunately we've reached a point where we feel it's best to part ways and move forward." Gordon is a 27-year-old former All-Pro with the Cleveland Browns. He had 87 catches for a league-leading 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013, his second season in the NFL. But he missed all of 2015 for … [Read more...] about Josh Gordon rumors: New England Patriots ‘doing research’ on Cleveland Brown receiver
Would the New England Patriots consider signing Josh Gordon? One betting site thinks so. MyBookie, an online sports book, has the Patriots as the most likely team to sign the former Cleveland Browns receiver. It's always worth noting with odds, that sports books aren't necessarily attempting to guess correctly. They're trying to set numbers that produce the most money wagered on incorrect bets. Cleveland announced its plans to cut ties with Gordon Saturday, sparking surprise throughout the NFL. Gordon is a 27-year-old former All-Pro with the Cleveland Browns. He has 87 catches for a league-leading 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013, his second season in the NFL. But he missed all of 2015 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Gordon has had a long history with substance abuse and told Sports Illustrated that he made $10,000 per month selling marijuana in college. He played five games in 2017 and had a catch for a 17-yard touchdown in the Browns' 2018 … [Read more...] about Josh Gordon rumors: New England Patriots the odds-on favorite to add Cleveland Brown receiver
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Scribbles in my Cleveland Browns notebook as Josh Gordon announced he won't open training camp with the team: 1. The Browns receiver had some type of setback, even if the reports are he didn't fail a drug test. As training camp opens, Gordon is receiving some type of treatment. Gordon and the Browns declined to elaborate. 2. Gordon did something like this in 2016. He went through all of training camp with the Browns. He had to serve a 4-game suspension to open the season. Just as the suspension ended and Gordon appeared eligible to play, he voluntarily went into a rehabilitation center. He didn't play at all in 2016. 3. Maybe this will be different. Perhaps Gordon will be able to tame the demons he has battled for years. The latest issue is anxiety, according to ESPN. 4. The Browns appear willing to stand with Gordon and support him during his treatment -- which is fine. But the Browns simply can't count on Gordon. Since then end of his Pro Bowl 2013 season, … [Read more...] about Cleveland Browns Scribbles: With Josh Gordon in limbo, now what?
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns completed minicamp Thursday, but the main news of the day and for the next month will continue to revolve around speculation about the intentions of one LeBron James. In what some consider a slow time of year for sports news, speculation about LeBron provides plenty to write and talk about. Everything seems to be fair game for rumor. Such as which school The King's kids are enrolled in for next year and James's choice of colors for his wardrobe of the day. Some, like Charles Barkley are already tired of all the hype, saying he refuses to let LeBron hijack his life. With Browns training camp still over a month away, the NBA Draft out of the way in less than a week and the Indians cruising in a weak Central Division, expect plenty more 'news' about LeBron. Crowquill, by Plain Dealer artist Ted Crow, appears three times a week in The Plain Dealer and on cleveland.com. … [Read more...] about Cleveland Browns minicamp and LeBron’s decision: Crowquill