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Browns Draft Profile: Melvin Gordon

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The Cleveland Browns hold 10 picks in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft including, for the second year in a row and third time in the past four, two selections in the first round.

Between now and the opening night of the draft on April 30, we’ll be taking a look at some players that the Browns may be targeting as general manager Ray Farmer continues to rebuild the franchise.

Today we look at Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon in our latest post at Dawg Pound Daily.

Browns Draft Profile: Devin Funchess

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The Cleveland Browns hold 10 picks in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft including, for the second year in a row and third time in the past four, two selections in the first round.

Between now and the opening night of the draft on April 30, we’ll be taking a look at some players that the Browns may be targeting as general manager Ray Farmer continues to rebuild the franchise.

Today we look at Michigan tight end Devin Funchess in our latest post at Dawg Pound Daily.

Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft a mixed bag for Browns

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Mel Kiper came out with his “Grade A” NFL Mock Draft this week and he made some interesting choices for the Cleveland Browns.

In this mock draft, Kiper isn’t projecting what he thinks the Browns will do, but rather what he believes is the best pick for the Browns through the first three rounds of the draft.

We take a look at what Kiper has to say in our latest post at Dawg Pound Daily.

(Photo courtesy of The Seattle Times)

Should the Browns explore a trade for Philip Rivers?

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We’re not spilling any state secrets when we point out that the Cleveland Browns are still in need of a quarterback to lead the team.

Unless you are sold on Josh McCown being the bridge to Johnny Manziel, you realize that the Browns should be exhausting any and all options when it comes to filling the biggest hole on the current roster.

But should that search extend westward to San Diego and quarterback Philip Rivers?

We take a look at the situation in our latest post at Dawg Pound Daily.

(Photo courtesy of The Coast News)

Browns Draft Profile: Phillip Dorsett

phillip dorsett brownsThe Cleveland Browns hold 10 picks in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft including, for the second year in a row and third time in the past four, two selections in the first round.

Between now and the opening night of the draft on April 30, we’ll be taking a look at some players that the Browns may be targeting as general manager Ray Farmer continues to rebuild the franchise.

Today we look at Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett in our latest post at Dawg Pound Daily.

(Photo courtesy of The Miami Herald)

Sizing up the Browns new uniforms

cleveland browns new uniformsThe Cleveland Browns finally unveiled the franchise’s new uniforms Tuesday night at the Cleveland Convention Center.

Frankly speaking, we’re not a big fan of the new uniforms, although we’re relieved because they could have been a whole lot worse.

We take a deeper look at the Browns new look in our latest post at Dawg Pound Daily.

(Photo courtesy of clevelandbrowns.com)

Browns Draft Profile: Vic Beasley

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The Cleveland Browns hold 10 picks in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft including, for the second year in a row and third time in the past four, two selections in the first round.

Between now and the opening night of the draft on April 30, we’ll be taking a look at some players that the Browns may be targeting as general manager Ray Farmer continues to rebuild the franchise.

Today we look at Clemson outside linebacker Vic Beasley in our debut post at Dawg Pound Daily.

(Photo courtesy of NFL.com)

Hang in there Tribe fans, there is still a long way to go

tribe opening weekend woesWell, that was one heck of an opening weekend to the 2015 season, wasn’t it Tribe fans?

Three consecutive losses to the Detroit Tigers. Twenty-five runs given up. Forty-three hits allowed. Miguel Cabrera (a .786 batting average, two home runs and six RBI) doing everything short of helping himself to the Tribe’s post-game buffet.

Michael Brantley battling a  “perplexing” injury to his back. Yan Gomes going down with a knee injury that will keep him out a couple of months.

We mean, even the Cleveland Browns managed to win their home opener. And the Browns didn’t lose their third home game until four months into the season. And Cleveland’s undisputed No. 1 team didn’t see attendance fall off by 35 percent from the first game of the season to the second.

Sure, it was downright ugly at times at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario over the weekend, but there is no need for anyone to go off the deep end for one important reason:

It was only three games and the season is just six games old. 

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5 Questions – Tribe Home Opener Edition

opening day 5 questionsThe Cleveland Indians enter the 2015 season carrying some heavy expectations for a club that was just 85-77 a year ago.

Several national experts have predicted the Tribe will claim a playoff spot this season and at least one – Sports Illustrated – has tapped the Tribe to capture the World Series for the first time since 1948.

That may seem like a tall order when you consider that the Tribe plays in the same division as Detroit – which has claimed the A.L. Central Division title four consecutive years — and Kansas City – the reigning American League pennant holders. But the Royals and San Francisco, last year’s champion, illustrate a new truth in baseball.

The Royals won 89 games last season and the Giants won 88, both making the playoffs through the Wild Card and then got hot. Baseball, like the NFL and NBA, is now all about making the playoffs and then seeing what happens. So if the Tribe can just add four wins to their total this season — just a little more than one every two months — that should be enough to compete for a playoff spot.

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Pair of defeats puts hole in Liverpool’s top four aspirations

liverpool loses two in rowTwo games. Two defeats.

That is all it took to undo almost three months of work and put Liverpool on the outside of a top four Premier League finish and a coveted Champions League spot for next season.

Liverpool followed up a disappointing home loss to Manchester United on March 22 with an even more dispirited loss on Saturday against Arsenal at the Emirates. The pair of defeats leaves Liverpool seven points back of fourth-place Manchester City with just seven games remaining. (Although they caught on break today when City lost to Crystal Palace.)

“It’s frustrating that we got ourselves in a position over the last three months, very close, to then come up short in the past two games,” manager Brendan Rodgers told The Guardian. “But I look at Arsenal and their bench, the world class players on the field with big talent and it shows the continual work we have to do.”

There was a common thread that ran through both defeats, dating back to Dec. 14.

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