Browns DL Ahtyba Rubin joined Baskin & Phelps w/ Joe Lull live at Training Camp to discuss the defense losing their orange jerseys in Friday’s practice, the energy that Johnny Manziel has brought to the fanbase, the additions made to the team’s defense over the offseason, Mike Pettine’s football intelligence, how to defend QBs like Manziel & Hoyer, and more.
92.3 The Fan’s Browns beat reporter Daryl Ruiter reviews Tuesday’s practice in full pads and other notes from day 4 of Training Camp in Berea.
Mike Pettine, who is as old school as they come and had his team in pads for the second straight day, isn’t a fan of fights breaking out during practice but he didn’t seem to mind the testy tone established early in the session.
Doug Dieken talks about the quarterback competition between Hoyer and Manziel, Hoyer’s advantages in the early going with his experience and understanding of the offense, Josh Gordon’s uncertain future and the outlook for the wide receivers…
Tight end Jordan Cameron, outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard and cornerback Joe Haden headline 15 Browns who enter the final year of their contracts this season. The team also has until Saturday to decide if they will pick up the fifth year option on defensive tackle Phil Taylor’s rookie deal as well.
Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo and defensive lineman John Hughes weighed in on the loss of D’Qwell Jackson during an appearance at the Cleveland Auto Show at the I-X Center Thursday night.
Mike Pettine didn’t speak to Johnny Football at the Combine, Hoyer is a gym rat, restructuring Rubin isn’t necessary and replacing Jackson’s leadership in Daryl Ruiter’s Browns notes from the Cleveland Auto Show at the I-X Center.
Browns writer Tom Reed of the Plain Dealer joined Baskin & Phelps Friday to discuss reports surrounding a possible release of Ahtyba Rubin, what the team should do with Alex Mack and TJ Ward, finding position talent in free agency vs the draft, teams asking “outside the box” questions at the combine, who shined in Indianapolis, and more.
Cleveland’s 2013 season may be over in terms of the postseason, but the Browns can still put a crimp in the Chicago Bears’ January plans, despite a lot of injuries on their roster.
Once a storied rivalry, games between the Browns and Steelers have been hyped up over recent years, but rarely lived up to it. It’s been a long time since the Browns entered a game against Pittsburgh playing for anything other than pride, and since 1999, even that has taken a beating.