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Get the latest news and analysis about the Cleveland Browns from Mary Kay Cabot, Dan Labbe, Scott Patsko, Ashley Bastock and special guests on cleveland.com

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Get the latest news and analysis about the Cleveland Browns from Mary Kay Cabot, Dan Labbe, Scott Patsko, Ashley Bastock and special guests on cleveland.com

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Why Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski should call plays again in 2024

2/28/2024
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski spoke at the NFL combine on Wednesday and once again declined to say who will call the plays this season: him or new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey. Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe start their Wednesday combine recap podcast by discussing why Stefanski should hang onto his playcalling duties, even with Dorsey in the fold. They also discuss Stefanski and Dorsey traveling to Los Angeles to meet with Deshaun Watson and why it’s important before they revisit the topic of going back to The Greenbrier and Stefanski’s explanation for making the decision to return to West Virginia to start training camp. We were Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:01

How close is Deshaun Watson to being back? + free agents, The Greenbrier and the trade deadline

2/27/2024
Browns general manager Andrew Berry spoke at the NFL combine on Tuesday and confirmed Deshaun Watson will begin throwing next month. That's where Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe start on the Orange and Brown Talk Podcast. How will the Browns pace themselves with Watson and why is this so significant? Then they talk about the pending free agency of Za'Darius Smith and Joe Flacco. Will either be back? They also discuss the team's decision to go back to The Greenbrier and why they're doing it again as well as the possibility of opening the season in Brazil against the Eagles. We were Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:55

D-line and O-line fits for the Browns in the NFL Draft with Lance Reisland

2/26/2024
The Browns, once again, won't go on the clock in the NFL Draft until Friday and they will be hunting for value on Day 2 to fill some of their needs. Over the next two Orange and Brown Talk podcasts, we're getting you ready for the NFL combine and the draft with our film expert Lance Reisland. Next up, we take a look at the offensive and defensive linemen who could land in the Browns' range. Lance goes through his Top 4 guys at both positions and offers a sleeper for the Browns, too. He also explains why he identified offensive line as one of the Browns' top needs. Mary Kay Cabot and Dan Labbe get the names and go through some of their questions about each guy. We were Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:44

Receivers that fit the Browns in the NFL Draft with Lance Reisland

2/24/2024
The Browns, once again, won't go on the clock in the NFL Draft until Friday and they will be hunting for value on Day 2 to fill some of their needs. Over the next two Orange and Brown Talk podcasts, we're getting you ready for the NFL combine and the draft with our film expert Lance Reisland. First up, we take a look at the wide receivers who could land in the Browns' range. Lance goes through his Top 4 guys at the wide receiver position and offers a sleeper for the Browns, too. Mary Kay Cabot and Dan Labbe get the names and go through some of their questions about each guy. Want an offseason Bingo card? Click here to generate your own. We were Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:42

What one move would you make if you were Browns GM for a day? Hey, Mary Kay!

2/22/2024
The NFL offseason kicks into gear in earnest next week when the NFL world descends on Indianapolis for the combine. Rumors will start to fly and that includes what the Browns might do. What would Mary Kay Cabot do if she were Browns GM? It was one of the questions posed on Thursday's Hey, Mary Kay! edition of the Orange and Brown Talk Podcast. Mary Kay talks with Dan Labbe about what she would do if she could make one move as Browns GM and they throw around the idea of adding a big-name wide receiver and how the Browns could make it work under the cap. They also talk about the Browns draft history at receiver, the status of extensions for Andrew Berry and Kevin Stefanski, the upside of David Njoku and more. Want an offseason Bingo card? Click here to generate your own. We were Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:47

What to believe -- and not believe -- about the Browns in NFL's silly season

2/21/2024
Deshaun Watson to the Giants? Nick Chubb a cap casualty? All of these things have been floated out there in the last couple weeks. So, what should we believe and not believe about the Browns and potential roster moves? Why does this happen this time of year? Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe talk about the NFL's silly season on Wednesday's Orange and Brown Talk Podcast. Is there anything to be gleaned from these rumors? Why are the Browns one of the teams we always seem to hear about? They discuss Watson and how the Browns view him before they get into Chubb and if there really could be a scenario where the Browns make the decision to move on from their star running back. We were Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:03

Building a Browns offseason BINGO card: What we'll see and hear over the next 4 months

2/20/2024
The NFL's offseason gets kicked off in full next week when the entire NFL world convenes in Indianapolis for the combine. We'll hear from Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski and GM Andrew Berry and the draft process really kicks off in earnest. To officially kick off the next few months of offseason content, Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe put together and offseason BINGO board. What do we think we're going to see and hear between now and the end of the offseason program in mid-June? They throw out 24 things for the board and give their reasoning. What questions could be asked? What answers could be given? What could be tweeted? They make their guesses on Tuesday's Orange and Brown Talk podcast Want an offseason Bingo card? Click here to generate your own. We got our own award last season. We were Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:31

Do the Browns have a surprise in store for this offseason?

2/19/2024
The Browns will have money to spend this offseason and will again look to make big moves as they try to get to and win a Super Bowl. Do they have a big surprise lined up for the offseason? Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe answered fill-in-the-blank and true or false questions from Football Insider subscribers on Monday's Orange and Brown Talk Podcast. The first one asked what they think the biggest surprise of the offseason will be. They also get into if they believe Ken Dorsey can help make Deshaun Watson a Top 10 quarterback in 2024 and look ahead to figure out how long the leash is on judging if the remade offense is a success. Lastly, they get into what they've been watching in this young NFL offseason. We got our own award last season. We were Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:37

Defining moment, biggest miss, best and worst acquisitions: Browns 2023 season awards Part 2

2/16/2024
The Browns had a season to remember in 2023, going 11-6 and making the playoffs, and we’re handing out our annual Orange and Brown Talk awards on today’s podcast. Today' it's Part 2 of the awards show. Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe hand out the best and worst roster moves, the defining moment of the season and the biggest miss of the season. They also discuss the player most likely to break out in the 2024 season. Check out who they nominated and who they voted as the winners on our weekend podcast. Check out Part 1 of the awards show here. We got our own award last season. We were Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license "Running Fanfare" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:54

What can the Browns learn from the Chiefs after their Super Bowl win?

2/15/2024
We've talked all week about how the Browns are chasing not only their division rivals in the Ravens but other top teams in the AFC, too, namely the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Of course the discussion starts with Patrick Mahomes, but there are other factors that went in to Kansas City winning this Super Bowl. What lessons can the Browns learn from the Chiefs after another championship? Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe went through three things the Browns can take away from Andy Reid, Mahomes and Co. on Thursday's Orange and Brown Talk Podcast. Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:46

Why the Browns will -- or won't -- get to the Super Bowl next year

2/14/2024
Any discussion of making the Super Bowl starts with the quarterback position, but there's a whole lot else that goes into a team making it to and winning the Super Bowl. Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe use Wednesday's Orange and Brown Talk Podcast to talk about the factors -- negative and positive -- that could play a role in the Browns getting a shot to raise the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans a year from now. They go over the players on the roster who give them a chance, like Myles Garrett. They discuss the idea of running it back on defense and how the Browns might shake things up. They get into the schedule and the challenges posed by it as well as reasons for regression and reasons there might not be regression. Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:58

How does Deshaun Watson get to the level the Browns need him to reach? Hey, Mary Kay!

2/13/2024
It has never been more clear than after this Super Bowl that the Browns need Deshaun Watson to return to the level he was at before they acquired him in a blockbuster trade in 2022. Watson has played in just 12 games for the Browns and we have only seen glimpses of the player he was in Houston. How does he get there? It's one of the questions our Football Insider subscribers had on Tuesday's Hey, Mary Kay! edition of the Orange and Brown Talk Podcast. Mary Kay Cabot and Dan Labbe talk Watson, whether the Browns could have competed in this year's Super Bowl, potential roster casualties as the offseason approaches and even a little Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce. (Don't tell Ashley.) Voted best podcast by Cleveland Magazine readers! Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:50

How will the Browns get past Patrick Mahomes + Winners and losers from Super Bowl LVIII

2/12/2024
The Chiefs are Super Bowl champions and Patrick Mahomes will add another ring to his collection after beating the 49ers, 25-22. Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe reacted to the Super Bowl on Monday's Orange and Brown Talk Podcast and framed what they saw in a Browns lens. Of course it starts with Mahomes and the reality that if the Browns want to get to the Super Bowl for the first time, they have to go through Mahomes, who continues to thwart good teams with big dreams. Are the Browns equipped to do it? Then they discuss some winners and losers from the game before they spend time talking about Cleveland Heights native Travis Kelce. They also talk commercials, halftime and more. Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:59

Super Bowl LVIII: Matchups, prop bets and picks for 49ers vs. Chiefs

2/10/2024
The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers square off Sunday in Super Bowl LVIII. It's a game with legacies on the line and a chance for some members of the 49ers to make up for a missed opportunity a few years ago. Dan Labbe is joined by cleveland.com's film expert Lance Reisland to preview the game. Lance discusses how each side can win this game and the matchups he's watching. Then Tyler Shoemaker joins to discuss the game from a betting angle. Where's the value in the line, the total and moneyline and are there any prop bets he likes? Dan wraps up the show by offering up some of his favorite prop bets. Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:54

Browns clean up at NFL Honors: Myles Garrett, Joe Flacco, Kevin Stefanski and Jim Schwartz all win awards

2/9/2024
The Browns saw their season end long before they wanted it to end, but they got some consolation on Thursday night at the NFL Honors show. They took home all four awards they had a nominee for. Myles Garrett won Defensive Player of the Year, Kevin Stefanski won Coach of the Year, Joe Flacco won Comeback Player of the Year and Jim Schwartz was named Assistant Coach of the Year. Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe recapped the night and the Browns big victories in Las Vegas They spend time on Garrett finally winning the award he's been seeking, Stefanski winning his award for the second time in four years, Flacco's ride to his award and what Schwartz meant to this team. Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:36

Will Myles Garrett bring home Defensive Player of the Year? + Browns have a new O-line coach

2/7/2024
The Browns have a new offensive line coach in Andy Dickerson, the man they've tabbed to replace Bill Callahan, who left for Tennessee to work for his son. Mary Kay Cabot checks in from Las Vegas to talk about the addition of Dickerson and his ability to step into the giant shoes left by Callahan. Then Mary Kay and Dan Labbe discuss Kevin Stefanski calling plays and why they both agree it's the right thing for him to do if he decides to keep the role. Ashley Bastock joins them in the second half of the podcast to preview NFL Honors. Myles Garrett, Kevin Stefanski, Jim Schwartz and Joe Flacco are all up for awards on Thursday night. Who will win and who would be the most surprising if they didn't? They preview the night. Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:36

Where do things stand with the Deshaun Watson trade after two seasons? Hey, Mary Kay!

2/6/2024
Mary Kay Cabot is off to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl, but first she took time to record a Hey, Mary Kay! edition of the Orange and Brown Talk Podcast with Dan Labbe. They start the podcast by getting into what Mary Kay hopes to accomplish each year when she goes to the Super Bowl and what she's looking for when she's there. Then they get into listener questions. They start with a question about the Browns potentially playing their opening game in Brazil against the Eagles and if it could really happen. Then they answer questions about Deshaun Watson. When will he throw again and will he be ready in the spring? How do we judge the trade two years in and does Baker Mayfield's success this season chnge how we view it? They also talk about potential cap casualties and if there are any as the Browns manage their roster this offseason. Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:49

What we learned from Browns OC Ken Dorsey's introductory press conference

2/5/2024
The Browns introduced new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey on Wednesday in a press conference at the team’s headquarters in Berea. Dorsey takes over for Alex Van Pelt, who was let go earlier this offseason and is now the offensive coordinator in New England. Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe discussed what they heard from Dorsey following Monday’s press conference. They get into who will call plays and if it even matters. Then they talked about what Dorsey’s hire means for Deshaun Watson and what their expectations are for him in his new role. They also discuss how they think Dorsey will coach Watson. Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:07

Browns 2023 season awards Part 1: Who is the MVP, most disappointing and more?

2/2/2024
The Browns had a season to remember in 2023, going 11-6 adn making the playoffs, and we’re handing out our annual Orange and Brown Talk awards on today’s podcast. In Part 1 of the awards show, Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe hand out the MVP, most disappointing player, rookie of the year and most improved player. They make their nominations for each award and then decide who should get the award for the 2023 season. They also take a look at who our Football Insider subscribers nominated for various awards. They’ll be back with Part 2 of the awards show soon. Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credits: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license "Running Fanfare" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Heart of Nowhere" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:30

What is Ken Dorsey bringing to Cleveland? What happened in Buffalo?

1/31/2024
The Browns are set to hire Ken Dorsey as their new offensive coordinator as they try to jumpstart Deshaun Watson's career and try to move their offense forward. On Wednesday's Orange and Brown Talk, we dive into the Dorsey hire. Our film expert, Lance Reisland, joins the show to talk about what he's seeing while watching Dorsey's time as a playcaller in Buffalo. What has he learned about his scheme and what will he bring to the Browns. Then Matt Parrino, Bills beat writer for Syracuse.com, joins the show. He talks about what happened with Dorsey and why he was fired during the season. He also talks about how Dorsey helped Josh Allen develop as his quarterbacks coach and then his coordinator and discussed Dorsey as a playcaller. Want to become a Football Insider subscriber? Get more info here. Music credit: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:56