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The latest information on the Cleveland Browns from the Akron Beacon Journal.

The latest information on the Cleveland Browns from the Akron Beacon Journal.
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The latest information on the Cleveland Browns from the Akron Beacon Journal.








Previewing Browns/Rams on 'Sunday Night Football'

In a nationally televised game for the second week in a row, all eyes once again will be on the Cleveland Browns. This week's opponent will be a little tougher against the beaten up New York Jets. In fact, going against the Los Angeles Rams on "Sunday Night Football," the Browns are the beaten up team. On this edition of the Cover 2 podcast, Nate Ulrich and Dan Kadar preview the game and talk about which injury facing the Browns is the most impactful. This week, these topics also get...


Baker Mayfield's inconsistent play, Myles Garrett's controlled violence and more from the Browns' win against the Jets

The Cleveland Browns got their first win of the season, topping the New York Jets 23-3 on "Monday Night Football." On this Cover 2 podcast, Steve Doerschuk and Dan Kadar recap the game going through three topics: Thoughts on the offense, the play of Myles Garrett and something the team needs to work on going forward. Specifically, these topics are touched on: - How the offense and Baker Mayfield looked disjointed at times on Monday night. - What Mayfield's issues can be attributed to. -...


How the Browns can beat the Jets in a game they need to win

After an embarrassing 43-13 opening week loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Browns need a win on Monday night against the New York Jets. On this week's Cover 2 podcast, Nate Ulrich and Dan Kadar talk about what the Browns need to do to get a win. That starts with limiting penalties. Last week the team committed 18 turnovers, the most by the team since 1951. What will the team do this week to limit them? Another issue from Week 1 the team will have to improve is the play of the offensive...


How the Browns fell apart in loss to Titans: Three and Out podcast

The Browns had a disastrous start to the season in a 43-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. What was to blame? The offensive line had to be restructured on the fly after left tackle Greg Robinson was ejected. The team racked up numerous penalties on offense and defense. Nate Ulrich, Marla Ridenour and Steve Doerschuk from GateHouse Media Ohio look back on the game in this week's 3 and Out.


What to expect from the Cleveland Browns this season

After what seemed like a longer-than-ever Browns offseason, regular season football is back. The expectations for the Browns are greater than they've ever been since the team came back to Cleveland in 1999. On this week's Cover 2 podcast, Beacon Journal Browns beat writer Nate Ulrich previews the season and what to watch in 2019. Here are the specific topics we covered: - Which will have a greater effect on Baker Mayfield this season, the loaded wide receiver group with Odell Beckham Jr....


Browns who helped and hurt themselves in preseason: 3 and out podcast

The preseason has concluded for the Cleveland Browns, and all that's left is for the roster to be cut down to 53 players on Saturday. Following Cleveland's 20-16 win over Detroit on Thursday night, Steve Doerschuk, Marla Ridenour and Nate Ulrich talk about the Browns players who helped and hurt themselves in preseason. One player who helped himself might not even make the Browns, while a veteran on offense could be on his way out in Cleveland.


These Browns players find themselves on the roster bubble

On today's edition of Cover 2: A podcast on the Cleveland Browns, Nate Ulrich takes a deep look at the team's roster and the players who are on the roster bubble. Some of them might surprise you. Here are some of the specifics we covered: - At wide receiver, the back of the depth chart is becoming interesting. Jaelen Strong was, D.J. Montgomery was put on injured reserve and former Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is now a Brown. He's battling with Derrick Willies for a roster spot....


Terrance Mitchell interview: Browns CB talks about competition with Greedy Williams, overcoming injuries from last season

In the latest special edition of the Cover 2 podcast, Nate Ulrich goes one-on-one with Browns defensive back Terrance Mitchell. Going into his second season with Cleveland, here's a few topics Mitchell talks about with Nate: - His thoughts on how Browns training camp is progressing. - What it's like under new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, and playing more zone coverage. - His competition with rookie Greedy Williams, and if he's motivated by it. - His hot start to the 2018 season...


Previewing Browns/Colts and talking with right guard Eric Kush

This week's Cover 2 podcast is a special extended edition where we cover a lot of topics. We start this week's show with Nate Ulrich talking about his interviews with Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and UFC fighter Stipe Miocic. In a synergistic twist, Garrett and the Browns play Saturday afternoon while Miocic fights Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title that night. We also talk about Eric Kush, the Browns free agent signing who is taking control of the starting job at...


Browns DE Myles Garrett on why he trained with Stipe Miocic

Nate Ulrich talks to Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett about working out with UFC fighter Stipe Miocic and why he wanted to lose weight this offseason. The two also talk about Garrett's admiration of boxing and the legendary Muhammad Ali. But how does boxing and MMA training translate to the football field? Garrett explains in this exclusive one-on-one interview.


Three and out on the Browns' win over the Redskins

The Cleveland Browns opened preseason play beating the Washington Redskins 30-10 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Although they didn't play much, team stars Myles Garrett and Baker Mayfield stood out. So did rookies Mack Wilson and Greedy Williams. Nate Ulrich, Steve Doerschuk and Marla Ridenour go three and out breaking down the game.


Browns vs. Redskins: What to watch in the 1st preseason game

The season of great expectations for the Cleveland Browns begins on Thursday night with the first preseason game. The Browns will take on the Washington Redskins at FirstEnergy Stadium in the first preseason game of the season. On this week's Cover 2 podcast, we talk about what to watch for with the game. We specifically covered these topics: - With the starters on defensive line likely sitting out, players like Devearoe Lawrence and Daniel Ekuale have a chance to step up. The Browns tried...


Freddie Kitchens is taking control at Browns training camp

The Cleveland Browns have completed five training camp practices, and head coach Freddie Kitchens is clearly taking control. On this week's edition of the Cover 2 podcast, Nate Ulrich explains how Kitchens is running camp in his first season as the full-time head coach of the Browns. By today's standards with the NFL's collective bargaining, Kitchens is running a pretty hard camp with players running gassers and being dinged for penalties. Beyond Kitchens, we cover these topics on this...


Browns tackle Greg Robinson on returning to Cleveland, bond with Baker Mayfield

Greg Robinson was one of the revelations of the 2018 for the Cleveland Browns. On his latest one-on-one interview, Nate Ulrich talks with the Browns left tackle about various topics, including why he chose to return to Cleveland after becoming a free agent. Here are some of the other things they talked about: - Why Robinson decided to return on just a one-year deal. - How he follows up a 2018 season that was the best of his career - How he formed a bond with Baker Mayfield last season -...


Rashard Higgins interview: Browns wide receiver talks chemistry with Baker Mayfield and more

Wide receiver Rashard Higgins is going into his fourth season with the Cleveland Browns after getting drafted by the team in the fifth round in 2016. That means Higgins, 24, is going into a contract season. But on a team that features Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry at the position, Higgins is still managing to get first-team reps at training camp. On this special edition of the Cover 2 podcast, Higgins talks to Nate Ulrich about a series of topics, including his big opportunity in a...


First impressions of Cleveland Browns training camp

Nate Ulrich, Steve Doerschuck and Marla Ridenour break down the first two days of Cleveland Browns training camp, highlighting differences in the first year of coach Freddie Kitchens, Odell Beckham Jr. and position battles.


Damarious Randall interview: Browns safety opens up about trash talk and big expectations

In a special edition of the Cover 2 podcast, Nate Ulrich sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall. Here are some of the various topics they talked about: - Why Randall decided to finish off his degree at Arizona State. - Randall's legendary trash talk on the field to players and coaches. "The more trash I talk, the better I play." - His thoughts on the high expectations for Cleveland, and how a deeper roster will lead to more...


Previewing Cleveland Browns training camp

After a summer vacation, the Cover 2 podcast on the Cleveland Browns is back. On today's edition, we preview Browns training camp with a detailed discussion on each position group. Naturally, that starts with Baker Mayfield. The second-year quarterback is entering his first season as the starter for the Browns, and the team's unquestioned leader. Beyond Mayfield, there's veterans Drew Stanton and Garrett Gilbert. Should the Browns be looking to improve the position? As Akron Beacon Journal...


Browns minicamp takeaways: Odell Beckham, Baker Mayfield and more

Mandatory minicamp for the Cleveland Browns has concluded, are there are plenty of things to talk about. On this week's Cover 2: A Podcast on the Browns, Nate Ulrich and Dan Kadar go over some of the key takeaway's from Cleveland's three-day workout session. They start this week with Baker Mayfield, former first-overall draft pick is going into his second season, but now he's the unquestioned as the starting quarterback and leader of the team. The Browns are installing a new offense under...


What John Dorsey's history tells us about the Browns and Gerald McCoy

The Cleveland Browns are in the running for Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, following his release earlier this week by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On this week's Cover 2 podcast, Nate Ulrich and Dan Kadar discuss the potential addition of McCoy, how he fits and what it might cost. The Browns already have one of the most potent defensive lines in the NFL with Myles Garrett, Larry Ogunjobi, Sheldon Richardson and Olivier Vernon. Even with all that talent, it's still feasible for the...