In sports, it is difficult to replace a legendary coach. He or she has delivered championships (or multiple championships) and has basically set the standard for success. That being said, how difficult is it to follow not just one, but two successful coaches? This question faced Nick Skorich in 1971. Skorich had the unenviable task of following both Paul … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Nick Skorich (Complete Story)
Cleveland Browns History
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An archive of historical reading for the Cleveland Browns franchise. We cover all historical aspects of the team from their inception to today in history.
One of the most difficult transitions in sports is a new coach taking over a program after the departure of a legend. In these situations, the bar has been set incredibly high and the next coach is expected to maintain the bar or exceed it. This can prove to be difficult, if not impossible. More times than not, the successor does not live up to … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Blanton Collier (Complete Story)
The long history of the Cleveland Browns can produce many trivia questions. One of the best is who started at quarterback for Cleveland in the first regular season game of the Browns franchise. If your answer is Pro Football Hall of Famer Otto Graham, your answer would be wrong. Instead, the correct answer is Cliff Lewis. Lewis not only can claim being the … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Cliff Lewis (Complete Story)
Frank Ryan, Jim Brown, Gary Collins, Bill Glass, Jim Houston, Galen Fiss, and Lou Groza are among the players that Cleveland Browns fans typically associate with the team’s last NFL championship in 1964. However, the 1964 Browns team consisted of 42 individual players, and they each contributed to the success of the team in 1964. Ed Bettridge was one of the 42 … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Ed Bettridge (Complete Story)
Running backs need talented offensive linemen to achieve success in the form of rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. As great as future Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly were as running backs for the Cleveland Browns, their play was definitely helped by the performance of various offensive linemen for the Browns. One such offensive lineman … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of John Brown (Complete Story)