The Cleveland Browns have a storied coaching history. The franchise began with Paul Brown and included the likes of Blanton Collier, Marty Schottenheimer and even Bill Belichick. Just before Schottenheimer was promoted to head coach, Sam Rutigliano was at the helm for six and a half seasons. He came at just the right time for the Browns. Cleveland during … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Sam Rutigliano (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 common themes that occurs nearly every year in the NFL centers on doubt. Inevitably, this season we will hear from a player or team who declares that they were doubted or that they have proved the doubters wrong. It makes for good theatre and most fans love an underdog story. However, it’s also easy to cheer for the athletes who prove their … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Brian Brennan (Complete Story)
When the Cleveland Browns advanced to the AFC Championship game after the 1986 season, it was a welcome change. After dominating the NFL for decades, the Browns had fallen on hard times. The franchise regularly appeared in title games from their founding through the 1960s. However, the 1970s and early 1980s were bleak as the Browns made the postseason only … [Read more...] about “The Drive”: Browns Vs. Broncos 1986 (Complete History)
In the first five decades of their existence, the Cleveland Browns were a good football team. Except for two losing stretches in the early 60s and mid-to-late 70s, the Browns were consistently in the playoffs. Any player drafted or signed by the organization knew they were joining one of the league’s best. So, imagine arriving in Cleveland just as the … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Leroy Hoard (Complete Story)
It is appropriate that the name, “Brown”, is associated with the Cleveland Browns NFL team. The first and most successful head coach for Cleveland was Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Brown. The greatest player for Cleveland was Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown. While not as successful as Paul and Jim, running back Ken Brown had a solid career … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Ken Brown (Complete Story)