Successful NFL teams consist of both star players and other players who build the foundation of the team. These “foundation” players are often offensive linemen who do not have the name recognition of other offensive players, but they are critical to team success. One such “foundation” player for the Cleveland Browns was offensive lineman Dan Fike. When the … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Dan Fike (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.
In 1991, the Browns hired Giants defensive coordinator Bill Belichick as their new head coach. That season, Belichick’s crew went 6-10. This was an improvement over the previous year’s 3-13 record. However, Belichick and his staff wanted to get better and push for a playoff spot in 1992. Hoping to add even more punch to the offense, the Browns selected … [Read more...] about What Happened To “Touchdown” Tommy Vardell? (Complete Story)
In 1994, the Cleveland Browns returned to the postseason for the first time in five years. This was the fourth year of head coach Bill Belichick’s tenure. His squad rode the backs of a defensive unit ranked first in the league in points given up per game. The 11-5 Browns defeated Belichick’s future employers, the Patriots, 20-13 in the Wild Card … [Read more...] about What Happened To Andre Rison? (Complete Story)
If pro athletes are honest, most would admit they would rather just play than worry about the business side of their sport. It would be so much simpler if they could enjoy the game they love without the hassles of contracts, agents, holdouts and negotiations. However, it is part of the package. And, if the athletes are going to sacrifice their bodies and … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Tom Cousineau (Complete Story)
When the Cleveland Browns returned to the NFL in 1999 after a three-year hiatus, they were fully aware of what they needed to succeed. Without a doubt, finding a quarterback was at the top of their priority list. Former Heisman winner and NFL journeyman Ty Detmer was signed to be a placeholder. It was understood that he would play until the team’s new … [Read more...] about What Happened To Jeff Garcia? (Full Story)