In the NFL Draft, middle to late-round draft picks are mostly afterthoughts. Players selected in those rounds aren’t actually expected to make the team. Franchises typically use those picks for depth, special teams, or selections to be traded for veteran players. Therefore, the late-round athletes must work even harder to prove they belong. Carl Hairston … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Carl “Big Daddy” Hairston (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.
While centers are often overlooked, every play from scrimmage in the NFL begins with the center. Centers play a key role on the offensive line, helping with run blocking and pass protection. One of the top centers in Cleveland Browns history was Mike Baab. Over a 10-year NFL career, Baab played with Cleveland from 1982 to 1987 and in 1990 and 1991. Most … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Mike Baab (Complete Story)
To have a successful career in the NFL, sometimes you need to be adaptable. If one path to playing is unavailable, a player needs to find an alternative route to the playing field. Ernie Kellerman had a successful college career at quarterback and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. However, when neither playing quarterback nor playing for Dallas happened, … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Ernie Kellerman (Complete Story)
There may be no more obscure position on an NFL team than backup offensive lineman. The average NFL fan may be hard-pressed to name the backup offensive linemen on his favorite team. Despite this lack of recognition, backup offensive linemen also can contribute to team success. Such was the case with Jim Copeland. Over his eight seasons with the Cleveland … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Jim Copeland (Complete Story)
If you assume that most NFL teams today have three quarterbacks on their active roster or “practice squad”, there are approximately 96 quarterbacks in the NFL at any time. Quarterback is both the most important position, and one of the most exclusive positions, on an NFL team. It is a tremendous accomplishment to make an NFL team, let alone start an NFL game, at … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Don Gault (Complete Story)