The Cleveland Browns have won four NFL championships in their history – in 1950, 1954, 1955, and 1964. With so much focus on these championship seasons, there is a tendency to forget Browns players who joined the team after 1955 and left the team before 1964. One such player is end Rich Kreitling. However, Kreitling should not be forgotten; over five seasons … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Rich Kreitling (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 addition to such characteristics as speed, agility, strength, and durability, one trait associated with successful football players is versatility. A versatile football player who can perform multiple roles can be very valuable to his team. One such versatile player for the Cleveland Browns was Tommy Colella. As part of an eight-year professional football … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Tommy Colella (Complete Story)
The ultimate measure of success for any NFL quarterback is his ability to win games. Only four starting quarterbacks in Cleveland Browns history can claim to have both won at least 15 games and won at least twice as many games as they lost. Three of these quarterbacks would not be surprising – Otto Graham, Frank Ryan, and Bill Nelsen. The fourth quarterback … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Milt Plum (Complete Story)
The Cleveland Browns teams of the late 1980’s properly deserve significant recognition for their success – four playoff and three AFC championship game appearances from 1986 to 1989. While not quite as victorious, the Cleveland teams of the early 1980’s also achieved certain NFL success. One player on these Browns teams of the early 1980’s was linebacker Curtis … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Curtis Weathers (Complete Story)
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)