Veteran broadcaster Jay Crawford joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about his new venture doing the play-by-play for the Cleveland Browns' preseason games on News 5.

He also talked about the Cavs' loss in Game  #1 of the playoffs and how the lack of chemistry and synergy on the court is worrysome at times.

 

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 17:09

AUDIO Odell Beckham Jr: Yay Nor Nay?

Sam and Brad spoke about the possibility of the Browns aquiring Giants wideout Odell Beckham, Jr. 

Former LSU teammate and current Browns receiver Jarvis Landry lobbied for Cleveland to land the NY star. 

Do you want him on the Browns squad?

Sam and Brad have a discussion about the controversial  Beckham. 

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Bud Shaw to talk about our teams on a Monday afternoon.

 

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After 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Joe Thomas is calling it a career.

Former Browns offensive lineman and color analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network Doug Dieken spoke about Joe and his career in Cleveland. 

 

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WKYC Sports Director and Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan spoke with Sam and Brad to talk NFL free agency, some of the deals the Browns have made, and the possible future of Joe Thomas.

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Sports columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer Terry Pluto spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Cleveland sports, including the trades from the Browns, the inconsistencies of the Cavs, and the Indians as they continue Spring Training. 

 

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Monday, 05 March 2018 17:39

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Baker Mayfield

For this week's edition of Know Your Prospect, we went down to Lake Travis HS in Texas to catch up with Hank Carter, the head coach down there to talk Baker Mayfield, who was his quarterback there.

Mayfield was the 2017 Heisman Trophy Winner at Oklahoma, and was the signal caller at Lake Travis for his final two seasons in high school.

 

For more insight into some of the NFL's top prospects, click here to read more about Josh Allen of Wyoming. 

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 17:25

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Josh Allen

For this week's edition of Know Your Prospect, we caught up with Bill Magnusson, the head coach of Firebaugh HS to talk about former signal-caller Josh Allen.

 

For more insight into the top NFL Prospects, click to hear more about Sam Darnold of USC.

 

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 17:14

AUDIO Nate Ulrich Discussing Browns & Combine

Browns beat reporter Nate Ulrich joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the latest Browns news and the upcoming NFL Combine in Indianapolis. 

 

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:58

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Sam Darnold USC QB

For the first edition of Know Your Prospect for 2018, we took a trip out to California to catch up with  Coach Jaime Ortiz (San Clemente HS)  to talk about former USC and San Clemente QB Sam Darnold. 

 

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 14:01

PHOTOS: Fans Protest Browns at 0-16 Parade

The bitter cold Cleveland weather didn't deter several thousand disgruntled Browns fans from converging outside FirstEnergy Stadium to show their displeasure with the 2017 season at the Perfect Season Parade 2.0.

Cleveland Police estimated the crowd at 2,500 to 3,200 people with no arrests made. Dozens of trucks and party buses normally seen at pregame tailgate parties participated in the parade. Organized by Browns fan Chris McNeil, better known by his Twitter handle @Reflog_18, the event also raised funds and collected canned goods for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Check out some of the best floats and signs from the Perfect Season Parade:

 

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Browns players Emmanuel Ogbah and Danny Shelton took to Twitter to criticize the parade attendees.

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 17:29

AUDIO Bill Hillgrove Discusses Steelers, Browns

Longtime play-by-play voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Hillgrove spoke with Sam Bourquin Wednesday ahead of the Steelers and Browns game on Sunday, New Years Eve.

Hillgrove also discussed the Steelers' playoff chances and a possible rematch with New England and new addition, former Steeler (and Akron native) James Harrison. 

 

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Doug Dieken, color analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network spoke with Sam Bourquin after the Browns' loss to the Ravens Sunday, 27-10.

The Browns are now 0-14 on the season and have two more games left (Chicago and Pittsburgh) to avoid a winless season, the second in NFL history. 

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:20

AUDIO Chris Spielman Talks NFL, Browns

Chris Spielman, former NFL player, Massillon Tiger, and Ohio State Buckeye, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk a little NFL and the state of the Cleveland Browns.

Spielman is now a college and NFL analyst for FOX Sports.

 

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:13

AUDIO Doug Dieken Talks Sashi Brown Firing

Color analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network Doug Dieken spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the firing of Sashi Brown and what that means for the team moving forward.

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 16:39

AUDIO Steve King: Continuity Needed With Browns

As the Browns continue to stumble and have yet to win a game in 2017, one of the pieces of the front office will no longer be working with the team moving forward.

Steve King of Browns Daily Dose spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the firing of Sashi Brown by the organization Thursday morning.

 

In a statement released by Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam, he thanked Sashi for his contributions and said that coach Hue Jackson will be returning to the team in 2018.

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Jimmy Haslam has been embroiled in a fraud case involving his business Pilot /Flying J and some new developments have surfaced. 

A Knoxville journalist says that Cleveland Browns owner and Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam's voice was heard on secret recordings played during today's court proceedings allegedly instructing employees how to defraud trucking companies. 

Jamie Satterfield, crime and legal journalist for the Knoxville News Sentinel and KnoxNews.com joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Pilot/Flying J federal fraud trial in Tennessee, and what's next for Haslam and his company.

Haslam has not been charged in connection with this ongoing case and denies any knowledege or wrongdoing with Pilot/Flying J.

For more on this story click here.

 

 

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Monday, 20 November 2017 16:25

AUDIO Doug Dieken Assesses Browns' Struggles

Former Browns great Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network joined Sam Bourquin Monday to talk about the team's 0-10 record and where they need to go from here.

 

He also talked about rookie QB DeShone Kizer and how he could use a veteran mentor at the position to help him on the sidelines to assess plays and make them on the field.

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Clay Skipper, a writer for GQ Magazine spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his article in the magazine on embattled wideout Josh Gordon and his latest comeback attempt.

 

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 17:52

AUDIO Tom Reed Talks Browns Dysfunction

Tom Reed of the Athletic spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the disconnect between the Browns coaching staff and the front office.

 

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Benjamin Allbright from AM 1340 and 104.7 FM in Denver spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to speak about the Cleveland Browns, their front office, and the organization as a whole.

 

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Monday, 16 October 2017 17:36

AUDIO Jim Donovan Discusses 0-6 Browns

Channel 3 Sports personality and Voice of the Cleveland Browns Jim Donovan spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Browns, as they fell to 0-6 after their loss to the Texans Sunday.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 16:23

AUDIO Doug Dieken Discusses Browns & Colts

Sam and Brad caught up with Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network to talk some football on the Sam and Brad Show. 

 

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:42

AUDIO Jim Donovan Discusses Browns & Ravens

Jim Donovan, the radio voice of the Cleveland Browns spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday ahead of the Ravens game on Sunday.

 

Kickoff is at 1pm on 97.5 WONE, Akron's home of the Cleveland Browns. 

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 17:25

AUDIO Zac Jackson Talking Browns & Ravens

Zac Jackson, Browns writer for The Athletic spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk Browns as they prepare for the Ravens. 

 

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:55

AUDIO Charles Davis Discusses Improving Browns

Charles Davis, NFL and college football analyst for Fox Sports joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to discuss the Browns who showed some improvement in a number of areas in their loss to the Steelers.

 

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 18:13

AUDIO Steve King Discusses Browns, Haden

As we get closer to the NFL season, we caught up with Steve King from Browns Daily Dose to discuss the rumors surrounding Joe Haden and the Browns as they prepare for the Bears in the final preseason game. 

 

The Steelers are the Browns' Week 1 opponent Sept 10. 

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:20

Browns Name Kizer Starter Against Tampa Bay

The Cleveland Browns have announced rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer will start the Browns preseason game 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, August 26th in Tampa. 

Here is the statement from Hue Jackson: 

“This morning, I informed our quarterbacks that DeShone will be our starter for the third preseason game against Tampa. He has made a lot of progress by investing the time necessary to learn our offense, working hard to improve on his fundamentals while also effectively moving the offense in preseason games. Development is so important for a young quarterback, this is the next step he needs to take and he deserves this opportunity. We are very excited about seeing DeShone in the role of starter for this week, as he is certainly positioning himself well to earn the starting job heading into the regular season.

“Much like DeShone, Brock, Cody and Kevin have worked extremely hard throughout training camp and have helped create a very supportive environment in our quarterback room. They’ve pushed each other, worked well together and we expect that to continue.”

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Monday, 21 August 2017 16:25

AUDIO Steve King Talking Browns Preseason

Steve King from BrownsDailyDose.com joined Sam Bourquin Monday to discuss the Browns as they prepare for their second preseason game against the New York Giants.

 

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 18:14

AUDIO Petrak: Browns Ready For Saints

Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke about the Browns and the Saints getting ready for preseason game #1 at FirstEnergy Stadium Thursday.

 

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The Cleveland Browns are going with Brock Osweiller at quarterback to start the 2017 preseason against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, August 10th, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. 

The announcement came Monday morning, along with the following statement from Browns head coach Hue Jackson: 

“At this stage in the evaluation process of our quarterbacks, we are going to have Brock start the preseason opener against the Saints on Thursday night,” head coach Hue Jackson said. “A lot goes into our evaluation but it’s always going to be about efficiently and effectively running the offense. You want your starter to be able to do that despite any circumstance. Brock hasn’t really gotten any first team reps and this will give him that chance. We look forward to seeing what he can do with this opportunity throughout the week and against the Saints. Cody will be the second quarterback to take the field followed by DeShone and then Kevin. I’m pleased with the way our quarterbacks have competed and improved throughout the offseason and training camp. We are going to see a lot more of all of them this preseason and everyone in that room still has the chance to earn more opportunities and the right to lead our team as the starter when the regular season begins on September 10th.” 

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Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository discussed the opening of Browns training camp in Berea starting today.

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Cleveland Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot from Cleveland.com joined Brad Russell to discuss the opening of Browns training camp later in the week.

 

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Sam and Brad had a little fun on a Monday as they made their way-to-early Browns predictions for wins and losses during the 2017 season. 

 

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Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman hasn't been charged in the New Years Eve assault that took place in the lobby of his downtown Cleveland condo, but a probable cause affidavit filed with the indictment Tuesday says Coleman likely took part in the attack. 

The indictment filed in Cuyahoga County charges Coleman's brother, Jonathan, and Jared Floyd, both residents of Dallas, Texas, with felonious assault. They're alleged to have attacked Adam Sapp of Mayfield Heights, leaving him with a ruptured ear drum, a concussion, and several bruises.

Sapp says he doesn't remember the Browns second-year receiver attacking him, but the Prosecutor's Office says the investigation is ongoing. 

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Browns beat writer Scott Petrak from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the signing of tight end David Njoku and the young receivers with the Browns.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 17:50

AUDIO Nate Ulrich Discusses Browns OTA's

Sam and Brad caught up with Nate Ulrich from the Akron Beacon Journal to talk a little Browns OTA's on a Thursday afternoon.

 

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Cleveland Browns beat writer Steve Doerschuk discussed the hiring of Ryan Grigson as Senior Personnel Executive for the team.

For the full interview, click here.

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Cleveland Browns and NFL writer Zac Jackson from the Athletic joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the Browns OTA's coming up this week.

 

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Scott Petrak from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the upcoming rookie minicamp for the Cleveland Browns rookies and he says it'll be good for the coaches to see these guys up close and on the field.

The minicamp will be held in Berea May 12-14. 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Solomon Wilcots from CBS Sports and preseason analyst for Browns games on WKYC-Channel 3 spoke with Sam about the Browns draft from 2017.

 

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Browns beat writer Scott Petrak from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke with Sam Bourquin and Jay Brophy as they discussed the Browns' first round of the draft on Thursday night.

The Browns selected Myles Garrett with the first overall pick, as well as Michigan's  Jabrill Peppers with the 25th overall pick and David Njoku out of the University of Miami 29th overall.

 

 For the full interview click below.

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NFL Network analyst and former Washington Redskins GM Charley Casserly joined Sam Bourquin Friday to discuss the upcoming NFL Draft and the Cleveland Browns with picks #1 and #12.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 08:32

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Reuben Foster

The Monday edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to Alabama, as we hook up with Fairhope HS Head Coach Tim Carter, former coach at Auburn HS, as we take a look at former Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster.

Carter says the hard-hitting defender is not only a good football player, but a good locker room guy as well.

 

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Friday, 24 March 2017 18:01

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Solomon Thomas

Today's edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to Coppell, Texas, where we meet Joe McBride, head coach of Coppell, HS.

He was the high school coach of Solomon Thomas, who went on to have a great career at Stanford on the defensive line, and could be a target for the Browns in the first round. 

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Brad Russell was joined by NFL veteran, 3-time Pro Bowler Josh Cribbs, who announced his retirement from the league earlier in the week, thanking the Cleveland Browns and their fans.

Cribbs was undrafted out of Kent State and played with the Browns from 2005-2012.

 For the video link to Cribbs' announcement, click here.

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Sports Columnist Brian Dulik from the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the Browns' free agency moves as of late.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Monday, 13 March 2017 15:22

AUDIO Allbright: Browns Won Free Agency

Benjamin Allbright joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Browns' picking up some key free agents as of late and landing some additional draft picks.

Allbright's work can be heard on Yahoo! Fox Sports, and ESPN.  He is also a host on AM 1340 and 104.7FM in the Denver/ Boulder area.

He likes what the Browns are doing in terms of building the offensive line with additions such as Kevin Zeitlrer, and JC Tretter.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:15

AUDIO Zac Jackson Talks NFL, Browns

Zac Jackson from Pro Football Talk.com joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about the best course of action for the Cleveland Browns at the quarterback position.

 

Jackson will be covering the Cleveland Browns for The Athletic moving forward, joining the likes of other talented veteran sports writers, such as Jason Lloyd, who covers the Cavaliers.

Here's part two of Zac Jackson discussing NFL free agency, and where Browns WR Terrelle Pryor might be.

 

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Scott Petrak from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram offered his insight on the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday regarding the Browns' quarterback search.

 

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