Thursday, 02 February 2017 09:12

AUDIO: Coach Sam Rutigliano To Appear In Akron

Remember the glory days of the Cleveland Browns, when their late-game heroics would nearly give their fans heart palpitations, hence the nickname “The Kardiac Kids”? The brains behind those exciting teams called into the Ray Horner Morning Show on Thursday.

Coach Sam Rutigliano has maintained a residence in Northeast Ohio, more than thirty years after his dismissal from the Browns, but continues to care about this area. On Sunday before the ‘Big Game’, he will be appearing at the Branded Saloon in Akron at 6 PM to watch contest between the Patriots and Falcons. Proceeds from the auction will go to Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation.

The former Browns coach talked to Ray about growing up in Brooklyn, New York, moving on to Liberty University, and just how good of a quarterback Tom Brady is and where he ranks among the all-time greats.

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Friday, 08 January 2016 17:51

AUDIO Coach Sam Discusses Browns, Haslam

The rebuilding continues in Berea, and one of the former Browns coaches offered his take on what it's going to take to get it right in Cleveland.

Former Browns coach Sam Rutigliano joined Brad Russell and Sam Bourquin from the I-X Center to talk about the rebuilding process and the fans who are seeking a winner.

"It's going to take three years," Rutigliano said. "Somehow someway we're going to get out of this nightmare."

Coach Sam says it's all about having the right quarterback under center, as well as having the right playmakers in place to make things happen.

He also says having a guy in the front office who knows football is key for success.

"We need Bill Polian in here (former GM of Buffalo and Indianapolis) who knows how to evaulate talent."


Rutligliano says he's tired of the revolving door in Cleveland, saying Jimmy Haslam needs to follow a model of consistency and it does no good to keep firing coaches year after year.


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