Best of the Browns: The OBR staff ranks the best of the Browns – in convenient list format. http://bit.ly/ivLSCG
Carlton Mitchell is a Twitter King
Don Delco on June 10th, 2011 AT 10:55 AM
The potential is still sky high for Browns second-year wide receiver Carlton Mitchell. He has been kind enough to join the Orange and Brown Report on podcasts, talked to us for stories and he is a very approachable guy in the locker room.
On the field, Mitchell didn’t catch a pass in 2010, but his 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame, plus his speed, still has coaches salivating over what could be.
Off the field, he’s getting big-time in the social media world.
ESPN.com realsed its NFL Tindex, showcasing the top 10 players you should be following on Twitter.
Who is No. 1? Mitchell @C_Mitch18.
Also, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita (@scottfujita99) is No. 9, and he is the point man for the team in the NFL’s current labor dispute.
Latest Links from the OBR Newswire
OBR Newswire on June 9th, 2011 AT 11:00 AM
These are links from the OBR Newswire for June 9th from 10:10 to 10:12:
- Yahoo! Sports – Did Colt McCoy’s wife just blow a hole in Texas football? – Colin Cowherd and the new Mrs. McCoy got to talking about NCAA violations, and he asked her whether there were agents and boosters constantly around the young man who left the Longhorns for the NFL after a career in which he posted the sixth-most passing yards in NCAA history.
- Akron Beacon Journal – Fullback to miss ‘Camp Colt’ – Fullback Owen Marecic, whom the Browns selected in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, will skip this week's players-only workouts organized by quarterback Colt McCoy so he can participate in commencement festivities at Stanford University.
- Akron Beacon Journal – Browns GM Heckert ready to roll whenever free agency begins – The Browns and the rest of the NFL remain in a holding pattern as the labor dispute between the players and the owners drags on.
- The Associated Press – NFL lockout 2011: Owners and players meet for second straight day – NFL owners and players met Wednesday for a second straight day in New York, with Judge Arthur Boylan joining Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith.
- Canton Repository – Browns finally have an idea for running attack – For too many years, the plan has been flawed, incomplete, rushed, doomed or all of the above.
- Canton Repository – Browns’ Cribbs steps up to aid family through tragedy – Touched by the story of a Canton Township boy killed in a dirt-bike accident, Joshua Cribbs has reached out to the family.
Share your story of being a Browns fan
Don Delco on June 9th, 2011 AT 10:08 AM
The Cleveland Browns are showing they’re down with The Facebook on these here Interwebs.
Today, the team announced it has launched “Cleveland Browns Fanographies” through the team’s official Facebook page, facebook.com/clevelandbrowns.
According to the team, “this unique application allows fans worldwide to share their stories on being a Browns fan. Five fan profiles will be featured with new stories being added periodically through August. Upon sharing their stories, fans are automatically entered into prize drawing for season tickets.”
So, head over to Facebook and tell the team your story about being a Browns fan. Who knows, it may land you season tickets.
As far as, how many games the season will be …
Best of the Browns: The OBR staff ranks the best of the Browns – in convenient list form. http://bit.ly/mdnXHR
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Browns to host high school player development camps
Don Delco on June 6th, 2011 AT 11:56 AM
Latest release from the Cleveland Browns:
The 2011 Cleveland Browns High School Player Development (HSPD) camps will begin this week. Over the entire month of June, the HSPD program will hold camps in Akron (Archbishop Hoban High School – June 13-17), Canton (Canton GlenOak High School – June 20-24), Parma (Byers Field – June 13-16), Toledo (Ottawa Hills High School – June 13-17), Youngstown (Canfield High School – June 6-10), Baldwin-Wallace College (June 6-9) and Case Western Reserve University (June 13-17). More than 2,000 student-athletes will be in attendance during these camps where both teamwork and individual skills are taught. Each participant will receive a planner which provides tips on time-management and prioritizing needs in the classroom.
On Saturday, June 25, the Cleveland Browns will host the HSPD Regional 7-on-7 Tournament at Cleveland Browns Stadium, where 20 athletes from each camp site will compete for a chance to be selected to the Browns National 7-on-7 team. At the end of the regional tournament, the Browns will select 12 players for a 7-on-7 team that will participate in this year's national tournament, which will be hosted by the Browns on July 8-9, at both the team's facility in Berea and at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
The NFL High School Player Development program addresses challenges facing high school football programs across the country. HSPD serves as a free resource for both high school player and coaches. The program emphasizes safety and concussion awareness, character development and life skills, as well as football fundamentals.
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Latest Links from the OBR Newswire
OBR Newswire on June 6th, 2011 AT 9:00 AM
These are links from the OBR Newswire for June 6th from 08:21 to 08:25:
- Hartford Courant – Unemployed But Enthusiastic, Eric Magnini Conducts Annual Hartford Football Camp – You watch the way Eric Mangini bounced around the fields at Bulkeley High and Colt Park Saturday, you didn't see a man discouraged about being out of work.
- Plain Dealer – Browns linebacker Matt Roth talks as if he’s on his way out of Cleveland – At 6-4 and 275 pounds, Matt Roth seems an ideal fit for the Browns at defensive end in their new 4-3 defense. He played the position at Iowa before converting to linebacker.
- Plain Dealer – Here’s the catch, Cleveland Browns have big tight ends that can – Whenever the Browns finally install their new West Coast offense, the emphasis will be on catching the ball. Dropped passes are "death to this offense," a team operative said. Obviously, players drop passes, but the Browns put "good hands" high on their priority list.
- Cleveland.com – Marty Schottenheimer Q and A: Former Cleveland Browns coach on the UFL, the 1980s and the football gods – As head coach of the Browns from mid-1984 through '88, Marty Schottenheimer guided the team during arguably its most successful, exciting and gut-wrenching stretch since the Paul Brown/Blanton Collier era.
- Plain Dealer – Fullback Lawrence Vickers bewildered by Cleveland Browns’ selection of Owen Marecic – Free-agent fullback Lawrence Vickers isn't angry about the Browns' evident decision to replace him with fourth-round draft pick Owen Marecic of Stanford. He just doesn't understand it.
- Rich’s Rants – It’s all about winning – Here we are less than two months away from the start of training camp around the National Football League and both sides in the labor dispute insist on behaving like school children.
- SI.com – King: Monday Morning Quarterback – Today we have a little bit on the labor-thawing NFL front.
- USA Today – Is Roethlisberger NFL’s seventh-best QB? Players think so, but do you? – The list of top 50 players began to unfold Sunday night on NFL Network's The Top 100 Players of 2011, a 10-part series determined by the votes of active players. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger made the top half of the list at No. 41
- NFL.com – Burress set for prison release, possible future with rival Eagles – When Plaxico Burress is released from a New York state prison Monday, his high school coach and friend, Cadillac Harris, is confident the 33-year-old won't have trouble finding work and a fresh start.