Day 1: Erickson Demands a Tollner

<br>When the season ends, the rumors begin. It is our duty, as Browns fans, to make sure that these rumors are properly mongered. I, Art Bietz, vow to monger my best, as Rumor Central enters its sixth year.<br><br>Let's go.

The Return of Rumor Central

I told myself: "Wait, wait, wait...". 

Even when the Browns essentially threw in the towel by slamming every injured player onto the IR, I told myself to wait.

Even when Butch Davis finally admitted that 2003 was a horrible season and accepted some of the blame, I told myself to wait.

Well, now the season is over and I'm not waiting any longer.

The time has come to monger some rumors once more. Rumor Central is back.

We're back to watch agents, players, and teams engage in their yearly verbal crapola-fest of spin. We're back to watching the daily dance of draft deceit. We're back to watch - and eagerly participate in - the creation of the swampy morass that is Internet sports journalism.

There's a contradiction in that term somewhere.

Anyhow, put on your hip waders, Dawgs. The time has come to wallow in the weirdness. How I love it so!

Let's rock.

Out of the Starting Blocks

I wrote down all the rumors I could think of that are buzzing around. Since I came up with this list, I've thought of a few more which we'll add in coming days. We'll maintain a list of names on the front page, with the good old-fashioned Rumor Strength Indicators, and this year sees a return of the Rumor Graveyard we maintained in 1999 and 2000.

We'll be reporting rumor news in a lot of different ways. I'll be pounding out these Daily Babbles, Lane will continue to tell us What We've Been Told, Ask the Insiders and Browns Uncensored chats will be places where questions can be asked, and we'll continue to spew forth Hot News


Offensive Coordinator: Browns to Stop at Tollner Booth?

Ted Tollner's name has been coming up a lot in recent days, and with good reason. Tollner was Davis' first choice to step in as the Browns Offensive Coordinator back in 2001, but was still head coach at San Diego State and wouldn't join the team. Bruce Arians, however, was more than happy to fill the void.

With Arians being shown the door, Tollner's name is coming up again. He's pals with Davis from way back, and will likely get a phone call. Since he's under contract with the 49ers, however, the Browns have to get their permission to talk them.

Dennis Erickson isn't playing that game, though, and says he wants Tollner back on his staff. I'm not sure I agree with Pat's inference that it's Game-Over-Insert-Coin time for Tollner, though, since Davis hasn't even asked permission. There may be ways to scratch Erickson's back (or ego) that could make this happen. Maybe we'll turn Carmen loose on Erickson and see what happens.

Of course, there's always Terry Robiskie. Two situations to watch with regard to Terry are potential head coaching jobs for the Rams Lovie Smith and New England's Romeo Crennel. Robiskie has been mentioned as a potential coordinator for either if they get a head coaching gig, and might take the promotion if passed over in Cleveland. This will create pressure on the Browns to figure out where they're going as soon as possible.


Watch Speculation Turn into Rumor - It's Fun!

Also be on the lookout for a rumor about Joel Collier being approached about the OC job. This might happen, it might not, but there's not enough there yet for even this disreputable column to track it.

Here's what happened: The Lake County News-Herald's Jeff Schudel wrote a nice column about Bruce Arians being given his walking papers, and offers a few names of possible replacements. If you read the article like I do, it just sounds like Jeff is brainstorming some possibilities.

Then a Florida paper sees Jeff's column, attributes it incorrectly to the "Cleveland News-Herald", I guess because folks in Miami don't know where Lake County is. He then asks the Dolphins if the Browns have called, and reports on it, with the Dolphins saying "Well, no, they haven't called".

Then a fantasy football news service sees that, passes along the info, wrong attribution and all, leaving out where they got it, and passes it along with the headline "Collier a Candidate".

In case you're curious, this is how we go from informed speculation to someone "being a candidate for the job" in under two days.

Remember: it's all the Internet's fault. Darn chatrooms.

Got a Lead? or drop a tip into the Bernies Insiders Tipline, where everybody can see it.

Want to Verbally Slap Bietz?
or drop by the Rantatorium, which is where he hangs out, surrounded by angry Ravens and Steeler fans.

 


The OBR Top Stories

\r\nor drop a tip \r\ninto the Bernies Insiders Tipline, where everybody can see it.
\r\n
\r\nWant to Verbally Slap Bietz?
or drop by the \r\nRantatorium, \r\nwhich is where he hangs out, surrounded by angry Ravens and Steeler fans.

\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

 

\r\n\r\n","mobileBody":"

I told myself: "Wait, wait, wait...". 

Even when the Browns essentially threw in the towel by slamming every injured player onto the IR, I told myself to wait.

Even when Butch Davis finally admitted that 2003 was a horrible season and accepted some of the blame, I told myself to wait.

Well, now the season is over and I'm not waiting any longer.

The time has come to monger some rumors once more. Rumor Central is back.

We're back to watch agents, players, and teams engage in their yearly verbal crapola-fest of spin. We're back to watching the daily dance of draft deceit. We're back to watch - and eagerly participate in - the creation of the swampy morass that is .

There's a contradiction in that term somewhere.

Anyhow, put on your hip waders, Dawgs. The time has come to wallow in the weirdness. How I love it so!

Let's rock.

I wrote down all the rumors I could think of that are buzzing around. Since I came up with this list, I've thought of a few more which we'll add in coming days. We'll maintain a list of names on the front page, with the good old-fashioned Rumor Strength Indicators, and this year sees a return of the Rumor Graveyard we maintained in 1999 and 2000.

We'll be reporting rumor news in a lot of different ways. I'll be pounding out these Daily Babbles, Lane will continue to tell us , Ask the Insiders and Browns Uncensored chats will be places where questions can be asked, and we'll continue to spew forth Hot News


Ted Tollner's name has been coming up a lot in recent days, and with good reason. Tollner was Davis' first choice to step in as the Browns Offensive Coordinator back in 2001, but was still head coach at San Diego State and wouldn't join the team. Bruce Arians, however, was more than happy to fill the void.

With Arians being shown the door, Tollner's name is coming up again. He's pals with Davis from way back, and will likely get a phone call. Since he's under contract with the 49ers, however, the Browns have to get their permission to talk them.

Dennis Erickson isn't playing that game, though, and says he wants Tollner back on his staff. I'm not sure I agree with Pat's inference that it's Game-Over-Insert-Coin time for Tollner, though, since Davis hasn't even asked permission. There may be ways to scratch Erickson's back (or ego) that could make this happen. Maybe we'll turn Carmen loose on Erickson and see what happens.

Of course, there's always Terry Robiskie. Two situations to watch with regard to Terry are potential head coaching jobs for the Rams Lovie Smith and New England's Romeo Crennel. Robiskie has been mentioned as a potential coordinator for either if they get a head coaching gig, and might take the promotion if passed over in Cleveland. This will create pressure on the Browns to figure out where they're going as soon as possible.


Also be on the lookout for a rumor about Joel Collier being approached about the OC job. This might happen, it might not, but there's not enough there yet for even this disreputable column to track it.

Here's what happened: The Lake County News-Herald's Jeff Schudel wrote a nice column about Bruce Arians being given his walking papers, and offers a few names of possible replacements. If you read the article like I do, it just sounds like Jeff is brainstorming some possibilities.

Then a Florida paper sees Jeff's column, attributes it incorrectly to the "Cleveland News-Herald", I guess because folks in Miami don't know where Lake County is. He then asks the Dolphins if the Browns have called, and reports on it, with the Dolphins saying "Well, no, they haven't called".

Then a fantasy football news service sees that, passes along the info, wrong attribution and all, leaving out where they got it, and passes it along with the headline "Collier a Candidate".

In case you're curious, this is how we go from informed speculation to someone "being a candidate for the job" in under two days.

it's all the Internet's fault. Darn chatrooms.

or drop a tip into the Bernies Insiders Tipline, where everybody can see it.
or drop by the Rantatorium, which is where he hangs out, surrounded by angry Ravens and Steeler fans.

 

","skipOnMobile":false,"media":[],"dateOverride":"2003-12-31T14:27:00","authorOverride":"Art Bietz","role":"","isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":true,"hotNamesLinked":true,"storyImage":"[MEDIA:123250]","mainImage":{},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{},"authorImage":"","tags":[{"id":"595","name":"LSU"},{"id":"10032","name":"LSU - Football"},{"id":"210","name":"San Francisco 49ers"},{"id":"181","name":"Cleveland Browns"}],"nodes":["1102766","503489","102","121","748","795"],"isActive":true,"inActiveAndMemberHasPublishRights":false,"createdOn":"2003-12-31T14:38:57.74","createdById":"486116","modifiedOn":"2003-12-31T15:08:23.023","modifiedBy":"486116","imgs":[],"viewStats":[],"hasVideo":false,"brandUnsafe":false,"breakingNews":false},"editorsChoice":{"siteUrls":["http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1735487-two-for-tuesday-rg3-pryor-or-collins","http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1734447-browns-bye-week-games-of-interest","http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1733290-two-tuesday-who-1-and-play-calling","http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1732406-browns-giants-week-12-inactives","http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1732219-building-browns-rookie-qb","http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1732090-building-browns-rg3"],"networkUrls":["http://www.scout.com/fantasy/story/1735406-week-13-s-biggest-bonehead-move","http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1735429-zimmer-i-let-awful-lot-people-down","http://www.scout.com/story/1735802-ex-nfl-star-poses-huge-toys-r-us-receipt","http://www.scout.com/story/1734602-bowl-game-matchups-who-s-going-where"],"pinnedStory":"http://www.scout.com/story/1734989-special-ticket-offer-for-premium-members","topRibbonWidgets":[],"carouselStoryUrls":["http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1735703-could-former-top-pick-find-home-browns","http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1735487-two-for-tuesday-rg3-pryor-or-collins","http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1735081-rg3-hopefully-we-can-go-4-0","http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1734215-how-can-the-browns-salvage-their-season","http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1734447-browns-bye-week-games-of-interest"],"storyStreamUrls":[],"storyStreamBlacklistUrls":[],"videoStories":[{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1735081","siteId":"149","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"cle","canonicalUrl":"http://cle.scout.com/story/1735081-rg3-hopefully-we-can-go-4-0","shortUrl":"http://cle.scout.com/story/1735081-rg3-hopefully-we-can-go-4-0","siteName":"The OBR","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Cleveland","title":"RG3: \"Hopefully, we can go 4-0\"","subtitle":"","seotitle":"RG3: \"Hopefully, we can go 4-0\"","caption":"","deck":"Although Robert Griffin III hasn't been named as the Browns starter for Sunday, signs are pointing that way.","dateOverride":"2016-12-05T15:10:19-08:00","authorOverride":"Fred Greetham","role":"Orange and Brown Report Sr Reporter","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/11/23/USATSI_9536770_141887820_lowres.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"905227d1-cc7d-4761-852c-c6da1929c877","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/23/USATSI_9536770_141887820_lowres.jpg","title":"Robert Griffin III returned to practice on Wednesday and could soon be activated","alt":"","description":"Robert Griffin III returned to practice on Wednesday and might soon return to the field","credit":"USA Today Sports","focalPointX":47,"focalPointY":32,"width":1730,"height":1206},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"905227d1-cc7d-4761-852c-c6da1929c877","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/23/USATSI_9536770_141887820_lowres.jpg","title":"Robert Griffin III returned to practice on Wednesday and could soon be activated","alt":"","description":"Robert Griffin III returned to practice on Wednesday and might soon return to the field","credit":"USA Today Sports","focalPointX":47,"focalPointY":32,"width":1730,"height":1206},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/09/07/Fred%201.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1ODE2NTk","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDA1ODE2NTk","name":"RG3: \"Hopefully, we can go 4-0\"","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1ODE2NTk","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2210281","externalId":"40581659","publishDate":"2016-12-05T23:10:14.714145Z","durationMilliseconds":18000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_66abe5cd91cfe5ecba40d2f40627207a.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"RG3: \"Hopefully, we can go 4-0\""},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1733086","siteId":"149","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"cle","canonicalUrl":"http://cle.scout.com/story/1733086-rg3-cleared-what-will-hue-do","shortUrl":"http://cle.scout.com/story/1733086-rg3-cleared-what-will-hue-do","siteName":"The OBR","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Cleveland","title":"RG3 cleared; what will Hue do?","subtitle":"","seotitle":"RG3 cleared; what will Hue do?","caption":"","deck":"Robert Griffin III has been cleared for contact setting up a decision for Hue Jackson when the Browns come back after the bye.","dateOverride":"2016-11-29T09:25:35-08:00","authorOverride":"Fred Greetham","role":"Orange and Brown Report Sr Reporter","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/08/20/USATSI_9483040_141887820_lowres.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"b740294b-a82b-4a58-b314-5d558ceaf8c0","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/20/USATSI_9483040_141887820_lowres.jpg","title":"Robert Griffin III had a very positive second showing in the second preseason game","alt":"","description":"Robert Griffin III threw two touchdown passes against the Falcons in his second preseason game","credit":"USA Today Sports ","focalPointX":56,"focalPointY":36,"width":1576,"height":2174},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"b740294b-a82b-4a58-b314-5d558ceaf8c0","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/20/USATSI_9483040_141887820_lowres.jpg","title":"Robert Griffin III had a very positive second showing in the second preseason game","alt":"","description":"Robert Griffin III threw two touchdown passes against the Falcons in his second preseason game","credit":"USA Today Sports ","focalPointX":56,"focalPointY":36,"width":1576,"height":2174},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/09/07/Fred%201.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NDIyMTk","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDA1NDIyMTk","name":"RG3 cleared","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NDIyMTk","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2204996","externalId":"40542219","publishDate":"2016-11-29T17:25:27.910603Z","durationMilliseconds":9000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_db3817e2100182a611b2e4f42bd25c91.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"RG3 cleared"},"offsiteStories":[{"nid":"169043","siteId":"143"}],"breakingNews":true},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1733181","siteId":"127","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"profootball","siteFolder":"/nfl","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/story/1733181-week-12-nfl-passing-leaders","shortUrl":"http://profootball.scout.com/story/1733181-week-12-nfl-passing-leaders","siteName":"Scout NFL Network","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"NFL","title":"Week 12 NFL Passing Leaders","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Week 12 NFL Passing Leaders","caption":"","deck":"Check out which QBs put up the biggest passing numbers week 12 in the NFL.","dateOverride":"2016-11-29T13:15:30-08:00","authorOverride":"Jonathan Kahn","role":"Editor","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/11/29/2205203.jpeg","mainImage":{"uuid":"1fa8e924-6442-4c3a-a5b6-88cc856275e6","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/29/2205203.jpeg","title":"Week 12 NFL Passing Leaders","alt":"","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":50,"width":1080,"height":1080},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"1fa8e924-6442-4c3a-a5b6-88cc856275e6","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/29/2205203.jpeg","title":"Week 12 NFL Passing Leaders","alt":"","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":50,"width":1080,"height":1080},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/09/22/JK_01_Solo_Open_01.00_00_00_01.Still001.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NDI0MDc","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDA1NDI0MDc","name":"Week 12 NFL Passing Leaders","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NDI0MDc","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2205203","externalId":"40542407","publishDate":"2016-11-29T21:16:19.791845Z","durationMilliseconds":36000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_3306ff35d44edca93570d1a5ea5229dc.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Week 12 NFL Passing Leaders"},"offsiteStories":[{"nid":"169056","siteId":"143"},{"nid":"169083","siteId":"101","title":"Siemian Among NFL's Week 12 Passing Leaders","seotitle":"VIDEO: Trevor Siemian Among NFL's Week 12 Passing Leaders","mainImage":{"uuid":"e54f643c-a483-4d4d-8eaa-d564f680c466","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/29/Siemian%20KC.jpg","title":"Nov 27, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) prepares to pass in a overtime period against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 30-27 in overtime. Mandatory Credit:","alt":"","description":"Nov 27, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) prepares to pass in a overtime period against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 30-27 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports","credit":"Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports","focalPointX":55,"focalPointY":41,"width":5568,"height":3712},"deck":"Trevor Siemian had himself a day vs. Kansas City in Week 12. Too bad it was in a losing effort. "},{"nid":"169096","siteId":"149","title":"McCown among Week 12 NFL Passing Leaders","seotitle":"Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown among Week 12 NFL Passing Leaders","mainImage":{"uuid":"c0ec473d-5f11-4475-b549-ff90adfdd5a0","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/03/30/mccown1280.jpg","title":"Josh McCown / USA Today © Robert Hanashiro","alt":"","focalPointX":54,"focalPointY":43,"width":1280,"height":720}}],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1730249","siteId":"149","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"cle","siteFolder":"/nfl/browns","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1730249-pryor-i-m-tired-of-our-qb-s-getting-hit","shortUrl":"http://cle.scout.com/story/1730249-pryor-i-m-tired-of-our-qb-s-getting-hit","siteName":"The OBR","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Cleveland","title":"Pryor: \"I'm tired of our QB's getting hit\"","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Pryor: \"I'm tired of our quarterbacks getting hit\"","caption":"","deck":"Terrelle Pryor was visibly upset after the game for the way the Browns quarterbacks were hit once again throughout the game.","dateOverride":"2016-11-20T13:53:07-08:00","authorOverride":"Fred Greetham","role":"Orange and Brown Report Sr Reporter","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/11/20/USATSI_9693726_141887820_lowres.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"36f661fa-adcb-4ad9-b92f-66e962ad5733","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/20/USATSI_9693726_141887820_lowres.jpg","title":"Cody Kessler is walked off the field after getting knocked out of the game for the third time this season ","alt":"","description":"Cody Kessler is knocked out of a game for the third time this season against the Steelers","credit":"USA Today Sports","focalPointX":48,"focalPointY":29,"width":1739,"height":1264},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"36f661fa-adcb-4ad9-b92f-66e962ad5733","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/20/USATSI_9693726_141887820_lowres.jpg","title":"Cody Kessler is walked off the field after getting knocked out of the game for the third time this season ","alt":"","description":"Cody Kessler is knocked out of a game for the third time this season against the Steelers","credit":"USA Today Sports","focalPointX":48,"focalPointY":29,"width":1739,"height":1264},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/09/07/Fred%201.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1MTY0NjY","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDA1MTY0NjY","name":"TP-I'm tired of our quarterbacks getting hit","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1MTY0NjY","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2198524","externalId":"40516466","publishDate":"2016-11-20T21:52:30.524091Z","durationMilliseconds":7000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_b09bd235cdc8273df5d2a12a0eb18e0e.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"TP-I'm tired of our quarterbacks getting hit"},"offsiteStories":[{"nid":"164994","siteId":"143"}],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1729146","siteId":"149","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"cle","siteFolder":"/nfl/browns","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/story/1729146-x-s-o-s-missed-opportunities","shortUrl":"http://cle.scout.com/story/1729146-x-s-o-s-missed-opportunities","siteName":"The OBR","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Cleveland","title":"X's & O's: Missed Opportunities","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Cleveland Browns X's & O's: Missed Opportunities and Rookie Quarterback Cody Kessler","caption":"","deck":"After pulling rookie quarterback Cody Kessler during an embarrassing prime-time beat down delivered by the Baltimore Ravens, Browns' head coach Hue Jackson made his dissatisfaction with the signal caller's unwillingness to push the ball downfield very clear. The OBR goes to the film room to break down several plays from the first half in order to determine if there were, in fact, opportunities for more yards.","dateOverride":"2016-11-17T07:43:24-08:00","authorOverride":"Jonathan Stephanson","role":"OBR Xs and Os Guy","isActive":true,"isPremium":true,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/11/11/USATSI_9667355_141887820_lowres.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"1956afb1-b815-45a0-a525-ef18dc2db05d","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/11/USATSI_9667355_141887820_lowres.jpg","title":"Cody Kessler threw a touchdown pass to Seth DeValve in the first half before getting pulled in the third quarter","alt":"","description":"Cody Kessler threw a touchdown pass to Seth DeValve before he was pulled in the third quarter of Thursday night's loss to the Ravens","credit":"USA Today Sports","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":41,"width":1845,"height":1230},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"1956afb1-b815-45a0-a525-ef18dc2db05d","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/11/USATSI_9667355_141887820_lowres.jpg","title":"Cody Kessler threw a touchdown pass to Seth DeValve in the first half before getting pulled in the third quarter","alt":"","description":"Cody Kessler threw a touchdown pass to Seth DeValve before he was pulled in the third quarter of Thursday night's loss to the Ravens","credit":"USA Today Sports","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":41,"width":1845,"height":1230},"authorImage":"","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA0OTU4MjA","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDA0OTU4MjA","name":"Browns-Ravens X's & O's","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA0OTU4MjA","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2196126","externalId":"40495820","publishDate":"2016-11-17T23:34:43.30103Z","durationMilliseconds":28000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_52d7716e70efbf6da38cb1b53ccb8b97.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Browns-Ravens X's & O's"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false}]},"noteConfiguration":[{"id":"4","containerType":"TrendingForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":2,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"0","containerType":"StorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"1","containerType":"ForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"2","containerType":"AdUnit","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"3","containerType":"TrendingStorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],"flags":[{"id":"show-club-activation-text","rule":"_.contains(['133', '138', '154', '155', '156'], siteId)"},{"id":"forums-editors-choice","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"facebook-signin","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"hide-clock","rule":"Date.now() >= new Date('2/4/2015')"},{"id":"proxy-api","rule":"true"},{"id":"disable-autoplay","rule":"(typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'FrontPage' && [204, 143, 8, 73, 196, 194].indexOf(+siteId) == -1) || typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'MessageBoard'"},{"id":"forum-comments","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"one-domain","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"warrior-tv","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"outbrain","rule":"!_.contains(['532'], siteId)"},{"id":"block-ad-970x91-top","rule":"_.contains(['ForumTopics', 'Lobby', 'ForumTopicNew - new', 'ForumTopicNew - reply', 'ForumPrivateMailbox', 'ForumPrivateMessage', 'ForumPrivateMailboxSendTo', 'ForumPrivateMailboxReply'], viewType)"},{"id":"imgx-compression","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"include-addthis","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"vote-forums","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-embed-tool","rule":"screen == 'Desktop'"},{"id":"block-ads","rule":"_.contains(['333'], siteId)"},{"id":"block-ad-1x1","rule":"[143, 73, 75, 537, 532, 78, 12, 15, 540, 570, 156, 194, 238, 333, 14, 518, 106, 43, 10, 454, 334, 239, 6, 335, 44, 336, 165, 337, 455, 368, 512, 338, 166, 45, 340, 428, 341, 46, 148, 132, 342, 456, 429, 457, 430, 458, 167, 420, 47, 343, 459, 460, 168, 445, 546, 446, 16, 431, 164, 517, 433, 432, 135, 543, 241, 140, 130, 449, 219, 215, 205, 169, 461, 170, 462, 8, 171, 172, 173, 344, 48, 434, 345, 107, 347, 17, 415, 108, 174, 435, 350, 13, 348, 162, 175, 349, 176, 177, 136, 19, 463, 240, 204, 351, 203, 242, 464, 178, 564, 352, 465, 353, 179, 109, 354, 145, 146, 181, 515, 128, 182, 157, 210, 141, 425, 180, 444, 355, 436, 183, 438, 443, 439, 437, 356, 199, 513, 440, 357, 466, 184, 467, 358, 359, 18, 185, 187, 360, 186, 7, 110, 514, 511, 188, 361, 363, 202, 362, 364, 339, 346, 86, 365, 208, 366, 510, 189, 441, 190, 516, 191, 192, 147, 137, 468, 226, 159, 469, 193, 367, 442].indexOf(+siteId) == -1"},{"id":"forum-lobby-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 532, 541].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"premium-annual-member-check","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"story-card-video","rule":"typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'MessageBoard'"},{"id":"carousel-forum-lobby","rule":"!_.contains(['541'], siteId)"},{"id":"scout-widget-mobile","rule":"true"},{"id":"editors-choice","rule":"siteId != 542"},{"id":"new-recruiting-hq","rule":"true"},{"id":"use-classic-forums-link","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"show-theme-classic-new-switch","rule":"[6,7,8,10,12,13,14,15,17,18,19,21,24,25,37,43,44,45,46,47,48,61,62,63,64,65,66,68,69,70,73,75,77,78,86,87,93,101,102,106,107,108,109,110,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,126,127,128,130,131,132,133,135,136,137,138,140,141,142,143,145,146,147,148,149,153,154,155,156,157,159,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,177,178,179,180,181,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191,192,193,194,196,197,199,201,202,203,204,205,207,208,210,215,220,222,224,225,226,228,230,232,234,235,236,238,239,240,241,242,243,244,245,246,248,249,250,251,252,254,255,256,258,259,260,261,262,263,264,265,266,267,268,269,270,271,272,273,274,275,276,277,279,280,281,282,283,284,285,286,287,288,289,290,291,292,293,294,296,297,298,300,301,302,303,304,305,306,307,308,310,311,312,313,314,315,317,318,320,321,322,323,325,326,327,328,329,330,331,332,333,334,335,336,337,338,339,340,341,342,343,344,345,346,347,348,349,350,351,352,353,354,355,356,357,358,359,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,368,369,370,374,376,379,380,381,382,383,384,385,386,387,388,389,390,391,392,393,394,395,396,397,398,399,400,401,402,403,404,405,406,407,408,409,410,411,412,413,414,415,419,420,425,428,429,430,431,432,433,434,435,436,437,438,439,440,441,442,443,444,445,446,449,451,452,454,455,456,457,458,459,460,461,462,463,464,465,466,467,469,473,508,510,511,512,513,514,515,516,517,518,521,522,526,527,528,529,530,531,532,533,534,535,536,537,538,540,541,543,544,545,546,547,548,549,550,551,552,553,554,555,556,557,558,559,560,561,562,563,565,567].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"outbrain-footer","rule":"_.contains(['Lobby', 'ForumTopics', 'ForumThread', 'ForumThread - Message', 'ForumThread - ScrollTarget'], viewType) && _.contains(['Desktop', 'Tablet', 'Phone'], screen)"},{"id":"avery-strong","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"updatebar","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"new-nav-cider-network-menu","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"enable-autoplay-carousel","rule":"(typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && _.contains(['FrontPage', 'MessageBoard'], pagetype) && screen == 'Desktop' && [6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 573, 576].indexOf(+siteId) > -1)"},{"id":"spotlight-videos-stories-as-photo","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"home-stream","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"auto-editors-choice","rule":"(Math.random() < 0.2 || siteId == '143') && siteId != '78'"},{"id":"block-ad-970x91","rule":"!_.contains(['156', '537'], siteId)"},{"id":"editable-network-menu","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-finder-widget-force-spotlight","rule":"true"},{"id":"new-player-detail","rule":"true"},{"id":"player-quick-view","rule":"true"},{"id":"search-forums","rule":"true"},{"id":"search-news","rule":"true"},{"id":"story-bottom-share","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-finder-video","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"autoplay-toggle","rule":"[6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 571, 573, 576, 577].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"forum-board-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 541].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"homepage-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 541].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"spotlight-videos-stories","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"player-detail-tags","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"top-ribbon-widget","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"new-story-page","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"debug-cors","rule":"email == 'genebarrier@gmail.com'"},{"id":"update-avatar","rule":"true"},{"id":"video-only-carousel","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"autoplay-mute","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"upload-photos-enabled","rule":"[224].indexOf(+siteId) > -1","ruleBool":true,"sites":["7","8","14","15","16","18","46","109","145","146","162","168","175","177","179","181","204","215","224","355"]},{"id":"player-list-view-2","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"partitioned-forums-index","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"app-promo-interstitial","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"forum-instertial-ads","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"user-events","rule":"0.25","ruleFloat":0.25,"chance":0.25,"enabled":false},{"id":"merlin","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"homestream-native-ad","rule":"!_.contains(['143','73','77','537', '570'], siteId)"},{"id":"upload-videos-enabled","rule":"[224].indexOf(+siteId) > -1","ruleBool":false,"sites":["224"]},{"id":"block-ad-970x91-superleaderboard-top","rule":"[571,572,570,204,73,196,8,194,143,155,567,197,545,77,168,171,219,48,107,17,175,146,183,188,110,190,148,532,243,25,61,62,112,127,75,541,537,565,551,14,106,43,334,239,44,336,165,338,166,341,46,342,430,167,47,16,164,135,140,215,169,170,172,173,174,13,162,176,136,19,240,178,109,145,181,128,182,157,141,180,199,357,184,358,359,18,185,187,360,186,7,12,365,510,189,191,192,566,147,137,468,193,153,138,154,538,126,123,149,101,113,115,63,125,64,65,66,68,69,70,120,71,156,551,530,177,15,6, 454].indexOf(+siteId) === -1"},{"id":"enable-autoplay-story","rule":"typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && _.contains(['StoryPage'], pagetype) && screen == 'Desktop'"},{"id":"forums-story-and-video-icons","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"disable-get-story-threads","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"march-madness","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"get-verb-player-search","rule":"true"},{"id":"national-video-link","rule":"true"},{"id":"premium-user","rule":"!!isPM"},{"id":"double-native-ads","rule":"!_.contains(['143','73','77','537', '570'], siteId)"},{"id":"topic-quick-reply","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"story-native-ad","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"new-sidebar","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topstory","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"new-login","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topstory-first-slot","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"story-bottom-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 86, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 355, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 571, 573, 576, 577].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"}],"menu":{"key":"3423","name":"Site 149 Menu","url":"","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"3424","name":"Forums\n","url":"","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"3426","name":"Forums List\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums?s=[SiteID]","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3427","name":"Ask the Insiders\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums/1763-ask-the-insiders?s=[SiteID]","weight":1913,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3428","name":"TAP Room\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums/2097-tap-room?s=[SiteID]","weight":1914,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12107","name":"Rumor Central\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums/5949-rumor-central?s=[SiteID]","weight":1915,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3429","name":"Watercooler\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums/4409-watercooler?s=[SiteID]","weight":1916,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3431","name":"Pure Football\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums/1765-pure-football?s=[SiteID]","weight":1917,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"3433","name":"News\n","url":"","weight":25,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"3434","name":"All\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&start=0&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"10995","name":"Newswire\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/Newswire","weight":1000,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3435","name":"Draft\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=4&cfg=draft","weight":1921,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3436","name":"Free Agency\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=4&cfg=fa","weight":1922,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"10078","name":"Rumor Central","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/rumorcentral","weight":1923,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"9038","name":"Tickets\n","url":"http://tickets.[NETWORKHOST]/[SITEALIAS]-tickets?sid=[SUBDOMAIN]","weight":200,"external":true,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3437","name":"Team Info\n","url":"","weight":1924,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"3438","name":"Roster\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=8&c=2&nid=[FOOTBALLID]&yr=[YR_NFL_ROSTER]","weight":-1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"14550","name":"Sortable Roster\n","url":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/blip/sortableRoster","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"14549","name":"Depth Chart\n","url":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/browns/blip/depthChart","weight":1000,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12935","name":"Upcoming Events\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/upcoming-events","weight":1925,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3439","name":"Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13727","weight":1926,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3440","name":"Schedule\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/schedule","weight":1927,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3441","name":"Transactions\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13728","weight":1928,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"3442","name":"Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13716","weight":1929,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"3443","name":"Standings\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13718","weight":1930,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3444","name":"Scoreboard\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13717","weight":1931,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3445","name":"Team Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13716","weight":1932,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3446","name":"Player Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13715","weight":1933,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"3447","name":"Free Agency\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=12&nid=83&lnid=83&yr=[YR_NFL_FREEAGENCY]","weight":1934,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3448","name":"Draft\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=12&nid=83&lnid=124&yr=[YR_NFL_DRAFT]","weight":1935,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"9758","name":"Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/[YR_NFL_DRAFT]-nfl-draft-rankings?s=[SiteID]","weight":100,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9759","name":"Combine\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=22749","weight":105,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9760","name":"Senior Bowl\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=22752","weight":110,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9761","name":"Mock Muncher\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/nfl/blip/MDMPlayerListing","weight":115,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"12536","name":"CLE4ME","url":"http://www.scout.com/cleveland-sports","weight":1936,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3449","name":"Fantasy\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/","weight":1936,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12319","name":"Shop","url":"http://scout.fanatics.com/NFL_Cleveland_Browns/?utm_source=scoutcom_nav&utm_medium=bm_referral&utm_term=kw--Scout_NAV|cpn--no_coupon|offer--no_offer","weight":9999998,"external":true,"sectionHead":false}],"siteId":"149"},"networkMenu":{"key":"11863","name":"Network Menu","weight":-10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11864","name":"NCAA","url":"","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11881","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12395","name":"Network - NCAA - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"ncaa"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11882","name":"NCAA Football HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11883","name":"FB Recruiting","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11884","name":"NCAA Basketball HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11885","name":"BK Recruiting","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11886","name":"Tailgating","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12740","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/ncaa-football-stadiums?sortBy=rating","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":0,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11865","name":"NFL","url":"","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11878","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12396","name":"Network - NFL - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"nfl"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11877","name":"NFL HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11887","name":"Draft Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/nfl/[YR_NFL_DRAFT]-nfl-draft-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11888","name":"Fantasy","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11889","name":"Tailgating","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12741","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/nfl-stadiums","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":1,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11866","name":"MLB","url":"","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11891","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12397","name":"Network - MLB - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"mlb"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11890","name":"MLB HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11892","name":"Transactions","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/rumors/","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11893","name":"Scouting","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/scouting/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11894","name":"Top Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/a.z?s=243&p=9&c=12&nid=287&lnid=287&pid=88&yr=[YR_MLB_DRAFT]","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12742","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/mlb-stadiums","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":2,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11867","name":"Recruiting","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11896","name":"FB Recruiting HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11897","name":"FB Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-prospects","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11898","name":"FB Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-commits","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11899","name":"FB Team Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=14&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11900","name":"JC Football","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12430","name":"JUCO Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-prospects?league=JUCO","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12431","name":"JUCO Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-commits?league=JUCO","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12432","name":"JUCO Visits","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-visits?league=JUCO","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11902","name":"BK Recruiting HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11903","name":"BK Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-basketball-prospects","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11904","name":"BK Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-basketball-commits","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":7,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11905","name":"BK Team Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=14&cfg=bb&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":8,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12423","name":"High School Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/high-school/blip/front","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":9,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":3,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11868","name":"More Sports","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11879","name":"NBA","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12399","name":"Network - More Sports - NBA - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"nba"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11880","name":"Golf","url":"http://www.scout.com/golf/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12718","name":"Stadium Journey","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"The authority for stadium reviews, rankings, and ratings.","sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12533","name":"Cleveland Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/cleveland-sports","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":4,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11869","name":"Fantasy","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12406","name":"Rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12433","name":"2016 Top 200","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12407","name":"QB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-quarterback-rankings","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12408","name":"RB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-running-back-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12409","name":"WR Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-wide-receiver-rankings","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12410","name":"TE Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-tight-end-rankings","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12411","name":"K Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-kicker-rankings","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12412","name":"DEF Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defense-rankings","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12413","name":"DL Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defensive-lineman-rankings","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12414","name":"LB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-linebacker-rankings","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12415","name":"DB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defensive-back-rankings","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11876","name":"Fantasy HQ","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12400","name":"Tools","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12403","name":"Depth Charts","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/depth-charts.cfm","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12402","name":"Bye Weeks","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/byeweeks.cfm","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12401","name":"All Tools","url":"http://stage.scout.com/fantasy/story/1554317","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12404","name":"Strength of Schedule","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/strength_of_schedule.cfm","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12405","name":"Mock Draft Simulator","url":"http://fantasymockdraft.scout.com/simulator/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12416","name":"Daily Fantasy","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=ScoutFantasy.com&query=DFS","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12417","name":"Forums","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/forums","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12418","name":"Play","url":"http://www.playscoutfantasy.com/lobby.php","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12419","name":"Join","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/story/1557795-join-us-at-scout-fantasy","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":5,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"14495","name":"#DREAMFEARLESSLY","url":"http://www.scout.com/AmFam/","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":true,"index":6,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11870","name":"Military","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":true,"children":[{"key":"11913","name":"Warrior","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"The latest news and tech from the field of combat.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/warrior.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11914","name":"Sniper's Hide","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"The #1 source of information for the world of long-range shooting and precision marksmanship.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/snipershide.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11917","name":"Deadliest Blogger","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/deadliest-blogger/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":"Military history from ancient battles to modern warfare.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/deadliestblogger.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":7,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11872","name":"Fishing","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11921","name":"North American Fisherman","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishing/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"Fishing news and video from NAF.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/fisherman.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11922","name":"Wired2Fish","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/wired2fish","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Gear reviews, guides, and how-to videos for serious anglers.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/wired2fish_1.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12546","name":"Fishhound","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishhound/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Tracking all things fishing...all the time.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/08/fishhound_tile.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11924","name":"Fishulo","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishulo","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"Where to go and what to use to catch more fish in Canada.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/02/01/fishulo_gold.png","index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11980","name":"YakFishTV","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/kayak-fishing/","weight":5,"external":false,"description":"Showing the world what kayak fishing is all about.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/01/02/YakFishTV%20Icon.png","index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":8,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11871","name":"Hunting","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11918","name":"North American Hunter","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/hunting/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"Hunting news, video, and gear reviews from NAH.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/hunter_square_v2.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11919","name":"The Buck Advisors","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/whitetail-deer/","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Expert advice for whitetail deer hunters.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/hunting_generic.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11920","name":"Backwoods Life","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/backwoods-life/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The official home of the Backwoods Life® Crew.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2015/12/30/backwoodslife_icon.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":9,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11873","name":"Living","weight":10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11927","name":"Gear","url":"http://www.scout.com/gear/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"News and reviews on the hottest gear, fastest cars, and latest tech.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/gear2.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11928","name":"Build","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/build","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Gear reviews and how-to guides for the handyman.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/handy.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11931","name":"Tailgate","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Recipes, games, and guides for American's fastest-growing sport.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/tailgater.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12719","name":"Stadium Journey","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The authority for stadium reviews, rankings, and ratings.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/30/icon.png","index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11930","name":"Garden","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/gardening/","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"Tips and tricks for landscaping and lawn care.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/gardening.png","index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11929","name":"Cook","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/cooking/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":"Recipes and tutorial videos.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/cooking.png","index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":10,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"12398","name":"Membership","url":"http://www.scout.com/membership","weight":11,"external":true,"sectionHead":true,"index":11,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11874","name":"Tickets","url":"http://tickets.scout.com/","weight":12,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":12,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11875","name":"App","url":"https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scout.com/id969228328","weight":13,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":13,"menu":"primary","isActive":false}]},"taxonomyInfo":{"id":"181","name":"Cleveland Browns","description":"","weight":3,"vocabulary":"scout","classificationNodes":[102],"forumIds":[1763,2097,4567,5425,4409,1767,3692,1765,4358,1768,1770,4228,4229,4230,1774,1764,1772,1780,4381,2014],"parentIds":["178"],"ancestorIds":["181","178","8"],"descendantIds":["181"],"mobile":true,"mobileType":"DoubleLevel","siteIds":["149"],"sites":[{"id":"149","name":"cle (s=149)","domainName":"theOBR.com","description":"

Powered by The OBR

\n","smallLogo":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/cleveland_browns.png","appDfpHierarchy":"299643/ScoutApp/Sports/NFL/cle/","siteDfpHierarchy":"299643/Scout.com/Sports/NFL/cle/","siteBrand":"The OBR"}]},"noteConfigMap":[["TrendingForumSubThread",{"id":"4","containerType":"TrendingForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":2,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["StorySummary",{"id":"0","containerType":"StorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["ForumSubThread",{"id":"1","containerType":"ForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["AdUnit",{"id":"2","containerType":"AdUnit","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["TrendingStorySummary",{"id":"3","containerType":"TrendingStorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}]]}; var nyneveErrors = []; if (console && console.error) { try { var errors = nyneveErrors; for (var i=0; i < errors.length; i++) { var error = errors[i]; console.error('Nyneve Request Error: ', error); } } catch (e) { console.error('JSON parse error. Nyneve Request Errors.', e); } }