Paul Ryan visits Cleveland Browns, calls QB wrong name

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GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited Cleveland Browns practice with former secretary of state Condoleeza Rice.

Here’s what happened, according to Yahoo sports:

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What should the Cleveland Browns do with their first 3 draft picks?

Why Browns Peyton Hillis changes agents so often

Peyton Hillis did it again.  He changed agents for the fourth time since the end of the 2010 season.  That has not only made his negotiations with the Browns difficult but has muddied the waters with potential new teams.  Why would a player do that?

I cannot be sure but having been party to player negotiations, I have my suspicions.

Many players do not want to hear the truth.  In this case Hillis has said he wants to be paid like a top NFL RB like Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson.  The truth is that Hillis had one good season in 2010.  He ran for 1,177 yards with a 4.4 yard average.  He also caught 61 passes for 477 yards with a total of 13 TDs.

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Cleveland Browns: What the team should do this off season

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Guest post from Cleveland radio host Bill Smith, learn more about him and check out his work via the links at the end of the page.

Step 1 – sign a UFA RT

My top choice would be Jared Gaither, Chargers:  He will be 26 years old by the start of the 2012 season.  Gaither has played in 48 games with 33 starts.  He was a supplemental pick of the Ravens in 2006.

Gaither started in his second and third years for the Ravens but was out all of 2010 with a back injury.  He was released by the Ravens and was picked up by the Chiefs in 2011 but did not start any the ten games in which he played.  When he was released by the Chiefs, he was picked up by the Chargers and did well starting the last 5 games of the season replacing the injured Marcus McNeill.  A three team resume is always an issue with a player that has been passed around like bowl of taco chips.  I liked Gaither coming out of college.

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Cleveland Browns: Open letter to Pres. Mike Holmgren

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Bill Smith, host of News, Notes and Rumors on Moohead radio composes the following letter.

Dear Mr. Holmgren:

We are the long suffering diehard fans of the Browns.  Despite filling the old Browns stadium every home game, we lost our team.  Since we got the new Browns back in 1999, we have suffered through losing season after losing season.  We have seen coaches, GMs, and top 10 draft picks come and go each promising to turn the team around only to be fired for being worse than the previous one.

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What will the Cleveland Browns do with the 4th overall pick?

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There is an advantage for a Browns fan being a pessimist.  You are either pleasantly surprised or you are right. (Guest post by Bill Smith)

Things have been bad before.  Things were so bad in the early 90’s with Bill Belichick running the team that the club moved from Cleveland to Baltimore and did not give the coach the forwarding address.

Since they have come back in 1999 the team has been pathetic.  There are more needs on this team than players that can start for any of the other teams in the AFC North division.  Browns fans love to mock Mike Brown and the Bengals but they have been to two Super Bowls and have been in the playoffs two of the last 3 years including a division championship in 2010 when they swept the division.