September 17, 2006 |
Kellen Winslow, activated again after spending most of his first two NFL seasons on the injured list, was so jacked up last Sunday that he all but hyperventilated before the Cleveland Browns' opener against the New Orleans Saints. Teammate Braylon Edwards said he was "gasping for air." Later, after scoring his first NFL touchdown on an 18-yard, third-quarter pass from quarterback Charlie Frye, Winslow nearly knocked the air out of trainer Marty Lauzon, so vehement was their celebratory bear hug.
September 12, 2005 |
The locker room was strangely subdued as Cincinnati players quietly peeled off adhesive tape, packed up equipment and dressed. The Bengals acted like experienced winners on Sunday. They played like them too. Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes and the Bengals opened a season they're confident will be a winning one with a 27-13 victory over Cleveland, spoiling Romeo Crennel's coaching debut with the Browns. "It's a huge win for us," Palmer said.
September 21, 2004 |
Kellen Winslow Jr. will miss at least two months because of a broken right leg, and the Cleveland Browns might keep the rookie tight end out for the rest of the season. Winslow broke his fibula -- a bone in his lower leg -- trying to recover an on-side kick late in Sunday's 19-12 loss at Dallas. The first-round draft pick will have surgery today and might need screws and plates inserted in the leg, Brown trainer Mike Colello said Monday.
January 24, 2004 |
USC's national championship season continues to take a toll on the coaching staff. Kennedy Pola, who tutored Trojan running backs and coordinated special teams, was hired on Friday as running back coach by the Cleveland Browns. Pola is the second assistant from Coach Pete Carroll's 2003 staff to be wooed from USC. In December, linebacker coach Nick Holt was hired as head coach at Idaho. "You always anticipate this is going to happen when you do well," Carroll said.
October 7, 2002 |
Ray Lewis couldn't do anything but watch--and wince--as the Cleveland Browns rallied. For the second time in six days, Lewis made a national TV game his own prime-time special as the Baltimore Ravens built a big lead and held on for a 26-21 victory Sunday night. But when his teammates needed their star linebacker the most, Lewis couldn't help them. He hurt his left shoulder late in the third quarter and did not return. "I was cheering on the sideline," Lewis said.
November 12, 2001 |
Kris Brown didn't leave the field kicking himself this time. Brown, who missed four field goals in a loss last week, was wide with a late attempt in regulation, then made his fifth field goal with 9:38 left in overtime Sunday to give the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 15-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. "It's a little better feeling," Brown said. "Last week was probably the longest, hardest week of my life. I'm just very happy to get the opportunity."