Kyle Shanahan off to rough start as 49ers coach

Football 12/06/18, 02:37

Kyle Shanahan's coaching tenure hasn't quite gotten off to the greatest start in San Francisco.He lost his first nine games with the 49ers last year before the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo provided a late-season spark with five straight wins to close a 6-10 campaign.With Garoppolo sidelined by a season-ending knee ...

Mayfield believes OU’s Riley ready for coaching jump to NFL

Football 12/05/18, 14:38

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield believes Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley is ready to make the jump to the NFL.Mayfield was asked Wednesday whether he would like Riley, who will lead the Sooners against No. 1 Alabama in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29, to coach him in Cleveland. Mayfield acknowledged he ...

McCarthy’s connections to Browns could lead to coaching job

Football 12/03/18, 16:33

Mike McCarthy's candidacy to become Cleveland's next coach has gotten more legitimate.McCarthy was fired Sunday by the Green Bay Packers, who dumped their Super-Bowl wining coach amid a disappointing season and growing rift with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.McCarthy was already being mentioned as a possibility for the Browns, who dismissed ...

Walk the talk: Browns’ rookie Mayfield playing at high level

Football 11/29/18, 18:47

Somewhat lost and overlooked amid Baker Mayfield's public spat with former Browns coach Hue Jackson is that the rookie's playing at an elite level.This quarterback isn't all talk.Mayfield had a November to remember, completing 74 percent of his passes (65 of 88) while leading the Browns (4-6-1) to two wins ...

Mayfield doesn’t regret actions, says not ‘cookie-cutter’ QB

Football 11/28/18, 15:02

Baker Mayfield won't change for anyone and refuses to be a "cookie-cutter quarterback."Cleveland's outspoken rookie said Wednesday that he doesn't regret calling former Browns coach Hue Jackson "fake" and he has no intention of changing his behavior. Following the Browns' 35-20 win on Sunday in Cincinnati, Mayfield was cold toward ...

Browns’ Mayfield calls former coach Hue Jackson ‘fake’

Football 11/26/18, 18:28

Apparently, beating Hue Jackson on the field wasn't enough for Baker Mayfield.A day after throwing four touchdown passes in a 35-20 win over Cincinnati and then rejecting a postgame hug from his former coach, Mayfield called Jackson "fake" as the Browns rookie quarterback fended off criticism of his behavior.Mayfield was ...

Browns winning, thinking playoffs possible after shaky start

Football 11/26/18, 17:39

Something shocking has happened to the Browns, those bumbling, fumbling, quarterback-searching, coach-firing, draft-busting losers.They've disappeared. Maybe gone for good."This is a new team," said center JC Tretter. "We had goals we came into the season with, and we're starting to show what we're capable of. Obviously, it's been a rough ...

NFL ICYMI: Baker’s got no love for Hue; Browns matter now

Football 11/26/18, 02:46

Led by brash rookie QB Baker Mayfield, the Cleveland Browns suddenly merit keeping an eye on.Are they legitimate playoff contenders yet? Of course not; only their most ardent fans would say so.Still, the Browns — owners of just one victory over the previous two entire seasons combined — are a ...

Mayfield has 4 TDs, Browns rout Bengals 35-20 for road win

Football 11/25/18, 16:24

Baker Mayfield threw a career-high four touchdown passes in another growing-up-fast performance, and the Cleveland Browns ended one of the NFL's longest streaks of road futility on Sunday with a 35-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who lost quarterback Andy Dalton to a thumb injury. ...

Road Tripped: Browns look to end 25-game road skid in Cincy

Football 11/23/18, 16:17

For more than three years, the Browns have only tripped on the road.Cleveland hasn't won an away game since Oct. 11, 2015, a losing streak that has reached 25 straight — just one shy of the NFL record for road futility held by the Detroit Lions (2007-10).As the Browns prepared ...

Hue reunion: Browns try to beat former head coach, Bengals

Football 11/23/18, 12:41

A jogging Hue Jackson didn't break stride as he left the practice field. The recently fired Browns head coach was trying to outrun questions about what it's like being on the opposite sideline this week.Jackson left Cincinnati after the 2015 season and spent two-plus seasons trying — futilely — to ...

Hue Again? Browns set to face former coach Jackson, Bengals

Football 11/19/18, 20:13

While the Browns relaxed during the bye week, their fired former coach went back to work.Hue Jackson's got a new gig.And this strange season in Cleveland will take another odd turn Sunday when the Browns face the Bengals and Jackson, who somehow survived an 0-16 season and was only briefly ...

Hue Jackson back with Bengals in unscripted coaching role

Football 11/14/18, 15:41

Hue Jackson was talking to reporters outside Paul Brown Stadium when quarterback Andy Dalton yelled at him that practice was about to begin.Just like old times.The former Bengals offensive coordinator is back in town, though this time dabbling in the other side of the playbook — well, mostly. How that ...

Browns interim coach Williams will get shot at full-time gig

Sports 11/14/18, 11:38

Browns general manager John Dorsey says interim coach Gregg Williams will be interviewed to be the team's next coach.Williams took over when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29 after winning three games in two-plus seasons. Dorsey has been pleased with how the team has performed under Williams, their fiery ...

Source: Former Browns coach Jackson returning to Bengals

Football 11/12/18, 23:11

A person familiar with the hiring says fired Browns coach Hue Jackson will rejoin Marvin Lewis' staff in Cincinnati.Jackson, who was dismissed by Cleveland on Oct. 29 after going 3-36-1 in two-plus seasons, will take an unspecified position with the Bengals, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press ...

Browns’ interim coach Williams focused on wins, not future

Football 11/12/18, 15:07

Browns interim coach Gregg Williams insists he's not thinking about his future with the team.Cleveland has split its two games under Williams, the team's defensive coordinator who assumed head coaching duties after Hue Jackson was fired. The Browns (3-6-1) played one of their best all-around games in years on Sunday, ...

Chubb has 92-yard TD run in Browns’ 28-16 win over Falcons

Football 11/11/18, 17:12

Rookie Baker Mayfield threw a season-high three touchdown passes and rookie Nick Chubb streaked 92 yards for a TD and the Cleveland Browns ended a four-game losing streak with a stunning 28-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.The Browns (3-6-1) played their most complete game this season under interim ...

Browns GM Dorsey to lead search for team’s next coach

Football 11/07/18, 20:03

Browns general manager John Dorsey is heading the team's search for a new coach.Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam recently fired coach Hue Jackson, who won just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons. It was assumed Dorsey would lead the pursuit for Jackson's successor, and vice president of communications Peter ...

Coaches: curious calls, assertions, admonitions in Week 9

Sports 11/06/18, 03:04

Coaches made some curious calls, assertions and admonitions in Week 9 as the NFL hit the halfway point with some real head-scratchers.Oakland coach Jon Gruden insisted the silver and black is still golden, saying he's getting calls from players dying to play for the Raiders (1-7) next season.Hue Jackson suggested ...

Mahomes passes for 375 yards as Chiefs down Browns 37-21

Football 11/04/18, 17:21

Patrick Mahomes passed for 375 yards, threw three touchdown passes — two to Travis Kelce — and continued the best start by an NFL quarterback in 68 years as Kansas City's impossible-to-handle offense kept rolling with a 37-21 win on Sunday over the Cleveland Browns, who played their first game ...

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