February 10, 1994 |
Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell says his team's future rests firmly with coach Bill Belichick. After a second consecutive 7-9 season following a 6-10 season, Modell said yesterday he is optimistic about the team's direction under Belichick and predicted that fans who might have soured on the Browns "will be back when we start to win. " Modell said he is trying to look beyond the midway point of last season, when the Browns were 5-3 and...
November 24, 1986 |
Second-year Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar saved his coach from having to make an agonizing decision in yesterday's 37-31 overtime victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns' regular placekicker, Matt Bahr, was sidelined with a knee injury suffered in the closing minutes of regulation, and Cleveland coach Marty Schottenheimer was wondering what course he should take if his team got within field goal range in the extra period. Should he gamble on fourth down, or take a chance with his untried backup placekicker, tight end Harry Holt, who had never attempted a kick during his four-year NFL career?
November 11, 1993 |
Jimmy Johnson got one of his "Miami boys" as insurance for another Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl run when they signed Bernie Kosar to a one-year deal yesterday as a backup to injured Troy Aikman. Kosar, who was cut unexpectedly Monday by the Cleveland Browns, made it clear he's not after Aikman's job and just wants a chance at a Super Bowl ring. Three times he led the Browns to the AFC title game, only to lose. "There's no question Troy Aikman is one of the most brilliant quarterbacks in the league and no way am I here competing for his job," Kosar said.
September 6, 1988 |
Bernie Kosar, the top-rated quarterback in the AFC last year and the man many expected to take the Cleveland Browns to the Super Bowl this season, could miss half the season with an elbow injury, team officials said yesterday. Kosar has stretched and sprained ligaments in his right elbow, the result of a sack by safety Lloyd Burruss in the first quarter of Sunday's 6-3 victory at Kansas City. Kosar underwent a 2 1/2-hour examination yesterday at the Cleveland Clinic. Kosar, 24, a four-year veteran out of Miami (Fla.
April 11, 1994 |
After already having lost his NFL career, his $800,000 home in Lake Mary, Fla., and his freedom by spending the past year in jail, Lewis Billups Jr., 30, lost his life Saturday when he lost control of a Corvette at 100 mph on Interstate 4 in Orlando, Fla. A passenger, Danny Green, 30, of Kissimmee, Fla., also died in the 1 a.m. accident. Orlando police said the 1987 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Billups was driving crashed when Billups tried to avoid another car that was changing lanes.
October 21, 1988 |
For the past six weeks, the Cleveland Browns have been just trying to survive. For the past six weeks, they have been just trying to ride out the storm that has been life without quarterback Bernie Kosar. "What we have been saying for the past six weeks," said Browns tight end Ozzie Newsome, "is, 'Let's keep it close until No. 19 gets back.' " No. 19 got back this week. After a month and a half on the sideline with a sprained right elbow, the man they call The Franchise will be back behind the center Sunday when the Browns (4-3)
November 10, 1993 |
Team president Harry Gamble said the Eagles will investigate signing ex- Chicago Bears defensive tackle, William "Refrigerator" Perry, if, as expected, he clears waivers this afternoon. The Bears waived the 31-year-old fat man yesterday. Meanwhile, another player the Eagles were interested in, quarterback Bernie Kosar, reportedly has reached an agreement to sign with the Dallas Cowboys. Gamble expressed interest in looking at Kosar after the former Cleveland Browns quarterback cleared waivers yesterday, but the Dallas Morning News, a Dallas TV station and a Youngstown, Ohio, TV station reported that Kosar will sign with Dallas today.
January 11, 2013 |
THE CLEVELAND Browns have hired Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their new head coach, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Thursday night. Chudzinski will become the Browns' sixth full-time coach since 1999, the source said. The 44-year-old Chudzinski has spent the past two seasons with the Panthers. He has had two previous stints with the Browns as an assistant. Chudzinski, who grew up in Ohio and rooted for the Browns as a kid, interviewed with the team on Wednesday.
November 9, 1993 |
Bernie Kosar lost a three-year power struggle with coach Bill Belichick, and was cut yesterday by the Cleveland Browns. Kosar, who agreed to a non-guaranteed, seven-year, $26 million extension of his contract earlier in the year, had been benched by Belichick in favor of backup Vinny Testaverde, who was signed as a free agent during the summer. The most popular Cleveland player since Jim Brown retired nearly three decades ago, Kosar never fit into Belichick's offense and finally lost his starting job last month.
November 27, 1990 |
Despite losing to the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday, the New York Giants became the first team to clinch an NFL playoff berth this season, the league office announced yesterday. The NFL said the Giants (10-1), who could have clinched the NFC East title had they beaten the Eagles, were guaranteed at least a wild-card berth. The worst they could finish is 10-6 with a conference record of 8-4. That would be better than the rest of the NFC teams with six losses. The San Francisco 49ers (10-1)