Former Browns head coach Mike Pettine mourns loss of legendary father

Former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine lost his mentor in the football coaching ranks on Friday. Pettine’s father Mike Pettine senior has passed away at the age of 76. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer and, Pettine senior died of a heart attack while playing golf with friends near Tampa, Florida. He owned a winter home in the area. Pettine senior was a...
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4 days ago

Mike Pettine Sr. passes away

Mike Pettine Sr., a legendary high school football coach in Pennsylvania and father of former Browns head coach Mike Pettine Jr., passed away on Friday. Per the Bucks County Times, Pettine Sr. was at his winter home in Florida when he passed. Pettine Sr. was the coach at Central Bucks West High School in Eastern…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 days ago

Former Browns coach Mike Pettine shares biggest regrets

With less that two days remaining until the 2016 NFL Draft, ESPN Cleveland analyst Tony Grossi penned a well-reported story on former Browns head coach Mike Pettine and the weekend that would ultimately torpedo his career in Cleveland: the 2014 NFL Draft that saw then GM Ray Farmer select cornerback Justin Gilbert and quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round. “The two guys...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Theismann 'would love' to run the Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns hired a former Major League Baseball executive to help with their organizational-wide overhaul on Tuesday. You read that right. Paul DePodesta, primarily of “Moneyball” fame when he was a member of the Oakland Athletics organization, was brought on to be the team’s executive vice president. So why not continue to go away from the grain and add another...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns new head coach will be involved in general manager search

If this sounds backwards, that’s because it is. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns will be involved in the hiring of the new general manager. #Browns new head coach will be involved in hiring the GM — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 4, 2016 This report comes mere hours after both head coach Mike Pettine...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine on future: 'Nobody wants to hear it takes time'

The Cleveland Browns are sounding more and more like they will fire head coach Mike Pettine and move forward this coming offseason. Pettine has not done a very good job with the Browns and has done an even worse job of taking care of and demanding respect from his players. His voice has not been respected in the locker room and it has not been a pretty couple of seasons for the Browns...
Via This Given Sunday
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine: Johnny Manziel needs to clean up his act to realize potential

Johnny Manziel has NFL-caliber talent and can become a top-notch passer in this league. Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine knows this, but he also knows the young man’s off-field issues could easily derail his career before it ever has a chance to take off. Speaking with media on Thursday, Pettine announced Manziel would miss Sunday’s game because of a concussion. He also...
Via Sportsnaut
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel unlikely to play Week 17 due to concussion

Though he was able to finish Week 16’s nail-biting loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, it appears that Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel sustained a concussion and is unlikely to suit up for the team’s finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manziel entered the NFL’s concussion protocol Wednesday afternoon according to a team spokesman. He arrived at team headquarters...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Browns expect to keep Mike Pettine, fire GM

In this episode of As the Franchise Turns… Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole has reportedly been told by a source close to the Browns that the team expects to retain head coach Mike Pettine and fire general manager Ray Farmer. The Browns’ 17-13 loss at Kansas City Sunday dropped the team to 3-12 on the season and 3-17 in their last 20 games. “Sources within the Browns organization...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns should simplify their defense during the bye

Mike Pettine’s football coaching career will forever be tied to Rex Ryan. That’s just kind of how it goes when you have shared history dating back to 2002 in Baltimore. While that could be either good or bad, depending on the year and what’s happening either in Buffalo with Rex Ryan’s Bills or Cleveland with Pettine’s Browns, the connection between the defensive coaches...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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