Mike Pettine rips Terrance West for ‘inexcusable’ fumble

Terrance West’s stock (and, likely, playing time) is heading south. The Browns’ rookie running back lost a fumble in the third quarter of Sunday’s 26-10 loss to the Bills. Unfortunately for West, the fumble was extraordinarily costly, as it was scooped up and returned for a touchdown. Seizing an incredible shift in momentum, Buffalo took…

Browns lament ‘unacceptable’ loss to winless Jaguars

It was a classic trap game. The Browns, fresh off a blowout victory over the Steelers, traveled to Jacksonville to take on the winless Jaguars. Many expected surging Cleveland to roll over the Jags for their fourth win in five weeks. The game was in the bag for Mike Pettine’s squad. Except it wasn’t. In…

Josh Gordon talks trash about Bengals on Twitter

Suspension, schmuspension. Josh Gordon hasn’t let it stop him from smack-talking his team’s arch nemesis. On Tuesday, the Browns’ still-banned receiver took to Twitter to congratulate friend and former Browns teammate Greg Little, who signed with the Bengals. And by “congratulate” I mean “taunt.” @Str8UpGlittle with them Bengals stripes now huh.. We still goin kick…

Browns DBs wear boxing gloves to combat rule changes

The Browns aren’t getting bogged down in bureaucracy. With referees expected to emphasize defensive holding this season, Cleveland’s defensive backs are donning boxing gloves during training camp drills. The unorthodox method, coach Mike Pettine explains, prevents them from grabbing onto receivers’ jerseys and arms. “You’ve got to get guys out of that habit,” Pettine said,…