Breakfast with Brownie

Good Morning Browns Town!!!

Well just as we expected after being cleared to practice yesterday, quarterback Jason Campbell is now cleared to play and will start onDec. 18, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Phil Taylor against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Browns 20-17 in overtime. (Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE) Sunday against the Patriots at Foxborough.

After practice on Friday, Campbell briefly met with the media to discuss his being cleared to play on Sunday.  “Just glad to be back out here with these guys and to finish out the season together,” Campbell said after practice.

In other Browns related news, defensive end Desmond Bryant underwent a cardiac ablation procedure to correct his irregular heartbeat at the Cleveland Clinic Friday and is expected to make a full recovery.  An ablation typically involves inserting catheters through the groin to correct structural problems in the heart that can trigger the erratic beat.

Here’s to wishing Desmond a speedy recovery and we will see him back out on the field in time for the Browns 2014 training camp.

One last bit of news to report, defensive tackle Phil Taylor was fined $7,875 for his facemask on Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew last week against Jacksonville.  That is Taylor’s third fine since being drafted in 2011.


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Browns linebacker Quentin Groves on how he also went through the same procedure Desmond Bryant underwent to fix his irregular heartbeat.  “It is scary,” said linebacker Quentin Groves, who had an ablation performed before attending the NFL Combine in 2008. “It’s the same things I had done. It is scary to know that you can be fine one day and the next day you not be here with us, so I think it’s the proper thing to get done. I think he made a wise choice to get it done.”


Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on former colleague and Browns general manager Mike Lombardi.  “He’s smart, he’s thorough, he understands football,” Belichick said. “He understands not just personnel but schemes and how certain players fit into certain schemes better than others because of the responsibilities in those schemes; the type of plays or the type of system that coaches run, different coaches run. There are obviously a lot of different coaches in this league, different coaches in college, so that affects the performance of the players – some good, some bad, depending on how they fit into that particular system. I think he has a very good understanding of that, which is important for personnel people to understand, just like it is for coaches to understand personnel.

“Mike is a hard working guy that won’t leave a stone unturned. He’ll find players, the Tony Joneses of the world, the Wally Williams of the world, the guys like that that played very well for us at Cleveland that nobody ever heard of that came out of nowhere that were good football players. He has a way of finding those guys.”


Random Barks in the Twitter and Facebook Pound



>Gotta love this tweet from the Pro Football HOF , honoring the great Otto Graham’s birthday yesterday.  If only our Browns could find the next Otto!!!


>This is just a pathetic stat that needs to be reversed and the sooner the better.  Unfortunately, we will have to wait until next year to see if that is possible. smh


Friday Night Lights

Division II Title Game – Loveland 41 Glenville 23 (Congrats to Loveland on your Championship run!!!)

Division III Title Game – St. Vincent-St. Mary 24 Trotwood-Madison 0 (Congrats St.Vincent-St. Mary..well done!!)

Division I Title Game – Mentor vs. Archbishop Moeller is Saturday December 7th at 3PM.


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  • Letterman007

    Mike, I’ve had the same thing since 2008. Had an ablation then too. It held up until 2 months ago, now its back and there is not much that can be done except control threw meds. I can only walk about 2 house lots and start gasping for air! the heart is not pumping enough air in the blood stream and you have a hard time breathing! I can only hope for the beat for Bryant!!!
    Now, on the other hand Mike Lombardi I’m unsure about! Last years draft was very unspectacular and he claims there was a lack of talent, But look around the league and there was some good talent there. Mathieu, the d-back from LSU, taken late because of his off field problems, comes to mind. Cleveland ended up with projects like McFadden and Gilkey and Slaughter. Not my idea of a very good draft!!! Lombardi will have to prove himself and he has this draft to do it. This one will either make or break this Front Office. If it doesn’t work out to the very, very good of the team and I mean a slam dunk, we are in for yet even more years of little brother in the AFC North!!

  • Mike

    Wow that is crazy Letterman!! I hope the meds are helping a bit for you!!!! Does not sound like a good feeling and I have asthma, but couldn’t imagine an ablation. I totally agree with you on the back half of the draft as well..I saw Mathieu still sitting there and thought snag him now, the reward is greater than the risk at that point. What did they do they draft Leon McFadden, who could barely sniff the field this year. On the other had Mathieu has played lights out for the Cardinals. I had a discussion with a known instigator on Twitter who after I disagreed with the McFadden pick, told me I must not know anything about football lol Seems my experience playing from the age of 9 into college means I know nothing of the sport. However, any way you look at it McFadden is a project, and you usually look for kids that are gonna contribute when they are chosen six picks into the third round. Hopefully he is a late bloomer, but he couldn’t crack the lineup here until Chris Owens went down with an injury. As for Slaughter, I thought it was a wasted pick then and still leaning that way. Bacarri Rambo was chosen several picks later by the Redskins, and after an early benching has really come on in their secondary. I know it’s hard to project some guys in different systems, but what did they expect drafting a free safety that was on the shelf recovering from a torn achilles. He was healthy for training camp and best he could do was make a return to the practice squad after he was cut by the Browns.
    I would say after writing this lol that you are dead on in your assessment of last year’s draft!!