Tuesday, December 4, 2012
AP Pro32 comments about Browns
NEW YORK -- Comments on the Cleveland Browns by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
CLEVELAND BROWNS (25)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 23) -- Formidable down the stretch.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 24) -- Progress has been made progress, but will Pat Shurmur get to stay?
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 25)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 23) -- Have a real chance to make it three in a row this week against KC for the first time in a long while.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 23) -- Ah, the rarefied air of two straight wins. Hasn't happened very often since the Browns came back to Cleveland in 1999.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 22) -- The 4-8 Browns have the youngest starting lineup in the NFL but that youth is finally starting to figure this league out. The Browns have won two in a row since pushing the Cowboys into overtime in Dallas.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 25) -- So the Browns ended a 12-game losing streak on the road. I think that says more about Oakland than it does Cleveland.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 22) -- They've been quite competitive for the past two months.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 25) -- No one at the Browns should be fired by the new owner. In fact, the way this large group of rookies are playing is ground for a raise. Do the right thing Jimmy Haslim.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 24) -- The Browns have won two in a row. That's right, the Browns have won two in a row.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 24) -- Pat Shurmur's job as head coach may be safe if Cleveland keeps showing improvement. The Browns (4-8) would string together their first three-game winning streak since the end of 2009 with a victory Sunday against Kansas City.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 24) -- The Browns have won two in a row and could make it three straight against K.C. Maybe the Mayans were right about the world ending this month.
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