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- "Browns must make defense top off-season priority" (Beacon Journal) - "For the next two months, likely soon-to-be ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will dominate the conversations of Browns fans. Hopefully that is not the case in the second-floor offices at Browns headquarters."
- "After another Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl win, is there anything in sports we can believe in?" (Plain Dealer) - "The Baltimore Ravens' second Super Bowl championship since the Browns moved there should mean less to fans here, the city they left behind, than the ringing repudiation by Pro Football Hall of Fame voters of Art Modell, the master of deceit who moved them."
- "Rock Bottom Redefined" (OBR) - "One more football game remains in the 2012 NFL season. Like so many seasons before, it flat-out sucked to be a Cleveland Browns fan. The good news is that on Monday, Feb. 4, the Browns will once again return to 0-0. As with so many offseason’s past, again it features a new coaching staff, new offensive and defensive philosophies and, probably, a new starting quarterback."
- "2012 Position Review: Defensive Line" (ClevelandBrowns.com) - "As ClevelandBrowns.com looks back at the 2012 season, we break down the year position-by-position, and today’s spotlight is on the defensive line."
- "Anatomy of defeat: The four final plays that cost the 49ers" (CBS Sports) - "The end of Ray Lewis' career couldn't have been scripted any better than a goal-line stand in the Super Bowl. For 17 years the Ravens have been known for defense, and the final series in the Super Bowl provided them one more chance to prove how great they were for close to two decades. The four plays the 49ers had inside the 10-yard line will be analyzed and talked about for years to come."
- "Simms struggles for CBS in eventful broadcast" (SI.com) - "The craziest Super Bowl broadcast in history ended at 10:44 p.m. ET on Sunday night, punctuated after the final whistle by the Most Valuable Player of the game greeting millions of CBS viewers with a very audible, 'F*****g awesome.'"
- "Super Bowl falls short of ratings record" (AP) - "With a partial power outage, an overly excited quarterback and a game that suddenly turned from snoozer to sizzler, CBS had its hands full at the Super Bowl. The game fell short of setting a viewership record, but it stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history."
- "Roger Goodell: 'We want to be back'" (ESPN) - "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Sunday's 34-minute blackout won't impact the city of New Orleans' chances of hosting another Super Bowl."