Chris Pokorny

Executive Editor, Dawgs By Nature

Chris has been the Executive Editor at Dawgs By Nature since its inception in March 2006. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, he is a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan and has his Master's Degree in Computer & Information Science.


Tom Heckert Speaks On Free Agency at Golf Outing

Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert was at the Cleveland Browns Foundation Golf Tournament at Firestone Country Club on Tuesday. The local media caught up with Heckert to ask him several questions about free agency.

Browns Not Interested in Plaxico Burress, According to Report

According to a report by the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot, the team will not pursue wide receiver Plaxico Burress when free agency starts. Burress was just released from prison Monday and will probably end up being a steal for whatever team -- likely a playoff contender -- decides to give him a chance.

Around the AFC North (6/7): High Turnout for Bengals Practice

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at the high turnout at the Cincinnati Bengals non-coached minicamp session, the Ravens set to use iPad's for playbooks in the future, and a tribute to Steelers running back John Henry.

Joe Thomas Ranked at No. 43 on NFL Top 100 List

A crime has just been committed. In the voting to determine the top 100 current NFL players, 42 players in the NFL were ranked ahead of Joe Thomas, including the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger, who was was ranked No. 41 overall by his peers.

Matt Roth: "I Kind of Like the 3-4 Defense"

The Plain Dealer's Tony Grossi has been scoring some phone interviews with some of the Cleveland Browns' free agents. After talking to fullback Lawrence Vickers the other day, he talked with linebacker Matt Roth in his first interview since the season concluded.

Pluto: Tight Ends and Big Targets Will be Important

In his weekly Sunday column, the Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto talked about the importance that the team's tight ends will play in the offense this season. A "team operative" told Pluto that dropped passes would be "death to the [West Coast] offense," meaning having players on the roster who can catch the ball at a high percentage is a high priority.

The Sunday Five: Third Offensive Minicamp is Approaching

"The Sunday Five" is a loosely-titled piece where I talk about five NFL- or Browns-related topics related to this past week. In today's edition, we take a look at some positive news this past week, including the cover of Madden 2012, rookie participation in camp, and more.

Lawrence Vickers: "I am a West Coast Fullback"

Vickers came right out and said, "I am a West Coast fullback," and I agree that he can be that type of guy. Sure, maybe he is not going to be a huge receiving threat like a Leonard Weaver (a former fullback under Mike Holmgren) is, but I would not go on his limited sample of dropped passes this past season as an indication of what he can do.

Walker: Can Colt McCoy Succeed in Cleveland's Weather?

Even though our long stretch of rain in Cleveland is over and beautiful weather is here, that did not stop ESPN's James Walker from wondering at the start of June whether Browns quarterback Colt McCoy can succeed in inclement weather.

Around the AFC North (6/3): Flacco Not Praised Enough

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at our friends over at our Ravens affiliate getting frustrated, whether Pittsburgh should take back a former receiver, and Bengals fans reacting to Cincinnati being ranked as one of the worst organizations in the NFL.

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