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.


Thank You, Dallas

This is a Cleveland Browns blog. Tonight, it is also a place where you can rejoice in the success of the Dallas Mavericks and the failure of the Miami Heat.

The Sunday Five: Seneca Wallace Shows Confidence Again

"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, I take a look at some comments made by Seneca Wallace this past week, Browns players getting recognition on Twitter, and more.

Walker Believes in Massaquoi as the Breakout Player

In his weekend mailbag, AFC North blogger James Walker was asked who he thought could be the breakout receiver on the Cleveland Browns this year.

Run Stop Rates: Ahtyba Rubin & Sheldon Brown - Who Ranked Poorly?

For the defensive line rankings, Ahtyba Rubin was listed. For the defensive back rankings, Sheldon Brown was listed. One of those players had the worst run stop rate among their position (minimum 30 plays), and one of those players had the second best run stop rate among their position (minimum 20 plays). Can you guess who ranked where?

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.

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