- Browns 2020 win total: Is this finally their year? (Pro Football Network) - One year ago, around this time, the Cleveland Browns were the undisputed darlings of the 2019 NFL offseason. The hype train almost immediately went off course before crashing towards a disappointing 6-10 record in 2019. After clearing out the majority of the front office and coaching staff, the Cleveland Browns 2020 NFL win total is 8.5. Could the Browns potentially sneak up on some people and hit their 2020 season win total in a year where they are flying under the radar?
- On 100th birthday, legacy of Nevada’s Marion Motley more important than ever (Nevada Sports Net) - Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier and Colin Kaepernick took a knee that changed America, there was Marion Motley. Motley was a thickly built 6-foot-1, 240-pound fullback and once-in-a-generation star for the Wolf Pack in the 1940s who would go on to professional glory, earning a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as last year’s NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. Beyond his accolades on the field, Motley advocated for social change and equality with his play.
- What the Browns are getting in Brian Herrien (Browns Wire) - Out of the 15 undrafted free agents snagged after the 2020 NFL Draft’s completion, talented running back Brian Herrien out of Georgia may be the most intriguing.
- What Happened To Browns WR Reggie Langhorne? (Browns Nation) - In the mid-late 1980s, the Cleveland Browns had a playoff resurgence. On three occasions from 1986-1989, the team went to the AFC title game where they lost to the Denver Broncos each time. During this run of success, the Browns assembled a motley group of players on both sides of the ball. In particular, the Browns began a shift around 1986 from a run-oriented to a pass-oriented offense.
- Which NFL teams are best (and worst) suited to play well after this unusual offseason? (Boston Globe) - Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach, like many across the NFL, believes that the best way to succeed in an unusual 2020 is with continuity. With practice time cut drastically short and the entire way of NFL life thrown topsy-turvy, “the more guys you have around that are familiar with how we do things, the playbook, what’s expected of them, certainly that’s beneficial,” Veach said.
- Longtime coordinator Brad Seely retiring (AP) - Houston Texans special teams coordinator Brad Seely is retiring after 31 seasons coaching in the NFL. Seely served as a team’s special teams coordinator from 1989-2019. In all, he has been a coach for 41 years and won three Super Bowls.
- Games without fans could have a crippling financial effect for the NFL — and the Cowboys would be the big losers (Dallas Morning News) - Forbes reports the Cowboys will lose an estimated league-high $621 million if no fans are allowed in stadiums this year.