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Why Cleveland is poised to break out

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07:02 AM ET 05.29 | The Browns are beyond an unfortunate anniversary -- 10 seasons have passed since Cleveland made the playoffs -- while compiling a 52-108 record, but there is hope for a 2013 turnaround. Changes in ownership, the front office and coaching staff have signaled the beginning of a new chapter. Offseason acquisitions Paul Kruger, Desmond Bryant and Davone Bess provide much-needed roster upgrades. ... But there's another reason the city of Cleveland should be anticipating a step in the right direction in 2013 and it's one that is backed by favorable historical data. The hiring of former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner as the team's offensive coordinator should provide an immediate boost to a Browns squad that ranked 25th in the league in total offense.

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May 29, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Poised to break out? Are we talking hives or acne?

May 29, 2013  08:05 AM ET
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Poised to break out? Are we talking hives or acne?

Prison, but wouldn't that be the Bengals?

May 29, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Poised to break out? Are we talking hives or acne?

May 29, 2013  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Prison, but wouldn't that be the Bengals?

My bad. Jimmy Haslan.

May 29, 2013  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Poised to break out? Are we talking hives or acne?

Or maybe breaking out of the vicious cycle of the Spinny Thing.

May 29, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Ten years... seems like only yesterday that Derek Anderson was leading them to the promised land.

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May 29, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Prison, but wouldn't that be the Bengals?

These ain't the old Bengals these days..........

May 29, 2013  08:42 AM ET

You can make all the changes you want but in the end .......it still Cleveland.

May 29, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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These ain't the old Bengals these days..........

True. They've improved enough to make the AFC North a 3-way chase.

The Browns, though? No, it won't be a 4-way chase.

May 29, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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Ten years... seems like only yesterday that Derek Anderson was leading them to the promised land.

Hell I thought they hadn't made it since Boomer Esiason.

May 29, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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Hell I thought they hadn't made it since Boomer Esiason.

Oooops... Wrong sorry Ohio team.

May 29, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Brandon Weeden!

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May 29, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Wonder what the suicide rate is for Brown's fans?

Wow

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May 29, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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Wonder what the suicide rate is for Brown's fans?

Cleveland ranks 3rd among AFC North cities in suicide rate.

Pittsburgh, Cincinatti, Cleveland, Baltimore. Miami tops the list of NFL cities with high suicide rates. Denver was second, but the data came from the pre-Manning years.

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May 29, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Almost feels like if the interns keep posting items about Cleveland and how good they're going to be we will believe them.

 
May 29, 2013  10:26 AM ET

I love my Brownies but I'll believe it when I see it. But boy, do I hope I see it.

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