Comprehensive, Reasonable Analysis of Cleveland Browns Football. (Except when we’re unhinged.)

The Browns Note Podcast, Episode 52: The Case for Josh Rosen with Sen Sogah

April 21st, 2018

We're going OLD SCHOOL for this episode, as the OG FootballSickness voices team up to make a homerish yet persuasive case for Josh Rosen as QB1. Join Ryan Burns and Sen Sogah for a trip through time, a brief celebration of the Dog's Super Bowl experience via his Eagles, and their observations of Josh Rosen's UCLA career. You'll have to dig through some program underachievement bitterness from two UCLA lifers, but if you listen closely you'll hear why we think Rosen is the man. Kick back, grab some MilkBonz and enjoy. WOOF!!


The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 51: Matt Waldman & The Case for Lamar Jackson

March 21st, 2018

When a QB dominates the competition for the duration and to the extent that Lamar Jackson did, you expect to at least hear his name in the conversation when the #1 overall pick belongs to the league's most QB-desperate franchise. And yet, nary a word of Lamar Jackson. We're here to fix that. Join Ryan Burns and special guest Matt Waldman as the latter makes the case for Lamar Jackson. If you enjoyed our first run with Matt a couple of weeks ago, you'll love this one. Have a click and a listen. Go Browns...WOOF!!!


The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 50: Joe Thomas Retirement/The Case for Sam Darnold

March 20th, 2018

There's so much Browns news, you'd never know it was the offseason. Joe Thomas called it a career after 10,363. The Browns went nuts in free agency. And of course, the QB wars wage on. Join Ryan Burns and Brendan Leister as the latter makes the case for Sam Darnold (and goofs on a stat and gets busted for it). But seriously, the case for Darnold is persuasive. Get comfortable with it. Go Browns...WOOF!


The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 49 (Pete Smith): The Case for Baker Mayfield/Trench Report

March 14th, 2018

They're coming fast and furious this pre-draft season. After all, when you have eleventy-billion picks and a lot of needs and a lot of money, the offseason is the time when things are liable to happen that may ultimately be the most exciting of your football 2018.  Such is life as a Browns fan. But we're going to inject a little passion for you. Pete Smith is on this episode to bring the case for one Baker Mayfield as Browns QB of the future. The first in a series of podcasts on each of the QB's, Pete's appearance sets a high bar. In addition to the QB, we dig in with Pete on the recent trades and the status of the Browns in the trenches. This is wall-to-wall goodness on the Browns Note Podcast. Bone up. WOOF!


The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 48: Reaction Pod: Trader John Dorsey/Twitter Mailbag

March 11th, 2018

The intended content of this podcast changed rapidly on Friday, as the trades came through fast and furious. Join Ryan Burns (@FtblSickness) and Brendan Leister (@brendanleister) for first-blush (read: devoid of forethought) reactions, as well as a handful of twitter mailbag questions from you, our *expansive* international listening audience. We do appreciate y'all. Have a click and a listen. WOOF!



March 8th, 2018

As Eddie Vedder once said: This one's for the serious collector. Longtime Sickness favorite Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) joins Ryan Burns (@FtblSickness) to talk Browns and ball. We chatted for a couple hours, and there's something for everyone- philosophical origins, operations analysis, evaluation process, old school Browns-related war stories...and of course: the incoming rookie offensive skill players. Matt's focus for his Rookie Scouting Portfolio every year, he brings some of that goodness to the audio menu here at the Browns Note. Enjoy!


The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 46: WTF Do You Mean, “Pass On QB?!?!”

March 3rd, 2018

No. Sincerely. WTF do you mean? You'll have to wade through a half hour of small talk to get to the good stuff, but the rants on the "pass on QB at 1 and take him at 4" concept kick in about 2/3 of the way through and carry it home. Go Browns. WOOF.


The Browns Note, Episode 45: Welcome Back!

February 14th, 2018

After a year-long hiatus, the Browns Note is back. We figure covering the debacle that was 2017 in about 20 minutes at the outset is way more tolerable than living through it in full stereo week after week. And, since it has been a year, we felt free to ramble on inexcusably. Two hours of Ryan Burns and Brendan Leister talking Browns football, with heavy attention paid to the quarterback position, as ever. Come for the lucid takes on the Haslam era, stay for the QB discussion. GO BROWNS. WOOF!


2017 Pre-Draft Extravaganza

April 24th, 2017

We're back!  It took us awhile to crawl bloodied and beaten from the ashes of 2016. But hope springs eternal, and here comes the draft, complete with a boatload of Browns picks to give us false faith yet again. Join Ryan Burns, Brendan Leister and Pete Smith to talk needs, targets, and, of course, quarterbacks. Enjoy! (Or, don't. It's Browns football, after all.)



September 23rd, 2016

Well, THIS has been a fun couple of weeks to start the season, eh? Just when you think to yourself, "why the hell am I *still* following this team?" they go and do THIS.

Ok, so maybe it hasn't been all redemption and rose petals. But there are a couple of silver linings in the trash cloud, and we'll try to point them out to you. It's the least we can do. Get your helmet and dog biscuits. We're gonna need 'em.