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

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.

2016 Season Preview & Week 1 vs Eagles

September 7th, 2016

Welcome back to Browns football, where hope springs eternal...or at least through mid-September. Join Ryan Burns along with Brendan Leister, Pete Smith and Sen Sogah to preview the Browns 2016 season and the week 1 tilt against the Eagles. Settle in for a long one- it's been awhile, and we need to catch up. Better double up on the dog biscuits.  WOOF!!


The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 41: 2016 Draft Review

May 24th, 2016

Join Ryan Burns and Pete Smith for in-depth review of all 8,364,972 Cleveland Browns 2016 draft picks, discussion of the trades down, and general observations of the impact of this rookie class on the Dawg Pound squad for 2016.  Buckle up.  WOOF.


The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 40: 2016 Pre-Draft Extravaganza

April 25th, 2016

The Draft is upon us! After a hiatus, the Browns Note is back. Join Ryan Burns, Brendan Leister and Pete Smith for all the draft possibilities, hopes and fears.  WOOF!!!


The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 39: Paul DePodesta, Sashi Brown, Hue Jackson Reaction

January 14th, 2016



The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 38: 2015 Week 17

January 2nd, 2016

As we bid good riddance to another Browns season, another offseason of massive change appears on the horizon.  Join Ryan Burns and Pete Smith as they discuss the uncertainty, the possibilities, and maybe even a little bit about the football game to come on Sunday against the Steelers.  You'll need extra biscuits to get through this one.  WOOF!


The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 37: 2015 Week 15

December 17th, 2015

VICTORY! A 24-10 win over the Niners was most welcome this past Sunday, if only for purposes of breaking up the monotony of the march to the #1 overall pick. But there were things to be quite pleased with as Browns fans. The young QB took another step. The defense put together 60 minutes of defensive football. And the W in front of the home crowd. All good things. What say we head to Seattle? Yikes. This could be the entire pendulum swing in a one-week period. Let's talk about our pleasures and fears on this week's BROWNS NOTE PODCAST. WOOF!


The BROWNS NOTE PODCAST, Episode 36: 2015 Week 14

December 11th, 2015

As another disappointing season enters its final quarter (the TRUE quarter pole), Browns fans have to scrounge for positives and reasons to keep paying attention. We won't lie to you: we don't have much after that drubbing in the (non-)Battle of Ohio. But we'll give it a go.  After all, they're going back to Johnny and the 4-8 Niners are in town, along with The Manguin, which could make for an interesting battle of wits. Join Ryan Burns and Brendan Leister for the latest Browns Note Podcast.