Tag Archives: Cleveland Browns

DDFP 284: Ben Roethlisberger 1-on-1

Ben Roethlisberger

DDFP 284


Shek is joined by the guest of his dreams, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, as the two discuss Big Ben’s best playoff performances, clutch situations, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel. Marc Sessler from the “Around the NFL” podcast also joins to preview the Cleveland Browns’ season before producer Black Tie critics Shek’s 2014 fantasy football roster.


Download: DDFP 284: Ben Roethlisberger 1-on-1

DDFP 283: Manziel reaction & AFC East preview



DDFP 283


Shek, Handsome Hank and Elliot Harrison debate if the Cleveland Browns made the right choice going with Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel. The guys also preview the 2014 New England Patriots and the rest of AFC East division. Lastly, NFL media researcher Bill Smith helps wrap the show with mind-blowing stats on the Patriots, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins and more.


Download: DDFP 283: Manziel reaction & AFC East preview

DDFP 263: All-AFC North team & Jordan Cameron

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DDFP 263

Shek is joined by Cleveland Browns fan and NFL ATL’s Marc Sessler to help draft the #DDFP All-AFC North team. It’s Big Ben vs. Joe Flacco at QB and a loaded group at the WR and LB positions. The guys also discuss the latest reveals of NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2014″ and react to Colin Kaepernick’s new contract with the 49ers. Then, Cleveland Browns tight end and friend of NBA star Blake Griffin, Jordan Cameron, calls in to give his first impressions of Johnny Manziel and NBA Finals predictions.


Download: DDFP 263: All-AFC North team & Jordan Cameron





Shek Report: 2014 draft special

Now that the 2014 NFL Draft is in the rear-view mirror, find out who makes their way underneath Dave Dameshek’s white-hot light of shame. Check out the biggest draft-day blunders in this special edition of the Shek report.

DDFP 235: Heads or tails?



DDFP 235

Shek, Rank, Handsome Hank and Dan Hanzus put their own spin on the pregame coin toss — picking heads or tails on a slate of important questions on and off the gridiron. Should the Texans take Johnny Manziel or Jadeveon Clowney? Should Jim Harbaugh be content with his situation with the San Francisco 49ers or should he jump ship to the Cleveland Browns? Which “True Detective” investigator would you rather have on your force — Marty or Rust? All these questions and more, answered on the latest edition of “The Dave Dameshek Football Program.”

Download: DDFP 235: Heads or tails?

DDFP 231: Super Bowl champ Michael Bennett

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Seahawks Michael Bennett joins Dave Dameshek to discuss Michael Sam, the Super Bowl and much more on #DDFP 231. (Associated Press)

DDFP 231

Shek, Rank & Handsome Hank welcome newly-crowned Super Bowl champ Michael Bennett into Studio 66 for a rangy, jive-free conversation about the Super Bowl after-party, Michael Sam, Peyton Manning, surfing on Jupiter, his brother/Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, the difficulty of tackling Cam Newton, and the Seahawks-49ers rivalry. The fellas also kibitz about the Cleveland Browns’ melodrama and Shek’s new favorite TV show ‘True Detective’. Also, Black Tie turns a new leaf…sort of.

Download: DDFP 231: Super Bowl champ Michael Bennett 

The ‘ATL’ Debate Club – Jim Brown joins the show

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Ben Liebenberg/NFL

The ‘ATL’ Debate Club – Episode #34

Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler are joined by a living legend, former Cleveland Browns fullback Jim Brown, for a lively discussion about the bright future of his former club, his career as an actor and which current running back belongs on the NFL’s Mount Rushmore of greats.

Plus, hear the disturbingly earnest letter one Marc Sessler once wrote to a prominent Hollywood director and much more.

DDFP 114: Weeden on RG3, Steelers

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Dave Dameshek is joined by Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden who previews the team’s upcoming matchup with RG3 and talks Cavaliers basketball . (Associated Press)

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DDFP 114

Shek & Rank welcome Cleveland rookie QB Brandon Weeden to yap about the promising Browns, facing RG3, seeing the Cavs dump the Lakers and beating AFC North bully Pittsburgh. Marc Sessler of “Around the League” joins us for the Black List to talk about the most exciting play in sports and best RB duo ever. Sessler and “Around the League” cohort Dan Hanzus round out the week with a discussion of Comeback Player of the Year candidates on the ATL Debate Club.

Download: DDFP 114: Weeden on RG3, Steelers


DDFP 99: Brett Keisel & Josh Cribbs

Pittsburgh Steelers Brett Keisel and Cleveland Browns Josh Cribbs join a star-studded show on #DDFP 99. (Associated Press)

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Shek & Rank talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ early-season troubles with defensive end Brett Keisel and then chat with the Cleveland Browns’ Josh Cribbs on the team’s ownership change, returning kicks despite his recent concussion and which superhero would claim victory in a battle to the finish: Superman or The Incredible Hulk? Miami Dolphins’ fan Handsome Hank also pops in to talk about the rabid mediocrity in the AFC; and the Around the League scribes Dan Hanzus, Mr. Fancy Pants Marc Sessler, and Gregg Rosenthal help wrap the show by discussing the upcoming Jets and Pats showdown.

Download: DDFP 99: Brett Keisel & Josh Cribbs

Uniform Monitor: Week 6

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The 12-Grain Bread of Uniforms of the Week: The Packers’ 1929 Throwbacks

Just like 12-grain bread, these getups try too hard. They’re cloying. The big bulls-eye number on the jersey isn’t awful, but the modern apparel logo undermines it. The real problem, though, is the brown hat. Nice idea trying to replicate the look of a leather lid, but it just don’t look right.

[By the by, I think seven-grain bread is terrific. And since the Lions have the best first-half-of-the-20th-century throwbacks, I hereby give them ‘The Seven-Grain Bread of Uniforms’.]

Look on the bright side, Packers: at least your getups are better than those inexplicable powder blue-and-gold Eagles outfits … or, the Stale Bun of All Throwbacks, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 75th-anniversary horrors.

NFL Uniform Matchup of the Week: Browns at Raiders

On a day that features the team from Green Bay not wearing any green in favor of a brown helmet, it seems appropriate to give this honor to a game with Cleveland.

Both the Raiders’ and Browns’ uniforms further proof that less is more. I like both these getups so much, I almost didn’t mention the fact that a team called “Browns” have an orange helmet. Almost.

Hockey Uniform of the Week: Ottawa Senators’ “heritage” uniform

Take note, Packers, Steelers and Eagles: an Ottawa fan designed this getups in honor of the Senators’ century-old history. If any NFL team needs me to do the same for them, consider me ready, willing and able.

Throwback of the Week: The Atlanta Falcons

Why the Falcons haven’t just made this their full-time getup is hard to figure, but until they come to their senses, let’s enjoy this Georgia peach of a uniform while we can.

Throwback We Must See ASA & P: The Dallas Cowboys’ royal blue jerseys

The Cowboys are wearing their navy blue jerseys for the first time since 2009 today in Foxborough. Whether or not this serves to curse to Pokes is open to debate, but one thing’s for sure: the royal blue, Super Bowl V getup beat the navy version every day of the week.

The 12-Grain Bread of College Uniforms of the Week: The Michigan State Spartans

Congratulations on four straight over the Wolverines. Please celebrate by having a bonfire using nothing but those grotesque outfits. On behalf of everyone with the gift of sight, I thank you.

* If you’re not aware, I aspire to one day become the official Uniform Monitor for all sports. In the meantime, I work gratis for two reasons: 1. I have a deep passion for great uniforms, and 2. I have an equally strong distaste for some of the visual atrocities imposed on our eyeballs by various teams across the sports landscape (I’m talking about you, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Oregon Ducks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Anaheim Ducks, et al).