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Chris Rose: Browns need to go back to who they are

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 10:58


Smashmouth, run the ball until you can stop it- that is the Cleveland Browns identity, and Chris Rose says the Browns need to get back to who they are.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Former Browns running back Jamel White says players should focus on taking care of their body and staying away from distractions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 13:19

Former Browns running back Jamel White joined Baskin & Phelps this morning, and he believes all is not broken in Berea. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

John Greco: Browns offensive execution is below average

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 12:42

Former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman joins the show to talk about the state of the Browns offense, execution and how the Browns season goals are all still obtainable.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dan Shaughnessy relives the good ole days of the NBA with Baskin & Phelps

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 13:55


The Legendary Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe joined Baskin & Phelps this afternoon to discuss his latest book, Wish it lasted forever. Shaughnessy talked about how much the game has changed from the mid-'80s to where it is now.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Mary Kay Cabot: Ravens presents opportunity for Browns' passing game to get on track

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 12:04

In six of the last eight games, the Browns offense has failed to score more than 17 points. In those games, Baker Mayfield is averaging 185 yards a game with six touchdowns against four interceptions. For the better part of the 2021 season, the Browns offense has seemed stagnant or even anemic at times. Cleveland has an opportunity to change their fortune over the next two games. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scott Petrak - "Yesterday might have been the tipping point" in decision between injured Baker Mayfield or Case Keenum as starting QB moving forward

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 9:51

Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com joins Andy Baskin and Dan Mennigan following the Browns' ugly victory over the winless Detroit Lions to discuss the on-field and off-field controversies surrounding QB Baker Mayfield, his declining to address the media after the game, how head coach Kevin Stefanski has and will handle the QB controversy moving forward, other aspects of the current state of the Browns, such as the up-and-downs of the defense, gearing up for a divisional  showdown with Baltimore  before the bye week, and so much more in-depth analysis from inside the trenches on the Browns beat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tim May thinks Ohio State outscores Michigan State on Saturday: "45, minimum."

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 14:00

Tim May of Letterman Row joins Andy Baskin and Dan Menningen to preview No4. Ohio State's Saturday matchup with the 7th-ranked Michigan State Spartans. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Brian Anderson: I would have 'absolutely' sat Baker Mayfield vs Lions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 13:42

Former Cleveland pitcher and current Tampa Bay Rays color analyst Brian Anderson joins Andy Baskin and Dan Menningen to talk about the Cleveland Guardians' name change, if the Browns should be sitting Baker Mayfield versus the Lions, and MLB free agency and a possible lockout. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Megan Olivi: Baker's injuries aren't just physically affecting, but mentally as well

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 12:42

Megan Olivi of FOX Sports joined Andy Baskin and Dan Menningen ahead of this Sunday's game between the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions. Megan and the guys discuss if the Browns should have rested Baker Mayfield, and other topics heading into Sunday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Doug Dieken previews Browns-Lions, talks what may have gone wrong vs Patriots

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 10:50

Cleveland Browns Radio Network analyst Doug Dieken joined Andy Baskin and Dan Menningen to talk browns heading into this Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Curtis Danburg talks Guardians team shop opening; says jerseys, official caps will be rolled out by 2022 season

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 6:59

Cleveland Guardians Vice President of Communications & Community Impact Curtis Danberg joins Andy Baskin and Dan Menningen to talk about the club's new name and logo change on Friday's re-branding and reopening of the team shop. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rex Walters: The Cavaliers' defensive play is what's giving them the chance to win every game

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 10:03

Rex Walters joined Baskin and Phelps to share his impressions of the Cavaliers so far this season, what the recipe for success has been for their wins, and how they should handle the amount of injuries they have. He also discussed the NBA as a whole and talked about which teams he thinks are the real deal.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Charles Robinson: Unless Baker Mayfield lights it up, I don't know that you can keep going through the same scenario every year

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 18:43

Charles Robinson joined Baskin and Phelps to break down his latest article on Baker Mayfield and what he means when he says the Browns need to "find their Ryan Tannehill." Charles discussed why he thinks there are parallels between Mayfield and Marcus Mariota and what options the Browns have to work through their offensive struggles.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mary Kay Cabot: Kevin Stefanski shouldn't give up play calling duties, but he should give more authority to Alex Van Pelt

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 12:57

Mary Kay Cabot joined Baskin and Phelps and shared her takeaways from the Browns' loss to the Patriots. She discussed the comments from Myles Garrett, John Johnson III, and Anthony Walker's comments about in-game adjustments and how Kevin Stefanski is handling it. She also talked about what the Browns can do to bounce back from the loss and move forward.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

John Greco: There is an obvious disconnect in the passing game and the Browns need to figure it out

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 13:31

John Greco joined Baskin and Phelps and shared his takeaways from the Browns' loss to the Patriots. He discussed the offense and why he thinks they're struggling as well as whether or not he thinks the offensive line is playing differently knowing Baker is injured. He also talked about the state of the Browns and where he thinks the skill level lies in regards to the rest of the division.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scott Petrak: If Baker is healthy, continue to play him; the question is if he's healthy enough

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 12:20

Scott Petrak joined Baskin and Phelps to break down the Browns' loss to the Patriots. He discussed whether or not Alex Van Pelt should take over play calling, shared his thoughts on the defensive scheme that Joe Woods ran, and whether or not Baker Mayfield should sit for the rest of the year and Case Keenum take over.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Doug Dieken: AFC North still a tight race; every Sunday you have a chance to get better

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 12:07

Former Browns tackle and Cleveland Browns Radio Network color analyst Doug Dieken talks with Andy Baskin and Jeff Phelps following the Baltimore Ravens' 22-10 Thursday night loss to the Miami Dolphins. The guys talk about the Browns heading into their Sunday matchup against the New England Patriots. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Marc Sessler: I don't see the Browns winning the division but I do expect them to make the playoffs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 12:59

Marc Sessler joined Baskin and Phelps and talked about his playoff expectations for the team and why he doesn't think they'll win the AFC North. He discussed the contracts for Wyatt Teller and Joel Bitonio and where he thinks Baker Mayfield fits into the mix. He previewed their upcoming game with the Patriots and gave his predictions for the weekend's slate of games.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cynthia Frelund: Baker Mayfield won't get to redefine the quarterback market because the Browns want to keep as much talent on the team as they can

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 12:29

Cynthia Freland joined Baskin and Phelps to talk about the state of the Browns at the midway mark of the season, whether or not she thinks they have a shot at the playoffs, and what the latest contracts for Wyatt Teller and Joel Bitonio mean for Baker Mayfield. She also talked about the analytics side of football and what she thinks an ideal season looks like in terms of pre season and regular season games.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Daryl Ruiter: We got a glimpse of what we expected the Browns to be against the Bengals and now they need to carry that win from week to week

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 13:01

Daryl Ruiter joined Baskin and Phelps to update the latest news with the Browns out of Berea. He shared his opinions on the contract extensions for Joel Bitonio and Wyatt Teller as well as where he thinks Odell Beckham Jr. will wind up. Daryl also discussed what the Browns need to do in order to come out with a victory over the Patriots.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jim McBride: If Odell Beckham Jr. wanted to go to a place where he'd be the number one receiver right away, New England would be the spot

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 11:52

Jim McBride joined Baskin and Phelps to preview the Browns' upcoming match up against the New England Patriots. He talked about Bill Belichick's career and legacy and what he has accomplished in New England, his thoughts on Mac Jones and how he's leading the team, and whether or not he thinks Odell Beckham Jr. would benefit by signing with the Patriots.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chris Rose: The rest of the season is Baker Mayfield's opportunity to prove himself

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 13:46


Chris Rose joined Baskin and Phelps to talk about his expectations for the Browns when they face the Patriots in their upcoming game. He discussed COVID-19 concerns in the running backs room and what message he thinks the Browns are trying to send by signing Wyatt Teller. He also discusses where he thinks OBJ will wind up and why he doesn't expect him to go to New England.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Tom Withers: The Browns finally delivered complimentary football against the Bengals

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 13:53

Tom Withers joined Baskin and Phelps to update the latest news on all of Cleveland sports. He discussed the takeaways from the Browns' win over the Bengals, his level of concern for Nick Chubb and the other running backs who have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as his thoughts on the departure of Odell Beckham Jr. Tom also discussed the Cavaliers and what he's seen out of the team so far this season.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Charles Davis: The entire AFC is a fist fight for the top

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 13:55


Charles Davis joined Baskin and Phelps to preview the Browns' upcoming match up against the New England Patriots. He talked about why he thinks Odell Beckham Jr. didn't work in Cleveland but Jarvis Landry does. He also discussed the Patriots struggles after the departure of Tom Brady and how Bill Belichick was able to overcome them. He shared his thoughts on the Browns paying Wyatt Teller as well as whether or not he thinks Baker Mayfield is "the guy" for Cleveland.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Mary Kay Cabot: Wyatt Teller's journey has been remarkable and he's exactly the type of guy you want to keep around long term

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 9:07

Mary Kay Cabot joined Baskin and Phelps to talk about the latest news with the Browns out of Berea including Wyatt Teller's new contract and the COVID-19 cases in the running backs room. She discussed Wyatt's journey in the NFL and how he was able to develop into a top player as well as what the Browns could do to make up for Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton if they are unable to play against the Patriots.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chris Fedor: The Cavaliers have a skillset that will force their opponents to match them, not the other way around

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 10:45

Chris Fedor joined Baskin and Phelps to recap the Cavaliers' successful road trip and Jarrett Allen's Play of the Week nod, as well as how detrimental Collin Sexton's knee injury is. He discussed what's working so well for the Cavs offense and why fans can expect more out of this team. Chris also reacted to the breaking news of Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton testing positive for COVID-19.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jarrett Allen: I didn't know much about Cleveland, but being around these guys just felt right

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 9:13

Jarrett Allen joined Baskin and Phelps and talked about the Cavaliers' current winning streak and how the team stayed so tough during a hard stretch on the road. He discussed his Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor, what it's like playing among on a team of big men, and why the team's offense is clicking so well. He shared his impressions of Cleveland and talked about whether or not he'd want to have a wig night (a la Anderson Varejão) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Andy Baskin: We are a city that has been defined by a jersey that has a million names on the back

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 5:41

Andy Baskin rants about quarterback contracts and why Browns fans shouldn't be so concerned with Baker Mayfield's extension until his current contract is up.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

John Greco: I'm extremely impressed with the way Baker Mayfield handled himself

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 12:26

John Greco joined Baskin and Phelps to recap the Browns' win over the Bengals. He talked about the situation with Odell Beckham Jr, what could have lead to the team parting ways with him, and what it means for the play calling and how Stefanski incorporates wide receivers into his scheme. John also discussed what this win means for the Browns and how they continue to move forward.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scott Petrak: Either Baker's shoulder is getting healthier or he's feeling more comfortable in his brace because his play was much improved against the Bengals

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 11:32

Scot Petrak joined Baskin and Phelps to recap the Browns' win over the Bengals. He broke down the big plays the Browns made throughout the game, shared his thoughts on Baker Mayfield's performance as well as his thoughts on Joe Burrow's performance. He discussed Kevin Stefanski's play calling and what he did differently this week that worked for the team.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Brian Anderson: No expectations for Browns vs Bengals

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 13:17

With everything that has gone on with the Browns and now former Browns player Odell Beckham Jr. this week, there is still a game to be played Sunday. Former Cleveland Indians pitcher Brian Anderson joined Baskin & Phelps this afternoon and said he has zero expectations but a lot of curiosity.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Doug Dieken says it's unfortunate Browns, Beckham marriage didn't work

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 10:32

A short-lived marriage that never quite came to its fullest potential is now over, and Browns legend Doug Dieken says it is unfortunate things did not work out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Marc Sessler: There's no denying OBJ's toughness or skill, but he's just not working out in Cleveland

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 13:14

Marc Sessler joined Baskin and Phelps to share his opinions on the situation with the Browns and Odell Beckham Jr. He talked about what he thought the root cause of the issues were as well as what kind of fallout could happen if the Browns cut him. He discussed the options the Browns have and what he thinks the best course of action is moving forward.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Daryl Ruiter: The Browns have worked hard to change the culture of the organization, and Odell Beckham Jr. disrespected all of that

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 13:09

Daryl Ruiter joined Baskin and Phelps to talk about the latest news out of Berea and to update the status of Odell Beckham Jr. with the Browns. He shared his opinions on the social media posts and what they meant, and what he thinks the Browns should do with OBJ.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chris Rose: Browns fans shouldn't worry about where OBJ goes if he's cut, but what's best for the team right now

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 10:38


Chris Rose joined Baskin and Phelps and shared his thoughts on Odell Beckham Jr. and what's going on with the Browns. He talked about why Browns fans shouldn't worry about where Odell Beckham Jr. goes if he's cut and what is the best thing for the Browns in the moment. He also talked about Odell Beckham Jr's relationship with his team mates and what could have caused any frustration in the locker room.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Charles Robinson: Odell Beckham Jr, Baker Mayfield, and Kevin Stefanski have all been trying to make things work and for whatever reason it's not there

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 18:53

Charles Robinson joined Baskin and Phelps and shared the latest updates with Odell Beckham Jr and the Browns. He talked about his article where he laid out the options the Browns have for OBJ and what he thinks is most likely to happen. He talked about Kevin Stefanski's offensive scheme and whether or not the run-heavy offense could have caused some of OBJ's frustration, as well as how the team tried to make things work with him and why it's not there.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mike Florio: If the Browns want to move on from Odell Beckham Jr, they may just have to cut him

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 12:50

Mike Florio joined Baskin and Phelps to break down the latest news, notes, and rumors on Odell Beckham Jr and whether the Browns plan on trading him or cutting him. Mike discussed what the Browns need to do if they plan on keeping OBJ and why he thinks the relationship between the wideout and Baker Mayfield could be on the rocks.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Randy Mueller: If the system is so sacred you can't get your best receiver involved then there's a bigger problem

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 13:33

Randy Mueller joined Baskin and Phelps and talked about what trade deadline day is like from a GM's perspective. He discussed Odell Beckham Jr's talent and whether or not he still has the ability to make plays, his thoughts on the chemistry in the locker room, and if the Browns should try to find a trade partner for Odell Beckham Jr. Randy also discussed Kevin Stefanski's coaching style and what mistakes he needs to correct moving forward.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Angel Gray: The thing that impresses me the most with the Cavaliers is how balanced the team is

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 11:33

Angel Gray joined Baskin and Phelps to recap the Cavaliers' five game road trip and share her impressions of the team through eight games. She broke down the strengths and weaknesses of the team, as well as her thoughts on Evan Mobley and how well he's playing in his rookie season.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mary Kay Cabot: If the Browns could have found a way to trade Odell Beckham Jr by the deadline, they should have

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 13:20

Mary Kay Cabot joined Baskin and Phelps and shared her takeaways from the Browns' loss to the Steelers. She discussed the possible trades that could happen by the deadline and explained why she thinks trading Odell Beckham Jr. would be the best thing for everyone involved. She also talked about what the Browns can do to bounce back facing the Bengals.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

John Greco: The way for the Browns to fix their problems is to battle through them

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 15:36

John Greco joined Baskin and Phelps and shared his takeaways from the Browns' loss to the Steelers on Halloween. He talked about what "battling through it" means and why he thinks it's the way for the Browns to fix their problems. He also discussed what losing Jack Conklin means for the offensive line and why he has confidence in Blake Hance. John talked about locker room dynamics and how it affects the way guys play on the field.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scott Petrak: This isn't just a Baker Mayfield problem, it's a passing game problem

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 14:58

Scott Petrak joined Baskin and Phelps to break down the Browns' loss to the Steelers. He talked about where the holes are in the offensive scheme, why he thinks a solid culture is going to be the key to turn things around, and shared his thoughts on the Halloween costumes the team wore before the game. He also discussed Baker Mayfield and whether or not Kevin Stefanski should be calling plays.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tim May: This weekend is a must-win for both Ohio State and Penn State if they want to play for the championship

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 13:05

Tim May joined Baskin and Phelps to preview the Buckeyes' upcoming match up with Penn State and broke down why it's such a pivotal game for both teams. He talked about the challenges the Buckeyes face and what it will take for them to make it to the National Championship Game.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Brian Anderson: Fans will be bringing trash cans for years, but the Astros cheating scandal is fading

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 13:58

Brian Anderson joined Baskin and Phelps and talked about the current lawsuit against Cleveland's baseball team over the name Cleveland Guardians, broke down the World Series so far and gave his predictions for the Astros and the Braves. He discussed the Astros cheating scandal and why it's fading in the world of baseball. He also shared his predictions for Browns and Steelers and talked about the ways Baker Mayfield can play through his shoulder injury.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Doug Dieken: Odell Beckham Jr. is struggling to be himself, but he has some big plays left in him

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 10:31

Doug Dieken joined Baskin and Phelps to preview the Browns' upcoming game against the Steelers. He discussed Baker Mayfield's health and playing through injury, shared his thoughts on the defensive philosophy of Joe Woods, and talked about what it will take for OBJ to play up to his potential.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cleveland Guardians Special Counsel Ed Colbert explains the lawsuit over the team name

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 15:23

Special Counsel Ed Colbert of Hunton, Andrews, and Kurth explains the lawsuit his clients, the Cleveland Guardians roller derby team, filed against the Cleveland Indians to block their name change and why the lawsuit was filed. He breaks down the grievances his clients have and what resolution they want out of the lawsuit.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Daryl Ruiter: Jarvis Landry is a huge reason for the culture change in the locker room

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 7:02

Daryl Ruiter joined Baskin and Phelps and shared the latest news and notes on the Browns from Berea. He talked about D'Ernest Johnson's story, Jarvis Landry's impact, and what the Browns are up against with the Steelers. He also shared his thoughts on the owner's meetings and the investigation into the Washington Football Team.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Brian Batko: This season could be Ben Roethlisberger's farewell tour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 10:34

Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette joined Baskin and Phelps to preview the upcoming match up between the Browns and the Steelers. He talked about Mike Tomlin's animated press conference, how many games Ben Roethlisberger has left in him, as well as where he thinks the Steelers sit in the AFC North. He discussed the division and who he thinks will win the AFC North this season.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chris Rose: The Steelers are going to be a huge swing game for the Browns

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 10:58


Chris Rose joined Baskin and Phelps to preview the Browns' up coming match-up against the Steelers. He discussed Baker Mayfield's injury and shared his thoughts on Baker's comments on playing. Chris also talked about the lawsuit against Cleveland's baseball team to block the name change to the Guardians.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Marc Sessler: For all of the positives with Baker Mayfield, he's still a lower-tier quarterback

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 16:26

Marc Sessler joined Baskin and Phelps and discussed the quarterback situation in with the Browns, what Case Keenum brings to the team and whether or not Baker Mayfield should play against the Steelers. He also talked about Odell Beckham Jr and his future with the Cleveland Browns.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jason La Canfora: The Browns have a playoff caliber roster

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 15:31

Audacy Sports Insider Jason La Canfora joined Baskin and Phelps to break down the state of the AFC North, who he sees as a front-runner in the division, and whether or not he thinks the Browns can secure a spot at the top of the division. He discussed Baker Mayfield's health and how long Case Keenum can fill in, as well as his thoughts on the looming trade deadline and who the top trade names and destinations are.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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