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The Rebuild is a weekly, half-hour podcast hosted by a rotating cast of Jordan Zirm, Peter Moses, Gates Merriman and Henry Ettinger. Each week they examine the state of the Cleveland Browns -- not only game by game, but on a large scale level as they look toward the future.

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    Fields Time: Browns-Bears Preview Ft. Zack Pearson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 41:37

    On this episode, Henry welcomes on Zack Pearson from Bearreport.com to preview the Browns-Bears game on Sunday. The two talk about what to expect out of Justin Fields, key matchups to look out for in the trenches, and what each team needs to do to win this Week 3 showdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    More Thoughts On Baker, Jarvis Landry, The Browns Defense, & The Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 53:46

    Jordan is back on the show with Henry to give his take on the Week 2 matchup, the impact of Jarvis Landry's injury to the offense, and Baker's early season success. Then, Jordan and Henry transition to the how they are feeling about the Browns in their Week 3 matchup against the Chicago Bears. You may be surprised about what you hear... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Victory Monday: Shaky Browns Still Roll Texans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 25:41

    On this episode, Henry gives his immediate takeaways on the Browns win over the Texans. The Browns won, but should Browns fans be worried? Henry gives his thoughts on the defensive woes, Joe Woods, and the Browns injury situation. He ends the podcast on a positive note, talking about the debut for Grant Delpit, Nick Chubb's bounce back game, and Baker Mayfield's continued excellence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Browns-Texans Preview w/ Texans Unfiltered's YoungAriGold

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 46:29

    Henry brings on Texans Unfiltered's YoungAriGold to preview the Browns-Texans Week 2 matchup. The two get into the perception versus the reality of the Texans roster, what each team can take away from their Week 1 performance, which key matchups might swing the game & more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Five Reasons To Be Optimistic After Week 1 + PFF Grades

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 22:41

    Henry jumps on for a quick solo podcast to go through the five reasons why he's started to feel optimistic about the Browns after their Week 1 loss to the Chiefs. Then, to round out the show, he goes over what stood out to him from the Browns Week 1 PFF grades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    History Repeated: Browns Drop Opener To Chiefs 33-29

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 55:10

    Jordan and Henry recap all angles of the Browns loss to the Chiefs. They touch on the biggest momentum-swinging plays, Baker Mayfield's performance, how this changes their thoughts about the team going forward, & more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Browns-Chiefs Preview w/ Ron Kopp Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 51:43

    Henry welcomes on Arrowhead Pride's lead analyst, Ron Kopp Jr., to preview the Browns-Chiefs matchup Sunday. The guys go over what happened in last season's playoff matchup, the additions each team made throughout the offseason, and what will be the key factors in this go-around between two oAFC favorites. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Serious and Essential Season Preview with Gates & Peter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 41:18

    Gates and Peter are back! They took a break from making babies to get you even MORE hyped up for this upcoming Browns season than you already are. They talk biggest weaknesses on the 53, how the offense is still somehow being overlooked, and throw in a few laughs along the way. 17-0 begins Sunday! Go Browns! Click here to subscribe and listen to Brownstown with Andre Knott Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reasons The Browns' Season Goes Better Or Worse Than Expected

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 60:31

    Jordan and Henry open the show by briefly talking about the Browns depth chart and how they're feeling ahead of the game on Sunday. Then, they dive into their top two reasons to be optimistic and pessimistic about the Browns this season. Were the Browns lucky last season? Could this offense go to another level? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Browns Down to 53 But Not Done

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 42:10

    On this episode, Jordan and Henry talk about the moves the Browns made to cut their roster down to 53 players. Did the Browns make the right choice with Khadarel Hodge? From there, they talk about other changes that could be coming once Jacob Phillips and potentially other players are moved to IR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Andre Knott talks about making Brownstown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 47:22

    Dr. Gates is off saving lives, so Peter chats with Brownstown host Andre Knott about the making of the show, why the Browns look like they've actually changed the culture, and a few things baseball. Peter's audio is a little janky, but the laughs and convo make up for it. Go Browns! Subscribe to Brownstown by clicking here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Slimming Down: Cuts, Roster News & Predicting The 53-Man Roster

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 46:30

    Henry and Jordan jump on to talk about the roster news that has already come out, including the cuts of players from last year's team like Porter Gustin, Jojo Natson, and Sheldrick Redwine. Then, they talk about who they think will be kept and who will be cut to get down to the 53-man roster. Finally, they talk about positions where the Browns might bring in help from other teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Parkey Injury, DT Shuffling, & An Impending Roster Crunch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 37:02

    On this episode, Henry and Jordan catch up on the injury news for Cody Parkey and Jacob Phillips and how that will impact the Browns this season. They transition to talk about the young DTs impressing this preseason and the veterans conversely disappointing. Could that mean some changes in the depth chart? Finally, they talk about the impending roster crunch the Browns face at certain positions as they have to get down to 53 players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Beginner's Skill: Browns Rookies & Depth Shine Against Jags

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 29:11

    Jordan is back on the show alongside Henry to give his full breakdown of the Browns first preseason game. He gives his takes on the game and then the two look ahead to this week's joint practices with the Giants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Immediate Takeaways from Preseason Game #1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 24:09

    On this episode, Henry gives you his immediate takeaways from the first preseason game with a special emphasis on the Browns rookies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Five Things To Watch In Preseason Game #1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 10:33

    Henry runs through the five things he'll be watching for on Saturday night against the Jaguars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hooper Struggles, Walker Returns, & Browns Release Their First Depth Chart

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 26:21

    It's a packed show as the guys get to all the news from the last few days. They start by talking about Austin Hooper's struggles so far in camp and if there could be an unexpected shake up at the position. They also discuss the return of Anthony Walker, what Takk McKinley's absence could mean for the Browns on the field, and what to make of the Browns first depth chart ahead of the first preseason game on Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Impact Of Josh Allen's Extension + What DPJ's Emergence Could Mean For The WR Room

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 34:05

    Henry and Jordan start the pod by discussing the news about Josh Allen's massive extension in Buffalo and how that will impact the Browns potential extension talks with Baker Mayfield. The two then get into Jordan's takeaways from attending training camp practice--most notably, how the emergence of Donovan Peoples-Jones could impact the Browns WR room this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Nick Chubb Signs An Extension + Early Training Camp Standouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 34:03

    Henry and Jordan are back to discuss the major news of Nick Chubb's three-year extension. They look at where it fits in among running backs in the league, what the deal says about Nick Chubb, and what it means for the team going forward. Then, they touch on the players that have stood out so far in camp and who could make an unexpected jump in the depth chart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Training Camp Day 2: Can Baker Mayfield Take Another Step Forward?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 13:28

    Baker Mayfield looks very sharp to start training camp, which leads to the question, can he take another step forward? Henry talks about why Baker could be an anomaly in that way. Then to wrap up the show, Henry takes a brief look at the kicking battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Training Camp Day 1: Super Bowl Expectations, OBJ Returns & Greedy Williams Exits Early

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 8:54

    Henry gives you a quick hitter about all the major storylines on Day 1 of Browns training camp. Plenty more to come as Jordan and Henry give you daily updates on the biggest news out of Berea ahead of the 2021 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Browns Training Camp Preview: Position Battles, Players To Watch & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 52:36

    In this episode, Jordan and Henry preview Browns training camp. They touch on the biggest storylines, position battles, and their players to watch. Stay tuned as they come with daily updates on camp throughout the next few weeks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Impact Of The NFL's Vaccine Memo To Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 14:28

    Henry and Jordan react to the breaking news surrounding the NFL's memo to teams about stricter punishments and ramifications for COVID outbreaks among unvaccinated players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    It's Almost Here: A Look Ahead To Training Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 22:19

    In this episode, Henry and Jordan quickly touch on the possibility of a Kareem Hunt trade to the Rams and then discuss what they're looking forward to the most including: the revamped defense, the rookies, and THE FANS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will The Browns Extend Baker Mayfield?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 41:47

    Henry and Jordan cover every angle of the Baker Mayfield extension. They talk about the importance of timing, if a deal will get done, and what they think the final number will be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Look At Baker's Entire Career ft. John Vogel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 55:11

    In this episode, Henry is joined by John Vogel (@DraftVogel) to take a look at Baker Mayfield's entire career. They start by discussing what John saw in Baker as a prospect out of Oklahoma before getting into the various ups and downs of Baker's first three seasons. Finally, they talk about Mike Tannenbaum's comments this offseason and the looming extension negotiation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Five Under-Discussed Offseason Storylines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 29:16

    On this episode, Henry talks about the most under-discussed storylines from the Browns offseason: 1) Wyatt Teller extension talks 2) How Jedrick Wills Jr. can get even better 3) Is Donovan Peoples-Jones poised for a breakout year? 4) The LB roster battle 5) The Impact of NIL legislation on the NFL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Baker Called "Replaceable Part" + Where Does Kevin Stefanski Rank Among NFL Head Coaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 33:14

    The guys start the show by talking about their issues with Mike Tannenbaum's comments about Baker Mayfield being "very much a replaceable part.” Then, they move on to discussing where Kevin Stefanski ranks among NFL head coaches after just one season. Where does he slot in among the new coaches from the last couple years? Has he already done enough to be considered for the top 10?

    Offseason Thoughts On The Chiefs, Bills & Other AFC Contenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 49:28

    Henry and Jordan take a look at what the Browns' competition outside of the AFC North did this offseason. They give their take on the biggest offseason moves for the Chiefs, Bills, and other AFC contenders. Who got better? Who got worse? Who might be a sleeper team to challenge for the conference title?

    No Lamar Jackson Videos + How Many Browns Players Are In The NFL's Top 100?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 49:28

    In this episode, Jordan and Henry touch on the non-Browns story of the Ravens banning the media from taking videos of Lamar Jackson throwing. Then, they talk about the Browns that made Pete Brisco's Top 100 NFL Players list and the notable absences of Baker Mayfield and Denzel Ward.

    Richardson Rejects Browns Return + Minicamp Storylines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 40:31

    Jordan makes his triumphant return to the podcast to talk with Henry about Sheldon Richardson rejecting a Browns offer to return in favor of the Vikings. The two also discuss Odell Beckham Jr.'s return to the field in Berea, the Browns D-Line rotation, and the potential looming extensions this offseason.

    Julio Jones To The Titans & The Case For OBJ Winning Comeback Player Of The Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 35:34

    Jordan's wifi is not working so on this episode of The Rebuild, Henry (henry_ettinger) goes solo. He starts by discussing how the reaction to the Julio Jones trade is way overblown, and why smart teams don't make these type of trades. On the second half of the show, Henry makes a case for how Odell Beckham Jr. could have a strong enough bounce back season to put himself in the Comeback Player Of The Year discussion.

    Julio Jones, Browns Bets & NFL Offseason Storylines w/ Nick Dais

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 66:30

    Henry is joined by Nick Dais (@thelambshow) from Veteran's Minimum to talk about the rollercoaster NFL offseason. They start the show talking about whether or not the Browns should trade for Julio Jones. Nick then makes his case for OBJ winning Comeback Player Of The Year and Myles Garrett winning DPOY. They wrap up the show talking about which teams they think will surprise and disappoint based on their offseasons.

    Should The Browns Be The Favorite In The AFC North?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 39:42

    On this episode, Henry and Jordan give their thoughts on the key offseason moves for each of the other three AFC North teams. Then, they talk about their general expectations for how the division will look next season and discuss whether or not the Browns be the favorite in the AFC North heading into next season.

    Storylines From Rookie Minicamp

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 44:03

    Henry and Jordan hop back on for their second episode of the week to discuss the headlines coming out of Browns Rookie Minicamp, including JOK's health, Tony Fields II's ankle injury, and concerns about Anthony Schwartz's hands.

    PFF's Mike Renner On The Browns Draft + A Look At The AFC North

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 41:12

    PFF's lead draft analyst Mike Renner joins the show to talk about the Browns draft. He walks through where the Browns picks ranked on the PFF draft board, how they view positional versatility, and why the Browns got an A+ draft grade for the 2nd year in a row. Then, he and Henry discuss the rest of the AFC North's drafts and off-season moves.

    Thoughts On The Browns 2021 Schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 69:28

    On this episode of The Rebuild, Jordan is back on the show with Henry to break down the Browns 2021 schedule. They talk about the Ravens anomaly, the games their most looking forward to, and where the Browns might slip up. Then, to end the show, they both give their 2021 record prediction.

    CBS Sports Draft Analyst Chris Trapasso On The Browns Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 54:24

    CBS Sports Draft Analyst Chris Trapasso joined the show to give his thoughts on the Browns draft. He breaks down the Browns first two picks, talks about why he sees a lot of potential in some of their Day 3 selections, and why he had a high overall grade on the team's draft. 

    Straight A's: Browns Crush The 2021 Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 40:24

    Henry (henry_ettinger) & Jordan (j_klimack20) are back on the pod to do a mega-review of the Browns 2021 draft. They talk about the Browns somehow landing both Greg Newsome and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah with their first two picks, the potential Day 3 steals, and the overwhelming praise that the Browns received from draft experts. To hear more about Greg Newsome, go check out the interview episode with Eric Crocker!

    Final Draft Thoughts w/ OBR's Jake Burns

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 38:39

    Jake Burns from the Orange and Brown Report joins Henry to give his final thoughts ahead of the draft. They talk about what they think the national media is getting wrong, some of their favorite players, and what scenarios might play out for the Browns on Thursday night.

    Sheldon Richardson's Cut + Draft "Crushes"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 53:40

    Henry and Jordan start the episode by discussing the news that Sheldon Richardson has been cut by the Browns. They talk about why it happened, if it was a mistake, and what this means for the future of the team. Then, they go over some of the players they've fallen in love with ahead of this draft. 

    What It Feels Like To Be Good

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 36:49

    Gates and Peter return to see what they've missed since December 2020. Oh shit, turns out it's a whole lot! The boys talk about why this optimism feels different, who Peter would survive longer against in a Mortal Combat situation, how Andrew Berry walks on water, and why it's bitter-sweet to hold the draft when we'll probably trade down at 11:30pm Thursday night. Go Browns!

    Brad Ward On The Browns' Offseason, Clowney, & Draft Trade Scenarios

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 56:55

    Emergency Pod: Jadeveon Clowney Signs With The Browns

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 21:23

    Henry and Jordan jump back on for an emergency episode because Jadeveon Clowney has officially signed a one-year deal with the Browns. The guys talk about his fit with the team, the price tag, and if this changes the Browns' approach for the draft next week.

    Scouting The Browns Options at #26: Phillips, Rousseau & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 59:19

    Henry and Jordan are back on the pod to scout a ton of the Browns options at #26. They take a look at: -Jaelan Phillips -Greggory Rousseau -Azeez Ojulari -Zaven Collins -Jamin Davis -Trevor Moehrig -Greg Newsome -Asante Samuel Jr. -Caleb Farley 

    Draft Analyst Eric Crocker: 2021 CB Prospects Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 57:25

    The Browns will likely draft a CB on Day 1 or 2 of the NFL draft, so on this episode, Henry Ettinger (henry_ettinger) sits down with former player and current draft expert Eric Crocker to talk about this year's CB class. The guys run through all of the top prospects in the class and discuss their favorite players for the Browns in this draft. They also touch on a couple of receivers that could end up on the Browns as well. 

    Browns Team Needs Heading Into The Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 38:12

    On this episode, the guys shift their attention to the NFL draft. Jordan Klimack (j_klimack20) and Henry Ettinger (henry_ettinger) rank the Browns biggest team needs heading into the 2021 draft. They debate whether drafting a linebacker at No. 26 makes sense from a value perspective and discuss some of the most common names being linked to the Browns in mock drafts. 

    Clown Show: Jadeveon Clowney Visit + Hue Jackson Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 48:24

    Jordan Klimeck (J_klimack20) is back on with Henry (henry_ettinger) are back to discuss Jadeveon Clowney's visit with the Browns last week, his fit with the team, and his potential contract demands. Then, they talk about Hue Jackson's newsworthy comments in his long interview with ESPN Cleveland. They end the show touching on the impact of a 17th game on the Browns season.

    Free Agent Review: Derek Larger + Derek Ciapala on Browns' New Signings

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 57:51

    Henry (henry_ettinger) welcomed on two guests to talk about some of the Browns biggest free agent signings. Derek Ciapala from Rams Talk Radio came on to discuss the Browns adding John Johnson III and Troy Hill from the Rams secondary. Then, Derek Larger came on to discuss why Anthony Walker moved on from the Colts. The episode is filled with some great insight from two guys who have seen every snap of these new Browns. 

    Browns Stay Active: Add Anthony Walker and Malik Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 39:34

    Andrew Berry continues to be active in free agency. Jordan and Henry discuss the Browns latest moves over the last couple days including one-year deals for Anthony Walker, Malik Jackson and Cody Parkey. 

    Free Agent Frenzy: Browns Sign McKinley, Hill, Higgins & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 48:31


    Jordan and Henry recap the last couple days of free agency. They start by talking about the new signings of Takk McKinley and Troy Hill. Then, they touch on the Browns re-signing Rashard Higgins and Malcolm Smith. The frenzy has begun!


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