In the hours after Eric Mangini and George Kokinis finished up the Browns 2009 draft, the Orange and Brown Report magazine team started to work on our annual post-draft issue. Featuring articles from regular contributors Jeff Schudel, Steve King, John Taylor, Brent Sobleski and many others, this issue also features articles on two of the team’s new players from the writers who know them best – Scout.com publishers who have tracked their careers since they were high-school recruits.
After a couple of weeks of work, we can now ship this month’s 48-page magazine off to the printers. OBR subscribers will be receiving it starting in a week to ten days.
Browns fans can receive the OBR magazine as part of their annual Total Access Pass subscription, or all by itself.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
4 Smart Guys
Eric Mangini and George Kokinis wasted no time putting their mark on the Cleveland Browns. (Jeff Schudel)
8 Center of Attention
After following his career as lead writer of Scout’s CalSportsDigest.com, Jon Doss gets us up-to-speed on the first draft pick of the Mangini era...
10 An Inconsequential Signing
What may be the best free agent signing in Browns team history was one of the least noticed. (Steve King)
13 The Analyst
A day in the working life of NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell (Scout.com)
18 Why a Center Makes Sense
OBR coach-in-residence Greg Cielec argues that the unheralded position in the middle of the line has become increasingly important in recent years.
20 Moving Outside-In
The Browns are taking a defensive end and outside linebacker, and seeing if they can add toughness to the team’s inside linebacker spots (Steve King)
26 The Great Non-Signing
Steve King tells the tale of how one superstar player left the Browns at the altar
30 Impact Rookies
There is no shortage of talent in this rookie class (Fox Sports)
36 Almost Like Home
New Browns RB James Davis will have some fellow Clemson alumni nearby to help as he tries to make his way in the NFL (Will Vandervort, CUTigers.com)
38 The Fun has Left the Building
Frank Derry offers a bittersweet look back at a forty-year career covering the Cleveland Browns
42 Your 2010 Uncanny Mock (Version 1.0)
It is never, ever too early to start predicting next year’s NFL draft (Brent Sobleski)
2 Letter from the Publisher (Barry McBride)
24 Photo of the Month (Jeff Wills)
44 Attention Deficit (John Taylor)
47 The Dreamer (Brian Tarcy)