Cleveland Browns Information
The Cleveland Browns are members of the North Division of the AFC. Their home stadium is the Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The team was founded in 1946 as a charter franchise in the All-America Football Conference. The Browns won the AAFC championship in all four years of its existence and continued to succeed after moving to the NFL in 1950. They won the league championship in their first NFL season and then two more shortly after in 1954 and 1955. Since then, the Browns have been moderately successful. they have reached the league playoffs fifteen times and the AFC championship games three times.
In 1995, owner Art Modell declared his intent to move the team to Baltimore due to financial problems. While the players, coaching staff, front office, and owner were relocated to Baltimore, Cleveland officials made sure that the copyright for the name, uniform, and colors would remain in Cleveland. Art Modell would had to change the name of his team and Cleveland had to build a new team to enter the NFL by 1999. The new Cleveland Browns franchise began in 1999. Since then, the Browns havenâ€™t seen too much success. They reached the playoffs only one time in 2002 and were sent home by the Steelers in the first round. The organization cycled through four coaches in six years between Chris Palmer, Butch Davis, Terry Robiskie and Romeo Crennel.
The last season (2011) was the 63rd season for the Browns as a franchise. They finished fourth in the AFC North with a record of 4-12. This did not qualify the Browns for the playoffs. This year they hope to turn this around. Their most important players this season are tackle Joe Thomas, cornerback Joe Haden, linebacker Chris Gocong, kicker Phil Dawson, cornerback Sheldon Brown and linebacker Scott Fujita.