• Cleveland Veterans

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2017 Contact: Kristen Parker – 216-301-9462 / kristen.parker@va.gov MEDIA Note: Calling all Veteran’s to join us for a “Super Bowl Sundae” event hosted by NFL Legend Earnest Byner and his non-profit, “The Healing Dawgs” at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Earnest Byner will be promoting the VA…
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  • Odell Vs Giants

    Pay the Man!!!   Odell Beckham and his highlight catches scream out to the football know it faithful and the greater Giant fan base to just pay the man. He has consistently shown to be one of the if not the best in the game.   The flashes that make us go ooooooo or wooooowwwww…
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  • Leadership Quotes

    “He’s a good leader,” Gibbs said after Washington’s 25-10 victory Saturday over the New England Patriots. “If we are to do well in the playoffs, we need a leader as a running back.”
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  • Steelers Antonio Browns and TEAM

    Call me old school in regards to how I feel about the live feed that Antonio Brown posted after a hard fought and well earned team victory in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. The TEAM was fresh off the field and in the sanctity of the locker room. It was before the media…
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  • Browns Reason To Celebrate

    Reason to Celebrate? Victories are hard to come by in any sport. Anytime a team has crossed the threshold of winning, a different level of confidence is gained. It’s a minor miracle. In the NFL those victories are precious! Especially when you have lost 14 games in one season. The Cleveland Browns won their first…
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  • One Win Makes Browns Winners? Not So fast

    The Browns are 1-14 at this point. They have lost a staggering amount of games over the last 3 years. Buuuuutttt… Now they have earned a win. The hearts are a little lighter, the step has a little more pep and the water coolers have changed from alcohol back to water. Prior to the victory,…
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  • Browns and Developing Winners

    Will To Win Crying incessantly in my way home after losing another game at Bonnor Park in Milledgeville Georgia. It’s another still but crisp evening and the stars are out while a traverse the grounds in the west end of my home town. Tears are streaming down my face because our team has lost another…
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  • RG3 VS ROMO’S PLIGHT

    ROMO: After all, they were depending on you to bring them a championship – that’s what quarterbacks are supposed to do, that’s how we’re judged. But then here you are, sidelined without any real ability to help your teammates win on the field. That’s when you’re forced to come face to face with what’s happening.…
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  • Romo… Diary of Aging Players

    ROMO: “I’m not gonna allow this situation to negatively affect Dak or this football team by becoming a constant distraction. Ultimately it’s about the team – it’s what we’ve preached our entire lives.” EB: The best way to deal with this situation, positively,…especially when the realization is that someone else…a younger player, is doing the…
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  • Understanding of Influence

    What a gift to have and a gift not to be taken lightly.. The ability to guide and influence people. We are given this magnificent ability to build, heal and teach those through different mediums. Football happens to be the one I am availed. I was listening to music in a club, but watching the…
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  • The Bond of Winners “Mid 80s Browns”

    Reflection is an excellent tool. It can teach us how to handle individual situations in life. When we reflect, it gives us a chance to slow down life, look at the different pictures of the day, adjust the situations that need to be and be prepared for the cycle of life that brings around a…
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  • Enemy Within

    I found the enemy,it is within Residing under my own skin I must not yeild or get rattled For me to win my internal Battle
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  • WINNERS

    Winners are around us every day. Outside of the super talented, outliers, winners have traits that run true through anything that is truly successful. Learners Winners are always hungry to learn more about their craft. There is an insatiable desire to learn and grow. Those that think they have it all figured out will ultimately…
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  • Innate Competition

    There is always something to prove, something to grow through or an experience to grow from. At thirteen years in the league, while with the Baltimore Ravens, the below is what I shared in a interview. “A seems like for my whole career, I’ve heard that we need somebody faster, younger, someone with fresh legs,”…
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  • WIN EACH PLAY

    Win W-What I-is N-Necessary? To Win… It’s why each competition is gone into. The developmental process is an essential element in winning. Everyday, winning should be on the minds of the competitors. That will certainly effect how meetings are attended, how weights are being lifted and how practice is practiced. How to attend meetings, how…
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  • Life’s Direction

    As amazing as it sounds It’s amazingly real Living life from the inside It’s the real deal To live free,no restrictions Leads to a right direction
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  • Wins and Losses

    Today was a day of big wins and loss for some players. Cut day has never been a day I cherished. As a player and coach, I dredged seeing guys have to give up on the current team. On the other hand, life takes and gives. There are a bunch of guys that have the…
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  • Culture Shock

    “Sad years” characterize teams that have been consistently losing. They have had to make coaching and or front office changes and in some cases have purged their rosters. For some teams that has been their reality… their norm. The ways of doing things, that led to the need of new blood, have to be rooted…
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  • Good Soldier or Not

    A process of getting your orders, mentally ingesting them or make them yours, has to be taken to heart. Either you take the lead in this part of the team process or you may become one of the ones that will not fulfill your potential. Good and great players have a way of receiving good…
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  • Loving You From The Inside

    The inner spirit is there. Comforting, giving direction, unctions and vision. It is there constantly. Never wavering, never changing and always balanced. When we get angry, lose our temper or having a moment of insanity, what is the cause of this? Is the inner spirit angry? The body is definitely affected. The heart races, temperature…
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  • Cleveland-Believeland

    They never lose hope. They never die. They always encourage their players. It can be football, basketball or baseball. It matters not to the fateful and loyal fans of Cleveland. I had a connection to Cleveland/Believeland before I was summoned there by the game that I grew to and still love. I was drafted by…
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  • Absent Minded Living

    THE GAME… This phenomena shows up in the game of football as it does in real life. I don’t know how many times I’ve corrected a player on something I know that he knows he knows what he was supposed to do. I have witnessed this numerous times when dealing with guys that would not…
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  • An NFL Fury…Gift & Curse

    Being on the edge in all aspects of playing the game, in practice, meetings, walk throughs and the games is what makes the great great. It is what guides them as they go about the daily preparation and in the mist of the battle. Being on that edge, feeling that fire continually can be maddening.…
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  • Next Man Trained

    The preparation process for success is continual. Whether you are at the top of the game or playing pee wee level football. In college and pro level football, when a guy gets hurt there is a saying that it has to be the next man up mentality that will keep the teams’ success moving in…
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  • Intent

    Intent gives you direction. It will be a rudder to your boat, a wind to fill your sail and energy to make the right decisions in your life. Knowing what you intend to achieve in each moment of life can help you build a solid foundation. Start each task with as clear an intent as…
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  • The Game For Life

    Playing the game for a life time. Playing the game because it became a life. Playing the game just for the plain ole love of the game. I have played and have coached. Both, to me, was why I was born. Born to play then reborn to coach. Natural at both, is what I would…
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  • Mental and Physical Stretching

    As the body needs stretching to operate optimally, so does the mind. As with the body, when it hasn’t been stretched in a while, it resists what you are trying to do. If you fight with it, then it will continue to resist. If you have the courage to breathe deep and slow thus taking…
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  • Breathe and Feel

    Each breath brings with it thoughts and direction. Each one of the thoughts are mini prayers. When directed they become our path. Continually impressing the mind while in prayer helps to direct the inner spirit. If we practice control of the breath and the mini thoughts, we can assist the manifestations in our life. By…
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  • Browns Hope

    There may be a little disappointment in the Browns runners at this point. It has been said that “Guys don’t want to be the lead bell cow guy.” Ooooo another feather got ruffled! The Browns are looking for a leader and some ownership from the backfield participants. There is disappointment but, there is hope for…
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  • Pre-Season-Play/Not

    I always played the games, no matter what it was, to win. It was simply because I loved to compete. Whether it was marbles, pool, baseball, basketball, track running or playing football, I was going to give it my all. That drive, intense desire and love for the games was innate. Some writers use to…
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  • QB & Offensive Communication

    It is well documented that the Jets try to break down the opponents pass protection so they can bring an extra guy. That extra guy is to sack, hit or at least make the QB throw the ball early. There are many hours spent trying to figure out the blitz zone package that the Ryan…
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  • Browns’ Runners

    Two out of the three running backs that the Browns are counting on this year have had to miss time because they have soft tissue injuries. This is a position, in my estimation, that will be counted on more so this year. The possibility that the QB position will be inconsistent looms larger than before.…
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  • NFL Training Camp- Then & Now

    NFL TRAINING CAMP THEN-NOW It’s the night before the final cuts of the 1984 NFL training camp. (REAL TRAINING CAMP) Cleveland Browns TC started the weekend after July 4th and lasted for almost 2 months. It was like being stuck in the twilight zone! I’ve been balling from the beginning, so I haven’t had an…
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  • NFL Motivation

      http://www.ivlproducts.com/pages/Earnest-Byner/ Motivation Picture this: It’s a really nice crisp morning here in Jacksonville and I am riding my bike alone on Baldwin Trail west of Jacksonville. I, all of sudden, have this feeling that someone is coming up on me to my left. Now for a bike rider, that is someone faster than you…
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  • Quarterback Elevation

    Looking to save money and strokes?! Click the link. Save $20 by using promo code EB21. http://www.renegargolf.com/shop.html     Evolution of the game… The QB has always been an important part of football teams. The league seemed to make a conscious decision to protect them because they had a vision of what they wanted the…
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  • Power of Adaptation

    http://www.ivlproducts.com/pages/Earnest-Byner/ 1987 play-off game…Colts vs Browns in Municipal Stadium. It was one of Cleveland’s familiar wind off of Lake Erie cold days. It had been so cold, the field was frozen. For the most part, the green that was on the field was painted. So, what does a running back wear on this type of…
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  • Loyalty…where is it

    Has free agency affected the length of players career? It has definitely hurt the overall development of the players on and off the field. Earning your way or veterans taking young guys under their wings has become more difficult because the deck of players are constantly shuffled. The sense of team or family can’t be…
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  • Game Within The Game…Passing Game

      In all of the passing play designs, the route depths, pass protection and QB drops(3,5/7 steps) are tied together. It doesn’t take much to throw off the timing. If someone is not on the same page, disaster looms. But, sometimes when they break down, players make plays. That’s what Hoyer and Gabriel did for a…
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  • Shelton and Browns Mentality

      The talk leading up to the Cincy game was Johnny football. The talk has been since is…of course all about Johnny football. It was all about his first start and his lack of efficiency. No fairy or I should say, “Johnny dust,” to sprinkle and make it all good. My thoughts at this point…
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  • Game Within the Game

    Even within a game there is a lost and there are some victories that happen. For the Redskins vs the Colts, the very first defensive play produced a win for the defense and a lost for the Colts offense. In the first picture below it can be seen that Kerrigan has gotten off on the…
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  • Winning Dimension

      BUY IN BY PLAYERS While watching the Seawhaws vs 49ers game on game rewind, a couple things stuck out. One that is well known is that Lynch leaves a lot of people in his wake when he muscles his way down the field. The below picture is the beginning of some carnage left on…
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  • The Way

    By Coach Byner Long lasting and consistent production is a rarity in life. It’s even more rare in the NFL. Few organizations have found the magic or right spirit that produces consistently year after year. Egos of tremendous size seems to find its way into the equation. When success happens it’s rare for people to…
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  • Body, Mind,Spirit

    http://www.ivlproducts.com/Superfoods/Go-Ruby-Go-All-Day-Energy-Greens-Combo.axd   Continual Rehabilitation Poem A body will return to its natural state of rest Naturally, it’s not wanting to stand for a test. It’s not always agreeing to do it’s best. Push it, coddle it or give it a caress. When I pulled my hamstring during the Brown’s summer camp in 1994, I found myself looking…
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  • Old School and Team Building

    Blount was in Tampa when the team drafted Doug Martin. He was caught up with being done wrong when Doug came in. As a matter of fact he was bothered with the thought of any back being drafted. Doug had to earn the spot. It wasn’t just given to him by the team. Some of…
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  • Additional Motivation… Game within The Game

    A form of motivation and inspiration is playing a former team. Another is playing against a team that has someone good that plays the same position. Sunday night we saw Mark Ingram and Eddie Lacy show out. They are former teammates that both shined for The Crimson Tide.   I’m sure they had a couple…
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  • Steelers Beat

    Breakdown on the game We started the last blog on the Steelers by looking at the depth or initial alignment of Bell.  As stated, MOST runners, when behind the QB, align 7-7 1/2 yards deep. As you can see in the picture he is at least 8yds deep. Sometimes he is at 8 1/2 almost 9. This depths help…
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  • Browns Beat…Defense

    Having a chance to look at the defense from a game within the game perspective has shown to be challenging. The defense looks for tips, clues and tendencies just like the O. There are wins and losses or victories and defeats on each play. In the below picture the Browns defense is facing a 3…
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  • Redskins Game Within The Game

    In this Game Within The Game look at the Redskin offense I break down some of there action during the game. Victory and Defeat are within each play. On the opening offensive play in the Washington vs Vikings game, Redskins RGIII dispelled any notion that he was limited in regards to his movement. Below he…
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  • Browns Beat II

    Game within the game for the Browns continues with this look at their third down pass protection. This is where they may miss the veteran presence of Ben Tate.   This is a six man pass protection which includes the 5 offensive lineman and the back. The center is working opposite the running back on…
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  • Colts Game Within a Game

    Colts Game Within a Game There has been a lot of focus on the Colts run game. Some have blamed the runners without taking a closer look at what they see after they get the ball. They have gone as far as to say that Trent Richardson can’t run. That may be the case but…
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  • Browns vs Falcons Game Within The Game

      Another feature for Browns Beats will give us a feel of how the players, if they so choose, can get better. The abilities of both Josh Gordan and Terrance West have tremendous value to the Browns. If they decide to use the strength of mind to focus on some additional details that will help…
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  • Seattle Game Within The Game

    Seattle Game Within The Game March 13, 2015 By Coach Byner Seattle has been successful in ousting the 49ers from the playoffs two years in a row. THEY Effectively ended their season short of any additional threats later. They have a clear formula that other teams don’t have. They make the Niners play a lot…
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  • Browns Corner BLOG

    Browns’ Corner Blog March 13, 2015 By Coach Byner The talk leading up to the Cincy game was Johnny football. The talk has been sense is…of course all about Johnny football. It was all about His first start and his lack of efficiency. No fairy or I should say Johnny dust to sprinkle and make…
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  • Giving It Up!

    Giving It Up! By Coach Byner March 10, 2015 Mojo (Maurice Jones-Drew) just decided to retire. He is moving on to his next life. He was one of my best players and an excellent student in the classroom while being a student of the game. He loved to run the two back power play. He…
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  • Byner Quotes

    “It took a spiritual conversation for me to actually get past the fumble,” Byner said. “I’m not preaching to [Bostick]. But to me the spiritual impact is crucial. The spirit has a way of freeing you up a lot.”
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  • Review, Rehearse, Remember

    Coach Earnest Byner March 4, 2015     How does a player make the plays under the pressure of the game? When the chips get down and the opposing team is attacking, there has to be a plan that precedes action. Most of the plays, situations and adjustments have been covered either in meetings or…
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  • Off-Season Game Plan

    By Coach Earnest Byner March 2, 2015 Free agency is about to start. Franchise tags have been passed out and the combine has taken place. There are moves that can be made that can build or make winning difficult. Teams that have a history of successes during this time of year, should be emulated, studied…
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