30 episodes

Step inside the Dawg Pound with The Athletic's Zac Jackson, bringing you the latest on the Cleveland Browns every single week with exclusive audio and special guests on 'Civilized Barking.'

Civilized Barking: A show about the Cleveland Browns The Athletic

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Step inside the Dawg Pound with The Athletic's Zac Jackson, bringing you the latest on the Cleveland Browns every single week with exclusive audio and special guests on 'Civilized Barking.'

    It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks

    It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks

    Jimmy Haslam got his guy, but is it what the Browns really need? Zac Jackson and Jason Lloyd break down Andrew Berry's introductory press conference (0:42). They discuss Kareem Hunt and OBJ’s future (10:29) as well as key moves this new regime must address this offseason (26:48).

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    • 29 min
    Buckle up, Berry

    Buckle up, Berry

    The Browns finally have their GM. Zac Jackson and Pat McManamon discuss the return of Andrew Berry (0:53) and what he must do to win people over (11:29). Plus, Alex Van Pelt will reportedly join Kevin Stefanski’s staff (19:28). They break down the play calling as well as the dashcam video involving Kareem Hunt (26:17).

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    • 37 min
    Wait and see

    Wait and see

    Will the Browns finally get it right this time? Zac Jackson and Tom Reed are in Mobile, Alabama as the Browns continue to interview for their next GM (1:09). They discuss the new additions to Kevin Stefanski’s staff, including the hiring of Bill Callahan (3:34). Plus, will David Njoku be back next season (9:10)? They break down the state of the roster and their Senior Bowl observations (27:32).

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    • 33 min
    Welcome to Cleveland, Kevin Stefanski

    Welcome to Cleveland, Kevin Stefanski

    Zac Jackson and Jason Lloyd weigh in on the Browns’ decision to hire Kevin Stefanski (1:12). They break down fans’ initial reactions and why the team passed on Josh McDaniels (9:09). Plus, hear why Andrew Berry is considered the top candidate in the GM search and how his experience with analytics fits the mold Cleveland is trying to create (12:41).

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    • 29 min
    The search continues

    The search continues

    The Browns remain the only team in the NFL who have yet to make their decision regarding a new head coach. Zac Jackson, Jason Lloyd and Pat McManamon break down the top candidates for the position and who they believe is the best fit. Plus, how do the new hires across the league impact the expected contract? They discuss the potential of a long-term deal.

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    • 31 min
    Farewell, Freddie

    Farewell, Freddie

    Another year, another coaching change for the Cleveland Browns. Zac Jackson and Pat McManamon break down the decision to fire Freddie Kitchens. They discuss potential candidates for the position and qualities needed to take this team to the next level. Plus, what needs to change with Baker Mayfield in 2020.

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    • 27 min

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