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Get the latest news and analysis about the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians with Doug Lesmerises and special guests on cleveland.com

Takes By The Lake podcast cleveland.com

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    • 4.6, 172 Ratings

Get the latest news and analysis about the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians with Doug Lesmerises and special guests on cleveland.com

    Ep. 120: What's next for the Browns after John Dorsey and Freddie Kitchens?

    Ep. 120: What's next for the Browns after John Dorsey and Freddie Kitchens?

    Doug Lesmerises is back after a long Takes break to check in on the departures of the Cleveland Browns GM and coach and where the Browns might go from here. Doug doesn't think this is just same old, same old, and there are ways in which the Haslams are showing progress as owners. So that's the discussion, looking back some and looking forward more as to what the Browns might do next.


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    Ep. 119: How can the Cleveland Browns make Baker Mayfield more comfortable?

    Ep. 119: How can the Cleveland Browns make Baker Mayfield more comfortable?

    Doug Lesmerises is joined by Pete Smith, the editor of SI Browns Maven, to discuss everything going on with this 2-6 team, led by what could happen to help Baker Mayfield look like 2018 Baker Mayfield again.
    They attempt to turn down the heat on the reactions to this Browns team as they look for answers for the second half of this season and beyond. Thanks for listening to Takes By The Lake from cleveland.com.
     
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    Ep. 118: Ken Carman on the Browns and life in Cleveland sports radio

    Ep. 118: Ken Carman on the Browns and life in Cleveland sports radio

    This episode of Takes By The Lake from cleveland.com is a little different from the norm. The topic of discussion isn't just sports, but life in Cleveland sports. Doug Lesmerises is joined by Ken Carman from 92.3 The Fan to dig into Carman's life as a sports radio host, how he reached this point in his career, what responsibility he feels to Cleveland sports fans, what happens when he offers an opinion that teams or players don't like and everything else that comes with being one of the strongest and sharpest voices and minds in Cleveland sports media.
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    Ep. 117: Baker Mayfield's ball placement and Chris Hubbard's blocking

    Ep. 117: Baker Mayfield's ball placement and Chris Hubbard's blocking

    As the Cleveland Browns take their off week, Steven Ruiz of For The Win makes his first appearance on the podcast to talk about Baker Mayfield's progress and whether he's been fixed yet after some issues early this season. A great film analyst, Ruiz takes us through Mayfield's highs and lows and give his prediction on how he thinks the rest of the season will shake out for the Browns and the AFC North. Then Doug Lesmerises comes back with his view about the Browns, which is more optimistic than many views, and his take on one player in particular who is throwing off the offense.
     
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    Ep. 116: Cleveland Browns shouldn’t panic (but maybe they should trade for Trent Williams)

    Ep. 116: Cleveland Browns shouldn’t panic (but maybe they should trade for Trent Williams)

    The Cleveland Browns are 2-3... and no one should be freaking out. On this calm, reassuring episode of Takes By The Lake, Doug Lesmerises is joined by two great guests -- his cleveland.com colleague Ellis Williams and former Case Western Reserve quarterback Dan Whalen.
    Whalen is up first to break down Baker Mayfield's performance Monday and whether anything about the long-term outlook on Mayfield has changed.
    Then Ellis jumps on to discuss his proposal that the Browns trade for Washington left tackle Trent Williams and he makes a compelling case. They also discussed Freddie Kitchens’ play calling so far.
     
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    Ep. 115: Is the Browns' Nick Chubb a top five running back?

    Ep. 115: Is the Browns' Nick Chubb a top five running back?

    Doug Lesmerises is joined by Cody Suek of waitingfornextyear.com to talk about what the Browns learned from their Week 4 win over Baltimore -- and what we learned about the Browns.
    Did Freddie Kitchens actually completely change as a play caller?
    What do we think of how quickly Baker Mayfield is getting rid of the ball?
    Is Nick Chubb a top five running back in the NFL?
    How much of a priority should it be to sign middle linebacker Joe Schobert and keep him in Cleveland?
    All that as we figure out what's up with this Browns team looking ahead to San Francisco on Monday night.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Straycat 1966 ,

Great Podcast

Always very informative. Great perspectives on Browns. Only wished we had more podcasts.

Apl1dcf ,

Is this podcast still active?

If you’re not going to do the podcast, drop it from Apple Store

Adam from Oregon ,

Great podcast

Need to have some more episodes. Always great content Doug does a fantastic job. He has brought me off the edge of the cliff many times this season. Keep it up!

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