Browns History - Paul Brown

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Paul Brown was perhaps the greatest coach in NFL history. He revolutionalized the game in many facets. He was the first coach to bring African-American players into the professional ranks. He institutionalized the passing "pocket", and was the first coach ever to call his own plays. He had an unmatched ability to evaluate talent, evidenced by the fact that 11 Browns had Hall of Fame careers playing for him. After being released by Art Modell in 1961, he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His career didn't end there, however, as he founded the AFL Cincinatti Bengals. Paul coached the Bengals until 1976, when he retired from coaching and stayed on as President of the Bengals. Paul Brown died in 1990, and his surviving Bengals named their new stadium after him.
Years:
W
L
T
Pct.
Playoffs
Championships
46-61
270
162
6
.888
8-5 (.888)
7
Yr:
Team
W
L
T
Pct
Finish Playoffs
1946
Cleveland
12
2
0
.857
1st AAFC W 1-0*
1947
Cleveland
12
1
1
.923
1st AAFC W 1-0*
1948
Cleveland
14
0
0
1.000
1st AAFC W 1-0*
1949
Cleveland
9
1
2
.900
1st AAFC 2-0*
1950
Clevlenad
10
2
0
.833
1st NFL E 2-0*
1951
Cleveland
11
1
0
.917
1st NFL E 0-1
1952
Cleveland
8
4
0
.667
1st NFL E 0-1
1953
Cleveland
11
1
0
.917
1st NFL E 0-1
1954
Cleveland
9
3
0
.750
1st NFL E 1-0*
1955
Cleveland
9
2
1
.818
1st NFL E 1-0*
1956
Cleveland
5
7
1
.417
4th NFL E -
1957
Cleveland
9
2
1
.818
1st NFL E 0-1
1958
Cleveland
9
3
0
.750
2nd NFL E 0-1
1959
Cleveland
7
5
0
.583
2nd NFL E -
1960
Cleveland
8
3
1
.727
2nd NFL E -
1961
Cleveland
8
5
1
.615
3rd NFL E -
1968
Cincinatti
3
11
0
.214
5th AFL W -
1969
Cincinatti
4
9
1
.308
5th AFL W -
1970
Cincinatti
8
6
0
.571
1st AFC C 0-1
1971
Cincinatti
4
10
0
.286
4th AFC C -
1972
Cincinatti
8
6
0
.571
3rd AFC C -
1974
Cincinatti
10
4
0
.714
1st AFC C 0-1
1975
Cincinatti
7
7
0
.500
2nd AFC C -
1976
Cincinatti
11
3
0
.786
1st AFC C 0-1
NFL
Totals
166
100
6
.624
4-8

 

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