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Camp Confidential: Browns don't expect to shrivel in spotlight

Coming off a near-playoff season, expectations are sky-high in Cleveland. But there also are significant questions, James Walker writes.

Updated: August 18, 2008, 9:00 AM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

BEREA, Ohio -- The season of great expectations is under way for the Cleveland Browns.

Not at any point since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999 has there been such buzz and national attention surrounding this once-struggling franchise. The Browns are the trendy pick to do damage in a deep and talented AFC, and the league obviously wants to showcase them by giving Cleveland five nationally televised, prime-time games. (Surprisingly finishing 10-6 in 2007 and sending seven players ...

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