2001 Cleveland Browns season
|2001 Cleveland Browns season|
|Head coach||Butch Davis|
|Home field||Cleveland Browns Stadium|
|Local radio||WMJI · WTAM|
|Division place||T-3rd AFC Central|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
2001 NFL Draft
|Draft order||Player name||Position||College|
|1||3||Gerard Warren||Defensive tackle||Florida|
|2||33||Quincy Morgan||Wide Receiver||Kansas State|
|3||65||James Jackson||Running back||Miami|
|4||97||Anthony Henry||Defensive back||South Florida|
|6||165||Michael Jameson||Defensive back||Texas A&M|
|7||203||Paul Zukauskas||Offensive Lineman||Boston College|
|7||245||Andre King||Wide Receiver||Miami|
|2001 Cleveland Browns staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
The most notable game from the 2001 Cleveland Browns season came on a December 16 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Browns were driving toward the east end zone for what would have been the winning score. A controversial call on fourth down gave the Jaguars the ball. Browns' receiver Quincy Morgan had caught a pass for a first down on 4th and 1. After Tim Couch spiked the ball on the next play, referee Terry McAulay reviewed Morgan's catch, claiming that the replay officials had buzzed him before Couch spiked the ball. (NFL Rules state that once the next play is completed, the officials cannot under any circumstances review any previous plays.) Upon reviewing the play, McAulay determined that Morgan never had control of the ball, thus the pass was incomplete, and the Jaguars were awarded the ball. Fans in the Dawg Pound began throwing plastic beer bottles and other objects on the field. McAulay declared the game over and sent the teams to the locker rooms. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue then called to override the referee's decision, sending the players back onto the field, where the Jaguars ran out the last seconds under a hail of debris.
|1||September 9, 2001||Seattle Seahawks||L 9–6||
|2||September 23, 2001||Detroit Lions||W 24–14||
|3||September 30, 2001||at Jacksonville Jaguars||W 23–14||
|4||October 7, 2001||San Diego Chargers||W 20–16||
|5||October 14, 2001||at Cincinnati Bengals||L 24–14||
|6||October 21, 2001||Baltimore Ravens||W 24–14||
|8||November 4, 2001||at Chicago Bears||L 27–21||
|9||November 11, 2001||Pittsburgh Steelers||L 15–12||
|10||November 18, 2001||at Baltimore Ravens||W 27–17||
|11||November 25, 2001||Cincinnati Bengals||W 18–0||
|12||December 2, 2001||Tennessee Titans||L 31–15||
|13||December 9, 2001||at New England Patriots||L 27–16||
|14||December 16, 2001||Jacksonville Jaguars||L 15–10||
|15||December 23, 2001||at Green Bay Packers||L 30–7||
|16||December 30, 2001||at Tennessee Titans||W 41–38||
|17||January 6, 2002||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 28–7||
|2001 Cleveland Browns roster|
The Browns did not qualify for the postseason.
Awards and records
2001 is the only season since the Browns have returned that had the same Quarterback start all 16 games (Tim Couch).
- "Staff Directory". 2001 Media Guide. Cleveland Browns. p. 4.
- "Top 10 Most Ridiculous Sports Fan Moments - Photo 1 of 10 - NESN.com". Media.nesn.com. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
- "Browns". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 2012-08-09.