No coach in professional football has had the success of Paul Brown. In the 10 years since he put the Cleveland Browns together he has won a divisional championship each year, lost only three playoffs for the world championship. The Browns have won crushing victories in the last two pro title games. In each of the 10 years the quarterback who engineered the victories was Otto Graham, now retired. So this season pro fans will find the answer to a question that ranks with the enigma of the chicken and the egg, namely, who was the real author of the saga of the Browns—Coach Brown or Quarterback Graham? If Brown's new quarterback, George Ratterman, who has been electronically rigged so he can take orders from the sidelines (see page 24), can make the Browns' attack click as of old, then Coach Brown's artistry must remain undisputed. Otherwise, as the magnificent color closeups of pro football on the following pages show in awesome detail, Brown has few worries. His tacklers pursue with single-minded purpose, as witness the flight of a San Francisco back from the attention of two of them on the page opposite. The line? Hard as obsidian, impenetrable as a thorn hedge, it twice turns back the 49ers and jars them into fumbles.
Massive men like Don Colo (70) ignore illegal holding to turn back 49er thrust (above) Cleveland's immovable defenders, pros' best, still present no chinks as 49ers try again
Rare fumble brings melee as 263-pound 49er Bob Toneff flips. End Harry Babcock gets ball