Daily Dawg Tags: It’s Johnny’s time now


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Cleveland Browns:

Browns turning the offense over to Johnny Manziel

"Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine made it official on Tuesday. The Browns offense is now in the hands of quarterback Johnny Manziel. It is the right decision at the right time for the Browns, who head into the bye week with a record of 2-8 and carrying a five-game losing streak."

NFL will not discipline Johnny Manziel

"The NFL will not discipline Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel for his role in a domestic incident with his girlfriend."

Is starting Johnny Manziel the right choice? (Number Fire)

"I hate being captain obvious, but let’s face it: the Cleveland Browns are bad. At 2-8, they are already eliminated from playoff contention according to our algorithms. According to our Net Expected Points (NEP) metrics, the Browns actually boast the 10th best Adjusted Passing NEP (60.09) this year, but is there any chance the team improves on this mark with Johnny Manziel leading the way?"

Dwayne Bowe leads list of top free agent flops (NFL.com)

"A few weeks back, we reviewed the best offseason bargains. It’s now time to unveil the companion piece, biggest free-agent flops. Dwayne Bowe, Cleveland Browns wide receiver: This was an easy call. Even though Bowe had been moving like a tight end for two seasons, the Browns opted to hand him $9 million in guarantees. As a result, they’ve been forced to carry a player they would rather release. A healthy scratch most weeks, Bowe has contributed a catch in just one of 10 Browns games this season. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that “only” $2.85 million of his 2016 salary is guaranteed."

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NFL News:

Aldon Smith suspended for a year by NFL (Just Blog Baby)

"The hammer has been dropped on Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith as the veteran pass rusher will be suspended for an entire year for his involvement in an incident back in August. News that impacts the Raiders chances in the AFC Wild Card race."

Dallas Cowboys cut quarterback Brandon Weeden (The Landry Hat)

"The Dallas Cowboys are making roster changes in the wake of a seven-game losing streak, starting with quarterback Brandon Weeden."

Cam Newton’s dance not a favorite of at least one fan (Cat’s Crave)

"Again, nobody can keep away from drawing negative attention to the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback, yes, Cam Newton.  After Cam’s “dab” dance, Titans’ fan Rosemary Plorin sent a letter to the Panthers and Newton addressing his crazy dance that was offensive to her and her 9-year-old daughter. Really? Offensive? Not at all."