Daily Dawg Tags: Peyton Manning to Cleveland?
Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Monday, Nov. 23.
Cleveland Browns continue to be linked to Peyton Manning
"The Cleveland Browns have six games remaining in the 2015 NFL season and then the (alleged) fun begins. Once the season comes to an end sometime on the afternoon of Jan. 3, 2016, owner Jimmy Haslam is expected by some to “clean house” in Berea by terminating some combination of coaches and front office staff. If that day comes, the person that Haslam continues to be linked to as the next savior of the Browns is current Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who may retire after this season."
Cleveland Browns: 5 best trades of all-time
"As the Cleveland Browns continue to see the 2015 NFL season circle the drain, one of the few bright spots has been punter Andy Lee. Acquired in the off-season by general manager Ray Farmer (reportedly a horrible judge of talent) for just a seventh-round draft pick, Lee has consistently shown why he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection while punting for the San Francisco 49ers. Lee is fifth in the NFL with 49 punts (not a surprise for an offensive that loves nothing more than a three-and-out, especially with Johnny Manziel at quarterback), is sixth in both average and net average, and is tied for fifth in punts inside the 20 (only two off the leaders)."
Cleveland Browns on the bye, 4 takeaways
"The good news is the Browns didn’t lose this week. The bad news is that a 2-8 record remains. Thanks to an Ohio State collapse against Michigan State, and ensuing locker room fallout, the Browns have been out of the football spotlight this weekend. Next Sunday will also be without a game, and a loss, as the Browns take on the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. I’m not sure if ESPN envisioned its Week 12 primetime matchup being between a 2-8 team and a 3-7 team, but at least they still have Johnny Manziel to talk about all game."
On MNF, Johnny Manziel won’t face Joe Flacco, who’s out for year with torn ACL (NEOMG)
"Johnny Manziel had to contend with Ben Roethlisberger, who’s 18-2 against the Browns, in his last start, but he won’t face Joe Flacco, who’s 13-2 against the Browns, in his next one on Monday Night Football. The injury-riddled Ravens lost Flacco to a torn ACL and possibly torn MCL in Baltimore’s last second 16-13 victory over the Rams Sunday. Flacco, who lost for only the second time to the Browns, 23-20 in overtime on Oct. 11, will be out for the season and likely undergo surgery soon to repair the ligament.In addition, the Ravens lost starting running back Justin Forsett to a broken arm for the remainder of the season. He broke bones in his forearm in the first half of the game."
Report: Titans, Browns want Peyton Manning in front office (FanSided)
"Great players don’t often make great coaches, but they have been known to find success in the front office. For example, John Elway is a hall-of-fame quarterback who won two Super Bowls for the Denver Broncos. Sporting a suit and tie, he helped Denver reach a Super Bowl as general manager and vice president of football operations. His biggest coup while running the football program in Denver was signing quarterback Peyton Manning, despite there being several other potential suitors. Now the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns reportedly want to see if the man Elway signed as quarterback could make a similar transition from field to front office."
Jerry Jones says Greg Hardy ‘agreed to really work’ to improve behavior (ESPN)
"Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones met recently with Greg Hardy to discuss the defensive tackle’s recent behavior, two sources said. The meeting, a week ago Thursday, focused on what Hardy can do personally to avoid creating negative issues for himself, according to the sources. Jones declined to speak specifically about the meeting after the Cowboys’24-14 win over the Miami Dolphins, but he did say Hardy is trying to change his behavior."
Broncos Rumors: Peyton Manning to play in 2016? (Predominantly Orange)
"Just a few hours after Brock Osweiler lead the Broncos to a 17-15 victory over the Chicago Bears, the media has found some way to bring Peyton Manning back into the discussion. On the pregame show Football Night in America, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk noted that Manning wants to return in 2016 even if it is not with the Broncos. Tony Dungy even gave his two cents and stated that he “hasn’t heard anything because he and Manning are close.” I will begin by saying that it is very bad timing for them to begin this rumor report. Brock Osweiler just got his first career win as a starting quarterback just a few hours ago. To have this come out shortly after the game is just inexcusable in my honest opinion."
Hatcher: Refs ‘single us out’ due to ‘Redskins’ name (NFL.com)
"Washington’s Jason Hatcher came out of Sunday’s 44-16 loss to the Panthers suggesting that theRedskins have received their share of unfavorable calls this season for a specific reason: Their name. “I’m not saying this out of character to get fined, but it is what it is,” Hatcher said, per The Washington Post. “I don’t know if it’s about the name or what, but at the same time, we play football, too. We work our butt off, too. Don’t single us out. At the end of the day, it’s the name. Don’t worry about the name — (we’re) players and we work our butt off, too.” The Redskins drew nine penalties for 68 yards on Sunday, while thePanthers were flagged eight times for 66 yards. Hatcher won’t want to hear this, either, but coming into Week 11, only four teams had been flagged fewer times than Washington, per NFL Research."