Daily Dawg Tags: The coaching search begins


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Cleveland Browns:

Browns lining up interviews for latest coaching search

"The day after another season-ending loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers kicked off another franchise reboot for the Cleveland Browns, the team was preparing to open the third coaching search under owner Jimmy Haslam with Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Jaguars offensive line coach Doug Marrone and Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin the first names the team will contact about the vacancy."

The Browns, analytics and Sashi Brown

"To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Cleveland Browns “relieved” general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine of their duties Sunday evening. But it was what came next that gave many pause. During his press conference announcing yet another reboot under his watch, owner Jimmy Haslam revealed that Sashi Brown is now the team’s executive vice president of football operations and will have, to use Haslam’s words, ultimate say on the final roster and which players the Browns draft."

The Browns are starting over again in 2016

"Jimmy Haslam came to Cleveland as the team’s supposed savior, yet all he has done is oversee a dysfunctional franchise aided in its dysfunction because of poor personnel moves on his part."

Report: Johnny Manziel wore disguise in Las Vegas (ESPN Las Vegas)

"Alleged “franchise quarterback” Johnny Manziel reportedly donned a blonde wig, fake mustache and glasses and asked to be called “Billy” during a trip to Las Vegas on the final weekend of the NFL season."

How the Browns can turn things around (PFF)

"The Cleveland Browns have ended yet another disappointing season with the only strategy they seem to know: Blow it all up and start over. Since Romeo Crennel’s ignominious four-year run, the Browns haven’t given any coach longer than two seasons before wielding the axe, and the same holds true for Mike Pettine, who ended his reign with a 10-22 record (.313) — which actually ties for the best win percentage of the team’s past four coaches. That in itself should speak volumes about how committed this franchise is to losing on an institutional level right now. But how can they turn the organization around and head in the right direction?"

NFL News:

Rams, Chargers and Raiders apply for L.A. relocation (NFL.com)

"As expected, the St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have submitted applications for relocation to Los Angeles. Monday was the first day the organizations were eligible to petition the league, as required by the NFL Policy and Procedures for Proposed Franchise Relocations."

Chuck Pagano signs contract extension with the Colts (Horseshoe Heroes)

"Jim Irsay decided to keep Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano in charge of the Indianapolis Colts after a long day of meetings."

Drew Brees open to contract extension with Saints (Who Dat Dish)

"Drew Brees said in a meeting with the media Monday morning that he is willing to extend his contract with the New Orleans Saints."