Daily Dawg Tags: The new analytical Browns?


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, Jan. 6.

Cleveland Browns:

Browns names Paul DePodesta chief strategy officer

"The Cleveland Browns made another front office move on Tuesday in naming Paul DePodesta as the team’s chief strategy officer. According to the team, DePodesta will be responsible for “assessing and implementing best practices and strategies that will provide the organization with the comprehensive resources needed to make optimal decisions.”"

Cleveland should be optimistic about Paul DePodesta hiring (SI.com)

"The Cleveland Browns organization, led by owner Jimmy Haslam and team president Alec Scheiner, made a bold and innovative decision to hire baseball executive Paul DePodesta as their chief strategy officer. Traditional football types and disgruntled Browns fans may not feel that it’s so bold and innovative right now, but if the organization gives DePodesta a little time, he has a great chance to succeed."

Cleveland Browns embracing analytics (NFL Spin Zone)

"The Cleveland Browns have announced the hiring of Paul DePodesta as chief strategy officer to join Sasha Brown, who is the new executive vice president of football operations. Both believe heavily in using analytics, so understanding how analytics can be used in football is critical."

Should the Browns give Tom Coughlin a call?

"Now that the New York Giants have moved on from head coach Tom Coughlin, should the Browns give the two-time Super Bowl-winning coach a call about their vacancy?"

Next Johnny Manziel sighting will be in rehab

"The next step for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is a return to rehab – you can bet on that."

Browns to interview Matt Patricia

"The Cleveland Browns have added another name to their search list as they have been granted permission to interview New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia."

NFL News:

Rams call St. Louis a two-sport city (ESPN)

"The Rams and owner Stan Kroenke view their current home as a two-sport city that should no longer include football and offers a stadium plan that would not appeal to any NFL team, they told the league in their application for relocation to Los Angeles."

Should Cowboys push for RG3 or Manziel to back up Tony Romo? (Yahoo Sports)

"The ruby slippers are on, and they’re clicking. No place like home. No place like Texas. No place like the Dallas Cowboys, where the spotlight is blinding and the tolerance for drama is beyond compare. Johnny Manziel has his eye on it. And now, so does Robert Griffin III."

Rex Ryan, GM have one year to fix the Bills (Buffalo News)

"Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula has given General Manager Doug Whaley and coach Rex Ryan a year to turn the team around on the way to its disappointing 8-8 finish, The Buffalo News has learned."