Daily Dawg Tags: 2015 Cleveland Browns QB analysis
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. 27.
2015 Cleveland Browns roster analysis: The quarterbacks
"The 2015 NFL season was another brutal one for Cleveland Browns players and fans alike. A 3-13 record led to Mike Pettine getting fired, while the supposed quarterback of the future seems to want to be anything other than a starting quarterback in the NFL. After another painful season in Cleveland, it is time to look back at the good that can be found amongst the bad."
Browns still looking to hire vice president of player personnel
"Senior Bowl week has begun and the Cleveland Browns are still to name a vice president of player personnel. Amongst a substantial reshuffle and several new hires it is the one major spot yet to be filled by the team, three weeks since Ray Farmer was relieved of his duties. Sashi Brown has final say over the roster and essentially fulfills the role of general manager on the Browns."
Jimmy Haslam joins Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown at Senior Bowl (cleveland.com)
"Browns owner Jimmy Haslam joined coach Hue Jackson and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown at the Senior Bowl this week. Owners — except for Dallas’ Jerry Jones — typically don’t attend the college all-star practices and games, but Haslam flew down to take the scouts to dinner on Monday night and is leaving later on Tuesday, a team spokesman told cleveland.com."
Cleveland Browns: Gary Barnidge is going to the Pro Bowl (Factory of Sadness)
"What a year for Gary Barnidge. Prior to the start of the season, the Cleveland Browns tight end position, among others was filled with question marks. Barnidge answered those questions and then some and now is replacing New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in the Pro Bowl. Gronkowski has had a number of injuries dating back towards the end of the regular season."
Browns get first good look at QB Carson Wentz this week (ESPN)
"New coach Hue Jackson and new director of football operations Sashi Brown will head the Cleveland Browns’ delegation to Mobile, Alabama, this week, where the first step in a most important evaluation will take place. At the Senior Bowl, Jackson and Brown will get their first up-close and personal look at Carson Wentz, the mysterious but talented quarterback from North Dakota State."
Will Jared Allen retire after the Super Bowl? (FanSided)
"One of the biggest questions surrounding Super Bowl 50 is what is up with Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen. Will return for one more season, or will be his final game of a long 12 year career. Recently it was reported that the veteran would be suiting up for the big game, after missing the NFC Championship game due to a broken bone in his foot. Adding a healthy Jared Allen to an already pretty impressive Panthers defense is a pretty big addition in their quest for a Super Bowl championship."
Philip Rivers considered retirement last offseason (NFL.com)
"Philip Rivers placed his San Diego future in question early last offseason when he initially rejected the notion of signing a contract extension with the Chargers. As it turns out, Rivers actually considered walking away from football altogether prior to signing a four-year extension in August. Rivers mulled retirement last winter, harboring doubts about continuing his career, per Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union Tribune."
Rams owner Stan Kroenke won more than just L.A. (Yahoo)
"Stan Kroenke owns three major professional sports franchises in the Denver area: the NBA Nuggets, the NHL Avalanche and the MLS Rapids, plus the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League. When he is here to tend to their business, which is often, he lives in a spacious penthouse jutting out of one side and on top of the Pepsi Center, the 18,000-seat downtown arena he also owns."