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.
"The 2015 NFL season was another brutal one for Cleveland Browns players and fans alike. A 3-13 record led to head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer getting fired, ushering in another rebuilding process. After another painful season in Cleveland, it is time to look back at the good that can be found amongst the bad."
"The Cleveland Browns currently hold the No. 2 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, which is a pretty good situation to be in. If Cleveland’s decision makers do their homework in building their draft board and then trust their work come draft night, they should be able to walk out of the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on April 28 with an impact player."
"The Cleveland Browns will reportedly hire Andrew Berry as the team’s vice president of player personnel – the club’s top personnel job in the restructured front office. The hiring was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Berry just completed his seventh season with the Indianapolis Colts, where he served the past four years as the Colts’ pro scouting coordinator."
"Hue Jackson has been making his rounds talking to his new Browns players — but he hasn’t gotten around to Johnny Manziel yet. “I’ve talked to some and I’m going to talk to all as we go through this process,” he said. “I’ve got to kind of mix all of that in with hiring a staff and doing the other responsibilities that I have. I’m going to get around to everybody. He just wasn’t in the first batch of guys — but he’s definitely on our list.”"
"Johnny Manziel and Cam Erving were the most penalized players at their positions in the AFC North in 2015. That’s not good, especially for guys who did not play full time. They were the two of four Cleveland Browns on the “AFC North All-Penalty Team,” the players in the division with the most penalties at their positions. The list was compiled by my colleague in Baltimore, Jamison Hensley."
"With just one game remaining on the NFL schedule for this season, many teams and fans have moved on to thinking about next year. The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will remain focused on the results of Super Bowl 50 until February 7 in Santa Clara. Every other team will be trying to determine what exactly they need to do during the offseason to reach Super Bowl 51 in 2017."
"If this truly will be Peyton Manning’s final season in the NFL, the stage could not have been set for a chance for him to go out on top. The Broncos defeated the Patriots for the second time this season with a 20-18 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon in the AFC Championship Game. For the second time in three years, the Broncos are Super Bowl bound."
"Eli Manning has been a Super Bowl MVP twice in his life. For the big game this year, he’ll serve as a ticket jockey for his big brother, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. “Early on, (I’ll) just say, ‘What do you need from me? How can I help? How many tickets you need me to get for you?'” Manning said during a Wednesday conference call. “That’s what he’s done for me in the past, what I’ve done for him in other Super Bowls, so just try to make it easy on him.”"