Daily Dawg Tags: Is Jared Goff the future in 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 Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Jared Goff: I want to be the future of a franchise
"The Cleveland Browns have selected a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft seven times since entering the league in 1950. Starting with Harry Agganis in 1952 and continuing through Johnny Manziel in 2014, the Browns have swung and missed each and every time they’ve tried to find a franchise player at what is arguably the game’s most-important position."
Cleveland Browns: Is Josh Gordon the number one receiver?
"As the days pass and more negative news comes out about Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon has remained out of the news. He has kept quiet and has done nothing to hurt his chances of returning to the Cleveland Browns for the 2016 season. It appears as if Gordon will indeed be reinstated, unless Roger Goodell pulls the ultimate villain move to keep the Browns in the basement of the NFL."
Jared Goff excited about Browns possibly drafting him No. 2 (NEOMG)
"Cal quarterback Jared Goff, who’s on the Browns’ radar with their No. 2 pick in the draft, said recently he’s the top quarterback of the 2016 class and that he’d be thrilled to land in Cleveland. “I think my accuracy is as good as it gets at this level,” Goff told Peter King of The Monday Morning Quarterback. “I think my pocket presence and my ability to extend plays speak for themselves. I’m confident I’ll be the best quarterback in the draft.”"
Why the Browns can’t cut Manziel until March 9th (Dawgs By Nature)
"On February 2, the Cleveland Browns released a statement that basically indicated that they were going to cut QB Johnny Manziel as soon as they possibly could. Previously, the media had widely said that the first day they could release him was February 8, the day after the Super Bowl. Then, everyone caught wind of the fact that the Browns would actually have to wait until March 9. Why the difference?"
20 years ago today, Bill Belichick was fired by the Browns (CBS Cleveland)
"On November 6th, 1994, the Cleveland Browns beat the New England Patriots at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in front of their home fans by a score of 13-6 to bring their overall record to 7-2. Bill Belichick, who took over coaching the Browns in 1991, hardly had an easy time getting the team to buy into what he was selling, but progress was being made. The Browns were learning how to win and were learning how to do it the Belichick way."
Stephen Ross: Adam Gase the next Belichick, Parcells (NFL.com)
"At 37 years old, Bill Belichick became the NFL’s youngest head coach when originally hired by the Browns in 1991. At 37 years old, Adam Gase is now the NFL’s youngest head coach after being hired by the Dolphins in January."
Peyton Manning’s lingering starting to hurt (Predominantly Orange)
"The offseason is here, and while the Broncos have the luxury of “Super Bowl Champs” attached to everything they do now, they also have some very difficult situations at hand. Most importantly, the team has to make a decision at the quarterback position, and according to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, the decision to re-sign Brock Osweiler has been put on hold while Peyton Manning makes his decision of whether or not to retire."
2016 NFL Draft Scouts’ Take: Ezekiel Elliot (With the First Pick)
"After going a couple of years without a 1st-round pick in the Draft, the running back position is coming back. The formula of run-the-ball-and-play-good defense took the Seattle Seahawks to Super Bowls in 2013 and 2014. The Dallas Cowboys looked to be onto something in 2014 as well with Demarco Murray leading the charge."