Daily Dawg Tags: 5 QBs who will test Cleveland Browns in 2016


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Monday, July 4.

Happy Independence Day, Browns fans! And for those Dawg Pounders in England, sorry about the whole revolution thing, but what are you going to do?

Today marks the first full week of July and we are now less than 30 days away from the opening of training camp in Berea.

Even though the players and coaches are on their summer hiatus, there is still plenty of news surrounding the Browns, so let’s dive in and see what is happening with Cleveland’s No. 1 team and the rest of the NFL.

Cleveland Browns:

5 toughest QBs the Browns will face in 2016

"The Browns will be facing some of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, including some future Hall of Famers and others who have the potential to reach that point. There are at least six games, two each, against the likes of Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger, while the Browns will be putting Robert Griffin III on the field in the hope he can bring back some of that 2012 magic. On paper, this does not look good."

3 keys to understanding analytics

"The Cleveland Browns are giving a prominent role to analytics in player personnel decisions. This is evident by their philosophical approach to managing their salary cap. But have the Browns done anything to show that analytics is driving personnel decisions?"

Browns QB competition is ongoing

"The Cleveland Browns will have a decision to make with two very capable, yet different quarterbacks on the roster."

NFL to feature three Browns games on its YouTube channel

"The NFL has announced the classic games that will be featured on the league’s YouTube channel starting in August and the Cleveland Browns earned three spots on the list. The league started with a list of 160 classic games selected by NFL Media/NFL Films and the league’s 32 franchises. Fan voting determined the three most memorable games for each franchise and the full network broadcasts will be available to coincide with the opening of the preseason."

NFL analyst Greg Cosell: “RG3 can’t play” (DBN)

"Last week, one prominent NFL analyst, Greg Cosell, weighed in during an interview with John Hansen of FantasyGuru.com. To begin the discussion on the Browns, Hansen asked Cosell to forecast an opening day starter. As Chris Berman might quip, Cosell responded, “Milt Plum,” the now 81-year-old former quarterback who played five seasons for the Browns. Cosell then became serious and dug into the situation by talking about newly signed Robert Griffin III."

When to give up on Justin Gilbert? (NFL Spin Zone)

"The 2014 National Football League Draft Class of the Cleveland Browns may go down as the worst in franchise history. Quarterback Johnny Manziel is a lost cause in ways beyond his playing career. Running back Terrance West played himself off of two franchises before signing for the Baltimore Ravens. Guard Joel Bitonio is the only starter of the bunch, while linebacker Christian Kirksey and defensive back Pierre Desir both hope to impress head coach Hue Jackson during the summer months. Then there’s cornerback Justin Gilbert."

Jamey Mroz brings sports science expertise to Amesbury student-athletes (Newbury Port News)

"Amesbury native and former Indians’ football player Jamey Mroz, who was previously on the strength and conditioning staff with the Cincinnati Bengals and now is a Sports Scientist with the Cleveland Browns, is giving back to the community he grew up in. Mroz, along with AHS head coach and athletic director Glen Gearin, will be holding the First Annual Sports Performance Clinic at the Amesbury High practice field Sunday, July 10."

NFL News:

Eric Fisher believes his career is on a “steady incline” (NFL.com)

"Living up to the expectations after being selected as the top overall pick in the NFL Draft isn’t easy. Just ask 2013 No. 1 selection Eric Fisher, who several people were eager to declare a bust after struggling mightily over his first two seasons."

Former players pay respects to defensive whiz Buddy Ryan (Pro32: Head to Head)

"Buddy Ryan was remembered not just as a defensive master who won two Super Bowls and spawned a legacy carried on by players and twin sons now coaching in the NFL. He also motivated players with a gruff but caring approach that helped them succeed on the field and in life. Ryan had his players’ backs no matter how tough and demanding he seemed, a loyalty noted and reciprocated by many of his pupils who traveled far to pay their respects Friday."

Cowboys are crumbling off the field (NY Post)

"NFL training camps open at the end of this month, and that will no doubt come as a relief to the Cowboys. The offseason has been anything but kind to Jerry Jones’ team this year, and the bad news for Dallas is there are more than three weeks left of it."