Daily Dawg Tags: Demario Davis leading Cleveland Browns by example
By Thomas Moore
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, July 5.
The Cleveland Browns have struggled for decades now in their search for a quarterback. So it is no surprise that the team is facing criticism over its latest attempt to patch the problem.
Robert Griffin III is an easy target after flaming out in Washington, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the Browns made a mistake in signing him. But until he actually takes the field, the questions will continue to surround him and the team.
Speaking of quarterbacks, in a bit of surprise move the Chicago Bears seem content to fill out their quarterback position behind starter Jay Cutler with as many ex-Cleveland quarterbacks as they can find.
All that, and more, is on tap this morning in the latest edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Browns will always have to deal with QB critics
"No matter what they do, the Cleveland Browns can’t seem to shake the ongoing issues surrounding the quarterback position.So it should come as no surprise, really, that the Browns latest attempt at, if not fixing at least patching over, the problem, is drawing criticism as the team prepares for the opening of training camp at the end of the month."
Demario Davis leading by example (clevelandbrowns.com)
"In the weeks after Demario Davis joined the Browns, head coach Hue Jackson didn’t shy away from laying out his expectations for the fiery linebacker. Neither did Davis, the former Jets starter who has been lauded for his leadership ability since the day he entered the NFL. And following the conclusion of offseason workouts, Davis continues to draw strong reviews before the team reconvenes for training camp in late July."
The Browns really want RG3 to win the starting job (The Big Lead)
"The Cleveland Browns have four mediocre quarterbacks competing for time at the quarterback position, and for reasons not readily apparent the Browns really want Robert Griffin III to outplay the others and win the starting role."
So you think your team is a playoff team in 2016? (sportsline.com)
"Over the past 11 years, the NFL has averaged five new playoff teams per year. That’s a lot of unpredictability in a 12-team field. Against that backdrop, we examined every team’s odds to make the playoffs and identified our three best “Yes” bets and our three best “No” bets."
Bears QB situation appears to be set for 2016 (Bear Goggles On)
"In the past, the quarterback position was something that the Chicago Bears could never solidify. Before the arrival of Jay Cutler in 2009, the Bears had nearly 20 different starting quarterbacks, dating back to 1994. Once Cutler moved to the Windy City, the No. 1 QB spot was set in stone, but everything behind that was always blowing in the wind. Now, it appears that Chicago finally has their corps of signal callers exactly how they want them, at least for the 2016 season."
5 best NFL free agents still on the market (PFF)
"This year’s free agent group is thin this late into the offseason, but as always there are still a handful of quality players left on the market as we head into the final weeks before training camp — including several of our initial top 75 free agents. Here are the five best players that remain unsigned."
6 players eligible for 2016 NFL Supplemental Draft (NFL.com)
"Former Ole Miss CB Tee Shepard is among six players eligible for this year’s NFL Supplemental Draft. The draft will be held on July 14, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport."