Daily Dawg Tags: Should Isaiah Crowell be punished by team?


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 12.

The Cleveland Browns were enjoying a relatively quiet July until yesterday.

Running back Isaiah Crowell put himself in the spotlight after posting a drawing on Instagram showing a police officer being stabbed by a man in a black hood. The post was deleted, but the screenshots are bountiful.

Crowell issued an apology, but some form of punishment from the team should be handed down sometime this week. Some fans are calling for his release, but that may be extreme given the situation.

Let’s take a look at this and the rest of the news from yesterday in a Tuesday edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns:

Should Isaiah Crowell be punished for social media post?

"Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell issued an apology on Monday for an Instagram post  of a drawing showing a police officer being stabbed in the neck by a man in a black hood. The caption on the social media post read, “They give police all types of weapons and they continually choose to kill us….#Weak,” according to The Plain Dealer, and Crowell deleted the post shortly after he put it up."

Chad Johnson wants to join Cleveland Browns coaching staff

"The Cleveland Browns have assembled a strong coaching staff heading into the 2016 season, but a former NFL star believes he can come in and be of some help. Chad Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, sent out a tweet earlier today expressing his interest in joining the staff."

Cleveland Browns leading the league in good guys

"The Cleveland Browns are taking a decidedly different approach during their latest rebuilding efforts.The team will feature a new offense under head coach Hue Jackson and associate head coach-offense Pep Hamilton, and the return of an old defense under defensive coordinator Ray Horton. They are also taking a renewed look at how analytics can assist the process. It has also found its way to the weight room, where director of high performance Adam Beard is reshaping the way the players look at training."

Cleveland Browns: Will the special teams improve in 2016?

"As was the case with every NFL team, the Cleveland Browns experienced numerous ups and downs with their special teams unit in 2015. The Browns were not expected to be elite in this category as the season began, bringing in a new punter and a rookie kicker. Nonetheless, the unit collectively made significant strides in 2015, finishing most often near the middle of NFL special teams rankings."

Browns say Crowell’s apology is insufficient (cleveland.com)

"The Browns have no plans to cut Isaiah Crowell, but they made it clear that actions must speak louder than words when it comes to his apology for an Instagram post depicting a police officer being stabbed in the neck by a person in a black hood."

Cleveland Browns are of interest to Chad Johnson (Factory of Sadness)

"Chad Johnson, a former NFL wide receiver and (perhaps) a future Pro Football Hall of Famer expressed his interest in joining Jackson’s coaching staff as a “route running specialist/assistant wide receivers coach.” Johnson said he will ask Jackson but exactly when is unknown."

NFL News:

Ricky Williams speaks on how many times he was drug tested (FanSided)

"When Ricky Williams was on the field, he was widely regarded as one of the top running backs in the game. The former Heisman Trophy winner was the fifth overall pick of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, but he spent majority of his career with the Miami Dolphins, while playing one season for the Baltimore Ravens."

Jags owner: Fans should expect ‘winning organization’ (NFL.com)

"Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has been telling anyone who will listen of late that he expects his team to win in 2016. That started back in October in an interview with Around The NFL and NFL.com in which Khan said he was “at the stage now where we’ll be seeing some of the results.”"

Nate Burleson recalls Brock Lesnar’s duplex during Vikings-Chiefs practice (ESPN)

"The Minnesota Vikings will reintroduce joint practices next month in Cincinnati, when they spend two days working out against the Bengals before their preseason opener on Aug. 12. It’s difficult to imagine anything in those practices being as entertaining as what former Vikings receiver Nate Burleson recently recalled."