Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns battling edge rushers
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 Monday, July 18.
We’re almost there, Cleveland Browns fans as this is the final week in 2016 where the team will not be in action.
Training camp starts at the end of next week, meaning the guys in the orange helmets will be front and center in the eyes of Cleveland from now until sometime in January.
To help you bide the time, let’s take a look at what is happening with the Browns and the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Browns turning to power run to neutralize outside linebackers
"In order to see how the power run game can control dominant outside linebackers, we need to visit the NFL schematic and personnel museum. The visit to this museum will help us gain insight into how the outside linebacker became a dominant force in the NFL and how offenses have learned to neutralize them."
Browns training camp preview: Center
"The Cleveland Browns are counting on Cameron Erving to solidify the center position after losing Pro Bowl center Alex Mack in free agency. In the latest training camp preview of the Cleveland Browns offensive line, we take a look at the center position and another candidate for he backup center/swing position."
Shon Coleman earning high praise
"The Cleveland Browns may have a gem in rookie right tackle Shon Coleman. Not they just need him to get healthy and on the field."
"As a result of Desmond Bryant’s season-ending injury, young Cleveland Browns players will immediately be put to the test as the 3-4 defense will feature two new starters on the defensive front, which will likely be decided through training camp competition."
Fantasy football: Browns opportunity breakdown (NFL SpinZone)
"The Cleveland Browns 2016 season may not look too bright at this point, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t have any decent fantasy options. We’ll dig deep in this Opportunity Breakdown to uncover them."
Sheldon Richardson is now on high alert (The Jet Press)
"Now that the New York Jets have locked up one of their star defensive linemen, it’s time for another one to get his act together, or else."
Carson Wentz likely to be inactive in 2016 (Philly Voice)
"Ever since the Eagles selected Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick, they’ve made it clear that they want to be extremely patient with him. Wentz is a player the Eagles view as the long term centerpiece of the franchise, but not in any way some kind of short term fix. They’re so dedicated to their patient approach, in fact, that Wentz probably won’t even be active on game day initially, according to head coach Doug Pederson."
Where do Chiefs, Eric Berry go from here? (Arrowhead Addict)
"The deadline has come, and gone, and Eric Berry is without a long-term contract from the Kansas City Chiefs. At this point, the Chiefs are in for the 2016 season with Berry at his franchise number, and he will enter the 2017 offseason as a free agent, joining defensive lineman Dontari Poe as scheduled unrestricted free agents."
Faced with a sack, Tom Brady throws it away (Boston Herald)
"Tom Brady’s decision to forego the folly (not to mention wasted time and legal fees) of convincing the Supreme Court to overturn a four-game suspension for deflating footballs ended his role as the NFL’s Don Quixote. He has been tilting at windmills for some time now and succeeded in only one thing — his quest created a bad legal precedent."