Daily Dawg Tags: On Josh Gordon and expectations


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Thursday, July 28.

The wait is nearly over as the Cleveland Browns start training camp tomorrow in Berea.

The offseason is about to come to an end, but storylines built up during the past few months will continue on throughout the season. While Johnny Manziel is no longer in any discussion surrounding the team, his presence has been replaced by Josh Gordon, who is close to being out of the NFL for good.

He has been given a final chance by Roger Goodell and the Browns, so it will be interesting to see if he takes advantage of the opportunity by staying clean and being a productive member of the franchise.

Training camp will finally end the period of speculation and allow fans to talk about what is taking place on the field. This includes not only players, but the schemes used by the coaching staff. Let’s take a look at some stories surrounding the team on the eve of training camp in this Thursday edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon and expectations

"Author Sylvia Plath wrote that “If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.” That is a good bit of advice for the Cleveland Browns and their fans regarding the return of wide receiver Josh Gordon."

Cleveland Browns to use All-11 concepts in 2016

"On December 19th, 2010, Colt McCoy threw a 20-yard touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals. What made this play truly special was not that the Browns actually scored. Instead, it was the unusual formation the Browns employed. The unusual formation was the first appearance in NFL history of an All-11 offensive formation."

The Cleveland Browns should not sign Devin Hester

"Every time a player hits the NFL free agent market there are always a few Cleveland Browns fans who clamor for the player to be signed and brought to Cleveland. The latest name to hit the market is legendary kick and punt returner Devin Hester, who was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday."

Cleveland Browns: 2016 training camp primer

"The Cleveland Browns open training camp this week with veteran players reporting on Thursday to take a physical, meet with coaches and participate in a conditioning test."

Cleveland Browns: Is Corey Coleman worth drafting early? (Factory of Sadness)

"Although Corey Coleman has yet to play a meaningful down in the NFL, it is clear that the Cleveland Browns has another play-maker to build the offense with. Tight end Gary Barnidge played very well last season, but he cannot carry the offense."

Cleveland Browns: Cody Kessler’s development (NFL Spin Zone)

"Cody Kessler was the most peculiar selection of the 2016 NFL Draft for the Cleveland Browns. It is still a confusing selection for a few reasons but it is much clearer how he can fit in the offense Hue Jackson intends to run in Cleveland."

NFL News:

John Elway says Denver Broncos QB competition is ‘wide open’ (FanSided)

"Last season, the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl with Peyton Manning under center. Heading into this season, there is no telling who will be the man under center in Week 1, but one thing is for sure: the competition is wide open."

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets strike one-year contract (NFL.com)

"The seemingly endless saga of Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets has finally ended, just in time for training camp. The Jets agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract with a chance to make $3 million more based on team performance NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a source. The news ends a stalemate that dragged on all offseason with countless stories and little drama about how it would end."

Rams release Nick Foles at his request (ESPN.com)

"The Los Angeles Rams released quarterback Nick Foles on Wednesday. Foles had requested his release, a source told ESPN. The Rams tried to trade Foles but were unsuccessful, a source said. Foles will now become an unrestricted free agent."