Daily Dawg Tags: Exclusive interview with Sam Rutigliano


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The beginning of another new era of Cleveland Browns football is just four days away. Get excited!

The Browns released a depth chart Tuesday afternoon, highlighting the youth all throughout the roster. 17 rookies will open the season on the 53-man roster in what is going to be a year filled with many mistakes as the young players learn the ways of the NFL.

To get some perspective on the upcoming season, we caught up with former Browns head coach Sam Rutigliano to get his take on this current team. Let’s take a look at this and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Coach Sam Rutigliano shares his thoughts on the Cleveland Browns

"Sam Rutigliano, who coached the Cleveland Browns from 1978 until midway through the 1984 season, remains the franchise’s longest-tenured head coach since Blanton Collier worked the sidelines in the 1960s."

Carson Wentz should hold no grudge against the Browns

"The Cleveland Browns will begin the 2016 NFL season with 13 drafted rookies on the roster, although the focus heading into Sunday’s opener is on a player the Browns did not take."

Cleveland Browns: Rookies headline latest depth chart

"The Cleveland Browns front office made it clear during the 2016 NFL Draft that the team would be made up of younger players. That holds true today after the Browns released the first regular season depth chart, highlighting the 17 rookies who made the 53-man roster."

Cleveland Browns: Signing Kevin Hogan is a low-risk move

"The Cleveland Browns avoided a quarterback controversy in 2016 by signing Robert Griffin III to be the starter and subsequently passing on Carson Wentz in the 2016 NFL Draft. Cody Kessler was selected in the third round, but it was clear he was not brought in to be the starter this year."

Cleveland Browns: Results mixed when facing rookie first-round QBs

"While it may not receive the same level of romanticized nonsense as Opening Day in Major League Baseball, there is still plenty of excitement surrounding this weekend’s opening of the 2016 NFL season."

2016 Cleveland Browns fantasy football preview (Factory of Sadness)

"With the start of the NFL season less than a week away, fantasy football season is in full effect. Even though the Cleveland Browns are going to be a bad football team this year, there are still likely going to be players who hold significant fantasy value."

Scouting the Browns’ Week 1 opponent (Dawgs by Nature)

"This Sunday, the Cleveland Browns open up the regular season on the road against thePhiladelphia Eagles. To help preview the Week 1 contest, I reached out to Adam Hermann, one of the new co-managers from Bleeding Green Nation, and exchanged five questions with him. Enjoy!"

NFL news:

2016 FanSided NFL Season Preview

"An in-depth look at all 32 teams as the 2016 NFL season is nearly upon us."

Saints, Brees make ‘significant progress’ on deal (NFL.com)

"Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a self-imposed negotiating deadline for working out a new contract with the club, and that day (Sunday’s season opener) is rapidly approaching. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Brees and the Saints “have made significant progress on an extension” over the past few days."

Eric Rowe traded to New England Patriots (Inside the Iggles)

"Less than a year ago, Eric Rowe was one of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ best young defensive backs. Now he’s headed to New England after being thrown into Doug Pederson‘s doghouse."