Daily Dawg Tags: QB turnover hurting overall growth


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. 21.

The Cleveland Browns are preparing for Week 3 in a precarious state. Rookie Cody Kessler is set to start Sunday’s game, while recently signed veteran Charlie Whitehurst will serve as his backup.

If Kessler, the third starting quarterback in three games this season, goes out with an injury, this season is all but over, not that it isn’t already.

Kessler also has the chance to prove he was worthy of the third-round pick spent on him, and that the Browns were not entirely stupid to pass on Carson Wentz, who has looked great in two games so far this season.

As we enter another day of amazement at all the things the Browns do, let’s take a look at the news surrounding the Browns and the rest of the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Revolving door at QB interferes with growth

"As if Sunday’s game wasn’t enough, another blow was delivered to the Cleveland Browns on Monday as their warrior quarterback was ruled out for the team’s next game. Head coach Hue Jackson broke the news in his press conference."

Get to know new QB Charlie Whitehurst

"The Cleveland Browns are set to trot out the team’s 26th starting quarterback since 1999 when rookie Cody Kessler takes the field Sunday, and the team just signed a player who could be the 27th on that infamous list."

Is the Cleveland Browns offensive line about to get worse?

"The Cleveland Browns entered the 2016 NFL season knowing that there were going to be some rough times ahead for an offensive line that featured two new starters. And through the season’s first two games the offensive line has done its part to turn those fears into reality."

Power run arrives with a bang

"The Cleveland Browns lost a heartbreaker to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, blowing a 20-0 lead en route to a 25-20 loss. At one point during the game, quarterback Josh McCown suffered a shoulder injury that will cause him to miss this week’s game against the Miami Dolphins, After that, he will evaluated on a weekly basis to see if he is able to retake the field."

Cleveland Browns: Time To Sign A New Place Kicker? (Factory of Sadness)

"If you try to analyze Sunday’s Cleveland Browns loss to the Baltimore Ravens, there are many places you could start. The lack of a running game after the first quarter is one. Some other bad options are the play-calling on certain downs and the controversial call on wide receiver Terrelle Pryor at the end of the game."

Cody Kessler has chance to prove Hue Jackson right (cleveland.com)

"With the Browns getting hammered for passing on Carson Wentz, Cody Kessler embarks on his first chance to prove Hue Jackson right for saying on draft day “you have to trust me on this one.”"

NFL news:

Bears lose linebacker Lamarr Houston for the year with torn ACL (FanSided)

"For the second time in three seasons, Lamarr Houston’s season will end early due to a torn ACL. The Chicago Bears linebacker was lost late in their Monday night encounter with the Philadelphia Eagles. Houston went down and gripped his knee in agony."

2016 NFL picks, predictions for Week 3 (NFL Spin Zone)

"We’re only two weeks into the 2016 NFL season, and it’s already been quite the roller coaster ride. We’ve seen several unexpected contenders emerge from the pack, while injuries and inefficient play have other teams searching for the reset button."

John Fox: Jay Cutler suffered right thumb sprain (NFL.com)

"The Bears might have to prepare for life without quarterback Jay Cutler — at least in Week 3. Cutler suffered a right thumb sprain during Monday’s loss to the Eagles and currently is considered day to day, head coach John Fox told reporters Tuesday. Fox added that it doesn’t appear that Cutler will need surgery on his thumb. The is a positive development after NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Bears were preparing for a lengthy absence for Cutler."