Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns drop another close one


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, Sept 26.

It was a day like so many before it for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Penalties, mistakes, missed opportunities. They all added up to an overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins to drop the Browns to 0-3 on the season.

“(The) last two weeks we were so close, and we haven’t ended up on the right side of the win-loss column, but I’m not discouraged,” center John Greco said after the game. “(It is a) tough way to lose, (but) like I said, I’m not discouraged. We have Washington coming up in a week. And that’s the thing about this league, we have 13 more games.

“(We) can’t let these tough losses get to us. We can’t hang our heads. We have to use them to encourage us that we’re there – we’re close – we just have to make the plays when it counts.”

Let’s kick off the week with 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:

Mistakes loom large in loss to the Dolphins

"The Cleveland Browns fell to 0-3 today with a 30-24 overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins. A loss cannot be blamed on one player, but kicker Cody Parkey missed three field goals, including one to win the game in regulation. His tenure as a Brown may be over before the plane lands in Cleveland. The missed kicks were killers, but the rest of the team had chances to make a difference."

5 takeaways from the loss to the Dolphins

"The Cleveland Browns gave their fans a surprisingly enjoyable afternoon on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The Browns ultimately lost the game in overtime on an 11-yard touchdown run by Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi, but the fact that they were even in overtime to begin with was a surprise. Here are five takeaways from a game that left the Browns with an 0-3 record."

Loss is still a reason to hope for the Browns (cleveland.com)

"If they had just made the field goal… That’s what the Cleveland Browns and their fans have to be thinking after watching their team lose to the Miami Dolphins, 30-24, in overtime Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. That’s right, the supposedly battered and beleaguered Browns took this game into overtime. It’s a bummer. But there also are some real reasons for hope."

Hue Jackson, Terrelle Pryor nearly pull of upset in Miami (ESPN)

"This was a painful loss — a frequent occurrence for the Cleveland Browns. That Miami won in overtime 30-24, though, does not diminish what Hue Jackson did with an undermanned team against an opponent favored by 10. With the way things have gone for this team, the easy thing would be to criticize a loss. But in this case, the Browns deserve credit. And their attitude seemed to come from their coach."

NFL news:

Patriots success a disaster for Roger Goodell (Boston Herald)

"It’s not a question of if Roger Goodell broke his hand while watching last night’s Gillette Stadium showdown between the Patriots and the Houston Texans. It’s really just a question of exactly when it happened."

Why Do the Green Bay Packers’ Opponents Stay at a Radisson in Appleton? (Slate)

"Appleton is a sleepy town roughly three-quarters the size of Green Bay and nearly 30 miles southwest of Lambeau Field on I-41. Interrupting the rows of bars is a skybridge that belongs to the Radisson Paper Valley, a hotel with 388 rooms and 38,000 square feet of event space. It is best-known as the preferred host of NFL teams when they come to Wisconsin to play the Packers. This year, and nearly every year since the early 1990s, all eight of the Packers’ regular-season opponents will stay there, starting with the Detroit Lions this weekend. This is the most peculiar hotel situation in the NFL. While there are numerous fine hotels within spitting distance of Lambeau, teams choose to stay a ways away at what is not exactly a luxury establishment."

Seahawks shred 49ers despite Wilson’s early exit (NFL.com)

"The Seattle Seahawks (2-1) erased the memory of last week’s ugly loss to the Rams with a punishing and convincing 37-18 throttle-job of the San Francisco 49ers (1-2). Here’s what we learned from Sunday’s rout."

Eagles show they are for real with dominating performance against the Steelers (ESPN)

"When the Philadelphia Eagles dispatched the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, the general response was, “It’s the Browns.” When they went to Soldier Field and beat the Chicago Bears by 15 points, many shrugged and said, “It’s the Bears.” It was the Steelers game, most agreed, that would show whether the Eagles are legit. They are."