Daily Dawg Tags: Browns fall to 0-4 after another loss


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, Oct. 3.

The Cleveland Browns are still seeking a win in 2016 after a 31-20 loss Sunday against the Washington Redskins, becoming the only winless team in the NFL after four games.

Robert Griffin III’s return to his former home stadium came in the form of standing on the sidelines, which is exactly what he did last season as a member of the Redskins.

The Browns seem to be improving with Cody Kessler as the quarterback, but these small improvements still leave the team far behind the rest of the competition in the NFL.

The Browns must now prepare for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and will do so without Josh Gordon, who was set to come back this week, only to enter a rehab facility after reportedly violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

While we continue to cover yesterday’s loss and look ahead to next Sunday, 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:

Cleveland Browns fight hard but come up short to Washington, 31-20

"The Cleveland Browns gave it another valiant effort on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. But for the fourth week in a row, the good guys came up short as they lost to the Redskins by a score of 31-20."

Cleveland Browns: 3 takeaways from a loss in Washington

"The Cleveland Browns were not supposed to be a playoff contender in 2016, but an 0-4 start is never easy for fans to stomach. The Browns seem to be able to find a new way to lose every week, with turnovers being the main story this week. Two fumbles and an interception, on three consecutive drives, were the difference in Sunday’s game, dropping Cody Kessler‘s career record to 0-2."

Late fumbles hurt Cleveland in 31-20 loss (Dawgs by Nature)

"The Cleveland Browns lost to the Washington Redskins by a final score of 31-20, dropping to 0-4 on the year. Things got off to a disastrous start for Cleveland in the first quarter. Washington dominated time of possession with two drives that resulted in 8- and 9-yard touchdown passes from QB Kirk Cousins to TE Jordan Reed to give the Redskins a 14-0 lead."

Despite loss, Browns are painting right big picture (cleveland.com)

"After lamenting three turnovers and everything that went wrong, Hue Jackson said something that most 0-4 coaches have said before. “A win is right around the corner,” insisted the Cleveland Browns coach."

Hue Jackson should have more say over roster (Factory of Sadness)

"Time and time again the Cleveland Browns rebuild their roster, if you can say that. The Browns’ current regime is led by Sashi Brown even though he has no experience evaluating talent. Paul Depodestra has a long history of analytics (in baseball). Due to his experience, he paired with Brown."

NFL news:

Injury update: Trevor Siemian has a sprained AC joint (FanSided)

"The Denver Broncos ran their record to 4-0 on the young season on Sunday, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-7. Quarterback Trevor Siemian had the offense rolling during the first half, but had to leave late in the second quarter with a shoulder injury."

DeflateGate is officially over (Pro Football Talk)

"On Monday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returns from his four-game #DeflateGate suspension. When he returns, the matter will completely and officially be over."

Cam Newton evaluated for concussion in loss (NFL.com)

"Carolina’s turbulent season has taken another possible dangerous turn. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton headed to the locker room in the fourth quarter and did not return to the game. The defending MVP was evaluated for a concussion. The Panthers announced that since Newton was in concussion protocol, he would not be available for postgame interviews."