Daily Dawg Tags: Hue Jackson has changed the culture


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, Oct. 5.

The Cleveland Browns may not be winning games in 2016, but there is a different atmosphere in town now that Hue Jackson is the head coach.

Problem players, such as Justin Gilbert and Armonty Bryant, are no longer welcome on this version of the Browns, as Jackson is looking to build a team filled with reliable players who are ready to buy into the future success of the franchise.

He knew it was going to be a tough season, and he has maintained his positivity throughout the first four weeks when it would be easy to start getting visibly frustrated.

This kind of composure is important when managing a young team, and will be beneficial as the rebuild continues throughout the next few years.

His positivity will be great heading into this weekend’s matchup against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, as things could get ugly at FirstEnergy Stadium. While we wait for Sunday’s game, 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:

Hue Jackson is not messing around

"Johnny Manziel learned the lesson in March. For Justin Gilbert, it was during the final roster cutdown after training camp. Linebacker Armonty Bryant found out on Monday. Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is done fooling around."

Browns establishing run game under Hue Jackson

"William Green. Reuben Droughns. Peyton Hillis. Trent Richardson. These are just a few of the Browns’ running backs over the last decade, none of whom remain in the NFL. The team has yet to establish a successful run game since their return to Cleveland in 1999 and have suffered because of it."

Cleveland Browns: Complacency setting in, fueled by ignorance

"As a result of a continued, established losing tradition, Cleveland Browns fans have become complacent. For many, it is a matter of when and how the Browns will find a way to lose, not if. Following their latest heartbreaking loss to the Washington Redskins, fans feel numb, as they have gotten used to the feeling of losing and expect nothing different."

Jon Taffer, Rescue the Cleveland Browns!

"After watching the Cleveland Browns lose yet again, I decided to drown away my sorrows by watching Spike TV’s popular show Bar Rescue."

Cleveland Browns: Is progress being made this season? (Factory of Sadness)

"The Cleveland Browns fans had to know what to expect when the second the purge of the organization started. When a new regime takes over, they want their people in. The rest are then let go via trade or simply release."

Browns promote TE Connor Hamlett, waive S Don Jones (Dawgs by Nature)

"On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns promoted tight end Connor Hamlett from the practice squad. To make room for him on the 53-man roster, the club waived backup safety Don Jones."

NFL news:

Frustrated Odell Beckham Jr. claims football is no longer fun (FanSided)

"There’s no debating that Odell Beckham Jr. is a superior athlete, one with amazing talents. There’s a reason we’ve seen his one-handed catches replayed over and over again."

NFL Week 4: Grades for every team (NFL Spin Zone)

"Every NFL team except for the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles is now a quarter of the way through their 2016 season. NFL Week 4 is now in the books and teams are starting to figure out who they are. Perhaps more importantly for fans, we’re starting to figure out who some teams aren’t."

Colts dump starters Antonio Cromartie, Sio Moore (NFL.com)

"The recent NFL tradition of heads rolling upon the losing team’s return from London continued on Tuesday. A pair of starters on Indianapolis’ 30th-ranked scoring defense have lost their jobs."