Daily Dawg Tags: The center position is a total mess


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Friday, Oct. 21.

The Cleveland Browns are dealing with countless problems this season, but one should be getting more attention than it is.

The center position has been a total mess all season, seeing three different players assume the role in only three games. This was not what the team had in mind when Alex Mack left for the Atlanta Falcons.

Cam Erving was supposed to be the center of the future, but he just can’t seem to figure it out. Austin Reiter showed some success, but in typical Browns luck, he went down with an injury in his first game with the team. John Greco has filled in when needed, but his results have been mixed.

The struggles of Erving will likely lead the team to go after a center in the 2017 draft, or invest in a free agent who has had some proven success.

It is an unfortunate problem to have in a rebuilding year, and it has led to four quarterbacks suffering injuries in six games. Hopefully, this new front office will take care of the problem quickly.

While we wait for that, 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:

Center is the black hole of death for the Cleveland Browns

"The Cleveland Browns have a serious problem. They are unable to fix the gaping black hole of death in the middle of their offensive line known as “the center”."

Terrelle Pryor right to be angry about Poyer hit video

"The Cleveland Browns lost another player to injury last Sunday when Jordan Poyer was blindsided by Tennessee’s Antonio Andrews, resulting in a lacerated kidney."

Cleveland Browns: The pressure to win just increased again

"The Cleveland Cavaliers brought a championship back to Cleveland in June, ending the Cleveland Browns’ reign as the city’s last champion."

Scouting the Cincinnati Bengals (Dawgs by Nature)

"This Sunday, the Cleveland Browns play in the first Battle of Ohio of the season when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals."

Rashard Higgins is ready to step up (cleveland.com)

"Terrelle Pryor, the Browns’ best offensive weapon, might have to sit out the Bengals game with his hamstring injury, and rookie Rashard Higgins has been told he’s being throw into the fire."

NFL news:

New York Jets had locker room issues after Week 3 loss (FanSided)

"ESPN.com first reported that Brandon Marshall and Sheldon Richardson participated in a verbal spat in the locker room after the Jets’ 24-3 road loss on September 25th."

Josh Brown not traveling to London with Giants (PFT)

"The Giants have announced that kicker Josh Brown will not accompany the team to London for Sunday’s game against the Rams."

Giants owner: No decision on yet on Josh Brown’s future (NFL.com)

"Giants owner John Mara appeared on WFAN on Thursday afternoon to discuss the team’s decision not to bring kicker Josh Brown to London, following the release of additional documents regarding Brown’s May 2015 domestic violence arrest in which he admits to physically, verbally and emotionally abusing his then-wife."