Daily Dawg Tags: Joe Thomas staying put


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Tuesday, Oct. 25.

The Cleveland Browns were picking up the pieces on Monday following their seventh consecutive loss to open the 2016 NFL season.

Sitting at 0-7 after yet another beating at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals, head coach Hue Jackson was not in the mood for any nonsense when he met with the media.

Who will be the starting quarterback on Sunday, given that Cody Kessler is in the concussion protocol and Josh McCown is still recuperating?

“We will find out. Today is Monday. Tuesday is tomorrow,” Jackson said. “Wednesday is a day-and-a-half away so we will figure that out as we go.”

What about the annual Joe Thomas trade rumors?

“We are not going to trade Joe Thomas,” Jackson said. “Joe Thomas has a lot to do with what we are trying to accomplish here in our future.”

But what about taking off your headset? Surely that was a game-changing moment?

“Everybody is worried about my headset. What is the question with the headset?” Jackson said. “I can call a play. It is not about headset. I know you guys think if you are going to be involved in football, you have to have that on all the time. I could call the game with the headset off and just talk to the quarterback. It is not about the headset, OK?”

Welcome to Cleveland, coach.

Cleveland Browns news:

Read-option opened up the running game

"The Cleveland Browns’ running game showed signs of life in the 31-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. For the two weeks prior to playing the Bengals, the Browns running game had been stopped. Which begs the question, how did the Browns resurrect their running game? Simple, they incorporated the read-option to beat the eight-man box."

Browns sign quarterback Joe Callahan

"The Cleveland Browns added undrafted rookie quarterback Joe Callahan to the roster today, potentially making him the next QB to play for the Browns in 2016."

Browns not trading Joe Thomas

"After rumors came out Sunday night, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson made it clear the team is not trying to trade left tackle Joe Thomas."

Browns: Grades from the loss to the Bengals

"How did each Cleveland Browns position group fare in the 31-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals? Grades are handed out after another loss."

Jordan Poyer says hit from Antonio Andrews like a ‘car accident.” (cleveland.com)

"Browns safety Jordan Poyer was taken by ambulance from Nissan Stadium two Sundays ago following a vicious blindside hit by Titans running back Antonio Andrews on a punt return. He spent his first day in the hospital in intensive care. His season is over due to a lacerated kidney. Even with all of that, it doesn’t have him rethinking his career choice."

NFL news:

49ers sad story a tale of bad choices (The Press Democrat)

"As usual, the San Francisco 49ers lost on Sunday. This time, they lost to (insert opponent’s name here). The final score was (insert final score). The (choose an adjective here: discouraging, shameless, laugh-riot) loss represented the 49ers (insert number) loss in a row, giving the team (insert adjective: one whopping, one hell of a, a holy mackerel) losing streak which extends back to (insert month and year)."

Time for L.A. Rams to turn to Jared Goff (NFL.com)

"Drained by another last-minute defeat, another unsuccessful “home” game in London, another season headed to the same “7-9 bull—-,” Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher refused to change course."

Sam Bradford’s return to Philadelphia filled with fumbling and failure (Star Tribune)

"He missed open receivers and showed poor pocket awareness. He looked spooked even when there were no ghosts. From the second half of the victory in Carolina up until kickoff on Sunday, Sam Bradford had managed pressure well, beating blitzes with quick passes and decisions."

Brock Osweiler falls flat in return to Denver (SB Nation)

"Brock Osweiler’s return to Denver did not go the way that he wanted, as the Broncos came away with the victory over the Texans, 27-9."