Daily Dawg Tags: RG3 may be back soon


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, Nov. 16.

With a record of 0-10, Hue Jackson and the Cleveland Browns are open to anything that will get this team a victory. Putting Robert Griffin III back in the starting quarterback role may be the next move.

Griffin is set to return to practice this week, but he would not likely play in a game until Week 14, following the team’s bye week.

The two opponents before Week 14 are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants, so the likelihood of 0-12 is better than 1-11 or the improbable mark of 2-10.

If the team is winless with four to play, Jackson should go to Griffin. The offense was built around him at the beginning of the season, only for an injury to begin the carousel that is the quarterback position in Cleveland.

Ultimately, putting Griffin in there does no harm, as a change may be good for the offense. Cody Kessler and Josh McCown have been solid, but neither has done enough to get a win. The defense is a major problem this year, but perhaps Griffin can help lead an offensive explosion. Let’s take a look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Robert Griffin III should start if he is healthy

"The Cleveland Browns are currently sitting with the hideous record of 0-10, yet the quarterback who opened the season has barely been a factor."

Hue Jackson, Sashi Brown remain patient with 0-10 start

"After yet another disappointing loss to the Baltimore Ravens this past week, the questions of Hue Jackson’s future in Cleveland are gaining traction."

Cleveland Browns midseason review (Dawgs by Nature)

"We’re a little bit past the midseason point in the Cleveland Browns’ 2016 season, and our assessment of how they’ve played this year can be described with one of many negative adjectives: awful, cringeworthy, or frustrating"

RGIII could be cleared to practice on Wednesday (ESPN.com)

"Quarterback Robert Griffin III could be cleared to return to practice with the Cleveland Browns as early as Wednesday, a league source told ESPN."

NFL news:

Tony Romo says Dak Prescott earned starting QB position (FanSided)

"The Dallas Cowboys are having their best season in years, leading the NFC East with a record of 8-1 thanks to quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott."

Steelers at Browns: Tomlin Tuesday (Still Curtain)

"With the wounds not completely healed from the recent loss to the Dallas Cowboys the team has to turn around and make sure they don’t deliver the Cleveland Browns their first win of the season this Sunday."