Daily Dawg Tags: One week removed from primetime


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Thursday, Nov. 17.

It may have been naive to think the Cleveland Browns would pick up a win last Thursday in Baltimore. The team was 0-9 and gave fans no reason to believe a victory could be had, but it was Thursday football so the optimism train got started a bit early.

It was all for naught, as the Browns managed to put up seven points with two different quarterbacks. The move to replace Cody Kessler with Josh McCown may have shocked some fans, but it did not make much of a difference in the final outcome.

One week later, the talk of Robert Griffin III playing again this season has begun. And if he is healthy, there is no reason he shouldn’t get a chance. He opened the season as the starter, so perhaps Hue Jackson saw something in him that could lead the team to a victory. Perhaps not, but it’s worth a shot.

Let’s look at that news and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Cleveland Browns: Week 11 NFL power rankings

"Only six more games to go in the 2016 NFL season."

Cleveland Browns offensive line struggling to communicate

"The Cleveland Browns offense has been sputtering the last couple of weeks and the main culprit is communication."

Clay Matthews advanced closer to enshrinement (Factory of Sadness)

"Tonight, the NFL announced the semifinalists for the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class."

RG3 cleared for non-contact practice (cleveland.com)

"Robert Griffin III has been cleared by doctors for non-contact activity, but probably won’t practice this week, coach Hue Jackson said."

NFL news:

3 ways the Dallas Cowboys can make team history on Sunday (FanSided)

"There’s a lot happening in Big D these days."

Bledsoe: Tony Romo summed up situation perfectly (NFL.com)

"Drew Bledsoe will forever be known as a great NFL quarterback — and perhaps the sport’s living version of Wally Pipp."