Daily Dawg Tags: RG3 or no RG3 on Sunday?


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, Dec. 8.

The Cleveland Browns have not officially decided on a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

While there are published reports that head coach Hue Jackson has determined that Robert Griffin III will be back in the starting lineup, Jackson said he is holding out until he sees what happens in practice.

“I am going to practice guys and see where they are. We have had a couple practices now. I am getting closer, but no decision today,” Jackson said on Wednesday. “We will keep watching the practice tape and see where we are and keep putting this gameplan together and kind of go from there.

“I do need to see Robert go through the week. It is not so much gamesmanship. We are talking about a young man that has not played much football this year. I need to be for sure about everything that could potentially go on. Before you stick him out there, you want to make sure you are putting guys in the right situation, give him the right opportunity. We will keep practicing and we will keep getting these guys ready to play.”

Stay tuned.

Cleveland Browns news:

Derrick Kindred injury a blow to secondary

Just when things looked to be if not improving at least settling down in the secondary for the Cleveland Browns, the team was hit with another injury. Safety Derrick Kindred returned from the team’s bye week with a broken ankle and has been placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Fading Eagles helping Browns draft status

The Cleveland Browns own the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2017 first-round pick, which continues to look better as the Eagles continue to lose.

Is the Browns offense really this bad?

The Cleveland Browns have performed miserably on offense recently, scoring just 29 points over the last three games. But is this unit really as bad as it has played in 2016?

Numbers don’t lie – Browns are really bad (The Morning Journal)

The Browns are having an ugly, ugly season and the numbers, not just the 0-12 record, prove it. The numbers, like a gloomy February weather report, also indicate sunny days are not in the immediate forecast — meaning 2017, not just the game against the Bengals on Dec. 11 at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Hue Jackson: Joe Thomas trade not happening (cleveland.com)

Hue Jackson promised Wednesday that he’ll protect Joe Thomas and that the nine-time Pro Bowler won’t ever be traded on his watch.

NFL news:

Pederson, Eagles working to fix Wentz’s mechanics (NFL.com)

What’s wrong with September sensation Carson Wentz? After roaring out to a passer rating over 100 in three of his first four NFL games, Philadelphia’s rookie quarterback is the league’s lowest-rated passer since Week 6.

NFL will regret moving Raiders to Las Vegas (Vice Sports)

Picture this: On the second Sunday in October of 2020, the 3-2 Tennessee Titans are visiting the struggling 0-5 Las Vegas Raiders beneath the dome in Big Pharma Stadium. The roof is closed because it’s 129 degrees out—but hey, it’s a dry heat. Should that come to pass, mark my words: if the Raiders end up in the Nevada desert, then it will be game over for the franchise—and whatever remains of the league’s once-populist rebel soul.

7 NFL head coaches who could be fired this season (CBS Sports)

We’ve officially made it through three-quarters of the NFL season without a head coach being fired. There are a lot of bad teams in the league, but front offices seem to be a bit more forgiving than in past years. That’s likely to change in the offseason, though. Black Monday, as it’s often called, is just over four weeks away. That means jobs will be lost, coaches will be fired and changes will be made. These seven guys are squarely on the hot seat and have a chance to be fired soon.