Daily Dawg Tags: Setting an example with Jamie Collins deal


The Cleveland Browns have made it clear that the organization is ready to spend money to actively invest in the goal of making the Browns a great team.

While the Cleveland Browns’ coaching staff is preparing to coach in this weekend’s Senior Bowl, the group can be look forward to the 2017 season thanks to a recent roster move.

The signing of Jamie Collins establishes a new tone in Cleveland, and one that emphasizes a move toward winning and a step away from rebuilding.

The next move will be to retain Terrelle Pryor, while free agents on other teams could also be targets as the Browns look to quickly forget the 1-15 season in 2016.

The upcoming NFL Draft is also a chance to help change this team’s fortunes. Investing in Collins shows a commitment to improve the defense right away, so expect the front office to focus on the defense early and often in the Draft. Myles Garrett is the early favorite to be taken No. 1 overall, which is a move that would be hard to argue against.

There will be pressure on Collins to perform well in 2017, but his presence can only be dominant if there are some other skill players around him. Based on the new organizational philosophy of building carefully through the Draft, Collins should have some help in 2017 and beyond.

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

Cleveland Browns news:

Jamie Collins the first of many major investments

"After going silent over the weekend, the Cleveland Browns officially signed linebacker Jamie Collins on Monday."

Cleveland Browns: Is Ethan Pocic the center of the future?

"The Cleveland Browns may be coaching their future center this week at the Senior Bowl."

Impact of the Jamie Collins contract (NFL Spin Zone)

"After a lot of courting back and forth, complete with reports saying the deal would be announced over the weekend and a premature post by the Cleveland Browns to their app, the Browns and Jamie Collins were finally able to consummate a deal."

Hue Jackson: RG3 not written off; No. 1 pick not yet determined (cleveland.com)

"Hue Jackson is still on a nationwide search for his starting quarterback, and doesn’t know if he’ll come from this draft."

NFL news:

Jerry Jones suggests Cowboys should ‘cool it’ on Tony Romo talk (FanSided)

"Despite being one and done in the playoffs, the 2016 season has to be considered a success for the Dallas Cowboys."

Arthur Blank taking all Falcons employees to Super Bowl 51 (Blogging Dirty)

"News out of Atlanta on Monday is that Arthur Blank will take every Atlanta Falcons employee to Super Bowl 51."

Ben Roethlisberger not committing to 2017 season (NFL.com)

"While Tom Brady, Drew Brees and many other aging quarterbacks insist they’ll play several more years, Ben Roethlisberger is taking a different route when discussing his future."