Daily Dawg Tags: New uniforms on the distant horizon?

Sep 27, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; The Cleveland Browns special teams players line up for the opening kickoff against the Oakland Raiders at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; The Cleveland Browns special teams players line up for the opening kickoff against the Oakland Raiders at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly ready to scrap their horrific uniform set. The bad news is that a new uniform will not appear until at least 2020.

Two years after a disastrous decision to change one of the league’s iconic uniforms, the Cleveland Browns may be heading back to the drawing board.

Team co-owner Dee Haslam spoke at Monday’s NFL owners meeting and said that the Browns are as unhappy with their current uniforms as fans are, according to ESPN:

"“We’ve talked about it, but we haven’t conceptualized what that might be, and we have to work with the NFL on it. We’re the Cleveland Browns. We stand for a certain thing. I can’t imagine doing anything too crazy, can you? I can’t.”"

That’s the good news. The bad news is that, because the league and Nike, which makes the uniforms, require a two-year process, meaning the Browns are stuck with the current abominations at least through the 2019 season.

In not as good news, ESPN also reported through an unnamed source that the Browns will give real consideration to returning to white helmets, which they wore during the All-American Conference days. While it is nice to reminisce about a time when the Browns were champions, the thought of an all-white helmet leaves us a bit cold.

On the bright side, a new uniform set in 2020 should coincide with the team’s current rebuilding efforts paying off in a major way.

With that thought in mind, let’s roll onto today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Comparing Jimmy Garoppolo to Brock Osweiler is unfair

Cleveland Browns fans may try to compare Jimmy Garoppolo to Brock Osweiler, yet simply being backup quarterbacks isn’t enough to form a fair comparison.

Browns re-sign offensive lineman Matt McCants

The Cleveland Browns re-signed offensive lineman Matt McCants on Monday. Is this a minor move or a sign of something bigger at right tackle?

Too soon to assume anything about Brock Osweiler

Cleveland Browns fans may be preparing for a season with Brock Osweiler, but there is still plenty of time to move or release the quarterback.

Jimmy Haslam says Brown made fair offer to Terrelle Pryor (ohio.com)

"Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Jan. 1 one of the franchise’s top priorities this offseason would be to re-sign its key players. It accomplished the goal with linebacker Jamie Collins, but wide receiver Terrelle Pryor left the team as a free agent March 10 and signed a one-year contract with Washington worth $6 million, plus another $2 million in incentives. “We think we made an extremely fair offer to Terrelle. Extremely fair. OK?” Haslam said Monday during the NFL owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore hotel and resort. “It’s a long-term contract, et cetera, and Terrelle decided not to take it. So there’s nothing we could do about that.”"

Bob Kraft defers Garoppolo trade decision to Bill Belichick (cleveland.com)

"Patriots owner Bob Kraft was asked at the NFL Annual Meeting here Monday if he’d trade Jimmy Garoppolo under any circumstances, and he didn’t slam the door shut on it. Instead, he deferred the matter to coach Bill Belichick, who’s slipping out of the meetings to embark on a scouting trip and won’t be around tomorrow to field Garoppolo questions at the optional coaches breakfast."

NFL news:

Raiders get official Las Vegas blessing from NFL owners (Mercury News)

"The Raiders are officially abandoning Oakland for the second time, as NFL owners emphatically gave Las Vegas their blessing Monday to host one of the league’s most storied franchises. The owners’ historic 31-1 decision allows owner Mark Davis to uproot his team for the third time in 35 years — much to the dismay of diehard East Bay fans and even some of their most notable players."

Steelers prepping for life after Ben Roethlisberger (NFL.com)

"By the start of training camp, we might look back at Ben Roethlisberger’s retire-or-not-to-retire waffling as a silly storyline, a manufactured Favrian imitation, short on suspense and void of intrigue. But in Pittsburgh, Steelers brass is taking Big Ben’s hints at retirement as, if not a serious threat, a sign that it’s time to evaluate the quarterback position."

The Colin Kaepernick debate is broken — both sides are wrong (ESPN)

"Whichever side you take in the current Colin Kaepernick debate, you’re looking at it the wrong way. One side cries, “Kap’s being blackballed!” The other side says, “It’s just that he’s not that good.” Each side’s truth is undone by its blindness toward the other’s, and the Kaepernick conversation is too important to drown in the careless language of 21st century bickering."

Raiders move proves the only thing that matters to NFL is money (Bleacher Report)

"The stench of the greed—even for a league that cherishes money over almost anything—is staggering. Like getting used to a smog-filled city and then being hit with the pungent smell of someone who hadn’t showered for several days. Pigs rolling in an ocean of mud aren’t this fat and happy. Money, money, money. This is the NFL’s motto. The Raiders’ move to Las Vegas proves this. Yes, it is one of many things that illustrate this point, but this is the exclamation point. Just sin, baby."