Daily Dawg Tags: Hue Jackson tells it like it is
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson ruined a few people’s day on Tuesday as he explained the reality of finding the team’s next quarterback.
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson laid out some hard truths about the team’s ongoing quarterback situation on Tuesday.
And, in the process, he gave Browns fans hope that this regime truly does know what it is doing.
Jackson, speaking at the annual owners meeting, let everyone know that the Browns have no intention of squandering the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft by trading it for another team’s backup quarterback, according to Ohio.com:
"“No. I can tell you no on that one. No.”"
So much for all the ridiculous trade scenarios involving the Browns giving the top pick “and more” to New England for Jimmy Garoppolo.
Jackson continued his lesson by explaining why private workouts are more valuable than attending an agent-scripted Pro Day, according to clevelandbrowns.com:
"“I think it’s better when you get an opportunity to, one, take a player to dinner, spend some extra time with them that way and then be able to have what we call a private day. You get the player to do exactly what it is you want to see him do as opposed to him coming there with his quarterback coach, it’s all scripted, it’s exactly how they want it. And the players normally do exactly what’s asked of them that way.”"
Suffice it to say, Tuesday was a good day to be a Browns fan.
Cleveland Browns news:
Hue Jackson eases fear of trading No. 1 overall pick
Trading down in the first round of the NFL Draft is something Cleveland Browns fans have gotten used to in the recent past. But trading out of the No. 1 pick? That is something even Browns fans may not tolerate. Some fans may have been concerned that the team was considering trading out of the top pick, but that will not be the case. Well, they won’t do it for a quarterback.
ESPN not a fan of Browns offseason moves
It is no secret that the Cleveland Browns must earn respect as an NFL franchise. Years of losing and incompetence has set the team up as a punchline in the national scope, but fans in Cleveland believe things may be heading in the right direction. Regardless, the Browns can be found at the bottom of ESPN’s latest NFL power rankings.
Browns re-sign Jamie Meder (Ohio.com)
"“The Pierogi Prince of Parma” will return to his hometown team. The Browns announced they re-signed defensive lineman and Parma Heights native Jamie Meder on Tuesday. He was an exclusive-rights free agent."
Marvin Lewis: Trading McCarron to Browns would set a “precedent” (cleveland.com)
"Marvin Lewis didn’t slam the door shut on the Bengals trading quarterback AJ McCarron to his close pal Hue Jackson at the NFL Annual Meeting’s AFC coaches breakfast Tuesday morning."
London is calling the NFL (MMQB)
"The ease with which the Raiders left Oakland for Las Vegas shows that NFL teams will chase the next dollar no matter where it can be made. That also means the next team to relocate will likely need passports."
What will happen to Oakland’s Black Hole? (The Ringer)
"For two decades, Oakland Raiders fans have heckled and cheered inside one of the most intense, hostile environments in sports history. But with the team’s move to Las Vegas now official, will the Black Hole vanish?"
NFL needs replay expansion (USA Today)
"Another year, another replay proposal. This time, Washington is attempting to tweak the NFL’s instant replay rule in the name of fair competition. Sure, challenges have the inherent capacity of slowing games down. That’s one leg of any argument for keeping the status quo, which caps coaches at two replay challenges, with a third granted if both are successful."
Lame duck football is lame (ESPN)
"The NFL has granted permission to the Oakland Raiders to become the Las Vegas Raiders at some point in their moving-van future. But because there is no suitable stadium in Vegas — the deal was built on a pile of money and architects’ renderings of a proposed stadium — the Raiders could play as many as three more seasons in Oakland. And that sets the table for lame-duck football — something I’ve witnessed up close and personal."
Denver Broncos one of five teams without a starting QB (The Gazette)
"Despite all the clutter, prattle and commotion surrounding Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler (three names that have been linked with the Broncos in some fashion in the past or now) and RG3andout and Johnny Footloose, and the four top quarterbacks In the draft, it’s remarkable to realize that 27 NFL teams already have established who will be their starters in September."