The NFL schedule release is fun for some teams, but Cleveland Browns fans are never able to draw too much excitement from the event.
It must be interesting to be a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers or the New England Patriots. The NFL schedule release usually brings with it the anticipation of marquee primetime games and important matchups.
This is not what the schedule release, which is tomorrow, does for Browns fans. The Browns will get their annual Thursday night game, but the likelihood of a Sunday or Monday night game is slim at best. A Monday night game is the more likely possibility, and owning the No. 1 overall pick may result in the Browns getting a shot in primetime.
The only real excitement Browns fans can draw from the event is the fact the physical schedule gives fans firm dates in mind for games, making the offseason seem maybe just a bit shorter.
It will take a rare winning season, or even a .500 campaign, for the Browns to begin appearing regularly in primetime. The last time the team provided any hope of success, in 2007, resulted in the Browns receiving several primetime games in the midst of a losing season in 2008.
Fans understand the rebuilding process is still in full force, so it should result in the team getting better and ultimately adding some excitement to the annual schedule release. Let’s take a look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
"The NFL will release the complete 2017 regular season schedule on Thursday, during a two-hour special on the NFL Network beginning at 8 p.m."
"With just a little more than a week to go until the 2017 NFL Draft, there is plenty of speculation, rumors and debates about what the Cleveland Browns will (or should) do during draft weekend."
"There’s a week and a half until the 2017 NFL Draft and it’s gotten to the point where nothing constructive is going to come out about any of the prospects or teams in terms of how they will behave."
"Joe Haden knows whom he would have No. 1 in his mock draft — Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett."
"One of the last remaining 2017 NFL free agency storylines of note has been resolved."
"Stephen Tulloch is walking away from pro football."