Daily Dawg Tags: A bitter rival at No. 65

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11: Cleveland Browns helmets rest on the bench prior to a game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11: Cleveland Browns helmets rest on the bench prior to a game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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The Cleveland Browns open the NFL season in 65 days, the uniform number of Chuck Noll, whose NFL education has deep roots in Cleveland.

We’ve moved past the Fourth of July and are slowly working our way toward the start of the 2017 NFL season.

The Cleveland Browns will open the regular season on Sept. 10 as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers, a fitting opponent as that day is now just 65 days away.

That also matches the number worn by Chuck Noll as a member of the Browns from 1953 to 1959.

Noll is best remembered as the Hall of Fame head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1971, but before that he was a two-time champion with Cleveland as one of head coach Paul Brown’s famed messenger guards.

He may have ultimately wound up with a bitter rival, but the roots of Noll’s football education will always remain in Cleveland, starting with his playing days at Benedictine High School and continuing through his years with the Browns.

Cleveland Browns news:

The place kicking job is up for grabs in training camp

Cleveland Browns fans are focusing on several position battles, and must add the competition at kicker to the list of what to watch for in training camp.

Joe Thomas building a positive environment with Browns

Joe Thomas is considered one of the best players to ever suit up for the Cleveland Browns, even though the team has not had much success with him in town.

Joe Thomas to appear on Family Feud

Cleveland Browns fans will get a chance to see Joe Thomas in primetime as he is set to appear on an episode of Family Feud with other NFL players.

David Njoku flashes his potential in spring ball (clevelandbrowns.com)

"David Njoku, the youngest member of the Browns; youth-laden roster, will turn 21-years-old. But make no doubt the Browns rookie tight end and 29th overall NFL Draft pick looks and plays like a grown man, a dynamic that was plenty clear throughout OTAs and minicamp."

NFL news:

The balancing act of planning for the inevitable (The Ringer)

"Some of the NFL’s best passers are pushing 40. How are their respective teams preparing for the period after they’ve retired?"

Ranking all 32 teams by their passing game (PFF)

"The NFL season will start ramping up later this month as training camps start around the league. With that, veterans and rookies come together and start to build what their teams will look like for 2017. One important piece of that building with be the relationships forged between that of the quarterback and his top targets for the season."

Women in the NFL: The revolution is underway (Sporting News)

"The day will come when a significant number of NFL positions are not only filled by women, but such hires are touted as a “next” rather than a “first.” At least that’s how Samantha Rapoport sees it."

Gary Barnidge says Ravens haven’t called him yet (NFL.com)

"Gary Barnidge has his phone at the ready, but it isn’t ringing. Two years after eclipsing 1,000 receiving yards while adding nine touchdowns, the former Pro Bowl tight end is working out on his own without an NFL roster to fall back on. But the lack of notifications on Barnidge’s phone doesn’t mean there aren’t vacancies at his position."