Daily Dawg Tags: About those Houston draft picks
By Thomas Moore
The Cleveland Browns may have improved their draft prospects in 2018 on Wednesday thanks to Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing.
The Cleveland Browns received some positive news on Wednesday and it came out of the state of Texas.
The NFL handed down a 10-game suspension on Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing for his second violation of the league’s policy against performance enhancing drugs.
The suspension of Cushing, a former Pro Bowl linebacker, helps the Browns as they hold Houston’s first- and secound-round selections in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Browns fans can track Houston’s progress, or lack thereof, as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals tonight. The Texans will be handing rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson his first start on the road as head coach Bill O’Brien continues to bungle his way through the season.
Meanwhile, in Cleveland, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown continues to focus on not stopping the wheel but actually breaking it.
Cleveland Browns news:
DeShone Kizer facing another tall task against the Ravens
Life comes at you fast in the NFL as rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer is rapidly learning. Kizer and the Browns hit the road on Sunday to face the Baltimore Ravens, who are 6-0 in home games against rookie quarterbacks.
Browns release first injury report for Week 2
The Cleveland Browns released their first injury report for Week 2 against Baltimore and it revealed that starting right guard Kevin Zeitler is dealing with an injury to his thumb.
3 overreactions about the offense after Week 1
The Cleveland Browns left fans with plenty to talk about after the Week 1 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, especially when it comes to the offense.
DeShone Kizer continues to show that he gets it (ESPN)
"Every day DeShone Kizer is on the field or does an interview, he shows in ways large and small that he simply “gets it” about the responsibilities of being an NFL quarterback."
Kenny Britt brushes off questions about his status (ohio.com)
"Kenny Britt wanted to drop the subject. The veteran wide receiver can’t afford to drop anything else. Not after the way coach Hue Jackson reacted to Britt’s performance Sunday in the Browns’ 21-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers."
The NFL’s newest trailblazer is here (Bleacher Report)
"Andy Kwon liked to yell things at Younghoe Koo across the locker room at Georgia Southern. Some days it would just be a simple, “Anyong!” a morning hello in Korean to greet his friend. Others, he’d walk past his locker and say, “Mo-hago inni?” asking his friend what he was up to on that given day. The locker room served as home for something rarely found in Division I football: two South Korean football players, both first-team All-Conference selections."
Who will start at quarterback for the Colts? (Indystar.com)
"The Indianapolis Colts quarterback intrigue continued Wednesday, with coach Chuck Pagano declining to publicly name a starter heading into Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Colts have been contemplating a change from Scott Tolzien to Jacoby Brissett after the former’s epic struggles in Sunday’s season-opening loss at the Los Angeles Rams."
Vikings defense facing another stiff test (startribune.com)
"The Vikings haven’t played the Steelers since 2013, but the two men most responsible for stopping Antonio Brown on Sunday know the Steelers star very well."
Ranking the quarterbacks from Week 1 (Pro Football Focus)
"Everyone loves a good quarterback discussion and PFF Analysts Steve Palazzolo and Zac Robinson are here to sort through PFF grades, scheme, style and difficulty level to give you the rankings for all quarterbacks from Week 1 of the NFL season."