Daily Dawg Tags: Getting ready for the Kevin Hogan era

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The Cleveland Browns have once again turned to a new quarterback as head coach Hue Jackson has tapped Kevin Hogan for the starting job against the Houston Texans.

If there is an NFL team that knows how to cycle through quarterbacks, it is the Cleveland Browns.

That’s why it is not very surprising that when the Browns take the field on Sunday against the Houston Texans it will be Kevin Hogan, and not rookie DeShone Kizer, in the huddle at quarterback.

Head coach Hue Jackson made the call on Wednesday to hand the offense over to Hogan, who will be making his first NFL start and is ready to go, as he told clevelandbrowns.com:

"“I’m excited. It is another opportunity to go out there and play some ball, which I love. I played a lot of games in college, and when I was out there the other day, it felt like I was in college again. I’m looking forward to the opportunity. I’m going to prepare my butt off this week for the guys around me and make sure they have confidence in me and trust me to lead them so that I’m feeling good going into Sunday.”"

Hogan has been around the Browns long enough to know that everyone always feels good going into a game. It’s what comes after that tends to be the problem.

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Why is Isaiah Crowell still dominating touches in the backfield? (numberfire.com)

"NFL coaches are a notoriously stubborn group. They don’t put in 100-hour weeks and game plan year round just to toss out the script after a few games. They instead like to focus on the process and keep faith that all their best-laid strategies won’t go to waste. That’s what Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has been doing with Isaiah Crowell. He’s managed to coach his way to the top of the most recent hot seat rankings, all while one of the most efficient running backs in the league goes mostly unused."

DeShone Kizer vows to come back as best QB (Browns Zone)

"First, he was benched at halftime of a three-point game. Then he was demoted to backup behind a guy who’s never started in the NFL. But don’t expect rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer to curl up in a ball in the corner."

Why Kevin Hogan could lead Browns to a win (ohio.com)

"It appears to be time for a quarterback change for the Cleveland Browns. On this week’s Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com podcast, reporter Nate Ulrich explains why Kevin Hogan should start over rookie DeShone Kizer. But that also doesn’t mean the book on Kizer should be closed."

NFL news:

Adrian Peterson worth the risk for the Cardinals (ESPN)

"Well, the Adrian Peterson era didn’t last long in New Orleans. After four games and 81 rushing yards, the Saints have shipped off the free-agent signing to the Cardinals in exchange for a 2018 conditional sixth-round pick. It’s not hard to understand why both teams would be on board to make the deal."

NFL: No mandate for players to stand during the national anthem (NFL.com)

"The NFL has no plans to mandate players stand for the national anthem, a league spokesman told NFL.com Wednesday. The spokesman went on to say “commentary this morning about the Commissioner’s position on the Anthem is not accurate. The NFL is doing the hard work of trying to move from protest to progress, working to bring people together.”"

NFL Week 5 Team of the Week (Pro Football Focus)

"After each week of the NFL season, and once our exhaustive All-22 review process is in the books, PFF will be bringing you the insights from our play-by-play grading of every NFL game with our team of the week."

Tyler Eifert to reportedly undergo season-ending back surgery (CBS Sports)

"Injuries continue to haunt the once-promising career of Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert. On Wednesday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Eifert will have season-ending back surgery."