Daily Dawg Tags: Power rankings remain a formality

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The Cleveland Browns are firmly set at the bottom of national power rankings, and that is no surprise given the current state of the team.

NFL power rankings are not something Cleveland Browns fans like to talk about. And for good reason.

The Browns routinely start seasons at the bottom of such rankings, and even if they rise out from the basement, they usually settle back in before the season is over.

Such was the case this year as the Browns weren’t all the way at the bottom at the start, but have found their usual home as the worst team in football.

Power rankings aren’t some scientific formula, but fans of other teams may look at them to gauge how their team stacks up against the rest. Browns fans would just be wasting time with such an endeavor.

The rankings serve as another form of frustration, and a constant reminder for this front office that time is ticking on making this turnaround happen, if it ever will. Jimmy Haslam may have already committed to a longer plan, but it is hard for fans to remain as patient with another winless start.

There are still seven games remaining to turn things around and salvage the 2017 season, but don’t expect this team to make a miraculous rise out of the basement of the national power rankings. Baby steps at this point.

We take a look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Browns looking good for the 2018 NFL Draft

"The Cleveland Browns may not have won on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, but they still found something to be positive about."

3 takeaways on offense from the loss in Detroit

"The Cleveland Browns played a decent game on offense in Week 10, but the same mistakes popped up once again as the team is now 0-9 in 2017."

Mike Singletary interviews for unknown position (WFNY)

"In regards to the last season and a half of Browns football, the bloom is off the rose, as they say."

Josh Gordon’s present and future (NFL Spin Zone)

"Josh Gordon’s return could be good for the Cleveland Browns, but they should take a longer view, both for him and themselves."

NFL news:

Calling the shots: NFL head coaches who refuse to give up playcalling (ESPN)

"Mike McCarthy climbed the ranks in the NFL because of his work with quarterbacks and his playcalling."

Will Jets play Christian Hackenberg? ‘This isn’t Triple-A’ (NFL.com)

"After the New York Jets miraculously climbed to a 4-5 record, inspiring misguided playoff prognostications, the team crash-landed back to Earth with an ugly, boring loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday."