The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know. Today’s featured story looks at players under pressure to succeed in 2018.
With so much talk about change within the Cleveland Browns organization it almost feels like nothing could go wrong. After going 0-16 last year, it almost can’t.
If they win only a handful of games, that’s progress. It shows they’re moving in the right direction, which can be spun positively. Basically, they hit rock-bottom last year and the only way to go is up.
That doesn’t mean that even winning a few games saves everyone on the roster. Some players are entering the 2018 season with the weight of the world on their shoulders.
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New general manager John Dorsey has shown no shyness about sending players away. The ones he has kept from the previous regime are on notice as well thanks to the influx of talent and competition across the board.
In today’s Daily Dawg Tags, we point out an article that picks the five players who are under the most pressure to succeed this year, or risk looking for a new home the following season.
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"This list would certainly be inaccurate if Coleman did not top it. Entering his third year, he finds himself looking down the draft-bust barrel. Having shown flashes of possibility, he has yet to put together a solid campaign due to injury."
This list obviously goes right after Corey Coleman, and it probably should. He was a first-round pick, but to date hasn’t lived up to that status. On top of that, John Dorsey didn’t draft him, so it’s not like his draft status carried much clout to begin with. Some other players make this list as well, like kicker Zane Gonzalez, who showed promise as a rookie but needs to be more consistent.
Dan Justik quotes the words from the veteran linebacker, who feels like this season will be better than years past. That’s a prevailing feeling in Cleveland, and with good reason.
The popular video game had some of their ratings leaked recently and the top-rated rookie quarterback was none other than Baker Mayfield of the Browns. That’s really how it should have gone as his talent is superior to those picked after him — even if Colin Cowherd says it isn’t.
"Five years ago, Darren Fells was thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean playing a different sport.Now, he’s being counted upon by the Browns to serve a vital, multi-faceted role in a burgeoning tight ends room."
Formerly a basketball player overseas, Darren Fells has earned himself some praise for his physical play as a blocking tight end. There’s more talent on this position than the Browns have had in years and Fells will be a huge part of that — especially in the run game.