Members of the Dawg Pound Daily crew give their predictions as the Cleveland Browns face the Jets on Thursday Night Football. Is Victory Fridge time?
This offseason and preseason, our very own Cleveland Browns were front and center. They were talked about more than normal since they were the featured team on the wildly popular HBO series ‘Hard Knocks.’ That gave us all an inside look at our favorite football team as they prepared for the 2018 NFL Season.
Then during the preseason, their games were being featured on prime time. That gave national exposure to the very players we were following on ‘Hard Knocks.‘ That was all great, but it wasn’t the start of the Browns heavily exposed offseason.
What started it all of was the 2018 NFL Draft. The Cleveland Browns were the star of the show there as well. They had picks to kick off the first two nights — as well as picks shortly after kicking things off. With the No. 1 overall pick they chose Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma, with the No. 4 pick it was Denzel Ward out of Ohio State and then in Round 2 they took Austin Corbett from Nevada and Nick Chubb by way of Georgi at No. 33 and 35. Although we all know the first pick was the most debated.
Mayfield was the choice, but the Browns did look long and hard at USC’s Sam Darnold — who went No. 3 to the New York Jets. As fate would have it, the Browns return to prime time in the regular season pits them against Darnold.
It’s going to be a storyline to watch — although with Mayfield not yet playing for the Browns it won’t give people a chance to say if the pick was right or not. That doesn’t mean opinions won’t fly if Darnold does well. Or if he leads the Jets to a win.
So, the question is, will that happen? Will Darnold shock the Browns, or will the sensational Cleveland defense have their way with the Jets quarterback and lead them to their first win of the season?
There could be some hangovers Friday morning if the victory fridges are opened, and the crew at Dawg Pound Daily will predict whether or not that will happen.