The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news that you need to know, including Raiders head coach Jon Gruden praising Baker Mayfield.
Mayfield will not be given easy circumstances for his first career start, as it will be a road game across the country from Cleveland.
Almost every Browns fan can’t wait for Sunday, as they are excited to see what the first overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft can do in a full game.
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With excitement, there will also be nerves. Some Browns fans are nervous heading into Sunday, hoping that Mayfield’s first start is not a flop.
But one person familiar with the quarterback believes that the Browns finally found their man.
In today’s featured article, Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden had some high praise for the Browns rookie quarterback ahead of their Week 4 game.
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"Baker Mayfield will become the 30th different starting quarterback since 1999 Sunday when the Browns travel to Oakland to take on the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders, which has Gruden excited and nervous at the same time."
Gruden has had his fair share of quarterbacks he has loved. But for the most part, Gruden sees a lot of things from Mayfield’s game that makes him think that the Browns finally got their quarterback decision right.
The Browns made a big gamble when they decided to make undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison the starting left tackle. Despite the late decision, Casey Kinnamon believes that the Browns made a smart decision with Harrison.
"It has been so long since the Browns felt like a real NFL team — one where the games matter and we’re not combing mock drafts before Halloween — that it’s easy to lose sight of what an NFL season is really like week-to-week. No one can blame Browns fans or players for celebrating like they did on Thursday night, but that’s not how things work in the normal NFL."
The Browns were finally able to get over a 635 day hump and won a game. Now that the losing streak is behind them, their next step in the process is being able to win games back to back. If the Browns really want to push themselves into playoff contention, they need to be able put together consecutive wins.
The Browns defensive end announced that he will return to the field after missing two games, and his return has Randy Gurzi believing that the Browns opponents should be terrified of Cleveland’s defense.