The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look deeper into what makes general manager John Dorsey tick
This week was quiet for a lot of teams, but not for the Cleveland Browns. There was an ESPN report that shed some light on some serious dysfunction that had been going on behind the scenes in Berea.
While much of the report from Seth Wickersham painted owner Jimmy Haslam in a poor light, the truth is there was some hope as new general manager John Dorsey and rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield appear to have transcended the drama and are bringing football back to Cleveland — as opposed to unfortunate drama.
Dorsey especially is bringing change as Haslam seems to be finally putting all the trust in him as far as running the team is concerned. The results after one season speak for themselves as Dorsey has done a tremendous job with his roster overhaul.
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But what is it about Dorsey that makes him so good at what he does? And why does Haslam believe in him as much as us fans do? Terry Pluto dove into that, and his story, and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“From the lips of some people, this would sound like a hollow cliche. But Dorsey lives by this:1. Learn from the past.2. Live in the present.3. Build for the future.4. The best decisions are the most informed decisions.”"
Pluto is right that this sounds incredibly cliche, but it also makes perfect sense. Dorsey came in and learned from what the Browns did in the past and built from there. He’s also taking his time to make the smart decisions — not just acting on impulse. The future is bright in Cleveland and he’s a huge reason why.
The Senior Bowl showed off a lot of talented players who should be available beyond Round 1. Dan Justik looks at that and says that Cleveland won’t have to use a first-round pick in order to find a player to fill one of their bigger needs.
"“The Cleveland Browns have been on a roll with taking players from the Reese’s Senior Bowl recently, headlined by Baker Mayfield. This year’s roster doesn’t include anyone likely to be picked first overall, but it does have a decent amount of players that could find themselves picked in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Four of those stand out as possible fits for the Browns, who control the 17th pick in the draft.”"
Smith highlights players like defensive end Montez Sweat as well as offensive tackle Andre Dillard. As for the OT, Dillard has seen his stock rise as of late and might be someone to keep an eye on.
DPD’s resident cap expert, Elliot Kennel, looks deeper at what impact the two No. 1 picks on the roster — Baker Mayfield and Myles Garrett — could have on their cap situation.
Matt McFatridge makes a case for using a Day 3 pick on a developmental quarterback to groom for a backup role down the line.