The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including Todd Haley telling Jimmy Haslam to not do Hard Knocks.
The Cleveland Browns’ decision to hire Todd Haley as offensive coordinator last offseason was met with mixed reviews. Although he could help turn around the offense, it seemed like a guarantee he would butt heads with Hue Jackson.
Haley had been a successful coordinator with the Steelers while Jackson was coming off leading a winless 2017 campaign, so it was just a matter of when instead of if Haley and Jackson would have issues.
And thanks to the Browns appearing on Hard Knocks last August, the world got to see Haley call out Jackson for how he had the team practice during training camp. The discussion became the story of the entire season of Hard Knocks.
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In today’s featured article, Haley explained that he was not a fan of the Browns being on Hard Knocks, and shared those feelings with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.
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"“We’re trying to make a drastic change here and turn things around, and this is the wrong thing to happen. I told the Browns owner, ‘Jimmy (Haslam), this is a mistake. Don’t do it.’ The No. 1 thing in camp is getting the team ready to be able to compete."
Although the purpose of Hard Knocks was to show how the Browns were attempting to turn the franchise around, the story quickly became that Jackson was not properly preparing the Browns. And as Haley pointed out, members of the team were thinking about the cameras, including Jackson, which could have ultimately hindered their training camp.
Over the past week, former Browns offensive line coach Bob Wylie has opened up about how he feels about the Browns, and that includes Wylie calling out Browns general manager John Dorsey and how the coaching search was handled in the offseason.
"“It’s a phenomenal asset to have, just being able to talk through things and having an open forum in meetings,” Mayfield said. “Just talking about how Drew ran it in Arizona, and how Freddie taught it there. Just different things and different pointers. It’s a good thing for me.”"
Drew Stanton may be poised to be the backup quarterback for the Browns in 2019, but it’s his knowledge that will help Cleveland the most. As Baker Mayfield continues to develop, Stanton’s presence will be extremely helpful as Mayfield grows into the Browns franchise quarterback.
The Cleveland Browns have multiple wide receivers who could make the team’s final 53-man roster, which has created a heated battle for the final roster spots. But even with the amount of competition, Jaelen Strong is starting to make plays and potentially increasing his chances to make the final roster.