The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including one writer looking at potential offensive line trade chatter
The final week of the 2019 preseason is here and Cleveland Browns fans have to be stoked for the regular season to kick off. Following a summer full of hype, the new-look Browns are ready to get after it — but that doesn’t mean there are no concerns.
In their latest preseason game, Cleveland’s offensive line was exploited by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Baker Mayfield was under constant duress and the running game couldn’t get rolling.
This has some who follow the team wondering if there are some options out there in the trade market to make some much-needed improvements to the line.
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Cleveland Brown News
"“Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline reported the Miami Dolphins are dangling their 25-year-old left tackle, while there are conflicting reports that the organization has told Tunsil they don’t intend to trade him.Meanwhile, the trade watch continues in Washington as Redskins’ left tackle Trent Williams continues his holdout.”"
Dudukovich pointed out that the recent retirement due to nagging injuries of Andrew Luck is a stark reminder of why you need to protect your franchise quarterback. Indianapolis waited too long to fix their line, the Browns can’t repeat that mistake.
"“2. But the Browns played their entire starting offensive line into the third quarter. Quarterback Baker Mayfield played the first half. They were facing a Tampa team that ranked 27th in overall defense a year ago, 31st in points allowed.3. That’s why I’m a bit alarmed by what happened in Tampa, especially with the blocking. The longest run of the night was David Blough, the No. 4 QB. He scrambled for 12 yards.”"
The most concerning thing in regards to the poor line play against Tampa is the fact Pluto stated, they weren’t facing an elite defense.
There were a lot of hiccups in the Browns Week 3 loss, but not everything that happened should lead to panic. Here we look at the things to worry about and what to shrug off.
Our own Elliot Kennel was very impressed with the play of Devaroe Lawrence. The Browns defensive line is suddenly crowded, but he stood out in their Week 3 game.