The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know including Earl Thomas of the Ravens saying he’s tired of the hype surrounding their AFC North foe
We are one day closer to game day which again means we need to put the past week behind us and focus on what lies ahead. And for the Cleveland Browns, there are some potentially good things ahead for them.
While they have struggled to start the 2019 season, they have the good fortune of playing in a division where no one is taking off. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals are 0-3 and the Baltimore Ravens are 2-1.
That means the 1-2 Browns are still in second place and as fate would have it, they play the Ravens this Sunday in Baltimore. A win there will be huge for them but Baltimore is motivated says safety Earl Thomas.
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He and his teammates are apparently tired of all the hype around the Browns and their new additions, which makes this game one they surely want to win. As for the Browns, they need to win — which makes this a much-watch game.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“The media was talking about OBJ (Odell Beckham Jr.) and that tandem and Baker Mayfield, the next savior,” Thomas said to reporters on Wednesday, via ESPN. “Then, to add on to that, Coach talked about it a couple of times in meetings. So guys kind of got tired about it.”"
Ravens head coach Jon Harbaugh did chime in during the offseason about how good the Browns looked on paper, which may have been all about him trying to motivate his team to knock them down a peg. This coming Sunday will be the first chance for anyone to do just that.
"“Ah, whatever,” Mayfield told reporters Wednesday. “In the wise words of Freddie Kitchens: ‘If you don’t wear orange and brown, you don’t matter.’ And Rex Ryan doesn’t have any colors right now for a reason, so it’s OK.”"
That was pretty much a mic drop by Baker, who is absolutely right. Rex Ryan doesn’t have a team right now and the main reason was his inability to find a quarterback. Although he did have one he loved so much that he got a tattoo of him — yep, Mark Sanchez ink on Rex’s skin. Maybe someone else should do the evaluating of the quarterbacks at ESPN.
"“On Tuesday, online sportsbook Bovada released odds for who the Browns’ head coach will be in Cleveland’s Week 8 matchup vs. the New England Patriots. That contest comes a week after the Browns’ Week 7 bye, which has often been considered a naturally breaking point for NFL teams to make in-season coaching changes.”"
This became a topic on FanSided’s own podcast ‘Stacking the Box’. Matt Verderame, Josh Hill, and Geoff Schwartz all discussed Freddie’s future and they weren’t in agreement that he will come back in 2020.
With all the talk about job security and the doom and gloom for the Browns, they are just one game shy of first place in the North. All they need to do is knock off the Ravens on Sunday and they’re back on top of the leaderboards — and Dan Justik says they have the personnel to do just that.