Daily Dawg Tags: Baker Mayfield opens up about COVID-19 vaccines
The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including Baker Mayfield talking about how the COVID-19 vaccine could help his team
A hot topic as of late has been the way the NFL is approaching COVID-19 vaccines. Several players have voiced their displeasure with the way they feel the league is forcing them to get the vaccine.
It also led to a Hall of Famer saying players who don’t want to be vaccinated aren’t trying to win a championship. Of course, Michael Irvin may have gone a bit far with that comparison but Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns does at least see how it can be a competitive advantage.
Mayfield, who was speaking on vaccines while at his youth camp, said that teams who have a higher vaccination rate are less likely to lose several members of their team and other staff members in the building.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags
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Baker Mayfield: COVID-19 vaccines give teams ‘competitive advantage’ — Jared Greenspan, New York Post
"“It definitely poses a competitive advantage for higher vaccine rates on the team just because of close contact rates and what happens if somebody does unfortunately get COVID, what could happen to the rest of the building.”"
It’s hard to argue that the Browns weren’t one of the more adversely affected teams in 2020 when it came to COVID. While they didn’t have to play without a quarterback the way the Denver Broncos did, they were forced to go with none of their regular receivers in Week 16 and then had to play without their coach in the Wild Card game.
That’s why it’s not surprising at all to see such a take from Mayfield. He saw first-hand how quickly a team can get sidelined if the virus runs through a building.
Cleveland Browns renaming Berea training facility to mark partnership deal — Jordan Unger, FOX 8
"“CrossCountry Mortgage will be the presenting partner of the digital streaming program ‘Browns Live: Training Camp’. A schedule for the program will be released at a later date.”"
The training facility has a new name but we are probably all more interested in hearing when we can watch the ‘Browns Live’.
Video: Greedy Williams celebrates finishing 6 months of physical therapy — Jared Mueller, Browns Wire
"“The Browns listed Williams as the team starter throughout much of training camp and even noted Terrance Mitchell as replacing Williams in the starting lineup for the first few games of 2020. Instead, Williams didn’t play a down in 2020 despite constant hope that he would be able to.”"
It was tough to see Greedy Williams go down and now, he’s missed 20 games in the NFL and played 12. Still, he has been working hard and this video showed how excited he is to be one step closer to returning to the field.
Of course, he now has more competition with rookie Greg Newsome in the building, but Williams still has plenty of talent and cannot be counted out if he is healthy.
Cleveland Browns receiving corps creeps into top-15 in latest ranking
There are two big names at wideout for the Browns in Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham but even with them on the roster, the Browns still hardly cracked the top-15 in PFF’s rankings — coming in at No. 14 overall. Dan Gilinsky looks at the team and the ranking — while trying to make sense of it all.
Former Browns WR Terrelle Pryor involved in scary accident
Terrelle Pryor was in the news after a scary accident where he flipped his bike twice. Thankfully, he was able to talk about this afterward and said he’s done with bikes after this scare.