The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including the team being trolled by LeBron James after Odell Beckham, Jr. made it to the Super Bowl with the Rams
LeBron James has claimed to be a Cleveland Browns fan. But he’s also a Dallas Cowboys fan. And apparently a Los Angeles Rams fan — although that might be due to being an Odell Beckham, Jr. fan.
Come to think of it, maybe LeBron is just an NFL fan and should borrow Rob Lowe’s non-committal hat (Lowe was at the Rams game this past Sunday so he might be done with the referee gear).
And perhaps, he’s simply not even a fan of the Browns at all anymore, as he took to social media to poke some fun at a team he once called his favorite, simply because OBJ is having success with his new team.
That story, and more, can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
"“Dating back to his return to Northeast Ohio in 2014, LeBron James has been a public supporter of the Cleveland Browns.But after Odell Beckham Jr. and the Los Angeles Rams clinched a trip to Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, the 4-time NBA MVP couldn’t help but poke fun at his hometown team.”"
The weird thing about this is, the Browns gave Beckham what he wanted. They could have traded him to a terrible team for nothing at the deadline but they gave him his release afterward and allowed him to pick his home. They wished him well, and he’s done well. Time to move on.
As for LeBron, it’s a strange look for a guy who expressed so much love for Cleveland in the past. But apparently, he’s a bigger OBJ fan.
"“GM Andrew Berry has stated he expects Mayfield to be the team’s quarterback and the dominoes may fall in such a way that his statement is never in question. It’s also worth noting a year ago at this time how good everyone seemed to feel about the position.”"
The top question is whether or not they’re good enough at quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo was proof that a team can win with a good system but to get over the top — you need that guy who can deliver in the clutch. Garoppolo threw a pick in the clutch for the Niners whereas Joe Burrow was the hero in Cincy — just as Patrick Mahomes was the hero the prior week over Buffalo.
Too often in 2021, Baker Mayfield failed to win the game with a final drive. The front office now needs to decide if that was due to an injury or if it’s an indication that he’s closer to Jimmy G than Mahomes or Burrow.
Cleveland has been connected to Kirk Cousins this offseason — even if angry fans don’t want to hear it. The question now is, with a front office exec leaving for the Vikings, does that make such a move more likely?
The Browns are sending several coaches to the East-West Shrine Bowl and John Suchan has six players he believes they should be paying close attention to.