The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look at who to blame for the Baker Mayfield situation
As we approach the end of June, Baker Mayfield is still a member of the Cleveland Browns. He shouldn’t be, but here we are.
With Deshaun Watson, Jacoby Brissett, and Josh Dobbs on the team, there’s no way the team will ever turn back to Mayfield but they continue to drag the situation out. Sure, they’re trying to get whatever they can for him, but with no leverage, it’s becoming nothing more than another distraction in an offseason full of them.
And one writer says they have no one to blame but themselves for how things have turned out. That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
"“Browns owner Jimmy Haslem has said he’s not the one who originally wanted Watson, but, as the owner, he could, at the very least, have prevented this. He didn’t, of course, because he wants his team to win football games.”"
It doesn’t matter who wanted Deshaun Watson, there needed to be a plan to move on from Mayfield should they have landed their coveted quarterback. Now months later, they still have Mayfield under contract and they’re holding out for the best possible offer. At this point in the year, they need to take whatever is on the table and move on, so stories like this can do the same.
"“Senior Vice President of Communications for the Browns Peter John-Baptiste did not comment on the validity of the claims by NEOtrans, but did say that the Haslams are continuing to look into the viability of developing land on the lakeside.”"
While a dome stadium — or at least one with a retractable roof — would be great, the better news is that they’re still looking to stay lakeside if possible. The current location is part of the charm of the team and keeping them as close to this as possible would be ideal.
Greg Newland knows the Browns are built to win right now and he thinks these three veteran free agents could be what puts them over the top.
Cleveland has some young talent on their team and Michael Welsh identifies three of them who could make their first Pro Bowl in 2022.