Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Tuesday, Jan. 3.
The Cleveland Browns officially closed the books on the 2016 NFL season on Monday and are now looking toward what should be a busy off-season.
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At the top of that list – as it has been for more years than anyone should have to remember – is finding an actual NFL-caliber quarterback to lead the team.
“We haven’t established ‘the guy’ at the position so we are going to look at all options, and we will continue to work to develop the guys that we have on our roster,” executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said. “We still have to – I know this will apply to the number of questions you have today – sit down with our coaching staff and go through our end-of-season evaluation, go back and look at the tape and have discussions internally to see where all the guys sit on our roster right now, but we know we need better from that position, as well as others that support that position.”
So despite what some people will have you believe, the Browns realize the answer to the quarterback problem is not currently on the roster, so stay tuned to what is surely going to be an interesting few months.
Coach Hue Jackson realizes he’ll never fulfill his promise to deliver a Super Bowl to the Browns unless he solves the franchise’s decades-old quarterback quandary. As Jackson, head of football operations Sashi Brown and chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta reviewed the misery of going 1-15 during Monday’s 2016 season wrap-up news conference, the coach vowed to unearth a bona fide answer at the sport’s most important position.
What Week 17 lacked in on-field drama it more than made up for on the sidelines. Here’s an inside look at all the coaching news and what may be next. Plus notes on a Packer’s prophecy, a wild-card breakdown and more.