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Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (9/17/18)

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Cleveland Browns:“Zane Gonzalez: Cleveland Browns’ loss to New Orleans Saints ‘on me 100 percent’” (WKYC) - “Gonzalez had the kind of game special-teamers dread when the Cleveland Browns took on the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome...”“Available NFL free agent kickers” (247Sports) - “Poor kicking prevented multiple teams from achieving victory Sunday in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns T-Shirt , Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams are all in need of improvement at the kicker position.”“Browns quickly put aside shock of Josh Gordon situation, and rookie Antonio Callaway steps in” (C-T) - “When the shock wore off, the Browns had a game to play. Without talented and troubled receiver Josh Gordon.”“49ers have inquired about trade for Browns’ Josh Gordon” (SFGate) - “Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon would like to join the 49ers, and there is at least some degree of mutual interest.”“Refocused, NFL Week 2: New Orleans Saints 21, Cleveland Browns 18” (PFF) - “The much-anticipated battle between Myles Garrett and Terron Armstead was a big disappointment. Garrett very rarely got the better of the veteran tackle...”“Where the Browns stand on key issues heading into Thursday night’s game against the Jets” (cleveland.com) - “The Browns coming out of the first two games of the season winless isn’t a disaster. If anything, it was expected.”NFL:“Injuries we’re tracking from Sunday’s Week 2 games” (NFL.com) - “New York Jets tight end Neal Sterling was evaluated for a head injury against the Miami Dolphins.”“NFL sets new mark for early-season ties” (PFT) - “The NFL has had two not-so-nice outcomes in each of the first two weeks. It’s the first time since 1971 that the NFL opened a season with a tie in Week One and a tie in Week Two.”Recap: Episode 4 of Cleveland Browns on HBO’s Hard Knocks The fourth episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks, featuring the Cleveland Browns, took place Tuesday night. Let’s recap the major storylines that were on display.The Return of Josh GordonIt was expected that the return of Browns WR Josh Gordon would be a major storyline in this week’s episode. And although he was featured a little bit, it was easy to forget about him. The most notable part was probably the cameras catching Gordon looking through the offensive playbook and saying that not many new plays had been added since he was last with the team, so he feels like he’s ready-to-go.The Rookie ShowCleveland’s rookies were in charge of putting on a filmed comedy/parody show of sorts for the rest of the players, coaches, and staff in Berea. The highlight of the segment was when WR Blake Jackson, a longshot who isn’t going to make the roster Cleveland Browns Hats , voiced over WR Jarvis Landry’s rant from a few weeks ago, complete with some other footage mocking the fact of playing with injury:Seeing GM John Dorsey laugh as QB Baker Mayfield parodied his sweater, gum-chewing, and other mannerisms was amusing as well.Tape it Up, Let’s GoHard Knocks captured a lot of audio and behind-the-scenes stuff when QB Tyrod Taylor hurt his hand against the Eagles and was led to the back. You can hear him screaming in pain as he enters the blue tent, and then his relief when X-rays are negative in the back. Once he tries catching a football once, he’s ready to go back out there.Haley Yells at Landry, Makes AmendsCleveland was frustrated offensively against the Eagles, and it was clear that it wasn’t the best day for WR Jarvis Landry. You can hear offensive coordinator Todd Haley riding Landry on several plays, including not fighting through on two fades at the goal line, and then stopping on a deeper route later (which Landry complained that the pass sailed out of bounds).Haley later had a complaint about the effort by young WR Derrick Willies. He pulled Landry aside and apologized to him for yelling earlier, while also giving him a pep talk about how he needs to give effort on every play so these younger guys see that and follow his lead. Earlier in the episode, we do see rookie WR Antonio Callaway taking the lead from Landry in the film room:Myles Garrett’s Music Isn’t for Bob WylieHard Knocks knows they have gold with offensive line coach Bob Wylie now, and they are milking it. It started with DE Myles Garrett getting to have some softer music play over camp...and then this:Other NotesThe beginning of the show talked about how things are starting to slow down for QB Baker Mayfield Cleveland Browns Hoodie , which included several slow-motion effects, as well as a super slow motion of a long spiral being thrown to WR Rashard Higgins. The segment was a bit of a waste to me.Former Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks gave the scoop on his former team, pointing out weaknesses of QB Nick Foles, TE Zach Ertz, and their left tackle:Segments once again featured QB Brogan Roback, DE Nate Orchard, DE Carl Nassib, and TE Devin Cajuste as the bubble players to watch. Next week will no doubt continue to focus on them and which of the four make it. Right now, Nassib could be the only way in line to keep a job.Overall, it wasn’t the most what I would call innovative episode in terms of buzz. What did you think, Browns fans? The season finale airs next Tuesday at 10 PM ET. NFL Outlet

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