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Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (2/8/13)

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Cleveland Browns:

  • "Pressure is On" (OBR) - "Wherever you fall on the Bitter/No Bitter scale regarding the Baltimore Ravens, it is a safe bet many in northeast Ohio and those around the country wearing orange and brown did not watch much of the Super Bowl postgame show."
  • "Don't give up on Brandon Weeden, just yet" (Morning Journal) - "The NFL offseason has officially begun, which means yet another six-month drama begins around the Browns quarterback carousel. It’s the ride that the Browns have been stuck on since the late 1980s, where they have continually failed to draft or sign anyone resembling a star signal caller."
  • "First look at free agency: Cleveland Browns" (AFC North Blog) - "Here's what the Cleveland Browns should do with their prime free agents. The NFL free-agency period begins March 12."
  • "Joe Banner and the assumed departure of Phil Dawson" (WFNY) - "Last week, I did some homework to try and do an article about Joe Banner and if he had to learn a hard lesson about kickers after saying goodbye to David Akers. I assumed that I would look up Akers and his Philly replacement and see a trail of tears that would let me argue that Banner should 'learn from his mistakes' and keep Phil Dawson around."
  • "2012 Position Review: Linebacker" (ClevelandBrowns.com) - "As ClevelandBrowns.com looks back at the 2012 season, we break down the year position-by-position, and today’s spotlight is on the linebackers."

NFL:

  • "Team-by-team strength of schedule for 2013" (NFL.com) - "The Carolina Panthers have the toughest road to the Super Bowl based on the strength of their 2013 schedule. The Panthers will play teams in 2013 with a combined 138-116-2 record from last season as they look to improve on their 7-9 mark in 2012."
  • "NFL reinstates Gregg Williams" (AP) - "The NFL has reinstated Gregg Williams after suspending him for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, and the Tennessee Titans have added him to their coaching staff."
  • "Adrian Peterson has sports hernia surgery" (AP) - "Adrian Peterson put up one of the best seasons by a running back in NFL history to run away with the MVP award. Now imagine what he could do if he was actually fully healthy."
  • "Taking a second look at 2012 NFL Draft's first round" (SI.com) - "With the Super Bowl in the books, we can now stand clear enough to view the NFL's 2012 season through the prism of history, all 267 games worth (256 in the regular season and 11 in the playoffs). Before looking ahead to 2013, let's look back one last time at last April's NFL draft, this time with the advantage that only hindsight can offer."