Dawgs By Nature:
- Browns vs. Steelers: Week 11 Need to Know (Thomas Moore) - Cleveland begins life without quarterback Deshaun Watson as they welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to town. Here is everything you need to know about the game.
- Scouting how Cleveland can win with a Rookie QB in our Q&A with Behind the Steel Curtain (Chris Pokorny) - This Sunday, the Cleveland Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. To help preview a few topics from the Steelers’ perspective, we reached out to Jarrett Bailey from Behind the Steel Curtain and exchanged five questions with him.
- Browns QB problem after Deshaun Watson’s injury: Creative solutions (Barry Shuck) - The loss of Deshaun Watson is crippling but the season rolls along for the Cleveland Browns.
- Dorian Thompson-Robinson: ‘I know what to expect’ (Thomas Moore) - Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson finds himself in a familiar situation for this Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Browns will workout former 1st round pick and Super Bowl champion Friday (Jared Mueller) - Once the Cleveland Browns were aware that QB Deshaun Watson would miss the rest of the regular season, there was nothing they could do for Week 11 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers besides choosing between Dorian Thompson-Robinson and PJ Walker. The rookie got the nod and the Browns will roll with him at least this week. Moving forward, however, GM Andrew Berry would not be doing right by his elite defense and the rest of the 6-3 roster just to stand pat.
- Browns vs. Steelers: 3 interesting players coming to town for Pittsburgh for Cleveland fans to watch (Curtiss Brown) - Jaylen Warren had a breakout game but can he get more carries than Najee Harris?
- Browns fans still expect to beat the Steelers, and NFL fans vote Myles Garrett as midseason defensive star (Chris Pokorny) - Cleveland fans are confident despite the injury hit at quarterback.
- Can Browns stop Steelers pass rush duo of T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith from wrecking rematch? (cleveland.com) - The Browns will need a cutting edge strategy if they are going to get revenge on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Pun intended.
- Myles Garrett ready to ‘throw the fridge back’ at Pittsburgh Steelers’ blocking schemes (Beacon Journal) - There was no beating around the bush by Myles Garrett. Much like the way he attacks opposing quarterbacks, the Browns All-Pro defensive end attacked a question about whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers do more things to him to try to slow him down.
- Players endorse idea of signing Joe Flacco, who worked out for Browns (Browns Zone) - The healthy quarterbacks on the Browns roster have started 10 games — one by rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson and nine by journeyman P.J. Walker. A quarterback with 183 starts was in the team facility Friday.
- ‘Like a true leader’: Browns players impressed by Dorian Thompson-Robinson in week leading into Steelers game (News 5 Cleveland) - Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson has had a full week of practice knowing he’s the team’s starting quarterback, working through a game plan catered specifically to him.
- Joe Burrow out for the season, as NFL says it will review Bengals’ reporting (The Washington Post) - Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will be sidelined for the rest of the season because of the injury to his right wrist that forced him to leave Thursday night’s loss at Baltimore during the first half, the team announced Friday.
- Steelers’ bizarre run of facing backup quarterbacks continues with Browns and Bengals on deck (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) - In what is the latest instance of the uncanny good fortune that has fallen into their lap for the past 10 years, the Steelers will face the Cleveland Browns in a key division game on Sunday, just four days after the Browns learned they will be without their star quarterback DeShaun Watson for the remainder of the season.
- Will Texans’ C.J. Stroud be the first Ohio State QB in a Pro Bowl? (ESPN) - Since the common draft era in 1967, there have been 817 quarterbacks drafted. One hundred eight of those made the Pro Bowl. Some have come from traditional powerhouses like Notre Dame and Michigan, and some have come from schools like North Dakota State and Wyoming. But perennial powerhouse Ohio State has the second-most wins in college football history and has yet to have a quarterback become a Pro Bowler.
- In 2018, Rams-Chiefs was billed as the future of football. Five years later, was it? (The Ringer) - Patrick Mahomes. Sean McVay. Travis Kelce. Jared Goff. Andy Reid. Todd Gurley. A combined 105 points. The game that had everything still has its fingerprints all over the NFL.
Whose injury has a bigger impact on their team this year: Watson or Burrow?