PHOENIX – Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. feel more dangerous if they face the defending Super Bowl champ Patriots the first week in a primetime matchup.
The NFL announced on Monday that the Bears and Packers will open the 100th NFL season on Thursday night, September 5, and the Patriots will host an opening Sunday night game Foxboro, Mass. This year they are a candidate for this primetime matchup.
And with Beckham in the house it would certainly be a must-have television
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"That's why you play football – for the upcoming challenge," Dorsey said at the NFL annual meetings here. "You will play what the organizers mean. The NFL is tough. ''
The Browns can play up to five primetime games this year and will be strong candidates for the star cast.
"The fans of Cleveland Browns deserve this," Dorsey said. "If they get that, they deserve it. It is part of the National Football League. Yes, it's his first time as head coach, but he's gone through it. He was part of good teams.
Here are some other things we learned from Dorsey:
1. Dorsey praises controversial DL prospect Jeffery Simmons
Dorsey acknowledged that Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons in this design is on the radar, although he had recently suffered a torn ACL and was caught in high school at the stinging of a woman. Simmons did not argue for condemning a simple assault and was convicted of malicious machinations.
But his coaches in Mississippi State vouch for his character, and Dorsey seems to really like him.
Can Dorsey afford to add another player to the team with a video showing violence against a woman?
What you should do is talk to the trainers and support system in Starkville, Mississippi, and just see what kind of guy this guy really is. "" Dorsey said.
He would not say if he would do it Bring him to one of his 30 visits, but "either way" he will meet with him before the draft.
"I know his hometown," he said. "I can always go there."
He admitted, "We're still researching other things, but I know in the movie when you watch him play soccer that he's really good footballer. Really good.
Daniel Neremiah, the NFL network analyst, also praised Simmons in a conference call in front of the Combine.
2. More than 15 notes from the first round.
Dorsey dismissed the He reports that he's ready to give up the Giants' number 17, as the Browns did not see any real first-time runners after that.
"No, I think that's a really good draft class," he said, "I am Absolutely happy with the number of players we've rated in the first round and it's more than 15.
3. Trading with Duke Johnson
Dorsey reiterated that Johnson was one Although he signed the Browns Hunt, he will be a valuable member of the team, but will he swap it closer to the October deadline?
"I've been telling you all along, I think Duke Johnson is a very talented player, and me can imagine that he has more beautiful sac for the Cleveland Browns, "he said.
Did Johnson ask for a deal?
"I did not talk to Duke, no," he said.
4. He defended second-year kicker Greg Joseph
Dorsey defended Joseph, who made all his kicks at 39 yards or less, reaching 6 of 9 from 40 yards or more.
"I believe in competition in all walks of life," said Dorsey. "I mean, everyone wants to kick Greg Joseph out, but the last time I looked up when he saw his field goal percentages, he was better than Dan Bailey last year and he was better than the guy in New England (Steve) Gostkowski), and he was a freshman.
When asked if he could pull a kicker with one of his eight picks, he said, "Al Davis designed one in the first round. My philosophy will always be the same: if you are worthy to be written, we compose you. We have a good staff and a really good specialist trainer, and if, from an organizational point of view, we decide that a man deserves a draft pick, we take him with us.
. 5 At sky-high expectations now that OBJ is here
Dorsey reiterated "we have not done anything yet," despite all the Super Bowl talks since Odell Beckham Jr. is here.
"Remember, it takes 53 guys who want to play football," he said. "This is a total team sport, in fact, one of the best team sports in all sports is you know what they are Expectations in March, but you have to earn it by all who work for the same goal and that starts at OTAs, goes through the training camp and you get together and then you start winning games in the fall so that's a long season.
6. On Greg Robinson's One-Year Contract
Robinson signed a one-year provable deal worth $ 7 million, but only $ 500,000 The Browns may still have their options in the draft or at others Exploring places of left combat.
"Maybe it says more about the player than about the organization, because the player might want to bet on himself and say," You know something, "I'm pretty good," said Dorsey.