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Browns’ To Prioritize Finding A Quarterback

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Cleveland Browns’ owner Jimmy Haslam is wasting no time setting the new tone for the future of his team.

With a number of changes this week starting with the dismissal of Sashi Brown to the release of Kenny Britt, it’s been a dizzying time for the long-suffering franchise.

Haslam wants new general manager John Dorsey to put one job at the top of his ‘To Do’ list: Find a quarterback.

“Let’s sit down as a group [at the end of the season],” Dorsey said (h/t NFL.com). “This is a quarterback-driven league. We all know that and we all know, to succeed and to go a little bit farther and farther and farther, you need one of those guys. So I think it’s an evaluation period that’s going to take a little bit to put a plan together.

“The draft is four and a half months away. Free agency is three months away. We have ample time to make a plan here.”

That doesn’t sound like a vote of confidence for rookie Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer, who is probably pretty disappointed with the franchise’ belief that he isn’t perceived as their franchise quarterback for the future.

“Let me say it this way: The Cleveland Browns are not going to be successful until we get a quarterback,” Haslam said about the team’s position.

“And we obviously have DeShone and two other quarterbacks on the roster. We’re going to look at free agency and the draft. As it was mentioned earlier, we have a substantial amount of capital. We’re going to do whatever it takes to find the quarterback we need to be successful.

“That will be John’s No. 1 priority. We’re going to do whatever it takes to get a QB.”

It looks the Browns will once again be in search of franchise quarterback, which puts the pressure on Dorsey to deliver.

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Jaguars’ Myles Jack Looking to Take on Bigger Role in 2019

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Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack is looking to step up in 2019 by becoming more vocal on the field, and being more of a leaders on the defensive side of the ball.

In fact, Jack is hoping to become a second coach on the field.

“My goal this offseason was to become a second coach on the field,” Jack said, according to the Jaguars official website “My role in this defense is, No. 1, just get everybody lined up – lead by example and just kind of be someone everyone can lean on.”

“l get vocal if necessary. I have no problem speaking up. But I feel like my position going into Year 4 is I need to be the staple where if someone doesn’t know something I can be the encyclopedia.”

Jack certainly has been a leader with his performance and is coming off a solid 2018 season where he racked up 102 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 1 interception.

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Ravens’ Earl Thomas Praises Lamar Jackson

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Baltimore Ravens new superstar safety Earl Thomas has been impressed with the play of quarterback Lamar Jackson and believes he can reach star status in the near future.

“He’s a star in the making,” Thomas said, according to ESPN. “Box office.”

Jackson has been hard at work this offseason so that he can take a big step up in his 2nd year of action.

“I got better with my fundamentals, but I’m not perfect,” Jackson said. “So I’m going to keep working on it always. You’re never too great, so I have to keep going.”

“I’ve just been working hard, trying to perfect my craft,” Jackson said when asked to assess his three-day minicamp. “I’m trying to be the best that I can be to help my team win games, get in great situations. I feel I was very productive.”

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Jaguars’ Nick Foles Believes Leonard Fournette is Dual Threat

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles is encouraged about what he has seen from running back Leonard Fournette in the passing game, believing that he can have a big season in 2019.

After a rough 2018 season, that included heavy criticism, Leonard could use some positive reinforcement, and Foles, his new quarterback, is giving him just that.

“That’s a threat,” Foles said,according to Jaguars.com. “If you ask any defender, when a running back can go out of the backfield and not only run the ball and protect, but he can receive, that’s really tough on a defense.

“I’ve been blessed to play with a lot of great running backs in my career that have made me look good because what they can do and there is nothing better than throwing the ball to a running back and letting him miss a guy. That’s what I love about backs. If you can catch, you can do so many different things. You can have a lot of fun out there.”

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