1. How do the quarterbacks handle the noise?
As mentioned earlier, the quarterbacks stole the show this past Thursday. Now after an offseason full of speculation about how both Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield would play, there’s now tape to point to as proof of their potential success.
Both have been praised for their work. For Taylor, he showed he can run the offense quickly and efficiently and can put points on the board. As for Mayfield, he proved that the Browns did find a playmaker with their No. 1 overall pick.
What we need to see now is if they can block out all the noise that followed the last game. Taylor has done it in the past and should be no issue. We have all seen him start week after week in the NFL and know what he brings. Mayfield, however, is still fresh. Can he put together another strong outing?
There’s no reason to think he won’t, but it’s still something to keep an eye on. Can he sustain the success he had in his debut, or will things start to become tougher as the preseason gets moving?
Plenty more will be on display for Cleveland, but for now, these are the three main points to watch in Week 2 of the 2018 Preseason.