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Second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield has been enjoying his time in the spotlight since becoming the starter under center for the Cleveland Browns. He’s been seen having fun at every turn and this past weekend, that included him hosting a football camp for children.
Mayfield made sure to be present at the camp, rather than just a name to attract fans, as he got on the field and even played some defense during one drill. In addition to that, the young signal-caller showed off his dance moves as all the kids were enjoying some “Old Town Road.”
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for his haters to find reasons to dislike him as Mayfield continues to prove he’s all about the community he plays in.
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The story about his camp, and more, can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield feels the love, gives it right back at football camp on Saturday — Dan Labbe, Cleveland.com
Baker Mayfield dropped back in coverage on Saturday, read a pass perfectly and broke it up with one hand. A play later, lined up as a deep safety, he started running the other way, yelling “Fumble!” after a ball came loose.
Of course, all this happened during the youth camp that Baker Mayfield hosted over the weekend. He’s not about to take real snaps on defense, but he was out there having the time of his life with these kids. It was great to see him give back — and he even had a positive message for all the kids where he encouraged them all to chase their dreams.
The organized team activities aren’t going to decide a season, but players can stand out and help themselves in a big way by playing hard during these voluntary sessions. With the Browns wrapping up this portion of the offseason, Dan Justik looks at who benefited from the workouts and who ended up losing out.
“While the Cleveland Browns still have the potential to add another big named player or two (insert Gerald McCoy and Eric Berry), their roster heading into camp is pretty much set. With 90 players currently with the Browns, only 53 can survive to make the final roster and some intense camp battles are set up.”
Kinnan goes through every player on the roster and classifies them as either a lock, probable to make the team, on the bubble, or doubtful.
“Freddie Kitchens and John Dorsey both believe that Drew Stanton, 35, can win games if called upon. He’s gone 11-6 in his seven-year career, including 4-1 in 2016 and 2017. Stanton knows Kitchens’ offense inside and out, and the game has slowed down for him so much that they feel he can hold down the fort if need be. They’d have to adjust the offense to his skillset, but the Browns have enough talent and weapons to do so. It does seem like a bit of a risk, but Stanton has won with a lot less talent than he’ll have on this roster in 2019.”
Kitchens and Stanton did spend time together in Arizona and even though he wasn’t the OC there, the two surely did share some of the same philosophies. Plus Stanton spent all of last season in the Browns offense. I have personally been a critic of Stanton’s abilities, but at this point, he makes as much sense as anyone to be the primary backup.
Dan Justik looks at a recent claim that compared Denzel Ward to Charles Woodson. While Ward had a great rookie season, that’s quite the comparison and Cleveland fans would have to be thrilled if he even came close to playing to such a level.