Cleveland Browns: Could porous season be due to Baker Mayfield?
Could Baker Mayfield be the cause of the Cleveland Browns well-documented struggles during the team’s porous 2019 season?
For all of you out there talking down the future of the Cleveland Browns franchise, we will remember how you blamed the one man trying to turn the ship around. You blame Baker Mayfield for a troubled locker room due to a poor coaching choice, with even worse play calling, all season long.
Driving around running errands on Tuesday, I heard a caller on 92.3 the fan in Cleveland talk about Baker Mayfield not being so big and that if Baker was listening to the radio than Baker was probably getting mad and would want to fight him.
The caller then goes onto say, “I have some pretty big friends man.”
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Sounds like a real tough guy.
This kind of psychotic rant, on radio, from a man who is a self-proclaimed Baker lover, is ridiculous and only hurts the fan base. Not only is the caller completely wrong about blaming Baker for this season, but then he says that he and his friends could fight him?
How is this good content? You’re a station in Cleveland and claim to be Browns fans and then you allow a caller to threaten a man and then applaud him for a passionate call?
Shameful to say the least.
Freddie Kitchens had a fantastic second half of the year last year. Baker Mayfield shined, the offense impressed, the offensive line was blocking, and not giving up sacks. How much an offseason can change.
This year Freddie threatened to leave if not given the head coach spot, he got it and more. His game management seemed only to help opposing teams. How is that Baker’s fault? His playcalling was so poor, that our Dawg Pound Daily chat was blowing up every single third downplay, more so when Nick Chubb was not on the field. That was on Baker?
Freddie Kitchens’ two-minute management was so poor that I recall many a time that the opposing team would actually be able to score twice before halftime and then people wondered, “Why are the Browns losing?” “They’re giving up on their coach, they have no heart, you can see they don’t care.”
Well, how can you blame one man, Baker Mayfield, for any of that?
Steve Wilks is a coach on the wrong team. I’ll admit, at first, I really liked his scheme and what he would bring to this team, then injuries happened, then they started losing key players in key roles.
The usage of zone, with man cover corners doesn’t really work well, as we all saw. Having to start fourth-string defensive linemen is not Wilks’ fault, cannot possibly be on him, and yet their talent level could not get the job done and I feel he will eventually be fired too.
How can you blame an offensive coordinator that wasn’t allowed to call plays? If anybody on this coaching staff should be safe, it is absolutely Todd Monken.
How can you fire Monken? He literally was not allowed to do his job. I hope he sticks around, Dorsey signs Hunt for a couple more years, and this offense rolls.
This offense has so much talent that when they actually figure out how to play together they will be the best offense in football.
Stay the course Browns fans.