The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know including a look at whether or not Odell Beckham was part of the problem Sunday
After a tough outing, Baker Mayfield has answered questions not only about his play — but about his injures shoulder as well. And now, there are other questions about how he utilized his receivers on Sunday — primarily Odell Beckham, Jr.
Mayfield looked to OBJ early and often and the two were simply not on the same page. Some believe that his desire to get the ball to No. 13 played a part in his struggles.
Of course, this isn’t the first time we have heard such concerns. The truth is, Mayfield played much better in 2020 after Beckham tore his ACL which led to questions that he might be better off without the star wideout.
Today’s Daily Dawg Tags kicks off with an article about Mayfield’s desire to get the ball to Odell Beckham this past weekend.
"“He was sticking on guys too long and that guy was mainly Odell,’’ he said. “Just really putting his eyes on him and sometimes it’s not there, so move off of him. I felt like the eyes were on him a little too long in multiple situations, so I didn’t like that. Usually his eyes are really tied together with his progression and that wasn’t the case this weekend.’’"
Orlovsky has been a big fan of what Baker Mayfield brings to the table so it’s not a case of him just jumping on the bandwagon. When he says that’s what he saw, that’s truly what he believes he saw on film. Here’s to hoping it was a one-game fluke and that Baker was only locking onto OBJ out of desperation for a big play that they needed to put the game away.
"“Just didn’t get into a rhythm,” he added. “A lot of easy throws there I missed. I pride myself on being extremely accurate. And today I don’t know what the hell that was"
Mayfield wouldn’t let his shoulder be an excuse and he simply said he didn’t get it done on Sunday. He said his team has his back but he knows he has to perform at a higher level.
"“There’s arguably no player more important to the offense’s success than Mayfield, who has had his ups and downs over his first four NFL seasons. This year, he’s gotten off to a bit of a slow start, having passed for 935 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in four games.”"
Mayfield, OBJ, and Wyatt Teller were the three names mentioned in the article from Rill. All three are excellent selections since they have the ability to take over games.
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