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TOPIC: Baker Mayfield isn’t blaming his receivers

Baker Mayfield isn’t blaming his receivers 9 months 4 weeks ago #4957

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http://www.clevelandbrownsteamonline.com/jc-tretter-jersey , or the Cleveland Browns’ game plan, for his Week 6 meltdown under pressure.“Just lack of execution. I think that we have been trying to answer those questions of why it happened. I think that we practiced well. I think that I was more than enough prepared,” Mayfield said on Wednesday. “The coaches had me ready. It was just on my part. It was up to me, nobody else.“It just comes down to me not doing my job to the best of my ability, plain and simple. There is no way around it. I have to be better for this team and be that for our offense.”The rookie quarterback had his first rookie moment, and the resulting 38-14 drubbing by the Los Angeles Chargers was an eye-opener for the young signal-caller.Mayfield excelled at beating pressure and getting the ball out quickly in his first three appearances. Despite struggling with some indecision after his primary reads were taken away, his team was able to mitigate them. Those struggles were amplified in Week 6.Luckily, he has some experienced players in his corner who will help him while looking to improve his decision making in these difficult situations.“There were a lot of obvious things in that game – get the ball out of your hands and do not turn it over – but there are things that you can learn from with timing, getting off of certain reads and why,” Mayfield told reports on Wendnesday. “That is the stuff that veterans like Ty and (QB) Drew (Stanton) can help me learn and speed up that process.”Although one game is not an indictment, there’ll be plenty more opportunities to point out that Mayfield’s still an inexperienced rookie playing the NFL’s most important position. What’s most important, now http://www.clevelandbrownsteamonline.com/joel-bitonio-jersey , is that he continues take these lessons in stride and adds them to his tool chest.“I think it is a lot of getting back to the fundamentals, making sure that I do great on my progression reads and then on the shots that we are taking, if they are not there, getting off of them quick and getting the ball out,” said Mayfield. “It goes back to getting it into the playmakers’ hands.”He was making enough happen when those things didn’t go his way until he was hobbled with ankle injury against the Chargers. But it might not have mattered. The Chargers were able to corral him in the pocket, taking away his ability to extend plays when the primary play has been beaten.Even though improvising is a key skill for any NFL quarterback, Mayfield knows he was brought to the NFL to make plays the traditional way.“Yes, that is what I did in college. When a play breaks down, yeah, I have been blessed with the ability to make plays,” he added. “When it comes down to it, I was not drafted here to run around and do things with my feet.“I am not fast so I have to be able to throw from the pocket.”Sometimes a play isn’t going to be there www.clevelandbrownsteamonline.com , especially with a depleted receiver corps, so he’ll be required to keep improvising to keep drives alive.Tampa Bay fired its defensive coordinator this week to try to stop the bleeding of their worst-ranked pass defense, which is allowing over 350 passing yards per game in five contests.Mayfield starting fast by making those quicker decisions will help the Browns add to their woes in Week 7.The Browns have collectively bemoaned their slow offensive starts so far this season, but the quarterback knows the solution rides on his shoulders.“Me doing my job. Start fast, do my job and get the ball out. Offense gets on a roll, and we build momentum from that.” The Cleveland Browns waived linebacker James Burgess with an injury designation and placed receiver Rod Streater on injured reserve. To fill their roster spots, the team promoted receiver Da’Mari Scott and linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster from its practice squad.To fill those two practice squad spots, the team signed former quarterback turned receiver Blake Jackson and offensive lineman Jake Eldrenkamp.After missing Week 1, Burgess played in two games before spraining his knee in the team’s Week 3 win over the Jets. He missed the next two games but returned in Week 6. Burgess didn’t survive Week 6, though, suffering a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter. The team, already needy at linebacker with Joe Schobert slated to miss some time Cleveland Browns T-Shirt , decided to move on from its lesser-known reserve backer.Burgess stood out during training camp and preseason, as he had last year while playing a significant role for the depleted Browns linebacker corps. He finishes the 2018 season with seven total tackles, including one for a loss, in two starts and three appearances for the Browns.If Burgess is not picked up by a team on waivers, he will revert to the Browns injured reserve list assuming they don’t reach an injury settlement. He could be designated to return, but would have to miss a minimum of eight games before returning to game action.Woodson-Luster was signed to the team’s practice squad on Saturday. He spent the preseason with Buffalo before being released during final roster cuts.Da’Mari Scott spent the entire offseason and preseason with the Browns before falling victim to final roster cuts himself. He will probably be active on gameday as the Browns’ fourth or fifth receiver, but he may actually see snaps in Week 7. Scott developed a good rapport with Baker Mayfield while playing on the team’s second unit during preseason and camp. He knows the playbook, too, so he’ll likely have an advantage over newly-acquired wideout Breshad Perriman.Jackson is a former quarterback who was cut by the Browns during final roster cuts.Eldrenkamp is officially in his first season out of Washington after going undrafted in 2017 and spending time on the Los Angeles Rams practice squad. He’s listed as a center but can possibly provide depth at the guard position, should the Browns need it down the road. Eldrenkamp was released by the Rams on Friday before final roster cuts and has worked out for the Lions recently.Streater’s fractured neck means he’s probably not going to be eligible to return this season.
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