Post by dachuckster on Nov 6, 2018 10:15:17 GMT -5
This is a fairly long article and I'd advise you read it in its entirety here.
It covers Mayfield taking the reigns as the Browns QB and then goes on a lot about how Hue Jackson totally F'ed up as a HC.
As a Big 12 fan, I watched Mayfield during his entire career at Oklahoma. And I know he will do well in the NFL. He is ballsy, brash, cocky. Very much a total Alpha Dog leader. I always said he is the QB that Johnny Manziel thought he was.
Here is a nice snip form the article …
Baker Mayfield earned the respect of the locker room long ago, but this was icing on the cake. Two weeks ago in Tampa Bay, the rookie quarterback sprinted out of the pocket on second-and-26 for a 35-yard gain, with Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead delivering a helmet-to-helmet blow as Mayfield slid late into contact. The Browns QB immediately bounced up and confronted Whitehead.
Whitehead, who seemed stunned, rocked back on his heels after the confrontation. Mayfield’s teammates, reviewing the film on tablets back home that night and in position meeting rooms the next morning, were thrilled with their quarterback.
“Baker’s a dog,” says Browns defensive lineman Devaroe Lawrence, issuing one of highest compliments you can earn in an NFL locker room. “There are certain things you can’t teach dogs. There’s a whole bunch of savages in here, but we got one in a quarterback. He looked at him and told him, Yeah motherf-----. Everyone could read those lips.”
“When you see a quarterback go into battle like that and ready to chirp, you want to get in there and help him out,” says offensive lineman Joel Bitonio, one of the longest-tenured Browns, drafted in 2014. “Having that guy lead your team is something special.”
I'm looking forward to a lot of entertaining football from this kid as he matures.
After reading all the mistakes that Jackson made, I'm more surprised on how he lasted so long.
imo he's the best qb prospect in the last 3 or so years. I was hoping he would come out in 2017 and the Bears could target him in the 2nd or 3rd round, I knew it was a year to early, but I really liked what I saw and knew he wouldn't got in the 1st. He was smart and waited a year, and he's showing to be the best qb of the 18 draft class, and why he was taken 1st overall.