Two towering eyefulls of Browns poems on this sultry summer Sunday
josh is back
man needs some jack
his position's hot
X marks the spot
Soak for a sec, then sip
Juice can drop the dagger
some talent to flaunt
but we call the mascot Swagger
It looks like the Browns organization is learning from past mistakes —which is a relief. Baker Mayfield was impressive in his NFL preseason debut. On just 22 touches, he threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns, going 11 for 20. But according to Ken Zampese, the Browns QB Coach, Tyrod Taylor is still their guy this season. In fact, they don’t plan on starting the No. 1 draft pick at any point during the 2018 regular season. We should, however, see plenty of Baker Mayfield in the Browns week 2 preseason game.
A developmental year. In my humble opinion, this is a fantastic idea. Let Mayfield watch, learn, practice, and mature before throwing him to the proverbial wolves. Tyrod Taylor is in his prime. He threw for 2,800 yards last season with 14 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He is more than capable of leading the Browns this season while the future franchise man gets his feet underneath him.
We have crossed that fulcrum of the NFL year when accession turns more toward attrition.
The raft of draftees and nearly all of the FA signings and trade acquisitions are already on board the 90-man roster. Things look flush. Optimism runs rapidly through fans' hearts. The depth chart does seem rather deep!
Or rather, it did.
We're already past that stage in time. Camp is in full gear. Players are playing, competing for their pro livelihoods. Fourteen straight weekends of Browns football games kicks off this Thursday. The reality of injuries has already manifested with some frequency -- not quite megahurts, but still some measure of frequency.
Since the apparent bounty of Dorsey acquisitions, plus a dozenish draftees still under cheap rookie deals, here are those whose status is or has been less than available already.
Out for the year:
CB Howard Wilson (knee)
WR Ricardo Louis (neck)
Yet to practice:
WR Josh Gordon
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