Sunday’s game in Baltimore between the Browns and Ravens was frustrating for so many reasons, but maybe the toughest aspect was watching the in-game meltdown that seemed to be taking place as the game went along for wide out Odell Beckham Jr.
If you would have check Online Casino Snoop prior to the game, the Browns were a steady touchdown underdog, but at the same time last season the team was a solid underdog when they went into M&T Bank Stadium and dominated the Ravens for their only regular season home loss of 2019.
This time around it wasn’t even close, as the Browns made mistake after mistake, and by the time halftime rolled around lawn mowers all over Northeast Ohio were revving up as the Browns trailed 24-6.
The second half was much of the same, with the only exception being that the Browns went no less than six straight times to Beckham to start the second half – basically forcing the ball to him with the hopes of getting some momentum.
As we all know by now, it didn’t work.
Tuesday coach Kevin Stefanski was quick to point out that Mayfield and any QB on the roster for that matter have the freedom to make plays and calls, and that seemed to be what happened Sunday.
“We give the quarterbacks very black and white reads. I think that is what you have to do with coaching these guys. It is not every single play that is starts with Odell,” Stefanski said.
“There are plenty of plays that start with him, but we make sure that we coach the quarterback on the reads, and the ball goes where the defense dictates based on the read.”
Beckham, who always seems to be in the limelight for one reason or another, said that he does want to get involved in the game early, but it just didn’t shake out that way Sunday.
“Obviously, Sunday was not what we wanted, but more game reps will be the way to go,” Beckham said.
The pair of Beckham and Mayfield won’t get a lot of reps this week as the club has a Thursday night home affair with the Bengals, a team that beat the Browns in the season finale in 2019 at Paul Brown Stadium.
Stefanski said Tuesday that he wants to get everyone on the same page early in the game, but Sunday it just didn’t line up that way as Mayfield threw a first quarter pick and the route was basically on.
“Offensively, with the staff and how we put the game plan together, we are trying to get all of our guys involved, recognizing it is hard to do it trying to get everybody a touch early,” Stefanski said.
“I think what we are trying to do is make sure that we are productive however we move that ball, run or pass. We are mindful of every one of our players.
“We are mindful of how we want to get them involved early, in the middle and late. Sometimes the game flows differently. Just all of our skill players are at the ready and ready to affect the game from the first play to the last.”
Beckham was asked what he and Baker can do to make sure their chemistry grows, and how the team is gonna get there Thursday against the Bengals.
“It is like a shooter putting up a couple of threes early, and you hit one, two of them like, God knows you might drop 60,” Beckham said.
“This is just how I feel. I would love to get involved early, but it just did not go that way Sunday. Like I said, you have to give your hats off to the other team sometimes. They just came out, and they just played better than us.”
The team will look to change that outcome in two days after having just one practice this week at First Energy Stadium.
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