Browns, Baker Mayfield, Football discussed on The Morning Roast
All of the circumstances around him or going to be better, the play calling obviously the offensive line going out and getting Jack Conklin on the right side, jeter Wilson left side. Run blocking particular. That is going to take a leap for those tackles. But Baker Mayfield himself again needs. To. Improve independent of those circumstances. I know winning offseason. Press conferences doesn't get you anywhere, but he did speak last week off for the first time. Really since the promotional nonsense in Miami at the Super Bowl that everyone does, and he wasn't selling bows this time. He was just sitting on his back porch in Austin. I. Don't know if it again is worth anything. She seemed like a different guy. He said all the right things he said. We talked way too much and didn't put up and it's done. It's you know no more talking and Kevin Stefanski. Runs a great system for me I like he said all the right things like people came away from that going all right. I. This is a different guy, but you know, can you? Can you maintain that? Come September October what will losing three out of four just? Schedule Friday. What would that do to this team in September? I think it's. It's interesting just with the whole group. How Jarvis Landry on their exit interviews after Freddie had been fired Jarvis Landry was asked you know. What is it that you guys want? Because they have to find a new head coaching? We just WANNA be led. We just WANNA be led. And, Got The scheme I think they're okay there. And I think people are optimistic about Joe Woods as defensive coordinator to see if he can lead and I think it you you do have a leader a quarterback and if they can get on the same page I, think that's. Also Bill Callahan man coming if you want to. Do A nerdy football thing right like. If you want to selling football ahead. Certain point to like what are the most significant changes in the off season? That's a good one I feel like to point out. They brought him on as an offensive line coach. And really interested to see how he and STA fancied, Meshes Callahan's obviously been a head coach. He's a veteran. Yes, I I've heard I've heard some people rumble and not in their building by the way just. Outside people when the higher was announced. That's not a scheme fit I. don't see how that's GonNa work. But he does bring a veteran said of is. I think it's a good move I. I'm saying I'm curious to see how it works. How about that? But I'm with you on Conklin and wills, assuming he can flip from right to left. I look they. I think unfairly hammered Greg. Robinson earlier Chris Hubbard has was an issue at right. Tackle, too. Yeah, well. The browns offensive line one of those things where I think they were blamed more than they should have been for a lot of the mistakes. Mayfield was making quite frankly, but they weren't good. Let's be clear right is. Again. It goes back to the blame pie. I think all of the the browns offense to me was one of those things where everything compounds upon each other everything you know the receivers being hurt, and Baker, forcing you to the wide receivers and the offensive line, being bad, not the worst. I don't think responsible for everything but bad. Not Responding well spread all of these things. They just sort of added up to that. A rapid rapid. Decline. I do want to ask you. One other question about the browns move on because I think we spent so much time with the browns offensive obsessing over it because of the star power. that. We forget about the fact. That Stevens was supposed to be a lot better last year and they weren't. They ended up twenty second in Devi away thirtieth in run defense. Eighteenth and pass rush. Rin, an eighteenth and sack ratio. So, this was a star studded defensive line It was a secondary that people thought would be at least above average. What are you? What was the biggest reason for the decline defensive sizable? Think injuries early number one in the secondary. Remember that Rams. Game I mean they they. They were quite literally signing guys off the street and those guys were getting forty fifty staps Obviously, that's not at entire season, but that's part of it. they fell apart at the end after miles fell apart. Olivier Vernon is not getting the same push he used. Used to, he also played injured most of the year he had a lower leg injury. There never seem to get right You had youth at Linebacker Joe? Schubert was great. Obviously now. He's gone. Chris Kirksey got injured early Matt Wilson I, think they? They asked a lot of a rookie from Alabama more than they thought they were going to need from him. And it just Never Gel I'm sure some of the blame. For plenty of people want to throw it on Steve, wilks, he share some of the blame as well and the offense was constantly putting them in bad positions, short field, sudden change, and they constantly had to run out there and make up for questionable play, calling and bad and bad protection of the football I it. It just wasn't there and it never was. Do you. Have, hope that you know. Whether, the offense can bounce back in the factors that contributed to g. you have hoped that the defense can bounce back as well because they it is interesting again. The browns I feel like. Many people had them as one of the better off seasons in the NFL. Again when again? They want on paper. But yeah, you're going to have to see a pretty significant leap. I think on both sides football especially in in in a good division. Frankly I mean even with the Bengals team. That's probably the better this year. We'll talk about the division later. Do you think it'll be enough? I think now that the playoffs are expanded. I am bullish that yes, they can get to nine. One scheduled doesn't do many favors certainly. But you know I know one I mean everyone's even on the schedule I. It's hard project. What the schedule is actually GONNA get to play out how it's actually going to play out when we're sitting here in June. I. Do think they have the talent to get there. They're gonNA need to. Get more for like defensively from greeting Williams right, yeah! They're gonNA need grant it? To to make a contribution immediately, they're going. Need Joseph to play like the first round pick? The raiders hoped he was a couple of years ago. They had a huge hole would safety last year only for centuries current yeah? Carl Joseph, my favorite thing. About doing off season reviews is you are reminded of who was from ti every year I go through team by team depth chart by Dutch art and I'm like Okay Gotcha. Yeah forget about Oh. That's. Two. Two Times usually happens number one. We'd like you are season shows like we're doing now and you put up like hey, so you're coming into the full screen. They're getting to the guests and the full screens, ads losses, and you throw the full screen up and I hadn't looked at it before. We actually get on the air and you're doing it live and you go you almost WanNa, go on there. Oh! I forgot they signed him. Except then. You're undercutting yourself with. That and then there's the other time whenever you go to a training camp, right? You walk into that training camp and you know you're probably exhausted from jetlag and you're rubbing the sleep out of your eyes, and you got starbucks and so enhance your roster, and you're going through the roster and you're like. Oh, wow, that guys here really. Usually like four or five of? One hundred percents speaking training camps Adam. Schefter just reported that the NFL has told all of its teams. They must stay at their training facilities for this summer camps, so we will. Not Be getting honey teams train elsewhere. What percentage? It's pretty small, and that's a good question. a lot of teams have moved home in recent years. A lot of really close read. The redskins are are two hours down the road in Richmond or on Sunday afternoon traffic on ninety five nine hours down the road. The, the rams stay in L. A. Because they go to urban. Right which is you know, seal? Hours away, so let let's think that there's the cowboys got oxnard. The can't do that. the bills. Goto Rochester I've been. I've been area. Redskins go to Richmond. Browns are still in Berea though they've talked about Columbus..