There’s no question that the biggest spotlight in OTAs for the Cleveland Browns is shining directly on No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield.
As Mary Kay Cabot reported for Cleveland.com, Mayfield’s first forays onto the practice field were rocky to say the least. There were missed reads. Missed throws. And not nearly enough missed defenders.
Per Josh Edwards of 247 Sports nfl apparel for kids , Mayfield admitted that he’s had better days throwing the football.
“A lot of basic mistakes that I do not usually make,” Mayfield said. “You talk about just plays from the get-go. Snaps under center, we had a couple of problems. When you get used to somebody new, it is handled, but we have got to make sure that we are not worrying about that because if we take opportunities out of our guys’ hands to get the ball and play, then you are hurting yourself. Then obviously, it puts you in play to turn the ball over. Making sure we handle the basics first, and then you are able to move on and progress from there.”
Obviously, this means the Browns completely blew it with Mayfield, who will never, ever amount to anything in the NFL.
Or it could just be some shaky practice reps with second- and third-teamers from a young quarterback who, for all his talents, still has a lot to learn.
Come to think of it, that second one’s a fair bit more likely.nike nfl apparel
When he’s on the field, David Irving has shown to be one of the more disruptive “three-technique” defensive tackles in the National Football League. In eight games last season, Irving piled up seven sacks.
It’s that “when he’s on the field” part that keeps tripping things up.
Irving sat out the first four games of the 2017 season because of a suspension. The 24-year-old sat out the last four with a concussion.
And now Irving’s a spectator at OTAs, sidelined not by injury or discipline but by conditioning—or lack thereof.kids nfl apparel
Per Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli was clear he’d prefer Irving had been on the field for workouts, saying he wasn’t sure if Irving would participate in June minicamps.nfl football apparel
“Just wait and see,” defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said. “You’d just love to have him working, no question about it. But the guys that are here, I’m going all-out. Man, I just give everything I’ve got to the guys who are here because they deserve that.”nfl apparel women
By the time September gets here, this may be much ado about nothing. But Irving isn’t exactly making a good first impression where 2018 is concerned.