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    I just wanted the fake ballots investigated and the ones that were fake thrown out. I don't know why that freaks you out so badly. Wait, yes I do. WSS
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    Bet that you won't get your old name back?? Anything you want dude. There's no chance you get your old name back around here.
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    good to see you back
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    Of course you did, that's how even handed and fair you are.
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    And still couldn't pull it off without the thousands of fraudulent votes and an unscrupulous press. WSS
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    I'm going to march in a straight line, look no one in the eyes, never post anything contradictory of the media or mob and maybe I'll be able to keep my social media accounts..... and if I'm really lucky, maybe I'll get a sack of potatoes and even a block of cheese too.
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    I wonder if the Jets GM did an ABBA impression? “Baby he’s still free Take a Hance from me...”
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    I know we have a Pluto thread and many Baker threads, but I thought this deserved it's own thread, It's that good of a read. Since I could see it I copied entire article in case you can't, but please try the link first. Give Terry the clicks he deserves for this gem. https://www.cleveland.com/browns/2021/01/what-do-we-now-know-about-baker-mayfield-that-we-didnt-16-games-ago-terrys-talkin-browns.html ======================================================================================================================== What do we now know about Baker Mayfield that we didn’t 16 games ago? – Terry’s Talkin’ Browns By Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer - CLEVELAND, Ohio At the start of the season, the questions about Baker Mayfield were constant. Is he “the guy”? Is he a franchise quarterback? Is he overrated, too small and destined to be mediocre? That was 16 games ago. So what can be said about Mayfield now? Most quarterbacks are prisoners of their last game. No other position leads to wilder mood swings than the quarterback. So what have we learned? A LOT OF BAD HABITS The new Browns front office and coaching staff decided to challenge Mayfield to make some significant changes from losing weight to new footwork to a new mental approach to the game. Knowing Kevin Stefanski was Mayfield’s fourth head coach in three years, the Andrew Berry front office and Stefanski preached patience. They also broke the season down into the first eight games and the last eight games as a way to measure progress. A year ago, coach Freddie Kitchens owed his job to Mayfield. He knew it. The team knew it. Mayfield knew it. Kitchens set up a throw-first offense around Mayfield. Browns fans know the story. The team lacked discipline. The record was 6-10. Mayfield threw 21 interceptions, second-most in the NFL. He ranked near the bottom of most passing categories. There were a lot of bad habits to break. WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN Stefanski and offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt began preaching the gospel of the running game and don’t make turnovers. Early in the season, running backs Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb were stars of the offense. Mayfield went from the fearless gunslinger looking to make big plays to the boring “game manager,” helping the rushing attack with a few passes. There were some rocky games. There were reasons to wonder if Mayfield was going to adapt. In the past, Mayfield was told to just shake off an interception. Don’t sweat it. You’ll get the next one. This coaching staff had a different approach. “We call them giveaways,” said Van Pelt. “We don’t want to give the defense anything. ... You get what you emphasize. We talk a lot about making great decisions and being OK with an incompletion.” Then Van Pelt explained how “there’s always a guy open.” And who is that? “The tuba player,” said Van Pelt. “If anything bad happens, the tuba player in the second row of the stands is always open. So we can just throw it away to him.” Baker Mayfield celebrates after winning the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and clinching a playoff spot. Joshua Gunter, cleveland.com THE MIDSEASON REPORT In his first eight games, Mayfield had completed 61.4 percent of his passes, 15 TDs vs. seven interceptions. His QB rating was 90.9. The Browns were pleased with his progress, but thought so much more was coming. The team had a 5-3 record at the bye week. Only twice in those first eight games did the coaches ask Mayfield to throw more than 30 passes in a game. First, the Browns were de-programming Mayfield from some of his less-disciplined passes and overall approach the game. The next step was turning him into a winning NFL quarterback, and that was built on a relationship between Stefanski, Van Pelt and Mayfield. Baker Mayfield talks with head coach Kevin Stefanski and offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt in the second half of the season-opening loss to Baltimore.John Kuntz, cleveland.com IT TAKES TRUST After playing for Hue Jackson, Gregg Williams, Kitchens and finally Stefanski – it had to be overwhelming. His confidence had to be shaken at times. “The relationship (between Mayfield and the coaches) takes time,” said Van Pelt. “The more open he is to coaching, the more we coaches are open to his ideas. ... If there is constant communication, (that produces) constant trust.” Van Pelt discussed this point after 14 games. “Baker is really on the same page as the coaching staff,” he said. “He is performing at a high level.” The coaches were allowing Mayfield to throw more often in the final eight games. He went from averaging 28 passes a game in the first games to 33 passes in the final eight. “It’s trusting these guys around me,” said Mayfield. “It’s trusting the guys up front, going through my progressions and just delivering the ball and letting them make the plays.“ THE TOTAL GAME Mayfield was learning to see the entire game, much like a coach. He worked hard to praise others. That was clear after the Browns beat the Giants 20-6 to raise their record to 10-4. “Our guys are making a ton of plays,” Mayfield said. “Our protection continues to be great, and these guys continue to make plays for us. That is why the confidence is so high and I don’t have to do anything else. It is these guys doing their jobs.” Then Mayfield said something very revealing: “I didn’t realize how hard it was to win in the league.” In the second half of the season, the Browns were 6-2 to finish with an 11-5 record. That was their best record since 1994, earning their first trip to the playoffs since 2002. In those final eight games, Mayfield threw 11 TD passes compared to one interception. He completed 64 percent of his passes and had a rating of 100.1. “We are a completely different team than we were early on – obviously, for the better,” Mayfield said. “We have learned a lot about ourselves scheme-wise, personnel-wise and what we need to do to have success.” That goes for everyone in an orange helmet, especially the quarterback. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield calls a play in the huddle in the first half, December 20, 2020, at MetLife Stadium.John Kuntz, cleveland.com WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT MAYFIELD? 1. He is coachable. He was challenged by Stefanski and Van Pelt to make some major changes. He had to go through some rough early games where he wasn’t comfortable with the new system. But he stayed with it. 2. He is durable: Mayfield has made 45 consecutive starts and has never missed a game to injury. 3. He learned how to win games and not worry about his passing stats. 4. He learned to hate interceptions. He threw only eight this season, down from 21. 5. The Browns surrounded him with a stronger offensive line. They have a power running game and solid receivers. But the QB is the key to making it work, especially if he works within the system. He is willing to do it. 6. The Browns were 11-5 and made the playoffs with him as a quarterback. That becomes the floor for his future. He is a winning quarterback. A playoff-caliber quarterback. A durable quarterback. 7. Finally, he is maturing as a quarterback and a person. He should be even better in 2021, finally having the same coaching staff for more than a year. The Browns have him under contract control for two more seasons, and they can begin to think long-term. But for now, the easy decision will come in March when they can pick up his option for the 2022 season.
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    Who would you give game balls to? I'm gonna start with one: Cody Parkey. He's a guy that's kinda' been under the microscope...playing for a city that's absolutely crying for a playoff win...and he made ALL of his kicks. There were a ton of kicks to make, and we needed them ALL. Including the kick-offs. Good job Cody Parkey!
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    You're buying that delusion too Steve? I thought you were smarter than that.🧐 It's been trumpy's go-to lie for years that he tells himself in advance of all elections so he can handle any possible loss. He told it well before the primaries and election of 2016 too. Then it stopped as soon as he won. This time he just went into the delusion and still lives there along with you and millions of others that bought the lie.
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    Might help if you'd eat some real food...
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    That shirt did rip off pretty easily. It’s a fantastic performance though. The angst feels real. Bravo.
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    I did see that. I don’t know what the answer here is. I’m a big fan of free speech and the exchange of ideas. On the other hand people are absolutely at each others’ throats on social media, and it feels like it’s been that way for a good while now. It’s a bit of a powder keg situation. We’ve seen what that looks like when it goes sideways and it ain’t good. I actually read an article about MeWe today. It was an interview with its creator, and it delved into its pros and cons. For those that don’t know, it’s a more loosey goosey social media platform that claims to be privacy oriented. Privacy is good, free speech is good, but some seedy stuff goes on there with racist groups and such. Or so l’m told in the article. It was brought to my attention because l know someone going to that platform. The other variable in all this is who wants to juggle all these social media platforms? I stick with Facebook to keep tabs on friends and family, peruse my interests and keep up with current events. I also use it for business promotional purposes. It’s a great way to convey information to a lotta people at once. A real time saver. I’d hate to have to duplicate efforts because l have to deal with multiple platforms. I dunno. My hope is that when tensions ease things will go back to normal.
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    Pres Trump - start his own social media platform - I'd join it asap !
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    He has some drops, but the speed is what I'm most concerned about. Bryant and Njoku both are way faster. Still he is a very good weapon and gets open...
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    The Hance saga also testifies to the relationship Berry has developed/ is developing with his peers. Something Sashi never learned the value of during his stint.
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    Tretter. Not only did he play a great game, but he also was our de facto OL coach. So maybe he gets 2...
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    Suck that dick baby cow. Show the other nut jobs how it's done.
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    What is your next new thread going to be about? No need to make the hangover mods work merging all the threads you're starting...
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    🤣 😂 🤣
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