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  1. SdBacker80

    So whats wrong with Baker?

    Joe Montana did this on the regular he’d pump left or right and then go the opposite direction sometimes he would even look and pump that way knowing full well his pre snap read wasn’t taking him there. Simple. Nothing crazy here. Baker is dealing with cat and mouse game the Defense is putting forth after a season of tape. It’s time to play the game back a little and at the very least incorporate some deception in his game
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    So whats wrong with Baker?

    I don’t understand the Njoku love. Sure he’s had a couple nice red zone grabs but he’s good for a drop or two inside the 20s, a dumb penalty and a missed block or two that results in negative plays. We could be a better team without him if we didn’t have his clone Harris. Baker misses 18 play calling and Higgins more than Njoku
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    So whats wrong with Baker?

    I think it was the Rams game I saw the lovely empty backfield set that I love and there were three of the laziest go routes I’ve seen on a 3rd and 7? The Pats, the Niners, the Jets with Darnold, the Bills, etc. all feast on the short intermediate game and then take the occasional shot down the field. It’s look left open deliver if not go right if not run or throw it away. Do we have quick check off reads? Go back to August first drive of the season against the Skins it was dump down...dump down...dump down....shot down the field. i believe four weeks into the season baker led the league in leaving clean pockets how soon we forget all those years of struggle we had a hall of fame left tackle pro bowl center and RT and QB with no decision making skills and we saw pressure. We have never run the ball this well- and you can credit Chubb but he’s got room and he’s had room most of the year. I like Baker and the Shine is still on Freddie but it’s wearing a little. Those two need to figure things out quickly
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    Dorsey's bye week Presser

    There is more than enough blame to go around to Freddie and Baker. This sums up our main problems in one sentence: Our play calls have been atrocious and the ball is not getting out quickly. If you want to overpay for a 31 year old Left Tackle. How does this fix the problem above?
  5. The final 9 games all winnable. if we can clean it up and Baker and Freddie get right. Huge ifs. I can see 8-1, but officiating and stupidity losing a game resulting in 7-2. i see a spirited Browns team hanging and losing at the end to the Pats kick starting off this run. so I got 9-7 and I’m still drinking the koolaid I guess
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    Browns trading for Skins OT, Trent Williams

    I sign a guy for 300k to lower his head and lose brain cells before Garrett does that. we don’t need him in concussion protocol either
  7. A first year coach does that. like the analyst and like others have said- pulling lineman at the goal line not usually a good idea. You have typically three downlineman sometimes more with a simple job of getting low and shooting the interior gaps that are now vacated because your lineman is pulling. It’s instant deep penetration. You don’t want your back taking a handoff and going lateral right out of the gate. the ball was clearly over. They showed the replay during the game. I thought the angle was a little skewed but I could tell the ball had crossed. We are talking almost the entire football across the goalline.
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    Browns trading for Skins OT, Trent Williams

    No way. Bad idea Hes an elite pass rusher. You don’t screw that up and get his knee blown out on some LB cutting him.
  9. No link but the broadcast if you can find it showed the ball almost completely over the goal line maybe the last quarter of the ball didn’t cross. The angle looked poor though
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    Browns trading for Skins OT, Trent Williams

    There is no way I give a 12-17 range first round pick for a 31 year old tackle on his last year of deal that has had some injuries- no thank you. End of story on that. Now I think we have a few guys we may not re sign after rookie deals and that could be worth something to a tanking team. Denzel Ward. Do you pay him top corner money factoring in other players we need to sign? I’m siding with he can’t stay healthy and isn’t tough enough for the league. He will have some years left and could be a holdout candidate in a couple years. We seem to have adequate insurance there Williams and our backups have played fairly well. Njoku. He’s gonna make money on his next contract because of size speed and teams will still buy into the potential part. We won’t be that team so we lose him in a few years anyway. He could be an intriguing guy for a team with a young QB. We’ve got an extra third if Duke plays a few more games. But ultimately we need to decide if Williams moves the needle enough. Does he fix Bakers mechanics, Freddie’s inexperience, incompetence with offensive schemes and calls, and overall discipline of this team. Flipside of this Does a rookie tackle come in a win a job right away and protect Baker next season and the seasons after? Does this guy make Chubb better? Does Williams presence make Chubb better? Besides Williams or a 2020 1st round rookie are there better options to explore?
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    Has nothing to do with Browns and conspiracies. I think the level of officiating has dropped considerably and the rules are more ambiguous than they have ever been- due mostly because of safety concerns. Personal fouls in QBs, catches, illegal crack backs, horse collars, PI reviews now it needs to blatant although the rule defines that act of interfering. Holding is called wildly inconsistent within the game. My head is spinning. What doesn’t help matters - and within our control- we have guys on the field “showing up” the refs and trying to make calls for them. They should shut up and play and Kitchens needs to control that.
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    I thought it was knocked out after he possessed it but truthfully there wasn’t a great replay on it. i thought Metcalf was the guy everyone was making fun of in preseason with his routes? Was he the guy? He looked like an All Pro Sunday
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    This is a great analysis. but I think you are giving Hilliard too much credit. He ran a weak slant - the kind of route a guy with 13 career receptions may execute. Watching the replay he wasn’t making or thinking about any adjustment. He ran a weak route. It looked like he didn’t expect to be the primary option- at least I hope that was case. Again I started this rant two days ago I’ve realized now I’m starting to beat a dead horse. But formation calls and schemes like this are part of the issue. Right now our best play out of an empty set is a Baker sneak. We are seeing 7 drop in coverage consistently from it and it’s requiring Baker to process a little more than what he did a year ago. It’s requiring like you said a higher level of processing- he’s not there yet. We are also (but not you in particular) expect way too much on ball placement. The ball is gonna be put on the back hip sometimes. We have enough talent in receiving Corp. to make up for occasional less than ideal placed ball. And There was very little wrong with that pass to Hilliard it’s not like he was hauling it that fast that reaching back a little would be too difficult
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    And it should be an uncommon occurrence with Hilliard that was my point two days ago
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    ***Browns VS Seahawks Gameday Thread***

    Agreed. And I said as much Sunday but didn’t detail the events like you just did. When your backup RB is a go to (Baker wasn’t looking anywhere else) and he’s flanked out once again in an empty set that works 8.9% it’s bad design bad call. Of course bad execution too asking someone not accustomed to pass catching to run a route and catch the ball.