Freddie Kitchens talks with Baker Mayfield during the game vs. the 49ers. (John Kuntz, cleveland.com)
CLEVELAND, Ohio — In this week’s bye week version of the Browns mailbag, we respond to queries about a range of very hot subject areas.
Will Baker Mayfield rebound from his rocky start out?
Can the Browns nevertheless win the AFC North?
Will the Browns land remaining deal with Trent Williams?
Obtain out our answers right here:
Hey, Mary Kay: Will Baker Mayfield be better in the next 50 % of the time? He wants to action up his video game for the Browns to get this turned around. — Kevin Gross, Chicago
Hey, Kevin: I truly do believe that Mayfield will be improved in the next fifty percent for a range of reasons. He’s bought a rough recreation coming up in opposition to the Patriots right after the bye, but his past seven games ought to be significantly improved, particularly thinking about the combined report of their opponents is 8-26-1 in that stretch.
Below are other motives: His chemistry with and have confidence in in Odell Beckham Jr. will improve significantly he’ll have his go-to guy in Rashard Higgins back Kareem Hunt returns in 7 days 10 Antonio Callaway will shake the rust off and David Njoku could possibly even be back by Nov. 24 vs. the Dolphins. He has the likely to search like a wholly unique QB in the next 50 %.
Hey, Mary Kay: Although it seems that everybody is seeking to figure out why Baker Mayfield is not as effective this year, do you feel it has just about anything to do with Drew Stanton being on IR? I am asking yourself if Drew still participates in the QB space? Also, I failed to see him on the sidelines past Sunday. — Bob Ruple, Novelty Ohio
Hey, Bob: I have questioned this myself and recently asked Stanton about it. I will not believe it is really a issue due to the fact Stanton is nevertheless mentoring Mayfield and encouraging to coach him up in the meeting rooms and somewhere else. In reality, it truly is the motive Stanton caught all around just after going on IR when he experienced the opportunity to leave the workforce. I imagine Mayfield is having difficulties, in section, simply because of the top quality of defenses the Browns have been participating in, the fact defenses have a e book on him, and a deficiency of continuity on his getting corps. I also anticipate issues to enhance thinking of in the remaining 7 online games.
Hey, Mary Kay: Can the Browns nonetheless gain the AFC North, or have they fallen as well significantly driving at 2-4? — Ben Jones, Macon, Ga.
Hey, Ben: I really still do believe the Browns can gain the AFC North. The mixed history of their opponents in the first eight online games of the season was 28-19. For the remaining 8, it is 12-27-1.
What’s far more, the Ravens’ remaining 10 opponents have a mixed record of 32-25. They also have the Seahawks, Rams, and Payments on the highway, and have to confront Sam Darnold with the Jets, whilst the Browns caught a break on that. Once more, the Browns will have gamers these as Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams and Rashard Higgins again from accidents, and Kareem Hunt back again from suspension. They’ll encounter the Bengals two times and the tanking Dolphins as soon as. They have five property video games in their final 8. It ought to be fascinating and enjoyable for Browns admirers.
Hey, Mary Kay: Will the Browns pull off a trade for Trent Williams and what will it get? — Scott B., Cleveland, Ohio
Hey, Scott: Hey, Scott, I think John Dorsey will do every little thing in his electric power to pull off the trade, and that he has to make Redskins President Bruce Allen an offer you he are not able to refuse. That would involve a initially-round decide and most likely a lot additional for the seven-time Professional Bowler.
But as I documented previous 7 days, the Browns have either benched remaining tackle Greg Robinson or could do so this week, so the Browns are in the hunt to upgrade the situation. I assume they’d actually enjoy to have Williams, who’s keeping out from the Redskins and would like out. Groups will generally cave if you sweeten the pot sufficient.
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