We will be a ground and pound offense for the most part in 2019 I believe. Dobbins may be the most important player on the field for us at skilled positions. I believe he will live up to it and we will be talking Heisman by the end of year, if all goes well. Not saying he wins it, but he could be in the conversation. JK is an amazing talent, and I do believe he needs reps to get going. This is the year for him.
Behind him I see talent, so no worries there either. They just need time. Like a fine wine still on the vine.
Is this a longer term contract or just a "come see what you can do in camp" contract? Any details? Just curious
Hurt. My. Feelings!
You are not wrong. He played a style that made him more susceptible to injury.
That doesn't change the fact that a guy that runs toward people that want to hit him is more likely to be injured than a guy that runs away from or throws the ball before people run at him and hit him. This is a big reason why NFL teams don't run their QBs as much. Business decisions.
Statistics would actually he say he can and he can't and what the chances of that are without assuming anything
Never said guarantee, just statistically more likely
BDG I hear ya and I too expect a little less when the backup comes in. Nothing against Chug, but there is a reason he wasn't in the discussion for the QB competition this spring. His role was to play scout team QB, get people ready for Saturdays and get a degree for his hard work; not play on Saturdays. Yep, that's brutally honest, but there it is.
My fear isn't is Fields good enough. He is. But we will have a mostly running offense this season with Fields and Dobbins and some passing mixed in. Fields will likely be putting his body on the line against large defensive players whose bodies are more advanced than his own. He's like 20 years old, maybe.
He's not Braxton, but the comparison is obvious. In 2011 and 2012 Braxton went down with injuries due to his running style of play. I wish nothing ill on him, but statistically, Fields is more likely to come out of games or miss them entirely. I for one believe this will not be a productive time for our offense when Fields is off the field.
I think Baldwin would have given more capability. Martell would have been a great option that scored points and drove down the field. They aren't there, now.
That's all I think people are saying
I fear all our unborn chickens reside in a single carrying vessel
I'll take overestimations for 1000 Alex
Honestly, this is a piece of the Defense I'm not worried about. I honestly think they will have it all together this year. Arnette was pretty solid last year, really. Fuller is objectively good. Okudah got better and better each week last season, and White is a star in the making. Wade really caught my attention on multiple occasions last year, and he's a swiss army knife. It might be like the OL where we have at least 1 that can come in, and we shift around a bit to fit needs, which gives you a bit of depth.
If they stay healthy, we are in great shape. If not, that's where it gets dicey, but I think we have enough to make a run there.
Not a Browns fan. Can't stand Mayfield.
That seems simple to me. Why so many DVs for non browns fans?
Yeah thought here was Jackson has played center, experience, and Stud has a proclivity there. They've been raving about Meyers getting it lately, and he was playing guard earlier. But I see your point. There are options and he might get passed over for Alabi at RT and Bowen at LG to get best 5 on the field.