4. Now there’s room to run
One of the biggest gripes surrounding the Cleveland Browns through their first two weeks was the dismal performance of the rushing attack.
The backs were blamed, and the offensive line really took a beating.
It should come as no surprise that the rushing attack couldn’t move forward even on a forced march.
What a difference Mayfield makes.
Teams will have to respect Mayfield’s ability to go downfield, which was never a part of Taylor’s game.
Opposing teams could stack the box against the Browns because chances are Taylor wasn’t going to go deep, and if he did, the ball would be under thrown, evidenced by the throws he missed to Josh Gordon in Week 1, and again to Antonio Callaway in Week 3.