Baker Mayfield thinks Browns offense is ‘hitting the floor running’

For now, Mayfield and the rest of the offense are not carrying out something as well physically demanding. Quite a few moments of Tuesday’s exercise consisted of players jogging via drills and simulating reads and routes of the playbook. Mayfield was not tasked with building throws throughout every single enjoy — just surveying the area and making sure his footwork placed him in place to make a throw.

Those are all typical methods all through minicamp, but the ease and comfort of Mayfield and the rest of the returning players on offense was continue to apparent.

No person on the Browns experienced options to bond on a football field final season due to the pandemic. Now, players are embracing the time alongside one another to an even fuller extent and making the most of the option to apply on the identical industry.

“The mix of the absence of OTAs and minicamp previous year and to be in a position to get those people stay reps and operate those new strategies, merged with the footwork, and to chat by all those issues appropriate immediately after the reps with (offensive coordinator) Alex Van Pelt and (Head Coach) Kevin (Stefanski)… It is the mix of all of all those matters that just just take repetition to be ready to improve and get snug in it,” Mayfield claimed. ” I imagine that’s why you noticed our offense only get superior as the yr went on, primarily on my front. I assume to go on that, to go on to grow and get better.”

Stefanski can see the advancement, also. With Mayfield in specific, Stefanski is confident the additional convenience in heading through one more offseason with the very same schemes and comparable playbook will assist Mayfield make reads a bit a lot quicker — which can make a huge variance in the efficiency of a quarterback.

“We uncovered a large amount about him, and he realized a good deal about us,” Stefanski stated. “You hope to develop off that. So obtaining him in-man or woman in this article like you mentioned and getting him do the job with (Van Pelt) and the drill do the job … I think all of it is beneficial. I assume, like all the gamers here, he is acquiring better.”

Mayfield won’t see the convenience, even though, as a motive to really feel complacent. Chemistry with large receivers nonetheless has to be crafted all over again, which will occur into a sharper concentrate appear schooling camp. The identical can be reported about generating reads at the line of scrimmage and making sure anyone understands their assignments before the ball is snapped.

Those techniques usually get months to total, so whilst Mayfield feels at ease with the continuity, he will never choose it for granted the moment the Browns return to Berea yet again for education camp.

“There’s a good deal of operate to be finished,” he reported. “The chemistry when it comes to becoming capable to say, ‘Hey, am I incorrect or suitable right here? Inform me if I am wrong. Tell me if you have to have a thing out of me.’ That is critical, and I imagine that is what we have been doing work on the most.

“That is what a fantastic lifestyle is all about, and when it will come again down to it and we hit the floor running for schooling camp in late July, that we never miss out on a defeat.”