Ruiter - The Browns are in no hurry to put Baker Mayfield on the field

August 16, 2018 - 6:37 pm
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The Buffalo Bills face the Cleveland Browns on Friday night, a preseason game that is rich with storylines for an exhibition match. With more on the Browns, Darryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland joined Bulldog on Thursday to talk about the Corey Coleman trade, Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield and more. He is some of what Ruiter had to say on the Browns: 

On Corey Coleman's exit from the Cleveland Browns: 

"The issue with Corey here was there was some maturity issues... you got to see that first hand on Hard Knocks when he walked into Hue Jackson's office, started crying and complaining to Hue about being demoted to the second team offense when all he's doing is dropping footballs, running the wrong routes and not doing what (Browns offensive coordinator) Todd Haley needed and expected of him. Maybe a change of scenery will fix some of that in Buffalo, but here in Cleveland, if the Browns had hung on to him, it was not going to end well." 

On the reason for Coleman's struggles in Cleveland: 

"I think Corey's problem is between the ears. Yeah, he's got the talent, he's got the ability. But you gotta want to do it, you have to have the desire to do it. And from Todd Haley's perspective, Corey didn't have the desire to do it." 

On how long Tyrod Taylor can hold off rookie Baker Mayfield: 

"Taylor will be the starter for the entire season, unless one of two things happens: Taylor gets hurt or the season just completely turns into the typical Cleveland Browns cluster mess." 

"The Cleveland Browns are in no hurry to put Baker Mayfield on the field, that is very apparent." 

On if head coach Hue Jackson has staying power in the organization after going 1-31 in his first two seasons: 

"If he didn't have organizational support, he would not be here. They had every reason to fire him in January and they chose not to. They brought him back, so he definitely has the backing. But all the excuses that he had for all the deficiencies these last two seasons are now gone. He has a talented roster on both sides of the ball to work with, and he is going to be expected to produce some results this year." 

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