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Mayfield Memorandum 25: The Browns are 7-7???

Mayfield Memorandum 25: The Browns are 7-7???

Quarterback Nick Mullens received a lesson about Northeast Ohio sports destiny Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   QB3 Nick Mullens wobbled early but stayed on his feet as the 32nd starting quarterback since the Cleveland Browns were rechristened in 1999. He might...

Mayfield Memorandum 24: Competitive Integrity?

Mayfield Memorandum 24: Competitive Integrity?

QB3 Mullens in the "Nick" of time for QB1 Baker Mayfield and QB2 Case Keenum  Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns UPDATE: After this post went up, the NFL postponed the Cleveland-Las Vegas game to Monday at 5 p.m. and two others, Washington-Philadelphia and Seattle-LA Rams...

Mayfield Memorandum 23: Going on Offense

Mayfield Memorandum 23: Going on Offense

Baker Mayfield had much to say about Browns' offense after Baltimore victory Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield survived another week to be abused and doubted a while longer. The team’s 24-22 victory over Baltimore kept it...

Mayfield Memorandum 22: Slights Not Forgotten

Mayfield Memorandum 22: Slights Not Forgotten

Against Baltimore, Baker Mayfield has to be on the move where he is best Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   Since someone is always slapping Baker Mayfield in the face with the Browns’ five-game, season-ending gauntlet that he faces, how the quarterback has...

OU New/Old Coach True Blue Crimson and Cream

OU New/Old Coach True Blue Crimson and Cream

Former defensive coordinator Brent Venables has come home to lead Sooners University of Oklahoma screen shot   When it comes to dream jobs, patience and quiet persistence may be required. These do not grow on trees, especially in a plains-and-prairie state such...

Mr. Super Hero Cleats Saved an Unsettling Season

Mr. Super Hero Cleats Saved an Unsettling Season

Defensive lineman Dempsey Gillman has hung up his Super Hero Cleats Photo from a Missy Buck Gillman Facebook post   Though not yet concluded, this football season, from preps to pros, but especially with regard to the college I follow most closely, has proved the...

Mayfield Memorandum 21: This is Leadership?

Mayfield Memorandum 21: This is Leadership?

Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski found no answer on his play sheet in Baltimore Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   That Kevin Stefanski is downright Churchillian when it comes to demonstrating leadership. Before his team’s latest debacle, a 16-10 loss to the Baltimore...

Mayfield Memorandum 20: Déjà vu all over again

Mayfield Memorandum 20: Déjà vu all over again

Arizona Cardinal backup QB Colt McCoy could tell Baker Mayfield all about the Browns azcardinals.com photo A decade of blue moons and sad-sack quarterbacks ago, an earlier version of the New Browns football hierarchy had begun to cut the legs out from under a...

Mayfield Memorandum 19: Life, Death, and Football

Mayfield Memorandum 19: Life, Death, and Football

A pensive Baker Mayfield may be thinking about life and death Austin Janning/Cleveland Browns It isn’t even Game Day and already Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has proved a winner this week, because some things are more important than football. His more...

Mayfield Memorandum 18: Bad Baker, Bad Browns

Mayfield Memorandum 18: Bad Baker, Bad Browns

New England rookie quarterback Mac Jones bettered the Browns' Baker Mayfield Michael Dwyer/AP from patriots.com   Early on in the Cleveland Browns’ disintegration at the New England Patriots, it became apparent that Baker Mayfield was neither the healthiest nor...