Matt Hasselbeck Defends Baker Mayfield's Struggles With the Browns – Sports 4 CLE, 12/27/21

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  1. Mo Tube
    Mo Tube 27 December, 2021, 22:24

    Josh Allen threw for 4544 yards 37 TDs and 10 ints and did most of it with the same injury Baker has last year. Stop making excuses.

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  2. Bill Graper
    Bill Graper 27 December, 2021, 22:36

    The way this season has gone, I wish he had gotten the surgery weeks ago. He could be starting the healing process already.

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  3. Josh Webb
    Josh Webb 27 December, 2021, 23:19

    I believe that Andrew Berry would be wise to do something other GM's have not done. Stick with the same head coach and young QB year after year at least until he gets old enough where you say he cannot improve. I feel like Baker can improve he is still young and his best football is in front of him. I hope Andrew is patient with Kevin and Baker they both can get better. Kevin is young too. If they stick with the team they have I believe they will eventually get us Browns fans a ring and be Superbowl champions! It's to early to give up now. Let's go Browns!

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  4. Charles Cole
    Charles Cole 28 December, 2021, 00:17

    I smell a rat. Are we SURE that meddling Haslam isn't meddling again? There is NO reason to be playing an injured Mayfield. It's producing a "lost season" for the Cleveland Browns. And there's NO excuse for the Browns doing this.

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  5. Big Tim
    Big Tim 28 December, 2021, 02:32

    Wentz was a #1 pick and he’s taking the colts to the playoffs handing the ball off to Jonathan Taylor 85% of the snaps. Big Jen won a SB his 2nd year with PIT handing the ball to the Bus
    And finished the game with a 26QBR. No shame in having a good running game and I think Mayfield gets it but he also wont get Josh Allen $45mm yr money. And neither will Lamar Jackson cause his passing stats are worse than Mayfields.

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  6. Ohio Biker
    Ohio Biker 28 December, 2021, 04:36

    I like how these clowns act like they have something to lose.

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  7. God is Great
    God is Great 28 December, 2021, 04:37

    Let's not forget how hard it is to win in Cleveland..not like the refs call a fair game 100 percent of the time and ntm Cleveland has a new coach every 2 years..We need to stick with Stephanski and Mayfield

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  8. ScottCleve33
    ScottCleve33 28 December, 2021, 04:57

    Here's the problem with Hasselbeck's take. His problems are far deeper than his passing accuracy. Passing into a double team or not being able to go through your progressions is not a "shoulder injury" problem. If you ask someone "why did he throw deep into that double coverage?" and they say "Well he has a shoulder injury." then you have to ask yourself " Is this person just that stupid or are they not seeing things clearly?"

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  9. Travis Hawkins
    Travis Hawkins 28 December, 2021, 06:05

    Does Matt still have his helmet on. Look at that head

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  10. Robert Janko
    Robert Janko 28 December, 2021, 07:26

    Bakers "my mother didnt raise a wheenie!" is holding him back from making clever decisions. He forces himself into this situation, just like he injured himself with that dumb tackle. He is a tough texan guy, but man: can you please be more clever in the future? The harness and the injury is holding him back, why the hell does he play then? Why did he play against the Lions? Case couldve won this game so too! He is tough as nails, but by that he is also hurting the team.

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  11. Just Me
    Just Me 28 December, 2021, 08:01

    Over 80% completion percentage until the injury

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  12. Jim Colbert
    Jim Colbert 28 December, 2021, 08:12

    Poor coaching. If the 4 picks in Green Bay were Chubb runs instead they win something like 31-14.

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  13. Jim Colbert
    Jim Colbert 28 December, 2021, 08:15

    The old Dolphins won a Super Bowl once while throwing 7 passes. Browns have a great run game. USE IT !!

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  14. Raffels Videoblog
    Raffels Videoblog 28 December, 2021, 08:57

    said this right when the injurie happened. "That's it, end of season. Play Keenum, salvage…"
    The worst mistake was the decision to let Baker play. Now he takes all the blame, when someone seriously should have stepped up and make a decision. Now it's too late and it's not Bakers fault.

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  15. Neil Smith
    Neil Smith 28 December, 2021, 10:00

    If this team ever signs Baker it should be straight incentive based. 10 million base, 10 million for 4000 plus yards, 10 million for under 15 ints.

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  16. Neil Smith
    Neil Smith 28 December, 2021, 10:07

    The best thing for A GM and Coach that work well together is to draft their own QB in the 1st round. Look at San Fran and The Bears those gms and coaches won't get fired for at least 4 years. Kenny Pickett comes to mind trade some picks move up a couple spots pick wr in 2nd round

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  17. Benjamin Lindenberger
    Benjamin Lindenberger 28 December, 2021, 10:21

    I’m a Browns fan and I’m not happy with how this season has gone, but I believe that the Browns should resign Baker Mayfield. I know he hasn’t had the best year, but every Quarterback has their off year and has to deal with injuries. Baker has shown that he wants to play for this team and the city of Cleveland. To all those Baker haters I want you to realize that Baker Mayfield has done more for this team than any other quarterback we had before him. He got us to the Postseason, a Playoff win, and almost to the AFC championship! Myles Garrett stands by Baker and so do I.

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  18. Gino Butafuocco
    Gino Butafuocco 28 December, 2021, 10:54

    Mayfield was the highest accuracy passer in college history. Not saying that college is the NFL, but the coaching has not expanded his strengths. They have gone away from that. Play calling as a whole is lacking. Adjustments from game to game and who the opponent is are lacking. No RB's on third down-too many obvious actions for the opposing team to easily read is another problem. Too many other things are the problem. Baker is the least of them. I'm sure the harness is limiting the mechanics of throwing the ball, but I take Baker over anyone else on the roster.

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  19. tim harsch
    tim harsch 28 December, 2021, 10:56

    Look we're all thinking and saying the same thing. He shouldn't be out there and for them to keep trotting his butt out there just makes me feel like they are allowing him to sink to justify drafting a quarterback.

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  20. Anonymous
    Anonymous 28 December, 2021, 11:12

    I just can’t take Rex Ryan seriously ever. Sorry… Matt Hasselback WAS a QB in the NFL. He HAD that injury. They tried to put him in that harness. He knows.

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  21. Idiot Fishing
    Idiot Fishing 28 December, 2021, 11:42

    do browns win more games of they would have put Baker on IR? Yes. Baker did nothing this year to propel wins. he melted down every 2nd half. give him another year

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  22. Leroy Xiong
    Leroy Xiong 28 December, 2021, 12:01

    Baker is average qb, he’s have to prove his best ability for next season taken the Browns to playoff win or super bowl that he’s worth it for the extension new contract or he’s done with it for the Browns to move on for new qb

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  23. Phil Golly G.
    Phil Golly G. 28 December, 2021, 14:28

    I stated it months ago. The week after he was injured that he was playing so and that it would impact his ability to be at his best. Few people agreed. Well here we are with two weeks left and now everyone seems ready to throw Baker out to the wolfs. My question is this. If Baker can play well enough to at least get the fans/team its second winning season in a row, first time since it returned in 99, is it good enough to allow Baker to stay as the #1 QB for the Browns next season? It means the last two games have to be won. Not sure Baker is healthy enough to pull it off. If the team can make it happen, give us a winning season, I think he stays on and with another great off-season the team remains setup for a solid run at the playoffs next season. Just not sure what the owners will do. The record they have doesn't seem to be good for the head coach or Baker.

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  24. Captain Ricco
    Captain Ricco 28 December, 2021, 15:38

    There is no one who can play at Bakes’ level. We have no replacement.

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  25. Ber Or
    Ber Or 28 December, 2021, 15:41

    Stephanski is to blame for this season. Browns pay Keenum $6 million and have Mullens at 3rd string. Best backup QBs in league yet start a guy woth a brokem shoulder, wearing a brace, coming off covid, no practice all week, and decide to throw 35 to 40 passes a game with the best running game in league. Its a no brainer who is to blame

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  26. Brandon Goodbear
    Brandon Goodbear 28 December, 2021, 15:55

    It's not NFL but Jason White won the Hiesman with two knee braces! Just saying.

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  27. abdul smith
    abdul smith 28 December, 2021, 16:20

    Blah blah blah

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  28. Louis Aquila
    Louis Aquila 28 December, 2021, 19:15

    my personal opinion is the play calling is garbage! Chubb was running through Green Bay's defense like a knife through butter! why did stefanski stop running in the second half? you'll see what I'm talking about when you look at the run to pass ratio!

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  29. Ted Cast TV
    Ted Cast TV 28 December, 2021, 22:51

    ITS OBVIOUSLY A PROBLEM1 BAKER MAYFIELD PLAYING HURT HAS BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING AND ALL U KNUCKLE HEADS THAT ARE GIVING HIM THE BUSINESS BECAUSE OF THAT SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELFS !!!!

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  30. Benny Jones
    Benny Jones 29 December, 2021, 04:27

    Matt you tell baker he needs to sit and stop making excuses for him.

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  31. marc hess
    marc hess 29 December, 2021, 14:46

    I also wanna add. Baker loves Cleveland. Baker wants to be here . U don’t dump off a guy who took u deep into playoffs and was playing great before his injuries and all the team injuries ect…

    A healthy baker with an average season of injuries for team is a 10-12 win qb typically.

    After everything they have faced this year and we can still win division…..no way do we get rid of him.

    I don’t want Deshaun who wouldn’t wanna be here anyways…..I don’t want some reclamation project like Goff or a drafted second rounder QB.

    Baker is the guy.

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  32. Bo Osborne
    Bo Osborne 29 December, 2021, 14:55

    That's what I've been saying if he can't make the passes with the harness then he needs to sit get the surgery he's getting all this criticism for his inconsistent play which is gonna hurt more come contract talks

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