Baker Mayfield: We’ll find ways to get Jarvis Landry involved

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In four of Cleveland’s last five games — and five of the team’s last seven — the Browns have failed to score 20 points.

The club’s offense currently ranks 18th in scoring and 11th in total yards, in large part because its rushing attack is second in the league. But the passing game has sputtered, as the Browns are 26th in the category.

Part of the issue has been the inability to get receiver Jarvis Landry consistently involved. he has just 23 catches for 219 yards in six games this season with no touchdowns. In last week’s 45-7 loss to New England, Landry had four catches for 26 yards on five targets.

“When you play a team like the Patriots, they take your strength away, so things like that and the running game, they’re going to try and do just that,” quarterback Baker Mayfield said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “We’ll find ways to get Jarvis involved back in the game plan. There’s no doubt about that. He’s a tempo-setter for us. He’s an extremely good leader and locker room guy for us. Everybody knows that.”

Landry is one factor in getting the offense going, but he’s not the only one. Mayfield noted there are a lot of things Cleveland is doing to right the ship.

“We don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” Mayfield said. “Yeah, changes need to be made, but … there’s plays to be made that we haven’t [made]. That’s where we’re at right now. It’s not where we have to sit down and do everything completely different. We need to be able to execute and put the ball in our playmakers’ hands and let them go to work.”

Cleveland has a chance to start doing that at a better level with a matchup against Detroit on Sunday.

10 responses to “Baker Mayfield: We’ll find ways to get Jarvis Landry involved

  1. We keep hearing about it…time to see it. After the lions, this team needs to be firing on all cylinders to even think about making the playoffs.

  2. People love to hate Baker for some reason, but the guy took the freaking browns to the playoffs last year. He has the worst group of outsode weapons of any contending team. Odell wasnt good and wasnt helping either. Just lead to over resting the WRs. Landry is a slot guy on a team loaded at tightend. Our best WR is Peoples Jones a 6th rd guy in his 2nd year. Higgins wouldn’t make most teams even. The Browns WRs arent good. Baker doesnt have a Mike William’s or Hopkins out there. He got saddled with a broken down, soft obj.

  3. clevelandsportsandotherthingsthatmakememad says:
    November 18, 2021 at 9:40 am
    People love to hate Baker for some reason, but the guy took the freaking browns to the playoffs last year. He has the worst group of outsode weapons of any contending team. Odell wasnt good and wasnt helping either. Just lead to over resting the WRs. Landry is a slot guy on a team loaded at tightend. Our best WR is Peoples Jones a 6th rd guy in his 2nd year. Higgins wouldn’t make most teams even. The Browns WRs arent good. Baker doesnt have a Mike William’s or Hopkins out there. He got saddled with a broken down, soft obj.

    Baker spends more time working on commercials than improving his game. The Browns went to the playoffs last year because of their running game, not Baker. And for OBJ being broken down he still does a great job of getting open. Too bad his QB couldn’t get him the ball. Baker is a bum.

  4. The Browns need to worry about getting Nick Chubb and D’Enerst Johnson the ball more until they find a competent QB

  5. Last year they won because of their rbs’. Teams now stop the run force him to throw because he can’t. They got rid of a player because they tried to force him the ball. Now he’s going to try and force the ball to another guy. Real smart. Maybe if Mayfield worked on his craft instead of making commercials he would maybe be half decent

  6. The team is built to run. The QB and receivers are there to support the running game and keep the safeties out of the box. That’s all.

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