CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Wasn’t that long ago that Browns fans were looking back, not ahead.
Before Baker, there was always “Man, we could have had Wentz”.
Or “Wow, we could have had Watson”.
Now? Well, a week ago they beat Deshaun. Now they get a shot at Carson, who hasn’t exactly looked like the Wentz of old. He’s thrown as many picks as touchdowns, a dozen, and has completed only 58% of his passes.
BUT ... he still does do one thing that’ll look familiar.
”It’s not much different from last week versus Deshaun Watson,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said. “Somebody that can beat you from the pocket on time, and then has the ability to buy a lot of time and beat you late in the down.”
”He does a lot of audibles and checks at the line of scrimmage, and if you do it all right, and then he scrambles, he’s a big man,” defensive coordinator Joe Woods said. “He keeps plays alive for those guys. He’s a big, critical part of their offense.”
As is his tight end, Zach Ertz, who’s off IR and hoping to play this week.
The Eagles have the sixth-worst offense in football. They’ve managed only three wins. But they have a quarterback who still scares the Browns. At least a little.
”He’s a unique talent in his size and his ability to move,” Stefanski said. “You mentioned he can make every single throw, so he presents a very, very real challenge for our defense.”