The Cleveland Browns are reeling after a 31-3 thrashing laid upon them by the San Francisco 49ers this past Monday. The 2-3 Browns next opponents are no slouches either, as they are the 4-1 Seattle Seahawks.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has failed to live up to the hype that he brought in his rookie season.That was exemplified on Monday, as Mayfield posted a brutal 13.4 passer rating against the 49ers.
Despite the poor season thus far, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll isn't going to jump on Mayfield. Rather, he praised the second-year signal caller ahead of their Sunday matchup.
Certainly some high compliments by the Super Bowl-winning head coach.
Mayfield showed throughout college and his rookie season that he can be a dangerous quarterback in the pocket and on the run. Not to mention he has formidable weapons at his disposal in Cleveland in Odell Beckham Jr., Nick Chubb, and Jarvis Landry.
Yet, the offense hasn't clicked under new head coach Freddie Kitchens. Plenty of the blame can be placed on the Browns offensive line, which has been porous through the first five weeks of the season.
Carroll knows the Browns offense can explode at any moment, as evidenced during Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens. Seattle has struggled at getting after the quarterback, as they've sacked the opposing quarterback just 10 times this season (23rd in NFL), while surrendering 270.6 passing yards per game.
Can the Cleveland Browns offense finally reach it's full potential? Or will the Seattle Seahawks defense feast on Cleveland's turnstile offensive line?