We’ve got five guys that have been in this offense, that really know what we’re trying to get done when you look at Robert, you look at Cooper, Josh, Mike and Pharoh, McVay said. You feel really good about them.
Los Angeles is among the favorites to make a Super Bowl run this season after returning to the playoffs in 2017.
There’s no question the Browns are confident with their wide receiver room this offseason.
Jarvis Landry said in May that he is the best wide receiver in the NFL while Josh Gordon added to that notion saying the Browns have the best group of receivers in the league after the additions of Antonio Callaway and Landry.
Landry got a glimpse of what his new teammate Gordon can do on the field and he added to the theme of confidence surrounding the Browns’ wideouts, calling Gordon unstoppable.
The size that he has and his ability to be able to get in and out of cuts, I think that’s one of the most impressive things I’ve recognized and noticed about him, Landry said on The Jim Rowe Show, via Pro Football Talk.
The more he continues to hone in on that and grow as far as in route running, listen, the kid’s unstoppable.
When baseball started, they set players up in the positions they did because that’s where they thought the ball was going to be hit. You had the first baseman and the third basemen at the corners, the middle infielders and three outfielders. There was no rule that you had to have five guys on the dirt, a catcher and three outfielders. They just set it up that way because they said, ‘Hey, this is where we think we’re going to hit the ball.’ It’s the same thing that’s being done now.
The question everybody has to ask themselves is, ‘Why are we playing the game? What is the goal of the game?’ I think it’s to score more runs than the other team. That seems to be what organizations are trying to do. They’re going to set guys up there because they think, ‘This is going to help us prevent runs’ and ‘We’re going to try and attack the baseball in this way because we think it’s going to help us score runs.’ That’s the name of the game. I think this has been a long time in the making. It’s actually been quite impressive to watch how quickly teams have adapted to the data they’ve got.
The reason they shift you in the places they do is because that’s what your batted ball data says. I heard Joe Maddon say, ‘You have three choices: You can try to hit it and beat the shift. That’s going to give you a single, but now you’re doing something against what you’re best at, so the defense wins. You can hit into the shift, and the defense wins. Or you can try not to let the infielders catch the batted ball. No ground balls and no popups. Try to stand on second base.’ That’s Option C.
It happens so many times now, where a ball would have been in the 4-hole [between first and second base], but that isn’t there anymore. Or you hit a line drive up the middle, and the guy is standing there. It’s kind of the new norm.