Baker Mayfield had an fully good debut for the Cleveland Browns, leading the franchise to its first victory since 2016.
He additionally caught a two-level conversion that looked extraordinarily familiar to NFL fans, in particular these in Philadelphia:
This modified into as soon as the response from the Eagles:
But Browns head coach Hue Jackson denied it modified into as soon as a pass pulled straight from the Eagles’ Righteous Bowl playbook. Via Pro Football Talk:
“We did now not lift that from them,” Jackson told journalists after the victory. “Please. I do know every person needs to mediate that. We now have got had that in our serve pocket for some time. Roam test my strategies from sooner than, and plod test [offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s] strategies from sooner than. All of us have them. It’s miles correct whenever you pull them out and spend them. That is what that is.”
The comic thing is Browns guard Joel Bitonio said the replacement. From The AP:
“We call it the ‘Philly Special’,” guard Joel Bitonio said. “We seen Philadelphia bustle it within the Righteous Bowl they most incessantly said, ‘Hiya, we are in a position to construct that.’ The comic thing is that Tyrod (Taylor) has taken each and every win on it so Baker has now now not ran it in any appreciate. First win modified into as soon as a passable win, though. He did correct.”
Does it matter within the occasion that they copied it or now now not? The reply is de facto now now not. If the play works, coaches will copy it and spend it. No one’s complaining in Cleveland, lawful? And it’s a correct technique to remind every person the Eagles are nonetheless NFL champions.