Ruiter: Browns are in no hurry to put Mayfield on the field

Darryl Ruiter from 92.3FM The Fan in Cleveland joined the Bulldog on Thursday

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August 16, 2018 - 6:37 pm

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The Buffalo Bills face the Cleveland Browns on Friday night in a preseason game that is rich with storylines for an exhibition match.

From a Bills perspective, we'll see how the quarterbacks line up in the offense and who will start the Week 2 matchup with the Browns. We'll also likely get the chance to see wide receiver Corey Coleman in action for the first time as a Bill after being acquired from the Browns nearly two weeks ago.

The Bills will also get the chance to face Tyrod Taylor for the first time after trading him to Cleveland back in March for a third round draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Also, Bills fans will get their first look at first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Baker Mayfield as he will back up Taylor in this game.

With more on the Browns, Darryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland joined the Bulldog on Thursday. He touched base on the Coleman trade and his time in Cleveland, as well as Taylor, Mayfield and more.

He is some of what he had to say:

On Corey Coleman's exit from the Cleveland Browns: 

"The issue with Corey here was there was some maturity issues... you got to see that first hand on Hard Knocks when he walked into Hue Jackson's office, started crying and complaining to Hue about being demoted to the second team offense when all he's doing is dropping footballs, running the wrong routes and not doing what (Browns offensive coordinator) Todd Haley needed and expected of him. Maybe a change of scenery will fix some of that in Buffalo, but here in Cleveland, if the Browns had hung on to him, it was not going to end well." 

On the reason for Coleman's struggles in Cleveland: 

"I think Corey's problem is between the ears. Yeah, he's got the talent, he's got the ability. But you gotta want to do it, you have to have the desire to do it. And from Todd Haley's perspective, Corey didn't have the desire to do it." 

On how long Tyrod Taylor can hold off rookie Baker Mayfield: 

"Taylor will be the starter for the entire season, unless one of two things happens: Taylor gets hurt or the season just completely turns into the typical Cleveland Browns cluster mess." 

"The Cleveland Browns are in no hurry to put Baker Mayfield on the field, that is very apparent." 

On if head coach Hue Jackson has staying power in the organization after going 1-31 in his first two seasons: 

"If he didn't have organizational support, he would not be here. They had every reason to fire him in January and they chose not to. They brought him back, so he definitely has the backing. But all the excuses that he had for all the deficiencies these last two seasons are now gone. He has a talented roster on both sides of the ball to work with, and he is going to be expected to produce some results this year." 

Listen to Ruiter's entire interview with the Bulldog below:

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