On Monday, Browns V.P. of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith said plenty of things about the rookie quarterback his team drafted — and didn’t. Into the “didn’t” category falls Josh Allen, and it’s clear that Highsmith (and presumably the Browns) had an issue with Allen’s inaccuracy.
“Baker Mayfield lost two receivers and he was the same quarterback,” Highsmith Authentic Cheap Jerseys said at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club, via the Canton Repository. “Josh Allen . . . big arm . . . he could throw the ball from here to the moon. When they have to make excuses. . . . Why are they not completing passes? That’s a problem.”
The draft is over. But it hasn’t been over for long. So there’s still plenty to discuss about the draft.
The full 75-minute episode can be heard by clicking below. Or it can be downloaded where podcasts are available. (I think; I never know how this stuff works.)
Either way, there’s plenty here regarding plenty of the things that have been going on in the NFL, and regarding plenty of the things that may be going on soon.
“It was emotional,” Newsome said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “The kid told me that he was going to make me proud.”
Newsome already has plenty of reasons to be. A Hall of Fame player as a tight end for the Browns, he became the first African-American G.M. in the NFL, and held that post with distinction. In 23 years, he drafted a pair of Hall of Fame players, three defensive players of the year, an offensive player of the year and 18 Pro Bowlers, while putting together two Super Bowl teams.
The Ravens announced in February that Newsome was transitioning to an unspecified consultant role and longtime assistant Eric DeCosta would take over, and DeCosta was one of those whose feelings bubbled up as Newsome called Sieler and the draft room gave a standing ovation that must have confused the poor kid on the phone.
“I would say that it is emotional. There’s no doubt,” DeCosta said while choking up. “Ozzie Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys has taught me a lot about football, but more about life. That’s going to continue.”
Owner Steve Bisciotti switched the chairs of Newsome and DeCosta in the draft room, a symbolic torch-passing.