Baker 2019: Kosar 1988

Baker 2019: Kosar 1988

  • I was initially not sold on the OBJ trade, and here's why. It's pretty obvious:

    Kosar got hurt and was never the same after 1988, even when BB helped him. Baker, to me, was never the same after getting hurt after the Titans game. The loss of OL really magnified everything. I don't think Gettleman was stupid.

    Rackozy = Corbett, even though Corbett didn't cause issues in terms of an actual injury, it just feels the same--give up a proven guard in Zeitler and use a favorite pick even with a downgrade in talent.

    https://brownsplainly.com/blog/2016/01/10000-days-ago-today-the-hometown-hero-falls/

    Then, just days before the regular season opener, the Browns made their worst trade since sending Paul Warfield to Miami in 1970. Starting center Mike Baab was shipped off to the Patriots for a fifth-round pick, clearing the way for another Miami product, Gregg Rakoczy, who had been drafted 32nd overall the previous year.

    10,000 days ago was Rakoczy’s first NFL start, and while it’s not his fault that Chiefs safety Lloyd Burruss was unblocked off an edge blitz, that’s what happened in the first quarter. Kosar, in typical fashion, was able to get the ball off, but he couldn’t stop Burruss’ helmet from slamming into his right elbow, causing ligament damage that kept him out for six weeks.

    More than a few Browns observers will say that Kosar was never quite the same passer as he was before that hit. Certainly the Browns never again reached the heights they did in 1986 and 1987.

  • Discussion
  • Baker also looked terrible in preseason. If nfl football is too tough for baker may be he should try the ladies football league.

  • You ever hear the saying

    ‘There’s a reason the windshield is bigger than the rearview mirror’?

    You need to look forward, not backward. This is a different team, different era. Not every situation is comparable to a previous Browns team/situation.

    This is a young team in game 4 of a long season. It’s too early to be making sweeping statements like you have here and in other threads.

  • oasis05 said... (original post) Baker also looked terrible in preseason. If nfl football is too tough for baker may be he should try the ladies football league.

    We need OL. Baker isn't perfect either though. They are done if the team has quit like they did on Monday.

    This post was edited by kosartoslaughter 10 months ago

  • This team needs an OL in the worst way.
    Trading Zeitler and Peppers isn't as bad as Baab leaving for NE on the eve of 1988 but it is similar in a few ways. We weakened a good OL and now we are paying the price.
    At this point, we need to finish .500 or even 7-9 and with some pride.