Yet Jackson has also told Mayfield to keep working in the break before training camp.
Woods: He hits the right side of the fairway with his iron tee shot. Second shot, from 151, goes long, over the green, through an apron and into a drop area. A costly miss. All three players in Woods’ group miss the green with approach shots.
Third shot, a high flop, hits the green but spins off and back down the slope. On his fourth shot, he stubs his putter and the ball rolls back down the slope. Woods is visibly upset. Fifth shot, another putt, rolls 5 feet past the hole. He two-putts from there for triple bogey.
Woods: Tee shot 251 yards to right, first cut rough, 165 yards to hole. Second shot 49 yards short of green. He chips to 4 feet. He backs off the putt and calls for a ruling, presumably because the ball moved in the wind. Official rules it was wind-aided, so no penalty and Wood replaces the ball. Makes the putt for par.
Todd Haley is also new to the Browns, but isn’t new to success at the position, hopping the Ohio-Pennsylvania border via Interstate 76 with more than a half-decade of experience gained in Pittsburgh. He goes from coaching Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster and (the since traded) Martavis Bryant to calling plays for Landry, Coleman and Josh Gordon. And he knows Coleman’s time is running out unless things change.
He’s been out here working, Haley said when asked to assess Coleman’s play, via The Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot. I’ve seen him every day. He understands this is a big, big year in his career. Year three is usually the make-or-break year of what kind of you’re going to be. I’ve made that clear to him. He understands it, and he’s working hard accordingly to try to be the best that he can be.
Since Coleman arrived in 2016 via Baylor, Cleveland has been considered a place where expectations eroded to exceptionally low levels. Sure, he was a first-round pick, but that first-rounder isn’t going to turn around a franchise by himself, so there wasn’t as much pressure. He also wasn’t getting any favors from the quarterback situation.