What Should Baker Mayfield Expect in Week 1 vs. Browns?

Traded in the offseason from Cleveland to Carolina, quarterback Baker Mayfield faces the Cleveland Browns in Week 1.

Michael Vick, Samari Rolle, Robert Smith and Eddie George share stories from their playing days of facing their old teams.

“Coming to the stadium on the visiting side was just different,” Rolle said. “Tennessee was all I knew. … I remember the crowd booing me, so it wasn’t one of those things where I felt like. ‘Man, we gotta get them.’ But you obviously want to play well.”


What Can NFL Teams Do to Help Players Avoid Injury?

The 33rd Team asked some of its contributors the best way for NFL players to avoid injury during training camp, preseason and the regular season. Among the responses in the video above:

  • Wade Phillips believes strongly in holding out players in the preseason, especially for those who have strong practice habits.
  • Marvin Lewis shares a story about a change he made to his practice week in Cincinnati after doing research on what was keeping Aaron Rodgers so fresh in Green Bay.
  • Eddie George discusses the unique offseason training regimen he kept while playing in Tennessee.
  • Bill Polian is a strong advocate of mandatory conditioning work before training camp starts. “Bill Parcells used to say, ‘Six weeks of strength and conditioning before they even pick up a football.”
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