Baker Mayfield isn't campaigning for Lincoln Riley.

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Baker Mayfield isn't campaigning for Lincoln Riley.

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The rookie quarterback isn't dismissing the possibility his former coach joins him in Cleveland either.Mayfield said Wednesday that he believes Riley is prepared to move from Oklahoma into the NFL Greg Joseph Jersey Elite , but he would also understand if the 35-year-old wants to remain at one of college football's most successful programs."Lincoln's been ready, it's just who he is and how he coaches and the respect level he's had from all of his players, how detailed he is," Mayfield said. "Yeah, he's ready but that's his decision and you know what, he's got something special there, so I don't think anybody is going to blame him if he stays there for the next 20 years."Riley has been linked as a possible candidate to be Cleveland's next coach because of his obvious connection with Mayfield, who won the Heisman Trophy last season in Riley's first year at the Big 12 power.Mayfield was asked directly if he wants Riley to come to Cleveland."I have a relationship with Lincoln," Mayfield. "He's been great and we had success, but whatever decision is made here I'm going to make the most of it. Obviously, there's been a level of comfort with him in the past that I've had. But whatever happens, happens. And you know what, you can't control that so I'm not going to worry about it."Mayfield also doesn't know if Riley is itching to go pro."I think down the road probably," he said. "Right now I'm not going to speak for him, but he's ready whenever that time comes."The Browns fired Hue Jackson in October, and general manager John Dorsey is in the early stages of a coaching search that will accelerate once the season ends. Interim coach Gregg Williams will interview for the job, and it's likely that Dorsey will meet with former Packers coach Mike McCarthy http://www.clevelandbrownsteamonline.com/greg-joseph-jersey , who was dismissed after Sunday's loss to Arizona.Dorsey and McCarthy worked together in Green Bay.Riley's appeal to the Browns could stretch beyond his strong ties to Mayfield. He's regarded as one of the game's best offensive minds, and Mayfield has little doubt Riley has the right attributes to lead professional players."After being here, it's about respect," Mayfield said. "You get a locker room full of guys that are making a lot of money, obviously the egos are going to be there. You have to have the respect in guys. You have to be able to get the best out of them even when they're going to get paid regardless. So you've got to be able to get the most out of them and demand it, just by respect and so when it comes down to it, that's why I would say he's a great coach."Mayfield said his admiration for Riley extends way outside his ability to diagram a play or devise a game plan."Some of those coaches that are so successful, they have the standard and they live by 鈥?that standard every day," Mayfield said. "He does it with football, family and he's just a great human being. He wants the best for everybody and he's always encouraging. He will wrap his arm around somebody, talk to them and help them out no matter what it is."Riley, who is 24-3 in two seasons with the Sooners, has downplayed any interest in leaving Oklahoma, which signed him to a five-year, $25 million contract last summer. After Jackson was fired, Riley anticipated questions about going to Cleveland."The truth for me is, I love Oklahoma Authentic Greg Joseph Jersey ," he said. "I love coaching here. I love college football. I certainly don't have that itch right now. I don't know if I ever will."That won't stop the speculation about Riley, which has been fueled by Dorsey's appearance at Oklahoma's past two games.Mayfield said Dorsey is close with Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione, and joked that he's not putting any more into the visits."I've definitely known about it," Mayfield said. "He's given me a hard time, but he's gone and there's been two wins. That's all I know. Who knows what he's doing down there."NOTES: Browns practice squad DL Daniel Ekuale was suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancers. His suspension begins immediately. ... Mayfield said his Heisman Trophy sits on his parent's dining room table at home and his dad "uses it as a paper holder and he tips his coffee to it every morning."How the Saints Allowed the AFL-NFL Merger to Happen The City of New Orleans had several opportunities to acquire a pro football team, and each one failed.In 1961, the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League (AFL) were about to be sold and moved to New Orleans until the mayor of Oakland stepped in and stopped the proceedings. After the 1962 AFL season, the owner of the Dallas Texans sought out the possibility of moving his franchise to the Crescent City. When he found out that Tulane Stadium (the only facility large enough) was still segregated, he passed and relocated to Kansas City to which the Chiefs were born. As early as 1965, the National Football League (NFL) had eyes on putting a team in Louisiana. Numerous AFL and NFL pre-season games had been played here also.1967 Saints Media GuideFinally in 1967, the NFL granted New Orleans an expansion team and called their team the Saints. But the manner in which this club became an actual pro football team has a story on its own. They were a direct result of the AFL-NFL merger.During the year of 1966, the AFL and the NFL had agreed in secrecy to begin merger proceedings. Both leagues had had enough of the escalating salaries, among other items. On June 8, 1966, it was announced that the leagues would merge completely beginning with the 1970 season. All franchises in both leagues would remain in their present location with a common draft and common preseason schedule beginning in 1967.Even though months and months of negotiations had gone back and forth between representatives of both leagues and numerous obstacles were ironed-out, there was one piece of business that needed to be addressed; and with this singular morsel, nobody within the NFL nor the AFL had an avenue to accomplish it on their own.There was an impasse. A major problem stood in the way of the merger. In fact Myles Garrett Jersey Elite , the merger just may not happen at all.FB Ernie Green (#48) gains yardage off blocks by T Monte Clark (#73) and G John Wooten (#60) for the Browns in front of 77,045 fans at Tulane Stadium (New Orleans) in 1967, a 42-7 Cleveland victoryEven though representatives of both leagues had mutually agreed to the unification, the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) in Washington, D. C. had to exempt and approve the merger from antitrust law sanctions. Antitrust laws are set up in the United States as a method to keep competition going, thus giving consumers the advantage of competitive pricing. Without these laws, the result would become higher prices charged for commodities and possibly inferior products, goods or services.Therefore, when the AFL was in competition with the NFL, everyone had the benefit of choices - players had choices, advertisers had choices and the public had choices.Now that the two leagues – the only two leagues by the way – were about to be formed into one entity, this meant suddenly there would be a monopoly on the business of pro football. And this – was a problem.At the time, the chairman of the HJC was Emanuel Celler from New York. By the early fall of 1966, he refused to let the bill out of committee. It was Celler who was the lead House sponsor of the legislation which toughened the “Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914.” This key bill (revised in 1950) closed regulatory loopholes which had once allowed companies to form vertical mergers and also conglomerate mergers - which allowed limits on competition. Having closed up all the gaps in antitrust laws was certainly his specialty, and Celler wasn’t going to budge for some millionaires involved in a children’s game. The NFL commissioner at the time was Pete Rozelle. Upon brainstorming of what the two leagues were to do next, he spoke with a longtime friend of his from Louisiana named David Dixon. Dixon had been involved with pro football for years and almost owned the Raiders, set up NFL pre-season games in New Orleans and was the driving force for the construction of the Louisiana Superdome. Dixon was also involved in politics.Did you know?David Dixon etched his place in the annals of professional football. He formed the New Orleans Professional Football Club http://www.clevelandbrownsteamonline.com/myles-garrett-jersey , Inc. in the early 1960’s. After the 1961 season, he had a deal struck to buy the Oakland Raiders of the AFL for $236,000 to which the franchise would become the New Orleans Raiders. The mayor of Oakland interceded and shortly thereafter the deal was cancelled. In 1965 he persuaded the AFL to hold their annual All-Star game in New Orleans and got the NFL to hold numerous pre-season games in the Big Easy. Along with his assistance in getting the Saints, he became a minority owner. Later he was the driving force behind the construction of the Louisiana Superdome. In 1973 he made a presentation to the NFL owners about a spring league that would become a developmental league, sort of like a farm system but eh owners passed on the notion. From that idea he would invent the United States Football League from 1984-1986. Years later, he had in the planning stages three more pro football leagues: America’s Football Teams, Inc., American Football Federation, and the FanOwnership Football League.聽Rozelle inquired if Dixon knew of anyone who could speak to Cellar and try to change his mind on the bill. Dixon had another idea. His old college buddy was House Majority Leader Hale Boggs from Louisiana. Boggs had a need to regain some public trust after he voted in support of the civil rights bill and was suddenly not the popular politician in a heavily-segregated Deep South. Dixon, along with his political advisor, impressed upon the congressman that he could push the bill through.In return, the city of New Orleans would be granted the next expansion team - and Boggs would get the credit for doing so. He covertly attached the exemption to a budget bill that was a certainty to pass in both the House and the Senate thus detouring Celler altogether. The bill passed on October 21.The NFL and AFL got their merger and New Orleans got an immediate franchise.Barry Shuck is a pro football historical writer and a member of the Professional Football Researcher’s Association. Custom Cleveland Browns Jerseys

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