Baker Mayfield lobbies hard for more Greg Robinson at left tackle

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield lobbied hard for more Greg Robinson at left tackle after Sunday’s 37-21 loss to the Chiefs.

On two occasions, Mayfield mentioned Robinson — who subbed for an ill Desmond Harrison — when asked about positives from the game.

“Greg Robinson starting at left tackle and playing well,’’ said Mayfield, citing Robinson as the first good thing to come out of the loss, which dropped the Browns to 2-6-1.

Earlier in his press conference, Mayfield said, “I say there was a lot to build on. I mean, we had Greg Robinson start at left tackle. He played well. Stuff like that. There's promise right there. We've just got to be able to see that positive because you know you very well could throw in the towel at this point, but that's not what we're going to do. That's not what we're about.”

Harrison came down with an undisclosed illness on Friday and was inactive for the game. He had been struggling at left tackle of late, especially during last week’s 33-18 loss to the Steelers, when he resorted to holding to protect Mayfield.

The Browns may have considered going to Robinson soon anyway to give the rookie a break, but the illness accelerated the process.

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Harrison, who shows promise athletically but is extremely raw, may have hit the rookie wall before he got sick this week. Before playing at West Georgia last season, he hadn’t played football in three seasons.

Robinson, the 2014 No. 2 overall pick of the Rams when interim head coach Gregg Williams was there, was signed by the Browns as a free agent in June, but was set back in camp by a concussion. The Browns became enamored with Harrison’s athleticism, but there’s obviously a lot more than goes into playing the position.

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