Twitter reacts to Browns executing Philly Special to perfection
The Cleveland Browns turned things up a notch in the third quarter of their game with the New York Jets on Thursday thanks to some exciting plays.
The defense held the Jets to two punts and created a turnover on a fumble, while Baker Mayfield led the offense to two scoring drives (one set up by the fumble). After leading them on a touchdown drive to make it 14-12, the Browns went for two. Their first attempt did not work, but they got a second shot thanks to a penalty.
The Browns then broke out their version of the “Philly Special” the Eagles ran in the Super Bowl to beat the Patriots.
The Cleveland Special 2-point conversion #NYJvsCLE | #Browns
— Yahoo Sports NFL (@YahooSportsNFL) September 21, 2018
Twitter loved it and immediately nicknamed it the “Cleveland Special.”
The Philly special Cleveland style!!!!!!!
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) September 21, 2018
Now THATS the way you fire up the home crowd.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) September 21, 2018
— Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) September 21, 2018
— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 21, 2018
Wow, @bakermayfield has definitely spiced things up! Staying up late for this one.
— John-Paul Flaim (@GlassJoeJP) September 21, 2018
#ClevelandSpecial right there!!!
— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) September 21, 2018
Eagles lineman Lane Johnson certainly thought the play looked familiar.
— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) September 21, 2018
The Eagles did too.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 21, 2018
The trick play worked perfectly for the Browns, with Baker Mayfield getting open easily and catching the pass without a problem. Now that so many teams are starting to adopt them, defenses should start to make adjustments. Until that point, these plays are money in the bank.