CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did not have the kind of performance he is employed to offering or wished to have in the 2019 typical-time opener versus the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland very last Sunday.
Mayfield threw a few second-50 percent interceptions, the final of which was returned for a landing, in a 43-13 reduction to the Titans in front of the household followers, but the next-12 months quarterback’s concentration is squarely on the present and planning for the Browns’ Monday Night time Football sport towards the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 16.
“Baker is very resilient,” Browns mentor Freddie Kitchens stated. “I am not concerned about Baker at all. Really, this is the final time I am going to say anything at all about the very last activity mainly because we have moved on. It is not even considered about.
“Sometimes, as a quarterback, you have to fully grasp the big difference amongst pressing and not pressing. It is a 22-13 activity, and we have a person working open down the subject and we could not get it off. Our group understands that. No one else almost certainly does. Shifting forward, we can consider that knowledge and get much better from it. That is what we are going to do.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws throughout the 1st fifty percent in an NFL football video game from the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Picture/David Richard)
Mayfield accomplished 25 of his 38 tries for 285 yards and a person touchdown, but threw interceptions on a few drives in a 4-possession stretch in the course of the second half, the last of which was returned by Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler 38 yards for a landing with 3:02 to engage in in the fourth quarter.
Mayfield was sacked 5 situations for 41 dropped yards, but continue to took every single snap at quarterback.
“He is not likely to quit, at any time,” receiver Odell Beckham Jr. stated. “Just from what I know from him, he is not heading to quit. We were declaring to each individual other, direct even when it hurts. Jarvis Landry will come walk around and say, ‘Lead when it hurts.’ We are down, whatsoever the score was, we did not give up.
“Not expressing he requires a pat on the back for not offering up, but that just displays you what sort of human being he is. He is the chief of this crew. Interceptions are not often on the quarterback. It goes less than his stats, but it is not always on him. We just require to be in which we have to have to be and make the performs that need to be made.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws underneath strain from Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) through the to start with 50 percent in an NFL football video game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Kitchens has noticed Mayfield answer to troubles of numerous interception video games prior to, initially towards Houston, and then, at Baltimore in the 2018 common-season finale.
For the duration of the 1st fifty percent versus the Texans on December 1, 2018, Mayfield completed just five of his 13 tries for 46 yards with three interceptions, but he experienced a robust end to the sport. In the second half, Mayfield accomplished 24 of his 30 throws for 351 yards and one touchdown devoid of a turnover.
Following throwing a pair of very first-50 percent interceptions at the Ravens, Mayfield led 3 second-fifty percent scoring drives, like two of his 3 landing passes in the sport.
“Something significant for a QB is a brief-expression memory,” Mayfield mentioned next Thursday’s observe. “Just putting that at the rear of you and producing corrections. We have absolutely made variations, and now, I am heading to have my eyes in the suitable location and do the suitable matter.”