CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did not have the variety of efficiency he is utilized to providing or required to have in the 2019 typical-period opener against the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland final Sunday.
Mayfield threw a few second-half interceptions, the very last of which was returned for a touchdown, in a 43-13 loss to the Titans in entrance of the home enthusiasts, but the next-year quarterback’s concentration is squarely on the present and getting ready for the Browns’ Monday Evening Football sport towards the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 16.
“Baker is extremely resilient,” Browns coach Freddie Kitchens mentioned. “I am not nervous about Baker at all. Genuinely, this is the last time I am likely to say just about anything about the previous video game simply because we have moved on. It is not even considered about.
“Sometimes, as a quarterback, you have to have an understanding of the variation amongst pressing and not urgent. It is a 22-13 sport, and we have a male jogging open up down the subject and we couldn’t get it off. Our staff understands that. No person else probably does. Transferring forward, we can just take that working experience and get greater from it. That is what we are likely to do.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws all through the first fifty percent in an NFL soccer game in opposition to the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photograph/David Richard)
Mayfield finished 25 of his 38 attempts for 285 yards and just one touchdown, but threw interceptions on a few drives in a four-possession extend for the duration of the next fifty percent, the past of which was returned by Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler 38 yards for a landing with 3:02 to perform in the fourth quarter.
Mayfield was sacked five occasions for 41 dropped yards, but however took every snap at quarterback.
“He is not going to give up, at any time,” receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said. “Just from what I know from him, he is not going to stop. We had been declaring to each individual other, guide even when it hurts. Jarvis Landry will occur stroll over and say, ‘Lead when it hurts.’ We are down, whatever the rating was, we did not give up.
“Not indicating he requirements a pat on the back again for not supplying up, but that just shows you what type of human being he is. He is the chief of this team. Interceptions are not often on the quarterback. It goes underneath his stats, but it is not usually on him. We just need to have to be exactly where we need to be and make the performs that want to be designed.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws beneath force from Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) all through the first 50 % in an NFL football activity, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Kitchens has seen Mayfield react to issues of a number of interception video games in advance of, initially against Houston, and then, at Baltimore in the 2018 normal-time finale.
In the course of the first half against the Texans on December 1, 2018, Mayfield finished just five of his 13 makes an attempt for 46 yards with a few interceptions, but he experienced a powerful end to the video game. In the second fifty percent, Mayfield finished 24 of his 30 throws for 351 yards and one landing with no a turnover.
Right after throwing a pair of 1st-50 % interceptions at the Ravens, Mayfield led 3 second-50 percent scoring drives, including two of his 3 touchdown passes in the activity.
“Something critical for a QB is a limited-time period memory,” Mayfield said adhering to Thursday’s practice. “Just putting that at the rear of you and producing corrections. We have thoroughly designed adjustments, and now, I am likely to have my eyes in the right place and do the right point.”