CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did not have the kind of performance he is applied to offering or wanted to have in the 2019 standard-year opener from the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland past Sunday.
Mayfield threw three second-50 percent interceptions, the previous of which was returned for a touchdown, in a 43-13 reduction to the Titans in front of the home followers, but the 2nd-yr quarterback’s focus is squarely on the current and preparing for the Browns’ Monday Evening Football video game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 16.
“Baker is incredibly resilient,” Browns coach Freddie Kitchens stated. “I am not concerned about Baker at all. Definitely, this is the last time I am going to say everything about the very last recreation simply because we have moved on. It is not even believed about.
“Sometimes, as a quarterback, you have to understand the difference among pressing and not urgent. It is a 22-13 activity, and we have a male operating open up down the subject and we couldn’t get it off. Our crew understands that. Nobody else possibly does. Going forward, we can take that practical experience and get far better from it. That is what we are likely to do.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws during the 1st half in an NFL soccer video game in opposition to the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Picture/David Richard)
Mayfield done 25 of his 38 tries for 285 yards and one touchdown, but threw interceptions on 3 drives in a 4-possession extend all through the next fifty percent, the final of which was returned by Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler 38 yards for a touchdown with 3:02 to perform in the fourth quarter.
Mayfield was sacked 5 occasions for 41 dropped yards, but still took every snap at quarterback.
“He is not likely to give up, ever,” receiver Odell Beckham Jr. explained. “Just from what I know from him, he is not going to quit. We had been declaring to every single other, guide even when it hurts. Jarvis Landry will arrive stroll above and say, ‘Lead when it hurts.’ We are down, what ever the score was, we did not give up.
“Not declaring he requirements a pat on the again for not providing up, but that just reveals you what variety of individual he is. He is the leader of this team. Interceptions are not constantly on the quarterback. It goes underneath his stats, but it is not normally on him. We just have to have to be exactly where we have to have to be and make the performs that require to be built.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws less than force from Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) all through the first half in an NFL football video game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Kitchens has observed Mayfield answer to difficulties of numerous interception games before, first in opposition to Houston, and then, at Baltimore in the 2018 typical-season finale.
During the first half versus the Texans on December 1, 2018, Mayfield finished just five of his 13 tries for 46 yards with 3 interceptions, but he experienced a potent finish to the activity. In the next fifty percent, Mayfield finished 24 of his 30 throws for 351 yards and one particular touchdown without a turnover.
Immediately after throwing a pair of very first-half interceptions at the Ravens, Mayfield led three second-fifty percent scoring drives, which includes two of his three touchdown passes in the match.
“Something significant for a QB is a shorter-expression memory,” Mayfield reported next Thursday’s observe. “Just placing that behind you and earning corrections. We have entirely manufactured improvements, and now, I am heading to have my eyes in the suitable position and do the proper thing.”