CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did not have the type of general performance he is made use of to supplying or required to have in the 2019 normal-season opener against the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland last Sunday.
Mayfield threw 3 next-50 % interceptions, the last of which was returned for a landing, in a 43-13 reduction to the Titans in front of the residence fans, but the second-yr quarterback’s target is squarely on the current and preparing for the Browns’ Monday Night Football video game towards the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 16.
“Baker is incredibly resilient,” Browns mentor Freddie Kitchens explained. “I am not nervous about Baker at all. Actually, this is the last time I am heading to say something about the past sport since we have moved on. It is not even thought about.
“Sometimes, as a quarterback, you have to comprehend the variation amongst pressing and not pressing. It is a 22-13 match, and we have a dude functioning open down the field and we could not get it off. Our team understands that. No one else almost certainly does. Relocating ahead, we can just take that encounter and get better from it. That is what we are heading to do.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws all through the 1st 50 % in an NFL football match towards the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photograph/David Richard)
Mayfield concluded 25 of his 38 makes an attempt for 285 yards and one landing, but threw interceptions on a few drives in a 4-possession extend all through the next 50 %, the past 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 five instances for 41 lost yards, but continue to took every single snap at quarterback.
“He is not going to quit, ever,” receiver Odell Beckham Jr. claimed. “Just from what I know from him, he is not going to give up. We have been declaring to each other, guide even when it hurts. Jarvis Landry will occur walk in excess of and say, ‘Lead when it hurts.’ We are down, regardless of what the rating was, we did not give up.
“Not declaring he desires a pat on the back again for not giving up, but that just exhibits you what sort of human being he is. He is the leader of this group. Interceptions are not generally on the quarterback. It goes underneath his stats, but it is not generally on him. We just need to be wherever we need to have to be and make the performs that have to have to be designed.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws under force from Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) all through the to start with half in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Kitchens has witnessed Mayfield react to troubles of multiple interception online games before, 1st in opposition to Houston, and then, at Baltimore in the 2018 normal-time finale.
During the first 50 percent towards the Texans on December 1, 2018, Mayfield done just five of his 13 tries for 46 yards with a few interceptions, but he experienced a strong end to the video game. In the next 50 %, Mayfield completed 24 of his 30 throws for 351 yards and a person landing with out a turnover.
After throwing a pair of 1st-fifty percent interceptions at the Ravens, Mayfield led 3 next-half scoring drives, which include two of his 3 touchdown passes in the sport.
“Something vital for a QB is a quick-term memory,” Mayfield said adhering to Thursday’s observe. “Just putting that powering you and making corrections. We have fully produced variations, and now, I am going to have my eyes in the suitable position and do the correct issue.”