CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did not have the kind of effectiveness he is made use of to giving or needed to have in the 2019 regular-year opener in opposition to the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland past Sunday.
Mayfield threw a few second-50 percent interceptions, the previous of which was returned for a landing, in a 43-13 reduction to the Titans in front of the household supporters, but the second-yr quarterback’s emphasis is squarely on the present and making ready for the Browns’ Monday Evening Football video game from the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 16.
“Baker is pretty resilient,” Browns mentor Freddie Kitchens said. “I am not concerned about Baker at all. Genuinely, this is the final time I am likely to say everything about the final game due to the fact we have moved on. It is not even thought about.
“Sometimes, as a quarterback, you have to fully grasp the big difference concerning urgent and not pressing. It is a 22-13 recreation, and we have a male working open up down the area and we could not get it off. Our team understands that. No one else possibly does. Shifting forward, we can choose that working experience and get improved from it. That is what we are likely to do.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws all through the first half in an NFL soccer recreation against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Mayfield done 25 of his 38 attempts for 285 yards and one particular landing, but threw interceptions on three drives in a four-possession stretch through the next 50 percent, the very last of which was returned by Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler 38 yards for a landing with 3:02 to play in the fourth quarter.
Mayfield was sacked five occasions for 41 dropped yards, but still took every snap at quarterback.
“He is not heading to quit, ever,” receiver Odell Beckham Jr. explained. “Just from what I know from him, he is not going to stop. We were being saying to every single other, direct even when it hurts. Jarvis Landry will arrive walk more than and say, ‘Lead when it hurts.’ We are down, what ever the score was, we did not give up.
“Not indicating he needs a pat on the again for not supplying up, but that just exhibits you what sort of human being he is. He is the chief of this team. Interceptions are not generally on the quarterback. It goes less than his stats, but it is not usually on him. We just have to have to be exactly where we want to be and make the plays that need to have to be created.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws under pressure from Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) for the duration of the initially half in an NFL soccer recreation, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Kitchens has noticed Mayfield reply to problems of various interception online games in advance of, very first in opposition to Houston, and then, at Baltimore in the 2018 standard-period finale.
Throughout the very first 50 percent towards the Texans on December 1, 2018, Mayfield concluded just five of his 13 makes an attempt for 46 yards with 3 interceptions, but he had a sturdy end to the activity. In the second 50 percent, Mayfield concluded 24 of his 30 throws for 351 yards and just one touchdown devoid of a turnover.
Right after throwing a pair of first-half interceptions at the Ravens, Mayfield led 3 next-fifty percent scoring drives, which includes two of his 3 touchdown passes in the video game.
“Something vital for a QB is a small-term memory,” Mayfield stated following Thursday’s observe. “Just placing that at the rear of you and building corrections. We have fully produced modifications, and now, I am heading to have my eyes in the suitable place and do the ideal point.”