CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did not have the kind of functionality he is employed to giving or preferred to have in the 2019 regular-season opener towards the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland previous Sunday.
Mayfield threw three next-fifty percent interceptions, the previous of which was returned for a touchdown, in a 43-13 decline to the Titans in entrance of the house admirers, but the second-yr quarterback’s concentration is squarely on the present and planning for the Browns’ Monday Night Football game versus the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 16.
“Baker is really resilient,” Browns mentor Freddie Kitchens mentioned. “I am not anxious about Baker at all. Definitely, this is the very last time I am going to say something about the past activity since we have moved on. It is not even assumed about.
“Sometimes, as a quarterback, you have to comprehend the change in between pressing and not pressing. It is a 22-13 match, and we have a man operating open down the discipline and we couldn’t get it off. Our crew understands that. No person else in all probability does. Transferring ahead, we can acquire that practical experience and get far better from it. That is what we are going to do.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws in the course of the to start with 50 percent in an NFL football match from 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 particular touchdown, but threw interceptions on 3 drives in a four-possession stretch for the duration of the 2nd 50 %, the very last of which was returned by Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler 38 yards for a touchdown with 3:02 to participate in in the fourth quarter.
Mayfield was sacked 5 situations for 41 dropped yards, but nonetheless took every single snap at quarterback.
“He is not likely to stop, ever,” receiver Odell Beckham Jr. claimed. “Just from what I know from him, he is not going to quit. We had been indicating to each individual other, guide even when it hurts. Jarvis Landry will appear wander over and say, ‘Lead when it hurts.’ We are down, no matter what the rating was, we did not give up.
“Not expressing he wants a pat on the back for not supplying up, but that just reveals you what form of individual he is. He is the chief of this crew. Interceptions are not often on the quarterback. It goes underneath his stats, but it is not always on him. We just require to be where we want to be and make the performs that have to have to be built.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws less than force from Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) during the initial half in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Kitchens has viewed Mayfield reply to difficulties of various interception video games before, initially from Houston, and then, at Baltimore in the 2018 frequent-period finale.
Throughout the 1st fifty percent in opposition to the Texans on December 1, 2018, Mayfield concluded just 5 of his 13 makes an attempt for 46 yards with 3 interceptions, but he experienced a robust end to the video game. In the 2nd fifty percent, Mayfield concluded 24 of his 30 throws for 351 yards and one particular touchdown without having a turnover.
Right after throwing a pair of initial-half interceptions at the Ravens, Mayfield led three next-50 percent scoring drives, including two of his three landing passes in the activity.
“Something important for a QB is a limited-term memory,” Mayfield stated following Thursday’s follow. “Just placing that guiding you and making corrections. We have totally created alterations, and now, I am heading to have my eyes in the suitable spot and do the right thing.”