CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did not have the form of overall performance he is made use of to supplying or wanted to have in the 2019 common-season opener against the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland last Sunday.
Mayfield threw a few 2nd-50 percent interceptions, the previous of which was returned for a touchdown, in a 43-13 loss to the Titans in front of the household enthusiasts, but the next-12 months quarterback’s focus is squarely on the existing and getting ready for the Browns’ Monday Evening Football video game in opposition to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 16.
“Baker is really resilient,” Browns mentor Freddie Kitchens mentioned. “I am not nervous about Baker at all. Seriously, this is the final time I am likely to say nearly anything about the last activity since we have moved on. It is not even thought about.
“Sometimes, as a quarterback, you have to understand the big difference between urgent and not pressing. It is a 22-13 match, and we have a dude operating open up down the discipline and we could not get it off. Our group understands that. Nobody else probably does. Moving ahead, we can get that working experience and get improved from it. That is what we are likely to do.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws for the duration of the very first fifty percent in an NFL football video game towards the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Image/David Richard)
Mayfield finished 25 of his 38 tries for 285 yards and one landing, but threw interceptions on a few drives in a 4-possession extend during the second half, the last 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 periods for 41 lost yards, but even now took every single snap at quarterback.
“He is not likely to stop, ever,” receiver Odell Beckham Jr. mentioned. “Just from what I know from him, he is not going to stop. We were stating to each and every other, guide even when it hurts. Jarvis Landry will appear wander around and say, ‘Lead when it hurts.’ We are down, whichever the score was, we did not give up.
“Not indicating he requires a pat on the back again for not offering up, but that just demonstrates you what sort of human being he is. He is the chief of this staff. Interceptions are not often on the quarterback. It goes below his stats, but it is not generally on him. We just require to be in which we want to be and make the performs that want to be built.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws under force from Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) all through the 1st 50 % in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Kitchens has noticed Mayfield reply to worries of a number of interception games just before, first versus Houston, and then, at Baltimore in the 2018 typical-time finale.
In the course of the initially 50 percent from the Texans on December 1, 2018, Mayfield completed just 5 of his 13 makes an attempt for 46 yards with 3 interceptions, but he experienced a solid finish to the match. In the 2nd half, Mayfield done 24 of his 30 throws for 351 yards and a single landing without the need of a turnover.
Following throwing a pair of very first-50 % interceptions at the Ravens, Mayfield led 3 second-50 percent scoring drives, including two of his three touchdown passes in the sport.
“Something important for a QB is a quick-time period memory,” Mayfield mentioned following Thursday’s follow. “Just putting that powering you and producing corrections. We have entirely built changes, and now, I am heading to have my eyes in the right position and do the suitable factor.”