CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did not have the sort of functionality he is used to offering or needed to have in the 2019 typical-year opener towards the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland final Sunday.
Mayfield threw a few second-50 % interceptions, the final of which was returned for a touchdown, in a 43-13 decline to the Titans in entrance of the property fans, but the second-calendar year quarterback’s focus is squarely on the existing and making ready for the Browns’ Monday Night Football match against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 16.
“Baker is incredibly resilient,” Browns mentor Freddie Kitchens said. “I am not worried about Baker at all. Definitely, this is the very last time I am heading to say just about anything about the last video game simply because we have moved on. It is not even assumed about.
“Sometimes, as a quarterback, you have to have an understanding of the variation involving pressing and not urgent. It is a 22-13 activity, and we have a man managing open up down the industry and we could not get it off. Our workforce understands that. No person else in all probability does. Transferring ahead, we can choose that encounter and get superior from it. That is what we are likely to do.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws during the initially 50 percent in an NFL soccer recreation towards the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Image/David Richard)
Mayfield completed 25 of his 38 tries for 285 yards and one touchdown, but threw interceptions on three drives in a four-possession stretch through the next fifty percent, the previous of which was returned by Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler 38 yards for a landing with 3:02 to perform in the fourth quarter.
Mayfield was sacked five occasions for 41 missing yards, but still took each and every snap at quarterback.
“He is not heading to give up, at any time,” receiver Odell Beckham Jr. stated. “Just from what I know from him, he is not heading to stop. We ended up expressing to every other, direct even when it hurts. Jarvis Landry will occur walk about and say, ‘Lead when it hurts.’ We are down, whichever the score was, we did not give up.
“Not indicating he needs a pat on the back for not supplying up, but that just displays you what kind of man or woman he is. He is the chief of this crew. Interceptions are not usually on the quarterback. It goes under his stats, but it is not constantly on him. We just want to be where by we need to have to be and make the performs that want to be created.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws beneath force from Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) through the to start with fifty percent in an NFL soccer game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Kitchens has observed Mayfield react to difficulties of many interception video games in advance of, initially versus Houston, and then, at Baltimore in the 2018 common-season finale.
During the initially 50 % from the Texans on December 1, 2018, Mayfield concluded just five of his 13 makes an attempt for 46 yards with three interceptions, but he experienced a strong complete to the match. In the next half, Mayfield completed 24 of his 30 throws for 351 yards and one landing with no a turnover.
Right after throwing a pair of very first-50 percent interceptions at the Ravens, Mayfield led a few next-50 % scoring drives, like two of his three landing passes in the recreation.
“Something vital for a QB is a quick-expression memory,” Mayfield said subsequent Thursday’s follow. “Just placing that at the rear of you and earning corrections. We have completely built improvements, and now, I am heading to have my eyes in the appropriate spot and do the proper matter.”