CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did not have the variety of efficiency he is utilised to supplying or preferred to have in the 2019 frequent-year opener towards the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland final Sunday.
Mayfield threw 3 second-fifty percent interceptions, the previous of which was returned for a landing, in a 43-13 reduction to the Titans in entrance of the home lovers, but the next-calendar year quarterback’s target is squarely on the existing and making ready for the Browns’ Monday Night Football game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 16.
“Baker is extremely resilient,” Browns coach Freddie Kitchens stated. “I am not worried about Baker at all. Really, this is the last time I am heading to say everything about the past recreation since we have moved on. It is not even imagined about.
“Sometimes, as a quarterback, you have to fully grasp the variance concerning urgent and not pressing. It is a 22-13 recreation, and we have a male jogging open down the discipline and we could not get it off. Our team understands that. No one else probably does. Going forward, we can take that working experience and get far better from it. That is what we are heading to do.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws during the initially 50 percent in an NFL football video game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Picture/David Richard)
Mayfield accomplished 25 of his 38 tries for 285 yards and 1 touchdown, but threw interceptions on three drives in a 4-possession stretch through the next 50 percent, the final 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 periods for 41 missing yards, but even now took just about every snap at quarterback.
“He is not going to give up, at any time,” receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reported. “Just from what I know from him, he is not heading to give up. We ended up expressing to each and every other, direct even when it hurts. Jarvis Landry will arrive stroll about and say, ‘Lead when it hurts.’ We are down, whichever the score was, we did not give up.
“Not indicating he requirements a pat on the back again for not offering up, but that just exhibits you what kind of particular person he is. He is the chief of this crew. Interceptions are not often on the quarterback. It goes under his stats, but it is not normally on him. We just need to be wherever we want to be and make the performs that have to have to be created.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws beneath force from Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) all through the first fifty percent in an NFL soccer match, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Kitchens has noticed Mayfield react to challenges of many interception games just before, to start with from Houston, and then, at Baltimore in the 2018 typical-period finale.
All through the 1st fifty percent against the Texans on December 1, 2018, Mayfield finished just 5 of his 13 tries for 46 yards with three interceptions, but he had a powerful complete to the sport. In the 2nd fifty percent, Mayfield done 24 of his 30 throws for 351 yards and a person touchdown devoid of a turnover.
Just after throwing a pair of 1st-50 percent interceptions at the Ravens, Mayfield led three second-50 percent scoring drives, together with two of his three touchdown passes in the video game.
“Something significant for a QB is a limited-term memory,” Mayfield claimed following Thursday’s follow. “Just placing that powering you and producing corrections. We have entirely manufactured alterations, and now, I am likely to have my eyes in the proper position and do the correct issue.”