Baker Mayfield’s comments on his postgame interaction with former coach Hue Jackson: pic.twitter.com/CXaq4G48dm
— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) November 26, 2018
“You can put your own spin on it, but we have people we believe in calling the plays now..”
— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) November 26, 2018
I LOVE the attitude from Baker here. The way he carries himself alone is one of the many reasons why he’s become one of my favorite players to watch this season. After grabbing a win against his former head coach Hue Jackson yesterday, he’s got to be one of the most confident guys in the NFL right now.
Since Jackson was fired three weeks ago, the Browns are 2-1. During that stretch, Mayfield has posted a 129.5 passer rating, 9 touchdowns, and just 1 interception. He’s got every right to throw shade at anyone he wants, especially when it’s Hue Jackson.
We must remember that this is the same guy who benched Baker in favor of Tyrod Taylor to start the year and refused to make a change until he basically had no choice. Watching Hue immediately sign with a division rival after the way he mishandled so many situations during his tenure as Browns HC probably left a sour taste in the mouths of every player in Cleveland’s locker room. If I was a Brown, I would absolutely be pissed off seeing a guy that lost 30+ games as your “leader” immediately run and hide under the security blanket that is Marvin Lewis and his coaching staff. I don’t care if he was fired, it’s still a bad look.
And to the people who’re mad about what Mayfield said in his postgame presser (Damien Woody, Shannon Sharpe), where have you been the last few years? Baker will tell you how it is right to your face, regardless of who you are. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks. This is the face of the NFL now, so you might as well get used to it.
-Nick Cherico (@CouchGuyCherico)
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