Baker Mayfield: Hard Knocks “can be good if you handle it right”

AP

Baker Mayfield has experience in documentaries, having done his pre-draft series Behind Baker. So he has no trepidation about being on HBO’s Hard Knocks.

“For me looking at it, and us as a team, I’d say it can be good if you handle it right,” Mayfield said on SiriusXM NFL radio, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I’ll just say that. If you think about it as a way to get on camera and try to show off and do certain things and handle it the wrong way then that can be very negative, it can be a distraction. But if you use it as a sense of, ‘OK, I got to block out everything else and just focus on playing ball,’ then that can be a great thing for us.”

The No. 1 overall pick is expected to star in the five-episode series, which begins August 7, despite coach Hue Jackson having already named Tyrod Taylor the team’s starting quarterback.

“Hard Knocks wouldn’t be there if we weren’t 0-16 last year,” Mayfield said. “So we’re working towards never having to have that situation again. I’m looking forward to being a start of something new there in Cleveland.”

34 responses to “Baker Mayfield: Hard Knocks “can be good if you handle it right”

  1. I think it would make for great TV if the Browns cut Mayfield on Hard Knocks after Hue Jackson gets out of the Lake he jumped in.

  2. I wish the Browns well. They deserve some good times coming. That poor franchise and their fans. They have some talent now which could never been said before.
    Hey guys if the eagles can win ONE after 52 YEARS then there IS H O P E ! Good Luck Browns!

  3. Notice that the Browns and Mayfield Haters simply cannot stomach any shred of possible success or positive outcomes?

    That emotional hate without any intelligence from the Hater segment really speaks poorly of their brain-dead condition as well as their self-centered narcissistic core that believes the Haters actually matter to those that perform on the field of play and make things happen on the active field of life.

  4. I still cant believe a guy who was projected to be a 3rd round pick several months ago and is barely 6 feet tall went #1 overall.

  5. I really hope Baker Mayfield turns into the next Drew Brees and not the next Johnny Manziel. It’s a coin flip at this point.

  6. Think this kid can be a stud and finally a good draft choice for this team, Tyrods not a bad qb though and will at the least get this them a few more wins than they had last year

  7. I hope we get the “We’re not going 8 & 8 speech” this year. I guess for Hue it would be “We’re not going 0 & 16 this year; not 1 & 15; nope, not 2 & 14 either. We’re better than that.” But not a lot better.

  8. Hard Knocks jumped the shark last year with all the posing, staged JJ Watt stuff. Working the juggs machine until well after dark perfectly framed against the skyline. Lol

  9. brady2gronktd says:
    May 17, 2018 at 9:47 pm
    Hard Knocks is a farce and needs to go.

    it’s not hard to change the channel or don’t even get HBO for that matter, d’oh

  10. Of course it could be good, but it could also be bad. The bad may reveal how truly inept Hue is as a head coach..I do think he is a good position coach maybe a fringe coordinator but not sure he is a head coach

  11. The 2018 Cleveland Browns Offense > Jacksonville Jaguars Offense.

    Just do what you do, m’boy Baker, but most of all: Have Fun!

  12. I am looking forward to seeing him, but, be seen and not heard for awhile………….

  13. Can only LOL at all the thumbs-dowm stuff. Must be Oklahoma haters or AFC North rival fans. I have no horse in this race, but since his last immature infraction, he has exhibited 100% maturity and composure. I wouldn’t bet against him.

  14. I wish the Browns well. They deserve some good times coming

    The Belichick curse. Only after the demise of the Battlestar New England will the Browns find success.

  15. truths4all says:
    May 17, 2018 at 9:40 pm
    Notice that the Browns and Mayfield Haters simply cannot stomach any shred of possible success or positive outcomes?

    That emotional hate without any intelligence from the Hater segment really speaks poorly of their brain-dead condition as well as their self-centered narcissistic core that believes the Haters actually matter to those that perform on the field of play and make things happen on the active field of life.

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    It’s not so much being a hater, it’s the idea that a kid who likes to shoot off his mouth without thinking is somehow going to “handle it right” simply because he’s the number one pick.

  16. Lol he was asked a question in an interview and people are complaining about how the rookie should keep his mouth shut?? He gave his opinion on the matter, I find no issue with that

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