Game has “slowed down exponentially” for Baker Mayfield

AP

Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield has been on the job for the Browns for about three months and he’s noticed a change in how he’s processing the game over that period.

Mayfield said Tuesday that the speed has dropped since he first arrived in Cleveland and that it has dropped even more since the start of training camp, although things are still moving faster for him than they did in college.

“It’s starting to slow down but it’s going to take a little bit to get to the level I was at Oklahoma,” Mayfield said, via ESPN.com. “That’s just part of the growing process. There’s been a lot of improvement since I first got here for rookie minicamp that it’s slowed down exponentially. I’m excited where it’s at right now.”

Mayfield will get his first chance to gauge the speed of a defense tasked with hitting him when the Browns face the Giants on Thursday night. As a backup to Tyrod Taylor, he’s set to play “quite a bit” in that game and says he’s excited “to take advantage of the opportunity” to continue the learning process in his first NFL game action.

48 responses to “Game has “slowed down exponentially” for Baker Mayfield

  1. More like the speed of practice is starting to slow down. Mayfield hasn’t played in a game yet.

  2. Jamarcus Russell had things slow down for him too. Does Mayfield have purple lips and bags of Jolly Ranchers in his locker?

  3. Of course it’s slow Baker because your practicing against the Browns, and the second string at that. 1-31 makes them a high school franchise. I like Mayfield and feel sorry he went to that dumpster fire with the NFL’s all time worst coach. When a one win season is an improvement you suck.

  4. This is why training camp reports from bad teams are so misleading. Average to below average players practicing against each other doesn’t give an accurate indication. They think they’re competitive and then they go up against teams with actual talent and coaching and get hit in the mouth. And this isn’t piling on the Browns, I’ve watched the same thing happen with my Bears for years.

  5. What else do you expect him to say. He’s adjusting to the style of the NFL. He’s adjusted to the speed althought it’s still faster than what he was used to. Every NFL rookie can attest to this.
    People just want to hate something.

  6. randomcommenter says:
    August 7, 2018 at 3:40 pm
    Jamarcus Russell had things slow down for him too. Does Mayfield have purple lips and bags of Jolly Ranchers in his locker?

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    LOL!!!!

  7. jman967 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 3:57 pm
    What else do you expect him to say. He’s adjusting to the style of the NFL. He’s adjusted to the speed althought it’s still faster than what he was used to. Every NFL rookie can attest to this.
    People just want to hate something.

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    Anything but that!

    You say:

    1. “working hard to improve everyday”
    2. “doing the best I can to lead this team as best I can when called upon to do so.”
    3. “I am enjoying the competition here in camp and look forward to game reps.”

  8. How dare this kid express optimism and feel encouraged by how he’s picking things up? Who does he think he is prancing around here being all excited about his new opportunity?

    Good Lord people around here need to lighten up.

  9. tylawspick6 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 3:38 pm
    Sure. Sure.
    I am sure Brady said this in August of 2000, too.
    LMAO
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    No Brady only said in April of 2000 to Robert Kraft he will be the best draft pick hes ever made.

    Nothing wrong with being confident and trust in yourself

    Cut the BS man. If Pats traded up to #2 and drafted Baker we all know what youd be saying calling BB a “Genius” (Hes lost his touch sorry) and how great Baker is and will be.

    LOLLLL

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 4:15 pm
    jman967 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 3:57 pm
    What else do you expect him to say. He’s adjusting to the style of the NFL. He’s adjusted to the speed althought it’s still faster than what he was used to. Every NFL rookie can attest to this.
    People just want to hate something.

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    Anything but that!

    You say:

    1. “working hard to improve everyday”
    2. “doing the best I can to lead this team as best I can when called upon to do so.”
    3. “I am enjoying the competition here in camp and look forward to game reps.”
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    And when players do say useless nonsense like that, everyone crushes them for not giving honest answers.

  11. “Can’t wait!” (former Jet Bart Scott)… to see m’boy Baker take the field at MetLife versus Lauletta/Tanney/Webb… WHOEVER lol.

    Will lil’ bro Manning (Eli) and OBJ even take a single snap — or will we have to wait until GAME 3?

    Inquiring Minds Want To Know

  12. Keep in mind he hasn’t played against anyone but the other players on the 0-16 Browns. I’m sure it’s just like playing against a college defense. Let’s see how slow the game is when he actually plays against an NFL team!!

  13. Best thing about here is posts never lie. We can always go back and see the blantant biased hate/homerism you’ve spewed so when your cheating Pats sign a guy we can see old posts on how you trashed thus player but yet now you change mind or vice versa

    Butler > Revis now Malcolm Butlers a “Cancer” LOL / Eric Decker/ Revis NE and post NE/ Edleman not a PED cheat LOL/ Jimmy G/ Etc…

    FOOL

  14. “Anything but that!

    You say:

    1. “working hard to improve everyday”
    2. “doing the best I can to lead this team as best I can when called upon to do so.”
    3. “I am enjoying the competition here in camp and look forward to game reps.””

    So you want him to utter another meaningless platitude that you prefer.
    Like I said, you just want something to hate. There is no difference between the non answer he gave and the non answers that you provided. Move on TyLawDix6.

  15. Jarvis Landry sure had a LOT to SAY this offseason…but I must have missed his thoughts on Gordon checking out, Coleman shipping out, and Callaway smoking out…

    Funny how that works…

    Now it’s CRICKETS.

    Haven’t even had the first wk of preseason games and the Browns are already doing Browns things.

    Leaveland Clowns.

  16. Hope he is a success for the Browns. Their fan-base definitely deserve it. 1999 was a very long time ago. Haven’t they suffered enough?

  17. olnehomers says:
    August 7, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 3:38 pm
    Sure. Sure.
    I am sure Brady said this in August of 2000, too.
    LMAO
    _______

    No Brady only said in April of 2000 to Robert Kraft he will be the best draft pick hes ever made.

    Nothing wrong with being confident and trust in yourself

    Cut the BS man. If Pats traded up to #2 and drafted Baker we all know what youd be saying calling BB a “Genius” (Hes lost his touch sorry) and how great Baker is and will be.

    LOLLLL

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    1. What you say behind closed doors is totally different. Are you this obtuse?

    2. No. I would have hated it if he had trdes up for Manziel II.

  18. Two things

    Did the game slow down or did they slow the game down for you?

    And yes they would be slower now especially against backups and 3rd string ppl who will be bagging groceries in a month and also injuries

    Tyrod taylor still looks promising though

  19. That’s funny stuff! You see, Baker, the NFL has four speeds:

    Practice Speed
    Pre-season Game Speed
    Regular Season Game Speed
    Postseason Speed

  20. Love how no one reads the article and just assumes they know everything from the headlines. He says things are starting to slow down but he still has a long way to go

  21. We’ll see if he says that after his first regular season game against a full speed NFL defense trying to pound him into the turf.

    They’ve got the Steelers to open the season. He may have a different statement to make after that game.

  22. harrisonhits2 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 7:45 pm
    We’ll see if he says that after his first regular season game against a full speed NFL defense trying to pound him into the turf.

    They’ve got the Steelers to open the season. He may have a different statement to make after that game.
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    Except that he won’t be playing. The Browns have already announced Tyrod Taylor as the week 1 starter.

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