Baker Mayfield has a rough night without his playmakers

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Baker Mayfield didn’t have his best weapons on the field as Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, David Njoku and Nick Chubb were among those sitting out the third preseason game Friday night.

But Browns coach Freddie Kitchens didn’t want to hear any excuses during his halftime interview with WEWS.

“Offensively, we’re not making any plays,” Kitchens said. “The balls are there to be made, and we’re not making any so that’s what usually happens when you can’t protect and you don’t make any plays.”

Mayfield played the entire first half, getting seven possessions and 32 snaps. The Browns gained 75 yards, had five first downs and kicked three field goals.

Mayfield finished his night 10-for-26 for 72 yards. His final pass of the preseason was intercepted as he got hit by Carl Nassib and threw high, allowing Jordan Whitehead to pick it.

42 responses to “Baker Mayfield has a rough night without his playmakers

  1. Maybe BM should keep his mouth shut from now on and not worry about the draft positions of other players.

  2. Every pass he threw was high or just not there…he made one good pass and in the red zone i think but otherwise looked awful…time to shut up and get to work.

  3. Was Kitchens trying to send some kind of message by playing Baker an entire half while every other starting skill position player got the night off? Was he trying to knock his confidence down a peg or two leaving him in seeing he was struggling? Just seems like a weird move only playing ur straying QB on offense and leaving him in for a full half maybe chalk it up to an inexperienced head coach out thinking himself.

  4. Mayfield looks the part and seems like he’s on his way to a successful career. He likes talking “ish” because that’s part of his game and motivates him.

    Just as long as he knows it motivates his opponents too and they can’t wait to shut him up or take him out. Just saying the truth.

  5. Maybe now he will shut his mouth and try to be humble for what the team has provided him with. One could argue all his fame last year came from a playing behind in a sever deficit where they had no choice but to pass the pass… #notthatgood.

  6. I saw the game on TV, Mayfield was atrocious but that still doesn’t change my opinion of him I think he’ll be a very good QB. His performance was just terrible tonight though, he’s got to clean that up. Colin Cowherd is going to have a field day on Monday, he’s probably the happiest guy in America right now.

  7. He better improve or else. His job is to get the ball in to the zone at the end. Just like the kicker has to get it between the two yellow poles.

  8. Browns have the talent to go pretty far but there are a lot of big egos there who are quick to point fingers from Dorsey to Kitchens to Mayfield to Beckham and on and on. They’re an 11-win team on paper, but if things start to go south they could unravel really quick.

  9. A lot of passes were off but also had some big drops. Also some terrible roughing the passer penalty’s on the Buccs who barely touched baker I mean let them play

  10. It’s preseason. Games don’t count. Doesn’t mean a thing. Maybe, just maybe the defense was playing well.

  11. vottorific says:
    August 24, 2019 at 9:30 am
    It’s preseason. Games don’t count. Doesn’t mean a thing. Maybe, just maybe the defense was playing well.

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    Why would it matter that the defense is playing well in preseason? By your logic, that shouldn’t matter.

    You can’t cherry pick. The Browns look awful.

  12. Geez one bad preseason game and every hater in America comes out.Just for the record he doesn’t go out every day instigating trouble by running him mouth, the media hounds him while asking questions designed to get a juicy response out of him. Then clueless supposed NFL fans somehow are too blind to see this and just label him super arrogant. Regardless these last three games don’t count, and I don’t think too many fans are worried about Baker letting us down this year.How bout our defense so far though? Teams should be worried

  13. Poopy Mcpoopface says:
    August 24, 2019 at 1:02 pm
    Geez one bad preseason game and every hater in America comes out.Just for the record he doesn’t go out every day instigating trouble by running him mouth, the media hounds him while asking questions designed to get a juicy response out of him. Then clueless supposed NFL fans somehow are too blind to see this and just label him super arrogant. Regardless these last three games don’t count, and I don’t think too many fans are worried about Baker letting us down this year.How bout our defense so far though? Teams should be worried

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    Yes. It’s everyone else’s fault but Mayfields.

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