Baker Mayfield: Officials were pretty bad today

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The Browns entered the game with the second-most penalties, 48 for 423 yards. They had nine more Sunday for 83 more yards.

They weren’t happy with referee Adrian Hill’s officiating crew.

In his postgame news conference, Baker Mayfield broke down two plays he thought officials erred on.

“The refs are never an excuse,” Mayfield said, via Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan. “I’ll probably get fined for this, but they were pretty bad today. . . .It ticks me off.”

The Browns quarterback pointed to a blindside block penalty called receiver Jarvis Landry in the third quarter, contending it was not the correct call.

He also thought Landry scored on a fourth-and-one pass to the receiver, who stretched for the end zone as Bobby Wagner hit him. Officials ruled a fumble into the end zone, which Nick Chubb recovered in the end zone.

By rule, on a fourth down fumble, the only offensive player who can advance the ball is the player who lost possession. The Browns challenged the ruling on the field, but the play stood.

Since the Seahawks had 12 men on the field, the Browns got another chance from the 1 and Nick Chubb was dropped for a loss.

The Browns, though, did use the short field to score a touchdown on their next possession.

Of course, officials could say the Browns were pretty bad today with four turnovers.

43 responses to “Baker Mayfield: Officials were pretty bad today

  1. So were you Baker, and you shouldn’t have been the 1st QB taken. I love Josh Allen, still learning, he might be a good one, would rather have him, best QB in that draft is Sam Darnold.

  2. The flag on Landry was completely bizarre – looked like any other of the hundreds of good blocks in every game.

    But the Browns WRs can’t catch, and their coach looked completely frazzled in that goal line sequence.

  3. Yes, the officiating was terrible, but so was Freddie’s play calling. He ran the exact same play when Chubb was stopped on 4th and 1. Also that throw to OBJ down there was a head scratcher. And what happened during the second quarter? Throwing, throwing, throwing that causes turnovers. Baker’s accuracy is slightly off this year. Correctable yes, but hit those receivers in stride and there are not INTs. Browns have to beat the Pats in 2 weeks or season is done.

  4. Baker wasn’t perfect, but his receivers get all the blame for the interceptions and the loss.

    People who come in here commenting about his draft status, or inability to finish, or his stats didn’t watch the game.

    The officials, if you can call them that, should all be fired/fined/fired & fined. A few of the worst calls & non-calls in the history of the league. No idea where they find these guys.

  5. Four turnovers and a few questionable play calls by your coach had more to do with the loss then two penalties. Seahawks also had bad calls by the same refs.

  6. Baker boy is struggling this season. is it because teams have enough film on him? When he came in last season, he looked “electric”. Now, he’s not looking like that.

  7. “The refs are never an excuse,” Mayfield said, via Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan. “I’ll probably get fined for this, but they were pretty bad today. . . .It ticks me off.”

    So the refs are an excuse after all? Love the way he weasels into blaming the refs for his terrible play.

    Mayfield is downright awful, and he can blame the refs, his teammates, his coaches, the other team for being big bad meanies and playing hard against them, the other team’s coaches for being big bad meanies for out coaching laughable Kitchens and his bottom tier staff, the clouds in the sky or the sun in his eyes.

    Won’t change that Mayfield is bad at the NFL level.

  8. The NFL does everything in their power to help Carlton Banks aka Wilson to win. I don’t understand it but it is the truth. Guess he is the token of the NFL

  9. What about that catch along the sideline that shouldn’t have counted but they gave the Browns the call even after the replay?? The WR was on top of the defender and only got one foot in bounds. But he didn’t mention that call.

  10. He’s not wrong. The Landry block, the phantom PI in the end zone, the missed facemask in the end zone, the ticky tack roughing call in the 3rd quarter on Wilson. I thought Landry broke the plane on the fumble into the end zone play…

    These calls had huge consequences

  11. The Browns play calling is horrible. There are a ton of better playcallers sitting on coaches across the country.

  12. Come to Cleveland, get a win. Ten weeks only. Supplies are limited. Get a free football from Baker Mayfield when you wear the visiting team’s jersey. Offer won’t last long. Sorry, no admission for refs under the age of 70.

  13. Craig Bucheli says:
    October 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm
    Baker wasn’t perfect, but his receivers get all the blame for the interceptions and the loss.

    People who come in here commenting about his draft status, or inability to finish, or his stats didn’t watch the game.

    The officials, if you can call them that, should all be fired/fined/fired & fined. A few of the worst calls & non-calls in the history of the league. No idea where they find these guys

    Easy they can be your local school janitor, lawyer, school principal or even your local plumber. There now you know where they find these guys.🤣

  14. Throwing high and behind guys has nothing to do with the refs. Shut your yap and play. This ran their mouths like they had been good for years. Prove yourself then talk. Talking firat puts bullseye on you.

  15. hammer7329 says:
    October 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    SeaHags ALWAYS get the calls. ALWAYS

    All I have to say Super Bowl 40 dude. A team in your division was gift wrapped a super bowl win by the refs. With your QB throwing it to my team more than he threw to his own receivers. So I’d keep my opinion to myself instead of making false claims.🤨

  16. If there is a statistician in the house, please advise of the number of kick-offs and punts that have resulted in a penalty flag. Thank you.

  17. This was one of the worst officiated games since Bottlegate. Why do all Browns home games get the worst officials in the history of the game? NFL should be embarrassed.

  18. The Steelers got gifted a sb over a decade ago and the browns should be happy about getting screwed today as a result? Huh?

    keneasleyreallob says:

    October 13, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    hammer7329 says:
    October 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    SeaHags ALWAYS get the calls. ALWAYS

    All I have to say Super Bowl 40 dude. A team in your division was gift wrapped a super bowl win by the refs. With your QB throwing it to my team more than he threw to his own receivers. So I’d keep my opinion to myself instead of making false claims.🤨

  19. pftpoetneedstogetsome says:
    October 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm
    What about that catch along the sideline that shouldn’t have counted but they gave the Browns the call even after the replay?? The WR was on top of the defender and only got one foot in bounds. But he didn’t mention that call.
    ________________________
    Actually, his elbow hit and that replaces a second foot being down. Know the rules before you respond please. Also, the officials were horrible in this game. They were responsible for two plays that swung the momentum to the Hawks. Hate the Browns all you want, but acknowledge that they have been on the wrong side of at least half a dozen calls this year. It is clear why.

  20. lifelongwhodat says:
    October 13, 2019 at 7:45 pm
    The Steelers got gifted a sb over a decade ago and the browns should be happy about getting screwed today as a result? Huh?

    keneasleyreallob says:

    October 13, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    hammer7329 says:
    October 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    SeaHags ALWAYS get the calls. ALWAYS

    All I have to say Super Bowl 40 dude. A team in your division was gift wrapped a super bowl win by the refs. With your QB throwing it to my team more than he threw to his own receivers. So I’d keep my opinion to myself instead of making false claims.🤨

    When the QB of the other team throws that many interceptions and players fumbling the ball it doesn’t matter what the refs do. It was his fault they lost and nobody else was to blame. He decided to throw those passes. Plus if you have a good enough QB he’ll find a way to win with that many turnovers. Just like Russell did when Clay Matthews took himself out the game during the NFC championship game. Russell had five turnovers by himself. So it’s obvious you didn’t get my point. Seahawks got screwed in the biggest game of the year. Now browns fans want to wine about a regular season game. That they lost cause of turnovers. Seahawks don’t get all the calls. We’ve lost plenty of games due to bad officiating. Get over it and just pray your team can be as successful as the Seahawks at some point.

  21. Pretty much ALL NFL officiating these days is a joke. The game has been over regulated to the max.

  22. Baker,GROW UP!!Look at the film and you will see why you lost.Then look in the mirror and you will see why you lost!!Accountablity Dude.Bullseye is getting bigger,keep yapping.Paper Champs going up in flames..

  23. The browns need Aaron Rodgers. R E L A X. No starting secondary for BAL, LAR, SF, SEA, NE. toughest 5 game stretch in NFL this year. Still have 2 vs CIN,PIT. Still have MIA, AZ. If that represents four winds, then they are at 6 wins. Don’t let the order of the schedule dictate how do you see this team. They’re probably still and eight or nine win team with zero offense offensive line.

  24. Ok so let me get this straight. A team that doesn’t play well in any given day deserves incorrect and phantom calls by the officials? Baker NEVER used his criticism as an excuse despite the fact that we all know that bad calls at crucial times can effect the outcome of the game. Even Browns hating announcers have acknowledged a lot of bad calls. And not just Cleveland has experienced this. Bad officiating is contributing to the growing unwatchable nature of the NFL.

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