Baker Mayfield says his Thursday comments weren’t meant to “pile on” Myles Garrett

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In the immediate aftermath of Thursday night’s misconduct by Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield called the behavior “inexcusable.”

On Wednesday, Mayfield acknowledged that his words came in the heat of the moment, but that he would have said the same thing if he’d had time to consider his words.

“It is an emotional moment that is unprecedented for us,” Mayfield said of the incident. “The things I said about it being inexcusable, that is not to pile on to Myles and he knows that. It is about saying the standard in our game of football of protecting each other and then from there on, just setting a standard for us. . . .

“I think that would have been the message if I was given some time. . . . [W]e were talking about the wrong things because of some unfortunate events. No, I think the emotional part of it after the game is something that just happens. Our guys here know that I am going to have their back no matter what, and we know what we can and can’t do.”

Mayfield said that the players nevertheless support Myles Garrett and that “[w]e are going to be here for him whatever happens.”

The fact that Mayfield immediately called the situation “inexcusable” and explained he would have done it even if he’d had time to reflect on his words opened a natural door — has Mayfield spoken to Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph?

“I have not,” Mayfield said. “Kind of let it die down.”

It’s going to take some time for it to die down, especially with the Browns visiting the Steelers in 11 days.

19 responses to “Baker Mayfield says his Thursday comments weren’t meant to “pile on” Myles Garrett

  1. He probably hurt Myles’ feelings. Baker better keep a good hand on his helmet next time he sees Myles.

  2. Guessing the rest of the Brown’s players now hate Baker after throwing Garret under the bus to the public meetings. Garrett deserves the media he is getting, but Baker’s comments should always be kept in-house no matter what any true leader knows that…any of the other Brown’s players for the rest of Baker’s career will now have to worry if they do anything will Baker run to the media or worse go to twitter to tell everybody he doesn’t approve.

  3. As the leader of the team, he said what he was supposed to say. I’m sure his teammates understand it.

  4. We know Baker. We also know that your haters will have something to say about anything you say. I personally love it when they bring up the commercials that are filmed in the offseason. I wonder if they even know that progressive insurance is based in Cleveland, and more specifically the suburb Mayfield.

  5. This guy just loves to hear himself talk….be quiet for JUST one week please.
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    I don’t think he’s publishing this stuff. If he didn’t answer questions he’d get beat up over that.

  6. The team is Myles Garrett’s team. Not Baker’s. This has been known since the beginning of the season.

  7. I think Baker should… just be kinda quiet for awhile.
    Now, once you start winning more often, you can talk, but until then,
    just don’t say anything about anything – except yourself.

  8. Seems like young Baker has to loop around and clarify his previous comments frequently. That’s a bad habit to have, and a hard habit to break…

  9. rickfol says:
    November 20, 2019 at 6:34 pm
    Open mouth, insert foot. He must love the taste of shoe leather.

    I’m not so sure you understand that saying

  10. Once people have a chance to review the tape and the facts, you’re able to give a clearer picture showing that Garrett was provoked and attacked.That’s all he’s trying to say. There’s definitely too sides to this scuffle that Steelers fans don’t want you to hear.

  11. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    November 21, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Once people have a chance to review the tape and the facts, you’re able to give a clearer picture showing that Garrett was provoked and attacked.That’s all he’s trying to say. There’s definitely too sides to this scuffle that Steelers fans don’t want you to hear.
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    Other than getting every single fact wrong, you’re absolutely right. Good job!

  12. I think Baker is a spoiled little punk with a big mouth. Having said that I think he handled this situation very well. I believe he also said that it “felt like we lost”. This could have been the first sign of maturity in Baker’s life. We can only hope so.

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