Baker Mayfield met with training staff after Sunday’s criticism

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield used Sunday’s post-game press conference as a platform to question the team’s handling of receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s sports hernia. Mayfield used his Wednesday press conference to explain that he has met with the training staff, which bore the brunt of his criticism.

“I had the conversations that I needed to, in the building,” Mayfield told reporters. “Like I said, when I addressed it afterwards [on Twitter], the effect that those words have in the bigger scheme and the bigger picture were not my intentions. The people within our building, like I said, know where I am coming from. They know my frustration, and they know that if I was happy-go-lucky about everything then we would have a real problem on our hands. I talked to the people I needed to so am confident in that and us moving forward.”

He’s right about the importance of not being “happy-go-lucky about everything,” but that doesn’t mean a public press conference is the right forum for airing out grievances. It was jarring to hear it, especially because it was delivered in such a nonchalant way.

Mayfield seems to believe that he undid whatever damage was done by his comments, but it’s hard to imagine that those who were on the receiving end of the public scrutiny will complete forget the incident, even if they completely have forgiven it.

10 responses to “Baker Mayfield met with training staff after Sunday’s criticism

  1. The sad truth is he probably is 100 percent correct. But this is the age of sugar coating the truth. Everything has to be politically correct. Seldom will a hernia heal itself without surgery. Should have been done in off season

  2. Mishandling of the injury may also explain why Odell wanted out of Cleveland. You could tell he was playing injured all year long.

  3. Rule number one of being a leader: praise in public and criticize in private. You can be 100% honest and maintain your integrity without being a jerk.

    Baker’s ability to learn professional maturity lessons will determine whether or not he will be a bust.

  4. He’s right about the importance of not being “happy-go-lucky about everything,” but that doesn’t mean a public press conference is the right forum for airing out grievances. It was jarring to hear it, especially because it was delivered in such a nonchalant way.

    Let’s be honest, would you expect anything else from him? He has a history of being childish and idiotic. Apparently he still hasn’t gotten it. One wonders if he ever will.

  5. Very good that he apologized. However, I thought the Browns HC and front office would have admonished and punish him for it, but i see no proof they did. He will mess up again and conveniently said say he apologized on social media immediately following.

    Making a derogatory statement about Daniel Jones, flipping out on local reporter Tony Grossi questioning his many mistakes, and now calling out the medical staff…are these isolated incidents or a trend with him.

    I am calling out one of the worst ranked QB to cut the BS, prepare like he wants to win a season, and act like a real leader.

  6. did the training staff tell him he needs to “grow up”?? Doctors orders lol…short qb’s don’t last in the nfl (metrics)….brees in an exception not the rule…

  7. You don’t publicly comment on a teammate’s injury because it’s absolutely none of your business. Beckham isn’t shy about speaking up but he’d kept quiet about this. Mayfield should have respected his wishes and also stayed quiet. What would Mayfield think if some teammate came out tomorrow talking about some injury he’d been nursing all year?

  8. Baker Mayfield needs to quit all his talking, and pay more attention to his own game.
    He maybe the QB but he isn’t the Owner, Gen Manager or Head Coach.
    Shut up and play the game, and by the way the Insurance ads are getting rather boring.

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