2019-07-28

Baker Mayfield's Leadership On Display In Camp

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Baker Mayfield is known for carrying his emotions on his sleeve.

On Saturday, the Cleveland Browns quarterback vehemently displayed his displeasure with his wide receivers. In a play where the pocket broke down in a 11-on-11 drill, Mayfield dropped a series of F-bombs toward his wideouts after not coming back to provide protection.

After the series of expletives, the fans in attendance at the day 3 practice cheered and Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens approved.
“I think you have different [types of] leaders. I want him to be himself. If he wanted to say something, he said something. It does not matter to me, ” Kitchens told reporters after practice
“They need to be on the same page. That is their job. I am going to do my job, and everybody needs to do their job. Just do their job, and we will be successful. 
“Some people did and some people did not, so whenever somebody does not, somebody needs to correct it, whether it is a coach, another player or another player in the same room. I do not care how it is done. I just want it corrected.”
In his second year, Mayfield has talked about getting his teammates on the same page. His teammates have taken notice.

“He’s getting on us because he cares, and obviously we’ve got to do a great job of what he says,” said Browns receiver Rashard Higgins.

 Mayfield, named to the NFL 100 at 50th, has made the Browns a team to watch in 2019 after leading the Browns to a respectable 7-8-1 record.
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