Colin Cowherd again started dishing on the Cleveland Browns and Baker Mayfield came back at him again — slamming the FS1 host more than once via Twitter
Once again, Colin Cowherd has taken aim at the Cleveland Browns and once again, Baker Mayfield came out swinging. The FS1 host simply can’t stop dishing on the Browns and as is normally the case, he made sure to offend as many people as he could —even though he claims he wasn’t trying to be critical.
In a recent monologue, Cowherd tried to say he learned more about the relationship between Mayfield and the team’s general manager John Dorsey which made him respect the connection more. Then he pointed out everything he didn’t like about Dorsey, Mayfield, and the Browns.
To start things off, Cowherd again went on about Sam Darnold and claims several NFL general managers had him ahead of Mayfield — which just proves he knows some GMs who would have gotten it wrong. He also stopped short of praising Baker’s success as a rookie, and instead of admitting he played infinitely better than Darnold last season, Cowherd simply said: “he works.” He also again said he wouldn’t have drafted him — because if you can’t be right, might as well be stubborn.
According to the talk show host, the reason Dorsey, the team, and Mayfield all work is because of a chip on their shoulder. Not talent. Not scouting ability. Not that it’s a good football town.
No, it’s because they all have had failures in the past and are out to prove something. That caught the attention of the Browns franchise quarterback, who had a great response.
From there Cowherd tried to say Mayfield should listen to the whole thing. Apparently, he really thinks he was being complimentary, not realizing that he’s being condescending. As for Mayfield, he had another good comeback, telling Cowherd that he skipped the details because that’s what the host himself does.
This is an obvious reference to when Mayfield appeared on The Herd and was shown a clip of him running to the sidelines instead of teammates at Oklahoma. Mayfield called him out for not showing the whole clip as he actually ran to a group of fans, then to his teammates. He added that it was the fourth touchdown and the only one where he didn’t run straight to his teammates.
It’s hard to see where Cowherd tried not to be critical of Mayfield. He continues to avoid calling him a good pick, using the phrase “it works” repeatedly. On top of this, he also named off all the quarterbacks he likes while saying they don’t “feel like Cleveland” but Mayfield does, which is a rather back-handed compliment considering how he has bashed the city repeatedly. On top of that, he even took another shot at head coach Freddie Kitchens, saying he will be fired in two years — with no reason behind it other than a gut feeling.
But we all know why he continues to do this — and he finally somewhat admitted is. Before this whole speech all started, Cowherd admitted that having Baker on the show made him a lot of money due to an insane hike in ratings, specifically his FaceBook hits. So while his constant criticism is annoying, at least we all know it’s fabricated. Because who could have watched him play last season and not seen this kid is special?