Cleveland Browns: This time around, Colin Cowherd was 100 percent accurate with Baker Mayfield take
By Grant Puskar
In a recent clip of Colin Cowherd talking about Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield, his remarks were nothing but the truth, and that scares some people.
Ever since arriving in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns, Baker Mayfieldand Colin Cowherd have had quite the back and forth between the two.
Cowherd has had some harsh takes, some of which were off the wall, but this time, he’s onto something.
In a recent segment from The Herd, Cowherd goes on about Mayfield and states “If Sam Darnold struggles, Adam Gase will be fired. If Cleveland doesn’t make the playoffs, Baker Mayfield is getting fired.”
From the Browns being ranked No. 2 when it comes to offensive firepower according to Bleacher Report, to Nick Chubb being named the NFL’s most elusive back, as well as having two of just about everything on offense according to Cowherd, the Browns are absolutely loaded. Why is their over/under still 8.5 games?
"“Baker Mayfield’s maturity. Nobody knows if he is mature enough. Put Patrick Mahomes with that talent, the over/under is 12.”"
Saying Cowherd is spot on throughout this segment does not spit hate towards Mayfield. Saying Cowherd is spot on just simply states that there is a ton of pressure on Mayfield to have a solid season and take this team to the playoffs.
With all the talent in the world around him, a much improved offensive line and a defense that has added quality pieces, there is no reason why he can’t succeed this year.
"“The first year, we blamed the coach Hue Jackson. Last year, we blamed the coach Freddie Kitchens. The owners in Cleveland are not blaming the coach again.”"
Ever since arriving in Cleveland, new head coach Kevin Stefanski has done and said all of the right things. While Kitchens did the same, there seems to be a different feeling this time around.
No, Kitchens was not a good head coach. Yes, the offensive line was bad last year which did not help Mayfield’s case at all. That said, don’t forget Mayfield had one of the worst QBRs when not under pressure last year.
Don’t get it twisted, I am a believer in Mayfield. He has all of the tools in his toolbox and is very talented. Mayfield had 21 interceptions last year and you can make the argument that 5 of them were not on him and were on the receivers.
All Cowherd is saying is that if Mayfield struggles like he did last season and cannot pick his game back up, he will be the one getting fired, not the coach.
Let it be known, Mayfield is out to silence the doubters and prove everyone wrong. With all the weapons a QB could ever want, he is set up perfectly. Will he take advantage? Time will tell.