Baker Mayfield barks back at the vocal crowd that booed him in Sundays victory against the Detroit Lions.
On Sunday afternoon, Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns defeated the Detroit Lions 13-10 to get their sixth win of the year. They won, so fans should be happy and celebrating another Victory Monday, right?
Not quite. During the game on Sunday, Baker Mayfield threw two interceptions, and by the end of the game received a chorus of boos from the crowd. Mayfield walked off the field looking unhappy, and refused to speak with the media after the game.
While it’s not uncommon for players to decline to speak with the media, it is uncommon for it to happen after a victory, especially when it’s the starting quarterback. Be it because of injury, being upset with his play, or upset at being booed, Mayfield left the field and the stadium without talking to anyone.
On Monday, Mayfield did speak with the media about Sunday’s game and the events that transpired afterwards. During this media session, Mayfield called out those fans that booed him, before stating that he really doesn’t care what they think or do.
It’s obvious that the fans reaction to the Browns poor offensive performance on Sunday against the winless Lions struck a nerve with their quarterback, but until he and the offense get out of the rut they find themselves in, he can probably expect more of the same on game days.
The fans in Cleveland has become divided on their quarterback, with some saying they “ride or die with 6,” and other saying they need to move on from him.
Baker’s approach of avoiding the media after games may be his way of dealing with things himself, but calling out the fans isn’t exactly the best way to keep them on your side.
It’s clear that a divide is happening in Cleveland, and if there are more comments like this from Mayfield, that crack is just going to continue to grow wider and wider.