The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know including Myles Garrett discussing his feelings on Baker Mayfield
Things are a mess for the Cleveland Browns entering Week 17. They’re sitting at 7-8 and just suffered a terrible loss to the Green Bay Packers.
In that defeat, quarterback Baker Mayfield threw four interceptions and is now being hit with a lot of criticism. But what do his teammates think of him?
Well, Myles Garrett made sure to let us know how he feels. The leader of the Browns defense spoke out following the latest loss and let everyone know that he believes in No. 6.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags
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"“He’s made some great plays, he’s made some not-so-great plays. So have all of us, so don’t judge him for when he was injured or coming back from COVID. I mean, the guy can play. Until the end of the season and whatever happens afterwards, we’re going to stay together and we’re going to keep on rolling.”"
Myles Garrett is one of the leaders of this team, so his words will carry a lot of weight. It was nice to see him stand up for Mayfield, but now Baker needs to go out there and deliver.
"“Though the Browns were hustling, the play they ran should have worked. Mayfield fired to David Njoku, the only open receiver and clearly the right read. But what would have been a 9-yard gain and a first down fell incomplete as the pass was behind Njoku. It was a Mayfield miss.”"
Everyone is worried about the missed pass interference on Donovan Peoples-Jones, but it wouldn’t have mattered at all if Mayfield hit the wide-open David Njoku. That play would have put them in field goal range, but it was one of many misfires.
"“Safety John Johnson III, who is sitting out Saturday’s game with an injured hamstring, tweeted out some criticism of the Browns offense during the game. Johnson’s simple tweet was something that a lot of Browns fans were thinking:”"
Johnson simply said to “run the damn ball.” This came after one of four Baker interceptions. There were those who thought it was a shot at head coach — and play-caller — Kevin Stefanski. It may have been. But it may not have been. Either way, it’s not the best look as it paints a picture of a team with a lot of inner turmoil.
Baker Mayfield had a rough game on Saturday, throwing four interceptions. He was one of a couple of duds in the outing. As for the studs, Nick Chubb continued to do Nick Chubb things and M.J. Stewart gave Cleveland all he had. In the end, none of it was enough as they fell to 7-8 on the season.
Our own Elliot Kennel looks at Baker Mayfield’s numbers since injuring his shoulder, and things are not pretty. Is he really struggling due to an injury or is this who he is?