Baker Mayfield fires back at local Cleveland reporters
By Greg Newland
By this point, we shouldn’t be surprised, but after being called out by the media, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield fires back at the media.
Cleveland Browns reporter, Mary Kay Cabot, released a story Wednesday that hinted at friction between starting quarterback Baker Mayfield, and head coach Kevin Stefanski.
In that article, Mary Kay mentioned that there was frustration from Mayfield on the personnel packages, and he wasn’t impressed with how they were utilizing him. In a condensed version, he was somewhat trying to justify why his play hasn’t been up to expectations.
In a tweet on Thursday, Mayfield actually called it “Clickbait”, and said, “I’m not your puppet”.
If there truly is drama, good. They handled it the way they were supposed to, and a source leak is what it took for the fans to find out. I would much rather that than hear Myles Garrett call out his coaches in an interview with the media.
There should be some frustration on both sides. Mayfield fought through some tough injuries this year, but his performance was awful. Stefanski was the coach of the year in 2020, and there were multiple situations this season where his play-calling just didn’t make any sense.
Can Mayfield come back healthy from shoulder surgery in 2022? I certainly hope so, but whatever is going on between him and Stefanski needs to get squashed quickly.
One thing I have learned in life, where there is smoke, there is usually fire. Mary Kay may not be 100 percent accurate on all the details or her opinions, but she certainly didn’t just make this up out of thin air.