The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look at a potential new social media strategy for Baker Mayfield
Ever since he entered the spotlight as a collegiate athlete, Baker Mayfield has been a lightning rod for controversy. That was one of the reasons many Cleveland Browns fans didn’t want him to be the choice at No. 1 overall back in 2018.
However, he came in and won the fans over with his charisma and determination on the field. Taking them to the playoffs and winning a game in Pittsburgh helped as well.
However, he still hasn’t won over everyone and the critics have been loud this year as Mayfield struggled with injuries and the team finished 8-9. Social media is often the loudest when it comes to picking apart his game and Mayfield recently made it sound as though he was going to be stepping back from that.
A story looking at why this is a solid strategy — and more — can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“Like with most things, a proper balance needs to be struck.Mayfield has said he’s not a cookie-cutter quarterback, and that’s fine. Personality is good.There’s nothing wrong with focus and discipline, either.”"
Mayfield has plenty of defenders on social media but he also knows how to rile them up. For instance, he insinuated that he was done with social media only to unblock Dustin Fox and ‘like’ a tweet from him 90 minutes later. That tweet, of course, was one criticizing Mayfield and once again got his fans riled up.
Look, we all get that Mayfield was a walk-on two times in the NCAA. That’s a true underdog story. However, he was the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL. He’s not an underdog anymore and shouldn’t need this “prove ’em wrong’ mentality. It’s time to start getting the job done without extrinsic motivators.
"“The weekend was sobering for Brown fans, because without a franchise quarterback at the helm, the only way Cleveland will attend the AFC title game in the near future is by buying a ticket.”"
Dudukovich was harsh in his assessment of Mayfield, going as far as to criticize him for making a video on social media while looking like he was on “sedatives” after surgery but then blasting the platform when he’s criticized. He also pointed out that not only did all the quarterbacks this past weekend looks superior to Mayfield but that even Odell Beckham, Jr. is thriving — and in the NFC Championship Game.
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