Mayfield was asked about a drive that stalled against the New England Patriots. Mayfield seemed willing to answer the question at first, but took offense once a reporter asked if Mayfield was happy with the drive. Mayfield tells the reporter, “That’s the dumbest question you could ask” before ending the discussion.
The question that set Mayfield off reportedly came from Tony Grossi, a Cleveland-based reporter and radio host. Mayfield and Grossi have not been on good terms for months now.
After storming out, Mayfield posted a message on Twitter saying he’s always going to be himself.
Everybody wants to hear the truth until they actually get it.... I am who I am and always have been. Don’t call it emotional when it’s convenient and then passion when it fits. I care about winning, so yeah I’m frustrated. If I was to act like it’s okay to lose, then y’all would— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) October 30, 2019
say that I’ve gotten complacent. My sense of urgency is at an all time high. And if I offend anybody along the way... that’s too bad— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) October 30, 2019
After a promising rookie season, Mayfield has taken a step back in Year 2. Through seven games, Mayfield has thrown for six touchdowns. He leads the NFL with 12 interceptions.
Mayfield has always displayed a confident — borderline cocky — attitude and persona throughout his career. That approach works when he and the Browns are playing well. It’s far less effective right now.
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