The Cleveland Browns won a football game on Sunday beating the Buffalo Bills snapping a four-game losing streak. They’re now 3-6 on the season and the win kept their slim playoff hopes alive.
It was a good day for the Browns faithful, they were a proud bunch after getting to see their team win at home for the first time this season.
Baker Mayfield, however, had the bright idea to damper those spirits and call out the fans following the game for simply being too loud.
Yes, a first-overall pick, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback that played at Oklahoma that’s in his second year in the NFL called out his own fans for making too much noise. Only a Browns quarterback could come up with something like this in his head.
“It was just the fact that when we’re on offense, we need it to be quiet. It might’ve ruffled some feathers, once again that’s okay, but when we’re on offense on a critical down, we need to be able to have silence in our home stadium, Mayfield told Cleveland.com. It’s got to be an advantage for us, and then when they get the ball, it’s got to be really loud. It’s just basic football.’’
Mayfield came up with this stellar quote after he was asked about the false start penalty the Browns suffered in the second quarter. The Browns were set to go for it on 4th and goal from the Buffalo three-yard line, but Chris Hubbard was flagged for the false start. The penalty happened with 3:35 left in the first half and the Browns elected for a field goal – Cleveland won the game 19-16.
If anyone has ever been to any football game, at any level, fans on both sides get loud ahead of important plays. Going for it on 4th and goal from the three when you’re team stinks and has lost four straight games is a big play and the fact Mayfield is whining about Cleveland fans being too loud is flat-out preposterous.
You heard your quarterback, Browns fans, next time he takes the field he needs everyone in the Dawg Pound to sit on their hands and shut their mouths because he and his offense simply can’t handle that.