Nick Bosa Reveals The Trash-Talk He Was Hurling At Baker Mayfield Before Exacting Revenge For Flag-Planting Celebration
For two years, Nick Bosa has been stewing over Baker Mayfield planting Oklahoma’s flag on Ohio State’s midfield logo after a win that helped propel him to a Heisman Trophy. Baker added insult to injury after the performance by saying his apology for the disrespect was a “zero” on a scale of 1-10 with regard to how heartfelt it was.
Welp, patience is a virtue, and no one is feeling more validated right now than former OSU linebacker and current 49er Nick Bosa.
Bosa’s 49ers not only pummeled the Browns, 31-3, but the rookie became the only 49ers player in the past 25 years with two sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery in a single game.
As for Mayfield, a different story. The Browns QB had three turnovers, 100 passing yards, a 13.4 passer rating and took four sacks and eight quarterback hits.
Oh, and this:
After the game, Bosa told Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle that he was trying to unhinge Mayfield the entire game:
“I was kind of trying to talk [to Mayfield]. I don’t usually talk, but this game he had it coming. He didn’t say one word back.
“I was just screaming his name like, ‘Baaaaaker. Baaaaaker. You good? Step it up. We want a challenge.‘”
Bosa also admitted to planning the flag-planting celebration all week because Mayfield “had it coming.”
“I practiced a little bit in my room,” Bosa said, via Omar Ruiz of the NFL. “It was pretty accurate. I mean, the image was in my head pretty good, so I had an idea.”
As far as his assessment of Mayfield’s play, Bosa was far from complimentary.
After the game, Baker was asked by reporters about the incident, and basically waved the white flag.
“I didn’t know that until I was informed before I got up here. Good for him. Good play.”
I guess there’s not much to say after a 31-3 mushroom-stamping.