Baker Mayfield has no qualms about chewing his receivers out.
The second-year Browns quarterback was seen over the weekend screaming at the receivers at training camp for not hustling toward him as he was scrambling outside the pocket.
Mayfield explained Wednesday he wasn’t trying to cause any issues by yelling at his teammates, but instead was trying to get everyone to work together.
“Those guys know that’s a big part of our offense. And they know that,” Mayfield said of his receivers, via ESPN. “It’s just the fact that if we get lazy and let things slide — we need to be open to communicating right now. That’s what the good teams do.”
Mayfield said his timing with newly traded Odell Beckham Jr. and veteran Jarvis Landry has been going well and added that they have been able to pinpoint certain mistakes.
“Absolutely. And there’s an appreciation from my end that [Beckham] has been able to come communicate and talk through things,” Mayfield said. “Just being able to talk through things, and see it from their perspective and mine, is really good.”
Mayfield said that if there is an on-field blow up, he makes it a point to find those players later and talk through his point so the chemistry remains positive.
“I’m not going to be a jackass. I’m gonna talk through it,” he said. “I’m gonna harp on it, then I’m going to talk to them. And like I said, we need to be on the same page.”
First-year Browns coach — and former Alabama quarterback — Freddie Kitchens said he doesn’t have a problem with Mayfield chewing out other players, especially since the offense does need to be in tune with the quarterback.
“I expect my quarterback to get everybody on the same page,” Kitchens said. “That’s what I want.”