Mayfield desires crowd to cool down when Browns have ball

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Nov Three, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) makes an attempt a cross within the first quarter towards the Denver Broncos at Empower Subject at Mile Excessive. Obligatory Credit score: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports activities

Quarterback Baker Mayfield instructed reporters that he desires the followers to maintain quiet when the Cleveland Browns are on offense.

Mayfield’s reasoning? Nicely, Mayfield lamented an offside name on 4th-and-goal from the Three-yard line in the course of the second quarter of Cleveland’s 19-16 victory over Buffalo on Sunday. Offensive deal with Chris Hubbard was whistled for a false begin, inflicting the Browns to elect to kick a subject objective as an alternative of go for a landing.

“We believed we had a very good name,” the 24-year-old Mayfield mentioned on Sunday, per Cleveland.com. “It was simply our crowd noise appeared to be somewhat loud once we wanted it to be quiet, which is unusual at a house sport.”

Mayfield didn’t change his tune two days later, as he dismissed the notion that he was addressing Payments followers who attended the sport in Cleveland.

“No, it wasn’t that,” Mayfield mentioned. “It was simply the truth that once we’re on offense, we want it to be quiet. It would’ve ruffled some feathers, as soon as once more that’s OK, however once we’re on offense on a crucial down, we want to have the ability to have silence in our residence stadium. It’s bought to be a bonus for us, after which after they get the ball, it’s bought to be actually loud. It’s simply fundamental soccer.”

Mayfield gained’t have lengthy to attend to listen to how the gang responds because the Browns (Three-6) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-Four) on Thursday (eight:20 p.m. ET).

—Subject Stage Media