With all of the turmoil surrounding the Cleveland Browns this week, it was only a matter of time before Colin Cowherd weighed in on the situation.
To be fair, Cowherd is consistently critical of Baker Mayfield and has never been a fan.
He also never believed bringing Odell Beckham Jr. to Cleveland to play with Mayfield would be a successful plan.
Cowherd is correct on OBJ; this week pretty much proved his point.
When talking about Mayfield during his show, he dropped an interesting tidbit of information.
What Cowherd Said
Cowherd was talking about his perception of Mayfield’s personality.
It is combative and knows only one way how to handle things; Cowherd says Mayfield has a chip on his shoulder that gets him into trouble.
In the context of that, Cowherd said that he knew for a fact that the Browns’ front office told Mayfield to stop responding to him on social media.
“He had to be told by the front office, stop responding to Cowherd on social media.”
“That’s a fact.” Cowherd said.
"If you're flying on Baker Mayfield airlines, you're always going to have more turbulence."
— @ColinCowherd on why the Browns' QB doesn't have a second gear: pic.twitter.com/MzVQ6sPtcl
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 4, 2021
Comparisons To Brady And Wilson
Having a chip on his shoulder does not make Mayfield unique, according to Cowherd.
He says Tom Brady also has one, but he knows how to manage teammates who are more emotional.
A current example is Antonio Brown.
Russell Wilson knows how to manage DK Metcalf.
Cowherd does not believe Mayfield has the skills to manage an emotional player like OBJ.
He also brought up incidents when Mayfield was in college or as a young player which do not have any bearing on the current situation.
Mayfield is never going to win Cowherd over.
The smartest thing the Browns’ front office did was to give Mayfield that advice to disengage from Cowherd on social media.
Mayfield’s leadership is now being tested, and he needs to have the support of his teammates.
#Browns left guard Joel Bitonio said he never saw a single incident between OBJ and Baker Mayfield that would have made him think things would play out the way they have this week
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) November 4, 2021
We will learn a lot about the character, grit, and talent of this team on Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati.
Cowherd is correct that this has been a distraction so if the Browns pull out a win, that would be a huge momentum shift.
Baker Manziel says
The Browns threw out the baby and kept bathwater.
At this point, Mayfield isn’t the problem. The problem rests with those who have decided to keep Mayfield. OBJ wasn’t the only receiver ignored. Mayfield cannot see over the line. By the time Mayfield scrambles, he’s in trouble and throws to the jersey that’s easiest to see.
Mayfield is not an NFL quality quarterback.
It’s Stefancy’s fault for keeping him.
Concerned Browns Fan says
Love your comment friend, but think the Browns were stuck with Mayfield. Remember he was the number one pick, and the best QB on the roster. He did improve the second half of last year, and management had to see if it was a fluke or the real thing. Well… we all know it wasn’t forrealzzz.
It was a 3 way problem between Mayfield, OBJ and Stefanski Mayfield will never win a SUPERBOWL he is consistently inconsistent and at best just a backup quarterback,,,Stefanski is a mediocre coach to many 4th and 1 failures,plus bad calls offensively and OBJ is a publicity hound wants all the touchdown passes he likes all the glory and notoriety why else would he wear a million dollar watch in warmups he wants all camera’s focused on him
This guy says
Really only a narrow minded person focuses on small details get a hobby