The Cleveland Browns lost a winnable game yesterday to the Los Angeles Chargers by the score of 47-42.
This game, as expected, with its lead changes and twists and turns, has been the talk of the sports media world today.
Baker Mayfield’s wife, Emily, wanted her side of the story to be heard also.
She posted the following text on her Instagram story.
Baker Mayfield’s wife, Emily, on her Instagram this morning: #Browns pic.twitter.com/mdT6RC0Ibf
— Noah Weiskopf (@BrownsWithNoah) October 11, 2021
What It Says
Here are Emily Mayfield’s exact words.
“For all of you ‘fans’ who are blaming yesterday’s loss solely on Baker, wake up. It was one hell of a game and that game could have gone either way. He left it all on the field.”
“You truly don’t know what you have. I have watched him give his all and change the entire culture in CLE, yet he gets so little credit for it. He never asks for recognition and continues to carry the weight day in and day out, despite the hate. If you’re a true fan, SUPPORT our guys. Baker, and everyone else. The hate does NOTHING for them.”
What It Means
It is understandable that she is protective of her husband; that makes sense.
However, this ugly side of sports is that losing causes fans to become grumpy and disgruntled.
I am not agreeing with the backlash or hate of the players, but it is a sad byproduct of the game.
What everyone needs to do is calm down and use measured words and actions; this includes Emily Mayfield.
I think Emily Mayfield is overreacting just a bit. There’s a very small minority of people blaming Baker for yesterday’s loss. Does he get overall too much criticism? Yes for sure. They’re just trolls if they’re saying he cost the game yesterday #Browns
— CleWest (@erjmanlasvegas) October 11, 2021
The Browns are 3-2, and they lost to a very good team yesterday.
Of course, they could have won.
It is a new day and a new week; the undefeated Arizona Cardinals are coming to town so there is a lot of work to be done.
There are lessons to be learned from the loss, but it is time to move on.
The best way to fan the flames of fan discontent is to win.
Emily, Overall, the team played great yesterday and your husband stands on top of the list of players that gave it their all. You and Baker both have been embraced by the city and fan base. Do not get into discussions with the talking heads and wanna B’s as its not worth it.
They still loss!!
Can’t leave your ame?
Baker played his ass off, don’t listen too the haters !!!
Concerned Browns Fan says
Are you allowed to be critical of Baker. All your articles make excuses, and seem to try an prop him up..
Baker didn’t have that great of a game. Most of those yards were “Y.A.C” yards after the catch.
The elite players on the team are starting to tune him out.
Hi Concerned Browns Fan, I have said on video and in other articles when Baker has not played well, most notably after the Vikings game. I don’t think you can say he had a bad game yesterday. I am concerned about the offensive line injuries because they are a factor.. Thanks for reading and commenting!
Concerned Browns Fan says
For years Russel Wilson had an awful offensive line, yet that team remained competitive due to his play. Appreciate you responding, but your response helps to prove my point. Excuses! When is it going to be about Baker being able to help the Browns win a game? What you are saying, is that, if the Browns team, isn’t perfect, then Baker cannot deliver..
He’s minus Jarvis. The O-line is beat up. He’s had so many coaches..
Herbert is in his second year, with his second head coach – Stop it!
When and if the Browns get healthy, the sky is the limit. They are a young team with many new players on the defensive side. So talented. Love my Browns for 57 years!
He’s not bad but he’s not that guy either it isn’t hate it’s facts
How many qbs have we had since 1999? We finally get a pretty good one and people are still bitching, but i don’t hear much bitching about a defense that just gave up 47 points, wake up Baker isn’t the problem.