Baker Mayfield Has A Message For His High-Maintenance Receivers

Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are having trouble getting theirs in Cleveland, but as we learned this week from NFL Films, Baker Mayfield is trying to keep their heads in the game and what the Browns — over .500 for the first time since December 2014 — are building in 2020.

“I love you boys. Be patient. I love you,” Mayfield said to the receiver after throwing a fourth-quarter touchdown to Harrison Bryant in Sunday’s 34-20 win over the Washington Football Team.

Beckham is currently tied for 61st in the NFL with 11 catches. His 155 yards is good for 48th in the NFL. Landry — 12 catches, 143 yards — is in the same neighborhood as Beckham.

“Yeah, of course [it was appreciated],” Landry said, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He has awareness. He understands just as well I am sure as everybody on this call or everybody that watches our games understands, guys want the ball. There’s no question about that.”

Beckham, who played on one winning team over his first six seasons, appears to be jumping on the team-first bandwagon – for now. Landry has one winning season on his resume too.

“We’re just finding ways to win right now, to be honest,” Beckham said. “It is like you play basketball and someone is right-handed and you can’t force them to go left. Why would you even go left? That is what I always say. We are just doing what works right now and what is getting us wins.”

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. I never fully understood LeBron Beckham’s exaggerated self importance. If he Doesn’t wants to be double covered all the time, then maybe he should stick the ‘we’ and not ‘me’ attitude.

    It’s Cleveland. Nobody goes there to win even with a low bar to get over. Players are sent there on purpose like boarding school for the crazy.

    • If you look at it they’re kind of like they relief pitchers of football. Almost all their time is spent away from the actual team, at the line of scrimmage, while they’re out wide ok the field. And they have an inordinate amount of plays where they have nothing to do, just like a relief pitcher can go a whole game and only have to throw to one or two batters. Also a lot of head cases in both and both are still essential. Don’t see a lot of teams win a World Series with the bad Pen, and don’t see many teams win the Super Bowl without some reliable receivers who can either stretch the field or get long yardage 1st Downs.

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