Baker Mayfield Is Really Excited To Play The Ravens
Baker Mayfield is really excited to play the Ravens on Sunday.
Mayfield, 24, spoke to reporters this week about Cleveland’s upcoming showdown versus Baltimore and admitted he was looking forward to playing against some of his old Oklahoma teammates.
During his 2017 Heisman year Mayfield played alongside current Ravens like Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, Ben Powers, Orlando Brown and Mark Andrews.
Brown and Andrews served as Mayfield’s leading receivers that year when they combined for more than 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Brown and Powers served as Mayfield’s offensive lineman that year, with the former nabbing All-American honors for his troubles.
“It is different, looking over there and seeing a lot of the guys I played with,” Mayfield said.
“It’s fun to watch those guys, knowing how talented they are.”
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Sunday’s AFC North showdown will be a big one for Cleveland.
After a lot of offseason hype, the team has opened the year with an underwhelming 1-2 record and need a win to get to .500.
Various players on the Baltimore roster have noticed the hype-to-production discrepancy of their divisional foes, and they were not shy to point it out this week.
“The media was talking about OBJ and that tandem and Baker Mayfield, the next savior,” safety Earl Thomas remarked this week.
“Then, to add on to that, Coach [John Harbaugh] talked about it a couple of times in meetings.
“So guys kind of got tired about it.”
Thomas also noted that although Harbaugh told the squad the Browns were solid on paper, guys on the roster “heard that, and basically said, like, ‘It sounds good, but we’ll see.'”
Thomas was not the only player on Baltimore’s roster annoyed by all the hype.
“That’s just what it is—it’s hype,” Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams said.
“You can’t really buy into it. You don’t really know what a team is until you see them on Sunday. When somebody gets hit in the mouth, what’s the plan then?”
The Ravens and Browns are scheduled to kickoff at 10:00 AM PST on CBS.