Let Baker Mayfield eat his cake.
In any case, what good is cake should you can’t eat it? What good is Mayfield, if we don’t let him speak speak trash after a giant victory?
Let’s be actual: I would like this, the NFL wants this, and Mayfield wants this.
Mayfield looks like he can’t dwell with out a little trash speak. The Cleveland Browns quarterback wants somebody to hate. He must show somebody fallacious. He must chatter in order that he can again up that chatter.
Our very personal Tully Cocoran labelled Mayfield’s beef with Jackson “sophomoric.” That’s honest. Then once more, we’re speaking about skilled sports activities. Being a sports activities fan is sophomoric. We’re watching males we don’t know play sports activities. Absolutely, there are higher issues we might do with our time, proper? It’s leisure. Mayfield makes for a very good present.
Hear that, Tully? I’m speaking trash about Mayfield speaking trash! OK, so I’m not so good as Mayfield at speaking trash. All of the extra motive for him to do it.
When Mayfield dumps on Jackson, who everyone knows to be an incompetent finger-pointer, I’m into it. Many gamers within the NFL loop on repeat about how they’re attempting to get higher, about how they respect their upcoming opponent, about how they’re interested by nothing however that opponent. It’s most likely true. Nevertheless it grows stale.
Perhaps Mayfield’s routine will develop stale. Perhaps, for some, it’s already rising stale. However right here’s hoping large character like Mayfield will energize the NFL. Mayfield injects the league with a tough edge it has been missing. We’ve seen it earlier than: Jalen Ramsey was one of many greatest trash talkers in latest reminiscence. He has backed away from the microphone amid a weak season by him and his Jaguars protection. However he shouldn’t cease. He ought to preserve antagonizing, as a result of that appears to be part of his sport. He will get underneath the pores and skin of his opponent, and that may assist him play his finest.
Mayfield is similar method. He has risen from being a walk-on participant at Texas Tech to getting drafted first general and attending to be a beginning quarterback for a Cleveland Browns. And he’s truly profitable soccer video games, which is one thing the earlier 1,043,052,345 quarterbacks haven’t carried out. Mayfield channels his hate. He’s virtually a Sith Lord. (Sorry, geek joke.)
Level is, the NFL is extra attention-grabbing when Mayfield and Ramsey are stirring the pot — even once they can’t again up their trash speak. Let Mayfield chirp from daybreak till nightfall. It’s music to my ears.