Colin Cowherd lays into Mayfield for Jackson stare down, calls him "juvenile"
I agree with your concluding comment, Tim, and most of what you said. The Browns needed a culture change from continually finding ways to lose and from what we now know were significant communication problems between Hue Jackson and Todd Haley and, in turn, the offensive players, starting with Mayfield. With coaches he now believes in (Gregg Williams and Freddie Kitchens), Mayfield has dramatically changed that culture, from a team that was once a joke, to a team that can now go punch-for-punch with playoff contenders. I love Mayfield's fiery leadership, his tremendous accuracy as a passer, and his ability to quickly recognize the defense and execute any play they call. Isn't this what long-abused Browns fans have craved since the 1999 expansion team was born? And I also would remind Cowherd that there was no taunting penalty called on Mayfield for the Jackson stare down.
Colin Cowherd has a "horse" in this race. He is on record as he stated being anti Mayfield. So he is complimenting himself here. Cowherd has an ego and he uses it for ratings. Which is what this is about. I would rather Mayfield be a little more subdued with the trash talk stuff. BUT he is the same QB who raced down to comfort Callaway after the long reception and then punch out fumble a few weeks ago. He is the same QB who doesn't care if Chubb scores on a run or on a backwards pass that counts as a run in lieu of a passing TD. The guy is a natural leader and teammates respond to him. Cowherd mentioned juvenile and child but he did not mention the word leader. Mayfield also has a sixth sense of feeling rushers around him in the pocket. Many highly gifted athletes don't have that sixth sense. He is just shy of 6' 1" and plays the QB position so so much better than many of the 6' 4" guys in the NFL. Cowherd is waht old school guys like me call a blowhard!