Browns OC Freddie Kitchens says Baker Mayfield’s ‘not going to blow smoke up anyone’s a—’ | NFL


Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens wasn’t mincing phrases when he met with the media Thursday and addressed Baker Mayfield’s current feedback about former head coach Hue Jackson. 

“I promise you this, Baker’s not going to blow smoke up anyone’s a—,’’ Kitchens mentioned, per “So, if he mentioned it, that’s what he feels, and I’m standing behind Baker Mayfield. I don’t care about anyone that doesn’t work on this constructing and what they consider what he mentioned, alright? That’s what I stand behind is him and these gamers on this locker room.”

Kitchens went on to say Mayfield should not be criticized for talking the reality.

“To start with, I don’t have an issue with Baker saying something like that (his remarks after the sport),’’ Kitchens mentioned. “The man spoke what he felt to be true and I don’t know when it turned massive information to talk the reality. And if that’s what he feels then, he ought to voice it. I imply, Arduous Knocks is in right here, all people’s in search of a narrative. Nicely, he’s supplying you with a narrative. He’s telling you the reality. All people’s wanting an inside have a look at the reality, effectively hell, that’s the reality.

“I don’t assume Baker disrespected anyone with what he mentioned. He spoke what he felt and…I don’t have an issue with it. Sooner or later, in some unspecified time in the future, all people’s going to understand what anyone else says, it doesn’t matter what anyone says in Cincinnati, Baltimore, Pittsburgh. Nowhere. It’s about what’s mentioned right here. And extra importantly it’s about our followers, our group and our locker room most significantly. It’s about what these guys really feel in there. And after they begin believing that — which they do — then you’ve got one thing. And that’s the purpose we’re attending to.”

The Browns quarterback initially got here beneath hearth when he appeared to snub Jackson, now an assistant coach with the Bengals, after Cleveland’s 35-20 win over Cincinnati on Sunday. Mayfield rebuffed Jackson’s try and hug him after the sport and so they shook arms as an alternative. He additionally mentioned he didn’t recognize Jackson taking the job with the Bengals so quickly after being fired by the Browns.

Monday, ESPN’s “First Take” analyst Damien Woody mentioned, “Baker Mayfield must develop up.” That prompted Mayfield to reply on the “First Take” Instagram web page, the place he posted, “I did not lose 30+ video games (and) be pretend …”

Kitchens mentioned Thursday it should not be “massive information” simply because Mayfield spoke how he felt. 

“Out of the blue it is massive information if we do not need to flip it right into a kumbaya after the sport and switch it into fist bumps and hugs,” Kitchens mentioned. “I do not assume Baker disrespected anyone in what he mentioned. He spoke what he felt.”

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