However whereas many assumed that Watkins’ insulting put up would take up prime actual property on the Browns’ metaphorical bulletin board, Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield mentioned that he would not even have a problem with the extensive receiver’s remark.
“I’ve no drawback with it, to be sincere with you. As a result of if you do not have confidence, then you definately’re not going to have success,” Mayfield mentioned. “These guys have been collectively for a number of years now. They’ve a ton of confidence in one another. Folks get mad if you put it on the market and it is ‘bulletin board materials,’ however I haven’t got an issue with it. It comes with the character of this sport and you’ve got gotta be assured and you’ve got gotta know and imagine in your self.”
Whereas that could be the case, the Browns certain appeared to take to extensive receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster’s remark that “the Browns is the Browns” heading into final week’s wild card spherical matchup towards the Pittsburgh Steelers. After beating the Steelers 48-37, a number of Cleveland gamers have been fast to throw the remark again in Smith-Schuster’s face, together with Mayfield, who may very well be seen repeating it as he ran off the sector following the Browns’ first playoff win because the 1994 season.
In different phrases, whereas Mayfield might not have needed to gas the flames of Watkins’ remark publically on Wednesday, do not be stunned if it will get introduced up behind closed doorways. And if the Browns upset the defending Tremendous Bowl champions at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, it is a protected wager the dig will even be referenced in Cleveland’s postgame celebration.