Baker Mayfield not giving Rex Ryan credit for Browns’ big win
Rex Ryan is trying to attach himself to Baker Mayfield as a troll, and so far it’s working.
In an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up” during the week, Ryan called Mayfield “overrated as hell.”
The Cleveland Browns quarterback responded a few days later with a perfect zinger.
Ryan, who served as a defensive coach for the Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2008, kept things going on Sunday and said Mayfield was lucky Rex is no longer the Ravens’ defensive coordinator.
"Baker Mayfield better be happy I'm not in the black and purple today … 'cause he'd be in trouble."
–Rex Ryan responds to Baker Mayfield's comments pic.twitter.com/FIUKVicqer
— ESPN (@espn) September 29, 2019
Flash forward and Mayfield and the Browns had their best game of the season in a 40-25 win at Baltimore. Mayfield was asked after the game whether he would give credit to Ryan for firing him and the team up.
#Browns QB Baker Mayfield on whether Rex Ryan’s comments fueled him this week: “Absolutely not. Rex Ryan does not get any credit for this week’s win. No.”
— 92.3 The Fan (@923TheFan) September 29, 2019
Of course Mayfield doesn’t want to give Ryan credit. Mayfield has been fired up all season, and Rex Ryan has nothing to do with the team getting things right. But simply by being mentioned in a press conference, Ryan is victorious because he is now part of the conversation surrounding Mayfield and the Browns.