Baker Mayfield reacts to Kareem Hunt’s critical comments of Browns teammates
Following the Cleveland Browns’ loss to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday, Kareem Hunt called out some of his teammates for the lack of effort. On Thursday, Baker Mayfield reacted to Hunt’s critical comments of teammates.
“In regards to Kareem’s comments, Kareem has been in a place in Kansas City that knows how to win so his level and his standard of accountability for everybody to do their job is very high,” Mayfield told reporters on Wednesday. “That is the type of guy you want to bring in here. I do not think it was anything personal to anybody, but Kareem, bringing him in was huge part for us raising the standards. We want that. We want guys to be able to have accountability. It does not need to just come from me all the time. Having a guy like that and Nick Chubb is our silent assassin so having Kareem being a vocal leader is important for us.”
As Mayfield alludes to, Hunt was a part of the Kansas City Chiefs before arriving in Cleveland. Therefore, he understands what it takes to be a team that has the potential of winning a Super Bowl.
The Browns signed Hunt during the offseason to form a dynamic duo with Nick Chubb. But along with his play on the field, Hunt appears to be bringing leadership to a locker room that is in desperate need of it.
Before the season began, Cleveland was crowned as a contender in the AFC prior to playing a game. Through the first 15 weeks, the Browns boast a 6-8 record and will miss the playoffs for the 17th straight season.
For the Browns to bounce back in 2020, players are going to need to begin taking accountability. At the same time, the effort that the players exude should partly fall on the man that is coaching them; which is Freddie Kitchens.