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Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback
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Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback

As experienced as he is Myles Garrett Jersey , Baker Mayfield isn’t resting on his laurels after his NFL debut.Mayfield, 23, has all the confidence in the world after lighting up the college football landscape for four years while earning every accolade possible. He has this self-confident charisma that’s infectious—contagious, some say.But after his first start ended in a disappointing loss, No. 6 isn’t resting on those past accomplishments and glossing over the lessons learned effort of this process. And it is a process, there are no shortcuts to climbing to the heights he believes he can take the Browns. “Yeah, fortunately, I had a lot of experience in college. Now, it is just about translating my experience – things that I have seen and different keys that I have used – but also then learning and growing from that,” Mayfield said during Wednesday’s player media availability. “Having an open mind about it. Not saying, ‘I have played a lot of ball. I have it all figured out,’ but having an open mind and realizing that I have a lot of room to grow.”That’s some pretty solid reflection by the rookie. As good as he has been and thinks he is, and masses of Browns fans hope he can be, no measure of success will come without challenging himself. That means not only strengthening his weaknesses but having the courage and awareness to identify and confront them.“There are definitely things that I could have seen better. There is always going to be give and take,” Mayfield added. “Whether you win or lose, there are going to be plays that I would like to have back or do differently. It is what it is. Just have to learn from it.”What, specifically, can Mayfield identify as one of those key lessons he learned in his team’s Week 4 loss in Oakland?“Making sure that we are all on the same page,” Mayfield said. “I think that communication is very important with that and just the little details. I keep harping on that Authentic Derrick Kindred Jersey , but that is the most important thing. “We have to be fundamentally sound because we have all of the talent. We just have to do our job.”Mayfield also addressed his interception near the end of regulation as a key learning point. The Browns were driving at the Raiders’ 49-yard line and were approaching field-goal range for a game-winning try before his deep shot to Antonio Callaway was plucked away by veteran Reggie McKenzie.“To go through it, like the interception at the end of regulation, just go through my read, even though we had a double move just to put us in a good opportunity to win,” said Mayfield. “Do not push too much. Do not try to do too much.”Mayfield’s worst decision of the game cost his team a chance to win in regulation. He said in hindsight he realizes he shouldn’t have thrown it, and he implied he was locked onto Callaway as his primary target on the play.“Yeah, even though we tag a deep route on it and we are trying to take a shot – we had been hitting some of those plays underneath – you have to go through your reads no matter what the play call is,” Mayfield admitted. “No matter if you want to take a shot, you have to go through your reads no matter what it is. You can never let the game and your emotions get the best of you. You just have to do the fundamentals.”Mayfield’s going to make better decisions in those moments, but the only way to learn those lessons is by playing and making those mistakes. From a talent perspective, he showed all the positive traits we saw from him in college and throughout preseason.His pocket presence and ability to make those important secondary reads were both on display for much of the game. And his arm again looked every bit as advertised, more than live enough to make all the big league throws.With a healthy dose of humility, and a continued zealous approach to perfection, it’s going to be a fun ride watching Mayfield make these improvements and become the player many think he’s capable of becoming. The lowly Arizona Cardinals pulled off an upset at Lambeau Field that was so much a stunner that the Green Bay Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy after the game.Zane Gonzalez kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:41 left, Green Bay's Mason Crosby missed a 49-yard attempt as time expired and the Cardinals braved wintry conditions to hold on for a 20-17 victory on Sunday.The Packers (4-7-1) announced McCarthy's dismissal following the postgame availabilities with the media. Team president Mark Murphy made the move after Green Bay took another debilitating hit to its fading playoff hopes."The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers," Murphy said in a statement. "As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately."For McCarthy, a tenure highlighted by a Super Bowl win in the 2010 season ends with a loss to Arizona (3-9) Youth Joel Bitonio Jersey , one of the worst teams in the league.After the game, but before the Packers fired McCarthy, the Cardinals were joking and yelling in the visitor's locker room as if they didn't believe what had just happened."We did that! We did that," some emotional players yelled.Cardinals rookie Josh Rosen struggled for much of the afternoon, but hit Larry Fitzgerald for a sliding 32-yard completion on third-and-23 to help set up Gonzalez's winning kick."It's hard to win in this league and it's been a long time since we won a football game," coach Steve Wilks said.It was Oct. 28, to be exact, when the Cardinals beat San Francisco at home. Until Sunday, their only other victory this season came on the road against the 49ers.Crosby pushed his kick wide right, with the flags atop Lambeau blowing in toward the field at the time of the play. Green Bay's playoff hopes took another significant blow."It was clearly a very disappointing loss, it was a game we needed to win," McCarthy said in his final press conference, before his firing was announced.Gonzalez just joined the team this week after Phil Dawson was placed on injured reserve. The Cardinals had a patchwork offensive line, which didn't bode well for what had been the league's worst offense coming into the day."All the things that were said on the outside, these guys circled the wagons and came together," Wilks said.Green Bay has lost three straight and five of six.Aaron Rodgers was 31 of 50 for 233 yards and a touchdown. A couple throws looked off, especially in the first half, and receivers had a few drops.The offense regained some swagger after Rodgers orchestrated a 95-yard drive that led to Aaron Jones' 8-yard touchdown run with 5:26 left, tying it at 17. Davante Adams tip-toed the sideline for a 19-yard catch to extend that drive.But too many missed opportunities and drops caught up with the Packers in the end. They struggled on third down , going 3 for 14 in the continuation of a season-long theme.Rookie Chase Edmonds ran for two touchdowns for Arizona. Rosen was 11 of 26 for 149 yards, making just enough plays in front of a makeshift offensive line."Other than (center Mason Cole), I don't think a single one of those guys start the season," Rosen said. "They're doing a hell of a job."IT'S FITZFitzgerald's 32-yard reception gave him 1,281 for his career, matching Hall of Famer Jerry Rice for most receptions in NFL history with one team."I'm not big on the records," Fitzgerald said. "This is a difficult place to get a win and we needed it badly. It's been a rough year. Mostly, I'm just happy we were able to come out victorious."RODGERS' INPUTRodgers said his focus was getting his teammates to "play with that pride" and focus on the next four games. The Packers still have a chance to make the postseason, however slim."Yeah, I mean I'm not even thinking about that right now," Rodgers said when asked if he would have any role with Murphy or general manager Brian Gutekunst about what direction they should go with the coaching staff.McCarthy's dismissal was announced about an hour later.The offensive players, Rodgers said, bear blame for whatever happens in the future."Yeah, a lot probably. We haven't played very well," he said.KEY PLAYRosen's 32-yard completion to Fitzgerald sapped momentum from the Packers after Arizona was pushed back to its own 12. Dean Lowry sacked Rosen on first down, and Rosen threw an incompletion on second-and-18 following a botched snap. Wilks said he likes how Rosen shook off earlier struggles.RODGERS RECORDA 16-yard completion to Adams with 13:42 left in the second quarter gave Rodgers the team record for attempts without an interception. Hall of Famer Bart Starr set the previous mark of 294 from 1964-65.INJURY REPORTCardinals: LG Mike Iupati was carted off the field in the third quarter with a knee injury. Arizona was already starting rookies at center and right tackle.Packers: RG Byron Bell and RT Bryan Bulaga each left in the second quarter with knee injuries.UP NEXTCardinals: Host the Detroit Lions on Dec. 9.Packers: Host the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 9.
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