Browns' Baker Mayfield not criticized Hue Jackson

After Cleveland Browns and Baker Mayfield defeated the Cincinnati Bengals on the road on Sunday, Bengals new assistant coach Hue Jackson looked for Mayfield in the middle of the field.

But Mayfield did not really feel in meeting with Jackson, who was his head coach a few weeks earlier in Cleveland.

After the match, he told reporters that he felt betrayed by Jackson for joining a rival of the division.

"It's just someone in our locker room who asked us to play for him and then joined a different team that we play twice a year. Anyone can react, but that's what I feel, "said Mayfield.

And on Monday, he has not finished being disturbed.

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BEREA, OH – JULY 26, 2018: (From left to right) Head Coach Hue Jackson, quarterback Baker Mayfield and quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese of the Cleveland Brown speak out on the field during the tournament. a practice camp training on July 26, 2018 at the Cleveland Browns Training Center in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by: 2018 Nick Cammett / Diamond Images / Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 30, 2018: Head coach Hue Jackson of the Cleveland Browns watches the warm-up of quarterback Baker Mayfield before a pre-season game against the Detroit Lions on August 30, 2018 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Cleveland won 35-16. (Photo by: 2018 Nick Cammett / Diamond Images / Getty Images)

BEREA, OH – JULY 27, 2018: Baker Mayfield quarterback, No. 6 Browns of Cleveland, launches a pass during a practice training camp on July 27, 2018 at the center of Training of Cleveland Browns in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by: 2018 Nick Cammett / Diamond Images / Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 30: Head coach Hue Jackson of the Cleveland Browns talks with Baker Mayfield # 6 while he was battling the Detroit Lions in a pre-Ford game Field on August 30, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus / Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 20: Head coach Hue Jackson of the Cleveland Browns celebrates with Baker Mayfield No. 6 after a 21-17 victory over the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller / Getty Images)

September 30, 2018; Oakland, California, United States; Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson congratulates quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) after the Browns scored a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at the Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

November 25, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Hue Jackson (left) meets Cleveland Brown quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) after their match at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports



"Good try buddy"

Former NFL offensive lineman Damien Woody said Mayfield needed to "grow up". This is cultivated football. You are dealing with adult men. "

In large part, Woody has a point. Jackson was fired by Cleveland, it was not a situation of Doug Marrone leaving Buffalo. When an employee is fired, he is usually free to find a job where he wishes.

As a devil's advocate, coaching contracts are guaranteed in the NFL. So Jackson always had to pay the Browns, whether he was part of another team or not, and the money, in theory, was not really a factor.

Since Lewis became head coach in Cincinnati in 2003, he had already twice Jackson in his staff, in four different roles over seven seasons.

And Woody noted that Mayfield had done something similar to college. He enrolled at Texas Tech in 2013, started as a real freshman after the expected starter suffered an injury, but then was injured and said he was not a student. There was no communication between him and the coaching staff while he was injured.

So he was transferred to another Big 12 school: Oklahoma.

But when "First Take" posted the clip on Instagram, many people tagged Mayfield, who could not help but answer:

In his commentary, Mayfield stated that his transfer situation and Jackson's situation are "not even comparable".

"I did not lose more than 30 games, I'm a simulator, and then I did that," he wrote, probably referring to Jackson.

Woody retaliates

Woody, of course, fought back on "Baker and all his fanboys".

"Hue Jackson was fired. Find? Unemployed. Fired. No job. If this man wanted to go to work for the Cincinnati Bengals, who the hell are you trying to dictate where this man should work ?, said Woody. "You all won the match yesterday. You won the game. So, why are you concerned about the work of Hue Jackson? That's why I said: grandis.

No answer from Mayfield for the moment.

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