CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Kansas City Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins caught some attention for a response on Twitter Sunday night to playing the Browns this weekend in an AFC Divisional playoff game.
During the Browns’ 48-37 win over the Steelers, Watkins tweeted, “This is a video game wth is going on this is weird I’m speechless pretty sure the whole world is shocked bc I never seen anything like this in my life not in the NFL.!”
After a user responded “Looks like we got some comp next week,” Watkins fired back “I wouldn’t go that far lol..!”
It’s the type of comment that Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield lives for but Wednesday he downplayed it when asked during a Zoom video conference with reporters.
“I have no problem with it to be honest with you, because if you don’t have confidence, you’re not going to have success,” Mayfield said. “And those guys have been doing it together for a few years now. They have a ton of confidence in each other and so people get mad when you put it out there, you put it up for bulletin-board material, but I don’t have a problem with it.
“It comes with the nature of this game that you’ve got to be confident and you’ve got to know and believe in yourself.”
Last week Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster insulted the Browns by calling them “nameless gray faces” with “a couple of good players” and dropping a “Browns is the Browns” when talking about his excitement about facing them at Heinz Field on Wild Card weekend.
Mayfield yelled, “Browns is the Browns” as he ran to the locker room following their first playoff win since 1994.
Coming off arguably their biggest win in nearly three decades, Mayfield is confident they’ll be able to focus their efforts on the Chiefs and trying to advance to the AFC championship game for the first time since 1990.
“Everybody here does a great job of just hitting the reset button,” Mayfield said. “Like I have said, we have a big-picture mindset but a singular-game focus. You have to have that, especially right now. Every game is going to be extremely emotional and mentally taxing, and obviously, the physical part comes on Sundays. Each week, you are having to put everything you have into it during the week and then you empty that bucket on Sunday.
“You just have to hit the reset button. Right now, our guys are doing a great job of that.”