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Baker Mayfield postgame press conference - Browns vs. Chargers

On if he was injured during the game after a scramble in the first quarter:
"I am good. I was able to finish out the rest of the game."

On the Browns' performance today:
"We did not execute. We did not do our job. We were not detailed. We did not do the things that we talked about all week. That is the most disappointing thing. Anytime you do not do your job… I am at fault for majority of that. I am going to be very hard on myself. We have to be able to look at this and learn from it. We have to be more prepared coming into the next week. It does not matter what happened. It does not matter the buzz. You have to do your job each week or else. That is just the nature of this game. It is so competitive in this league that if you do not do your job, that is what can happen. I will be the first to tell you that I am going to go to work and get this fixed."

On if the Browns got ahead of themselves after last week's win:
"No, I do not think so. I just think that if you don't be prepared to play in your own house, they are coming in here to take a victory. We just have to execute. We have to do our job. That is what it comes down to."

On how much of the result is impacted by playing with personnel that hasn't had many reps together:
"None of that. We expect to have success no matter who is out there. Obviously, it hurts not having some of the guys that we had reps. At the same time, we have had the next man up mentality all year."

On the number of sacks today:
"Obviously, that was not very good on my part. Have get the ball out. I have to make it easier on our guys, case and point. We have to take care of the ball – we as in I do. I have to put us in position to win. Coming out in the second half, we were not out of the game. Defense gets a good stop and then first play, I throw a pick. Can't do it. Can't happen. I will be the first to correct my stuff."

On if the Chargers defense were giving him looks he was not expecting that resulted in more sacks:
"No, they played a lot of zone coverage. Their change-up was throwing in man and blitzing. Just playing zone coverage. They did a good job of passing off receivers and stuff like that, but I have to find my check downs and I have to get the ball out of my hands. It doesn't matter what they are doing. I have to do my job."

On how much two drops in the end zone affected the flow of the offense:
"You have to play the next play. It does not affect the flow."

On WR Jarvis Landry's two catches on nine targets:
"He is the best receiver in the league in my opinion. I have to put the ball in better range for him. The interception, I left it behind. The DB made a great play. He is in a trail technique. Jarvis beat him cross-face. I have to give him a chance to catch that ball. I left it behind him. The others, I have to be more accurate. That was one of my strong suits, and today, it wasn't. I will get my stuff fixed. None of that is on Jarvis. He is doing his job. I have to find ways get him the ball more."

On messages to WRs Antonio Callaway and Damion Ratley after having opportunities in the end zone:
"Those are young guys. We each have to play the next play. During the game, that is what you tell them. When we talk about it now, we have to have those. Those are the types of plays that we have to have. When you get your opportunity, you have to take advantage of it. For us, we have to watch this and we have to learn from it. We have to realize the flow of the game. We could very well a couple of things go our way in the first half, we execute and we would have been it in. We just have to do our job."

On process establishing an offensive rhythm:
"Have to have a good drive starter. Have to have a positive play on first down. Get the guys going and get some momentum. We did a better job of playing fast today and getting the ball out. The reason that we were having to play fast is because we were down by so much. If I do not put us into a position like that, it would not have to happen."

On the last time that he left a game feeling like this:
"Against (RB) Nick Chubb [in the 2018 Rose Bowl]."

On not having the type of game he wanted:
"That is just how it works. You are not always going to have a perfect day. You are not always going to have the day that you envision. It just comes down to when something goes wrong, why did it go wrong? Think about it and fix it on the fly. You have to be a great in-game adjuster at this level. To whatever they are throwing at us, we have to react to it and play well. I will be the first to tell you, I did not do that today."

On if the ankle may linger:

On if he slipped in the first quarter:
"Yeah, on the tarp on the sideline."

On if he did any private work with WR Damion Ratley to catch him up to speed the past few days:
"No, we did the same stuff that we were doing with everybody. Just giving him signals and doing our fundamentals. We are not going to over-complicate it for him. We are not going to make him think. Just let him play fast. I think that Ratley did a great job today. I think that he stepped up big time. He would be the first to tell you that he would like to have that flea-flicker back. Other than that, I am very proud of how he stepped in."

On RB Duke Johnson Jr.'s performance with more touches:
"I think that there is a reason that Duke has had success here. We have known that. It is just that when we have the weapons that we do – there were a bunch of times today that they doubled up on (WR) Jarvis (Landry) and keying in on him, and that opened up opportunities for Duke. I said it last week, we have to play the numbers game if teams want to do that and have to take advantage of it."

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