First Call: 49ers’ Nick Bosa, Richard Sherman mock Browns’ Baker Mayfield after ‘MNF’ romp
In Tuesday’s “First Call,” San Francisco is really enjoying beating up Baker Mayfield. Charlie Morton continues to shine in the MLB playoffs. And we see — um — a unique football formation.
Sweet, sweet revenge
Back when Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was at Oklahoma, he made waves by planting his school’s flag on the turf at Ohio Stadium after his Sooners beat the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Nick Bosa (from Ohio State) just sacked Baker Mayfield (from Oklahoma) and celebrated by pretending to wave a giant flag and stick it into the ground.
— Rob Connett (@RobConnett1) October 8, 2019
OSU product Nick Bosa seems to have been harboring some resentment over that for a while. Because when the San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman sacked Mayfield Monday night, he mimicked the flag plant.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 8, 2019
Mayfield was sacked four times on the night. San Francisco won 31-3. They improved to 4-0. The Browns fell to 2-3. Cleveland next has to play the Seattle Seahawks (4-1) and the New England Patriots (5-0).
More Baker bashing
Bosa wasn’t the only one piling on Mayfield. Richard Sherman ripped him after the game, too.
The 49ers cornerback was upset that Mayfield wouldn’t shake hands during the pregame coin toss. “That’s some college s—-. It’s ridiculous,” Sherman said via NFL.com. “We’re all trying to get psyched up, but shaking hands with your opponent — that’s NFL etiquette. And when you pull bush league stuff, that’s disrespectful to the game.”
Sherman lecturing someone on etiquette is ironic. But he’s not wrong.
“There’s no reason for him to say and do those things, especially given how little he’s accomplished,” Sherman said of Mayfield. “That’s where he’s gonna have to grow up. He might get there, but he has a long way to go.”
He’s not wrong there either.
More from Morton
Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton helped to extend the American League Divisional Series against the Houston Astros.
He won his Game 3 start 10-3 for the Tampa Bay Rays Monday. The right-hander only allowed one run in five innings, striking out nine batters.
A dominant start from Charlie Morton has @RaysBaseball in position to take Game 3!
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) October 7, 2019
Morton won the AL Wild Card Game in Oakland, too.
Diego Castillo pitches Game 4 for the Rays against Houston’s Justin Verlander Tuesday night at 7:07 p.m.
Steelers should try this
If the Steelers are going to bust out the wildcat formation, maybe they’ll try this next.
He really hit it with the split at the end 😆
(via Coach Brian McGaugh) pic.twitter.com/Bwno0iV4tw
— ESPN (@espn) October 8, 2019
Landing the split was the most impressive part. Who would do that job for the Steelers? Who would replicate that kid?
Zach Banner as the extra tight end? Maybe bring Tyson Alualu over from defense again? They seem fascinated with Johnny Holton and Ryan Switzer. How about trying one of those guys?