CLEVELAND, Ohio – It is not lost to the Steelers that Baker Mayfield suffered a rib injury during his 32-23 victory over the Colts on Sunday and that he is ill to head to the big fight in Pittsburgh this weekend.
“I’m not a doctor,” Hayward said in a video interview with Steelers reporters. “I’m not going to sit here and tell you I know how bruised he is. But in the end, I’m just trying to impose a good punishment. “
Mayfield was practically restricted on Wednesday and admitted he was still ill. He did not throw the ball in separate training sessions during the first 1
After the victory over Colts, he said, “Mom didn’t make a fuss.” He may need a jacket, but he will be there.
“Yeah, kind of like the whole right side,” Mayfield said. “It’s all intertwined right there. I’m lucky with the way I landed that it wasn’t directly on my shoulder – it was rolling a bit. Obviously, it could have been a lot worse.”
The Steelers inflicted a lot of pain with 4: 0 this season, reaching an average of five sacks per level in a league match. TJ Watt leads the team with 4.5 sacks and 13 goals. Stephen Tweet is second with 3.5 sacks and 10 hits.
“As a defense, you want to make sure the quarterback feels you,” Hayward said. “You want to make sure he’s thinking about rushing.” All those other things, his injuries, so be it. We play a physical game. He will go up there and try to be a warrior for his team, but it is up to us to make him think about this injury during the day. “
Mayfield, who has been sacked just seven times this season behind his strong O-line, knows what he and Browns are up against 4-1.
“It’s a great test for us,” he said. “Another great defense. They carry a physical challenge. They carry dirty pockets. They’re going to hit you. They’re trying to impose their will. That’s what our division is for. We have to play this ball, combine that energy and go beyond it. extremely talented, but the thinking of the Steelers’ defense is that they play as a whole and play together. That’s the challenge we face. “
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