Baker Mayfield plays dumb after Hue Jackson stare down

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday Dec. 23 2018 in Cleveland

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday Dec. 23 2018 in Cleveland

The fact that Mayfield wasn't the Week One starter could be one of the reasons for Mayfield's decision to stare down former Browns coach Hue Jackson and then to say, essentially, "Flick?" The rookie gunslinger strutted down the sideline while glaring at Jackson after the deep pass.

Baker when asked about staring at Hue: "I don't know what you're talking about". "We won. David did not score on that play".

To interim coach Gregg Williams, Cleveland's surge this season isn't a surprise. Mayfield and his teammates have made it very clear how they feel about Jackson, in previous comments. Mayfield, who has excelled since Jackson was sacked October 29, was caught by the television cameras running right by the Cincinnati sideline, with his head turned to where Jackson was standing. There was a CBS graphic comparing resumes of the NFL's longest-tenured head coaches that served as a visual reminder of what Marvin Lewis-coached teams haven't accomplished.

Jackson's move to the division rival Bengals didn't sit well with Mayfield and he hasn't been coy about showing his emotions.

When informed that images of the staredown were all over social media, Mayfield was unmoved.

The last time? The Browns faced the San Francisco 49ers at home in Week 17 of the 2007 season with Derek Anderson at quarterback facing former Heisman Trophy victor, Chris Weinke for the Niners.

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