"I think he is helping the team", Freddie Kitchens said. "What happened happened and it was unfortunate".
"I learned what not to do", Murray said.
"It's been addressed and [Mayfield] understands how to handle things like that moving forward". It's been phenomenal to watch, so it's going to be fun to go out there with Kyler and compete against him. There are many strong relationships there and it will be a great confrontation.
What could've Kingsbury done differently?
"I can't answer that for him", Mayfield said as the Browns (6-7) prepared for Sunday's road game against the Arizona Cardinals (3-9-1).
"I had the conversations I needed to within our building", Mayfield said. "So I don't really know why he would change".
Mayfield knows he's still got some growing up to do, and that maybe mending fences in talking with Kingsbury helped him mature.
Mayfield was a walk-on at Texas Tech when Kingsbury, who starred as a QB at the school, was one of college football's rising coaching stars. Cardinals LB Terrell Suggs, who played for Baltimore for 16 years, has 19 career sacks vs. Browns.
"It was a long time ago". "We've talked since, played against him a few times since and so it's exactly that, we're in a good place". Obviously he is trying to beat me this week, I am trying to beat him. He may not hold a grudge against Kingsbury anymore, but he may still bring the same level intensity into Arizona on Sunday. "Those are conversations that we've had". The Red Raiders closed out the season with five straight losses, including three starts by Mayfield. "When I got healthy, I didn't know why I wasn't playing right away".
"A game we should've won", he told reporters after the game.
"I think that's where the frustration comes from", Mayfield said, "and we can sense that". "I know that just from personal experience obviously, and they adapt to what he does".
He later said: "For the public, he is obviously a rebel guy, but no, he's a great guy, and I hope to play against him on Sunday". Fitzgerald hasn't committed to playing a 17th season, but Kingsbury said there's no doubt the team wants him back. I loved Lubbock and I loved my teammates. "It's going to be kind of special just to be on the same field. It was all that". Having proven successful in the spring, Mayfield won the first quarterback job at Texas Tech. He used it as motivation, outdueling Patrick Mahomes in a record-shattering 66-59 Oklahoma victory. "Huge competitor", Kingsbury said. "He's an interception machine and doesn't do anything but rub people the wrong way".
"He's a victor. Tremendous competitor, " said Kingsbury.
"You could see the skill set and how talented he was, and to be honest a guy like that he just refuses to be denied, " he said. An explosive, powerful runner, Chubb can breakout from anywhere and his success is crucial to the overall success of the offense.
Kingsbury praised Mayfield, saying he saw the talent that turned his former QB into the No. 1 general pick from the beginning. "It shows you how much he really wants to win, the things that I've continuously said about it". "Not one time did anybody offer a rest day or anything but I'm tough right?"