BEREA, Ohio | Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits
BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield has become the NFL’s unwanted poster boy for helmet-to-helmet hits.
Twice this season, Cleveland’s rookie quarterback has been struck in the head by tacklers during games and both times the officials failed to call a penalty for the obvious infractions.
Mayfield’s trying not to take oversights personally.
“They just have to find their consistency,” he said of the erratic calls. “With every ref it’s different — how they see it, how they’re seeing the plays, momentum with the whistle, when it’s blown, stuff like that.