public comments last week for running back Duke Johnson. Multiple teammates reportedly had some strong private comments for Mayfield.According to Mike Silver of NFL Media https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Antonio-Callaway-Jersey , “several veteran Browns players” approached Mayfield “to register their displeasure.” Silver says that the players and Mayfield “hashed out their differences.”Johnson has been asking for a trade, and he skipped voluntary offseason workouts in order to express his displeasure with his status, given the presence of Nick Chubb and the offseason signing of Kareem Hunt. Said Mayfield at the team’s mandatory minicamp (which Johnson attended): “If we have guys that want to be here, they’ll show that, they’ll voice that. Obviously he’s going to handle his stuff how he wants, but you’re either on this train or you’re not, it’s moving. You can get out of the way or you can join us, so it is what it is.”The comments were more confusing than offensive, because Johnson to get off the train. And for good reason. He’s due to make $1.6 million this year, and the Browns need him given that Hunt will miss the first eight games of the season. Come next year, however, Johnson’s salary doubles to $3.6 million. And the Browns will be less likely to keep him.So Johnson is pushing the issue now, hopeful for a trade to a team where he can prove his worth for 2020, because next year his contract becomes far less attractive for trade purposes.Veteran players took some offense because Mayfield came dangerously close to getting in between a teammate and his financial arrangements Britton Colquitt Jersey , under the guise of the kind of rah-rah stuff that simply doesn’t apply to the NFL like it does to college and high school football.The best news for the Browns is that things were quickly hashed out between Mayfield and his veteran teammates. Mayfield is still young and learning, but he has the ability to connect with his teammates in a unique way, and he surely used that charisma to work through the concerns that were brought to him. The mere fact that teammates felt comfortable raising the concerns shows that there’s already a special relationship between Mayfield and his teammates. The Browns' highly anticipated opener turned into one giant, yellow flag.Talk about a false start.The Browns were called for 18 penalties — their most since 1951 — and quarterback Baker Mayfield injured his right hand while being sacked for a safety and throwing three interceptions in a 43-13 thrashing on Sunday by the Tennessee Titans, who ruined a party Cleveland had been planning for months.It was all supposed to be different for these Browns, revitalized by the addition of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr.Instead, it was more of the same."That is not the way we want to be represented," said first-year coach Freddie Kitchens, who put on a brave face following his team's demoralizing 2019 debut. "We lost our discipline and we lost our composure. ... I did not see it coming."No one did. Except maybe the Titans."I'm gonna be honest with you, man, they were who we thought they were," said Tennessee tight end Delanie Walker, who had two touchdown catches. "If you want to crown them, crown 'em."The Browns were favored to win their first season opener in 15 years Tyrod Taylor Jersey , and after taking the opening kickoff, Mayfield drove the offense 73 yards for a TD in the opening five minutes. Things looked promising, and Cleveland's crowd was roaring at unsafe decibels.But rookie Austin Seibert missed the extra point, and the penalties began piling up like laundry in front of a washing machine.Cleveland was called for 10 infractions in the first half, with starting left tackle Greg Robinson's ejection for kicking Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro in the head the most egregious act."We do not tolerate that," Kitchens said. "That is unacceptable."Vaccaro isn't sure what prompted Robinson's reaction."I knocked him over and he kicked me in my head," Vaccaro said. "I thought it was funny. It's going to be a hefty fine, I feel bad for him. I didn't want him to get ejected. We were taught on this team, no dumb penalties."The Browns are still learning.Kitchens couldn't explain why his team was so undisciplined by he vowed to make the necessary corrections before the Browns visit the New York Jets one week from Monday.""We are not changing anything," he said. "I believe in what we are doing. Our players believe in what we are doing. We had a lot of situations we put ourselves in today that made it very difficult to get to the point where we could overcome some of the things that we were doing wrong."We are going to keep staying to course, keep our head down and keep working."The Browns fell to 1-19-1 in season openers, with the lone win coming in 2004.Mayfield, who was sacked five times, left FirstEnergy Stadium with his right hand wrapped. The team said X-rays taken after the game were negative and he should be ready for next week.Playing behind a patchwork line following Robinson's disqualification and an injury to backup left tackle Kendall Lamm Baker Mayfield Color Rush Jersey , Mayfield completed 25 of 38 passes for 285 yards and one touchdown.But he couldn't get Cleveland's offense into any kind of rhythm because of the penalties.Mayfield tried to find positives from an otherwise awful afternoon. He's confident his teammates will regroup and rally."Because everybody is going to throw us in the trash," he said. "I think that is good. I know what type of men we have in this locker room. Quite frankly, I do not give a damn what happens on the outside. I know how we are going to react. I know what we are going to do."We are going to bounce back. We have a Monday night game coming up, so we do not really care. We are ready to go."Beckham, who had seven catches for 71 yards in his debut, said as long as the Browns clean up their mistakes, they'll be fine."We need to be more disciplined," he said. "It is the first game so whether we lost by one point or 40 points, it still says an 'L' on the records. It is nothing to panic about. Adversity has to come at some point in the season, so why not right now?"