Especially when you're in front of a nationally-syndicated audience.
On Thursday, Baker Mayfield was a guest on FS1's The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Thursday. And he came prepared to do battle with Cowherd, one of his biggest critics who once called the No. 1 overall pick "undraftable."
You can watch the host and Heisman winner debate it out below. Caution: It gets awfully spicy.
Tell 'em how you really feel, Baker.
Pro players from other teams couldn't help but chime in, too.
Mayfield famously remembers every critique. According to Sports Illustrated, he keeps a running list of all his social media haters. Just look at how he prepared for the Cowherd interview: