Browns Players (10.16.22)


S Grant Delpit:

On today’s loss and how to improve:

“They beat us up and down the field. We have to be better with our practice and play by play in the game.”


On if the Browns need to make significant changes:

“No, I think it is the little things like (QB) Jacoby (Brissett) and (Head) Coach (Kevin) Stefanski said. We need to pay attention to details, and it transforms over.”


On Patriots TE Hunter Henry’s long TD and if he was trying to jam Henry at the line of scrimmage:

“I slipped and fell and can’t let that up. It is third-and-1 so it is a high percentage run situation, and the Patriots schemed it up and slow released him. I slipped and fell and gave up the touchdown.”


On Patriots QB Bailey Zappe’s performance today:

“He completed passes he needed to complete. The offense made plays for him. We left guys open, and he stepped up. It is the NFL so it is the next guy up.”


DE Myles Garrett

On his shoulder feels:

“It could be better. I have been dealing with it since the [one-car] accident and trying to manage it and be in the best position to play come Sunday. Certain falls and tackles are going to aggravate it and make it worse. At the end of the day, I want to win. This whole team wants to win, and I am always going to put them first. I am always going to go out there and try my very best, no matter what is ailing me or how bad I am hurting or aching. I am going to put my guys first, and we are going to go out there and play our best ball. I played today, and I will be playing next week.”


On the Browns losing three consecutive games despite having talent on the roster:

“It is hard for me to answer that. I think we all have to come together tomorrow to come back with that answer. Look in the mirror, not only at yourself, but in the film and look at your position. You can’t be scared to tell your teammates what is and what isn’t. We have to be able to call a man out and not be afraid to be called out yourself. At the end of the day, there are a lot of mistakes going on on the field – a lot of big plays, downs and first downs – and it is killing us. We are getting ourselves behind, and we are taking ourselves out of ball games that we have a chance to win. We just have to hold each other accountable.”


On if a lot of the lack of production in the past three losses is the result of the Browns beating themselves with mistakes:

“A lot of it. A lot of it is us beating ourselves. Credit to those teams because they go out there and make those plays to win the game, but we put ourselves behind the sticks and out of position more times than we really should, and they are capitalizing on those mistakes that we are making. At the end of the day, if we are making those plays we are supposed to, then they won’t get those big plays.”


On QB Jacoby Brissett taking accountability and a leadership role in the Browns locker room:

“The man loves football. It is his team. He loves being here, and he wants to win. It means a lot to him, which really speaks to me. It is early on in the season and we aren’t where we are supposed to be, but it means a lot to him. It means enough for him to step up there and talk to us as teammates, the coaches, the other staff and everyone involved. It is a team effort. Everyone in this organization has to be on the same page and have to have a desire to correct things and win.”


On if the Browns have what it takes to turn things around ahead of the Ravens game:

“I’m not thinking that anyone is going to back down from the Ravens or any other team. I don’t think anyone in that locker room is going to roll over and lay down for any team that comes our way. It isn’t hard to learn from wins, but each loss, you have to go look within yourself and look at your teammates and really see what is going wrong. If we execute, the score will take care of itself.”


On if Brissett is putting too much of the responsibility of losses on himself:

“No, that is what he should do. At the end of the day, I put it on myself for the defense not playing well. I am sure if you ask every man in that locker room, he would think that there were one or two plays that he could have changed to win the game. Jacoby feels the same. I feel the same. Special teams feels the same. It is a collective effort, but individually, we all have a couple that we want to get back. It falls on all of our shoulders, but I feel like mine especially. I am supposed to be the star player on defense, and I have to make more plays.”


On if breaking the Browns single-season sack record registered with him during the game:

“It comes with a loss. It is nice to be recognized and honored, but at the end of the day, winners are remembered, and we aren’t winning. I can have all of the individual records I want and that will come and go, but winners are in the hearts of people forever, especially in this town, so we have to turn this around.”


RB Kareem Hunt:

On losing in front of the home crowd:

“It is awful. It is terrible. You definitely don’t want to see that and want to protect that home field.”


On frustration with the Browns’ lack of production in the run game today:

“It is very difficult. We need everybody to be on the same page from the offensive line to the quarterback and the running backs. I know we could have figured it out and found a way to still run the ball.”


On turnovers by QB Jacoby Brissett today:

“It is tough, but we still have to find a way to rally behind him and take some of that pressure off of him. It is part of the game, and he is not going to be perfect.”


On how critical the next two games are facing the Ravens and Bengals in back-to-back AFC North contests:

“Yeah, they are critical. They are division opponents, and we need to win those games if we want to win the division. We have to forget this game and get ready for next week.”


S John Johnson III:

On how to move on after three consecutive losses:

“We have to watch the tape and move on quickly because we have a division game on the road, and those are the ones that matter.”


On the Patriots making game-changing plays:

“It is just like a team thing. We play a game all about momentum, and when you have it, you have to keep it. They did a great job with that, and that is just something that we have to understand as a team and get better at.”


On frustrations with having to address common issues on defense following recent losses:

“We definitely want to win, and it doesn’t matter if we give up 500 yards as long as we win. It is definitely getting frustrating to have to keep talking about losses.”



On if the Browns are confident they can turn things around moving forward:

“100 percent. We just have to go out and do it. These division games are super important. We are 1-0 right now [in the division], and we have an opportunity to make that 2-0 on Sunday.”


On how to resolve communication and tackling issues on defense:

“They are going to make plays. They get paid, too. It was better today. We just have to do our jobs a little bit better, and the score didn’t reflect how we played that game.”


LB Jacob Phillips:

On the Browns locker room remaining confident after tough losses:

“I think the confidence comes from the people that we have in the room and in the building. I think that everything that we have within the organization, starting with the owners, the GMs and the coaches, we have given ourselves a chance to have a winning team. Despite the losses, we still have a fighting chance so the confidence will always be there.”


On facing top-level NFL QBs in the stretch of upcoming games:

“Obviously, a quarterback can make a team go round and we have some top quarterbacks coming up, but we have guys at every level who can make plays. That is what it is going to take, and we are going to have to play as a team and sooner or later the success will follow.”


On disappointment after a third consecutive loss:

“It is the third one in a row. Coming into the season, you have high expectations as a team, and these losses hurt especially when they are at home. We have to move on, get ready and prepare for next week. All week, you expect to win, and when you show up to the stadium on Sundays, you expect to win. It is definitely disappointing to lose, and especially when you lose at home, that is a tough pill to swallow.”


LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah:

On the biggest challenges with missed tackles and communication issues on defense:

“I think you listed the things we need to work on. Again, those are the things we need to fix and go back to the fundamentals and basics. We need to stick together more as a team and make sure we go 100 percent on the things we do and not make any mistakes. I had a mistake today that caused a big play with the tight end down the seam.”


On if there is added pressure after three consecutive losses to make corrections in practice:

“Yeah, there is good pressure and bad pressure. I think this is a great opportunity for us to show how to bounce back and how to execute these next 10 games. Make sure we get those right, and we will be alright.”


On if the Browns defense remains confidence in its scheme and coaching staff:

“Yeah, absolutely. We just have to do what the coaches ask us to do. They have their responsibility and we have ours, and once we combine them and make them 100 percent, we will be good.”


CB Greedy Williams:

On if he expected to have help on the Patriots TD:

“No, I just have to do better in coverage, jam him out and get him out of the route. That one was on me.”


On how the Browns bounce back after three consecutive losses:

“We have to find a way in practice. No matter what, we have to find a way and translate that to the game.”


On the commitment to stopping the run this week:

“We have to stop everything. We are the defense. That is what we are built for.”


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