CB Denzel Ward (11.1.20)

CB Denzel Ward:

On how frustrating it was to not be able to stop the Raiders on third down, particularly in the fourth quarter:

“It was very frustrating. That is our goal going onto the field is to be able to get off the field on third down, and make plays. We were just not able to do that.”

On how difficult it was to be without DE Myles Garrett following his injury earlier in the game:

“Guys just have to step up, but we would love to have Myles out there on the field whenever we can. We have players who can play, come in a play and still get the job done. Players just have to be able to come in and step up.”

On if he agrees with QB Baker Mayfield that it is frustrating to be 5-3 heading into the bye week:

“Yeah, it is a very frustrating loss. A lot of things we have to fix and work on. Just have to get better during this bye week and come back stronger.”

On taking any solace for being in a good position at 5-3:

“I will see come bye week. We have a lot of work to do over this bye week and get better and get ready for this next game.”

On how frustrating it was that the Raiders had 208 yards rushing and 37:43 time of possession:

“It was just a very frustrating game overall. We were not able to get off the field on third down. We have to do better stopping the run and find a way to come out with a win in the game.”

On if today’s game felt winnable and if there were missed opportunities:

“I definitely believe so. It was a very frustrating game. I thought me personally that I did not do enough to help the team win or make enough plays. Just have to get better during this bye week and find a way to get the next win next game.”

On Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow’s TD catch that was reviewed:

“To me, it looked like it was an incomplete pass, but that is just how the game goes sometimes. The refs looked it over, and you can only control what you can control so you have to play the next play.”

On if his forced fumble late in the fourth quarter that was recovered by the Raiders could have been a turning point in the game:

“That was frustrating, too, that we were not able to get it. I could not get back in there to pick it up. That could have been a turning point in the game, but we just have to capitalize on opportunities like those next time.”

On if the Browns feel like a 5-3 team or a better team than the record reflects:

“I definitely feel we are better than that, and a lot of these games are games we could have won. We just have to find a way to finish next time. Like I said, get better during this bye week and see what we can do to get the win next game.”

 

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