Ravens Players (12.17.22)


Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins (full transcript):

On if the Ravens ran the ball as desired:

“We were running the football well, but part of this is on me. I don’t have my speed and I don’t have the normal speed that I had right now, and I am going to continue to work to get it. We would score touchdowns if I just score from deep. I am going to put that on me because that is what the team drafted me for is to make plays like that. We are going to continue to get better, the running game is going to continue to get better and it is going to keep stacking.”


On if he would have scored on the long run today, if fully healthy:

“Yes, of course. It is definitely a touchdown, and I will get it back”


On if there was frustration when not getting the ball on fourth-and-1:

“I always want to be the guy that they look tom but whatever the coaches call, we have to make it work. We have to join each other and be together. When they call something, we have to do it and we have to convert. It is not on anyone except for us. We have to take a look in the mirror and we will.”


On Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh’s comment about everything going wrong around Ravens QB Tyler Huntley:

“We just have to make plays. Me, receivers, the playmakers and the playmakers we call playmakers, we need to make plays for our quarterback. We can’t leave him back there without anybody to make a play. Even if somebody is tightly covered, we have to make a play. We are going to work on that, too. We are going to work on that. I know the guys in there and the receivers, they are going to work on that, and we are going to get it right.”


On everything that the team wants in the 2022 season still being in front of it and how they take that mindset moving forward:

“Everything we want is still in front of us. We are going to keep stacking. We are going to take it game by game. We can’t look ahead. We can’t look to the next opponent that we are playing. We are going to stack it, we are going to get ready for Atlanta and we are going to do everything we can to win that game. Then we are going to do everything we can to win the next game, win the next play and win the next second. I have faith in our guys because that is how we are in the locker room.”


On if the Ravens offense feels frustrated:

“We are frustrated for sure. It is on us, though. It is not on the coach, and it is not on any of the coaches. It is on us. We have to score. Like I said, we have to make plays. We are not making the plays. We are not scoring touchdowns, and somebody has to score them. I take ownership in that, too because I am not scoring the long ones whenever they are there. I have to do that. It is on me. I have to do that, and I have to be a sparkplug.”


On defeating the Steelers but not getting a win today:

“Yes, it is definitely disappointing. They are a talented team. They have guys on the defense that are good, Pro Bowl guys. Any given Sunday, you know that is what it is. It is not a cakewalk in the NFL. Any team can beat any team. They beat us today. We were not the better team today. We are going to get back to the drawing board, and we are going to fix it. When we get to the playoffs, we will address that and we will be ready.”


Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey (full transcript):

On the state of the Ravens following tonight’s loss with three games to play:

“You know, weirdly we are in a good spot I think. Everything is kind of still in front of us. I felt we had a strong week of preparation coming into this game. I think we all felt like we left one out there. Someone just said in the locker room that you can’t let this one beat you twice. Even though we are in a good spot right now, it just feels like we are like a wounded dog. I think let 24 hours go by, come back to reality and then come back to whatever day we are in this week and get back to work on Atlanta.”


On whether the whole team feels the frustration when the offense is unable to score a TD:

“I think in years past when we haven’t been able to like six years ago early on, maybe I felt the team was frustrated at times. The thing about this team is that it doesn’t faze us really, which really is a compliment to the defense. We just go out there and try to do our job. Sometimes I get excited when we have a turnover and we have to go out there because I want to get a three-and-out right there. We feel like we are a resilient team, but you would be surprised at how much energy we have when we go turn it over on downs, have a pick or have a fumble. Obviously, we have to lead offensively and points have to be scored, but to answer your question, does it feel frustrating? No, it doesn’t.”


On the potential for the Ravens QBs and WRs after seeing them in practice:

“I think it seemed like we moved the ball very easy on the Browns. I’m not sure what went down. We were getting in the red zone a couple times and here and there, but I think the Browns did a good job of bowing up. In practice, it’s very competitive practices. The guys we have – D-Rob (Ravens WR Demarcus Robinson), D-Jack (Ravens WR DeSean Jackson), Pro (Ravens WR James Proche II), (Ravens WR Devin) Duvernay – we really have guys. To get in the red zone and not be able to capitalize was frustrating for those guys, but we will keep working. Everything is still in front of us like I said so that really gives us a lot of excitement.”


On what the team says to K Justin Tucker when he misses one:

“He just tried to say in the locker room that game was on him, and I think everybody in the locker room was like, ‘Don’t ever say that again.’ He has won us too many games. He is the best for a reason. There is never a time when Justin Tucker loses us a game. He is great. That is the last person I think anyone is worried about at all. We don’t even let those words… If he even thinks that for a second, we are here to pick him up. He has picked us up many times and bailed us out so many times. Justin Tucker, he is just great – a great character guy and A great leader on this team. He will continue to not have many days like this.”


Ravens K Justin Tucker:

On what he said to the team in the locker room postgame:

“I just made it a point to let a number of my teammates know that I felt like this one was on me. As someone who feels like I am a leader in this locker room, I think that is the example that needs to be set. Anytime any one of us feels like we fall short and we do acknowledge it. We need to be accountable so that we can learn from our mistakes and move on and do everything that we can in our power to be 1-0 next week when Atlanta comes to Baltimore.”


On his philosophy on not comparing separate misses:

“Every kick is unique in and of itself. Approaching any kick with the mindset of where you are thinking about another one. Whether it is a potential game-winner or a kick that you missed earlier in the game. For me, approaching any kick with any mindset other than this is the kick that I need to make in this moment of time, that is just doing myself and my teammates a disservice. Did I happen to miss a couple today in a row? Yeah, I definitely did. When we go out and we put points on the board, we make the kick and today I missed two, and they happen to be back-to-back in a tough environment with tough conditions. But the only thing that we can do as professionals is try to learn from what happened on the previous kick and then treat the next one as its own unique entity and make it for what it is worth in that moment.”


On having the support of his teammates:

“That is part of being on a team. That is part of being on this team. That is part of playing for the Baltimore Ravens. That is something that we take great pride in. Every single one of us can point to ourselves and will point to ourselves first and foremost and say, ‘What could I have done to be better today to help us win the game’ and if there is anything there we are going to do to identify it. We are going to work through it and we are going to do it together with the support of our teammates. When I say that, I expect my teammates to say, ‘I got your back,’ because I said the exact same thing to (Ravens QB Tyler Huntley) Snoop, ‘I got your back.’ We all got each other’s back and that is why this is a special team and why we are not going to bat an eye at this one. We are going to do everything that we can in our power to just go back to work and make the most of our next opportunity when Atlanta comes to town.”


Ravens OLB Roquan Smith (full transcript):

On the Ravens defense’s performance on a night when the offense was struggling:

“I would say not good enough when you just look from a standpoint of if they don’t score, they don’t win. I think a lot of guys in the locker room have that same type of mindset so that is what we have to do. There are plays personally I wish I could get back out there. I’m sure everyone on the defensive side has plays they wish they could get back, as well. That is all we need to really focus on – just us and how we can get better.”


On Ravens OLB Justin Houston having a sack taken away on a facemask penalty and Cleveland taking the ball down the field for a TD:

“I would just say a lot of that was just self-inflicted wounds. I had a play on that drive that I wish I could get back. I’m sure J-Hou wishes he could have brought his hand down, but it is not one play. It was a variety of plays throughout. I know all of the guys are going to hone in on that this week and try to get better and not let those plays beat us twice this coming week.”


On if it is tough to move past a game like today’s and still remain focused on the big picture:

“Not at all. It is tough that we lost because you want to win each and every game you suit up for. That is why you play the game, and anyone who says they don’t, I don’t know why you are playing. It sucks, but we just have to get better from this game. We can’t let this game beat us twice. Hats off to those guys. They played a better game than us collectively. We just have to get better this week and shift our focus to Atlanta, let this one sting because it does and get better from it.”


Ravens G Kevin Zeitler:

On the mindset of the Ravens offense:

“I will say this, we did the things that we do well, well, once again. Classic Ravens football. But some of the things that have been biting us came back to bite us once again. The inability to score. Shout out to our defense. Any time they only give up 13 points, there should be no team that should beat us. Big shout out to the Browns for playing extremely well. We knew they play really well at home. They have that home-field advantage. We did not get it done tonight. Instead of celebrating, we have to sit down and get this figured out. We cannot let this happen, because it has been the same all five in some way or another. We have a group of guys here who are going to work hard and get it done, and get back to work real quick.”


On if it was frustrating not being able to score despite running for close to 200 yards:

“Always. Some days you are able to get a ton of offense and you cannot score. The ball just did not roll our way today. Obviously, it is on us. You should not rush for 200 yards and have three punts.”


On if the Ravens offense will automatically improve when Ravens QB Lamar Jackson returns:

“Lamar is a heck of a player. He can do things that no one else can do. He is definitely part of the puzzle, but, as I think we have all said here, we believe in (Ravens QB) Tyler (Huntley). Last year, we were able to score a bunch with him back there too. Everyone has a role somewhere somehow. We did some things well, but we were not able to put it all together. We have to get it figured out.”


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