RB Kareem Hunt (12.14.20)

RB Kareem Hunt:

On QB Baker Mayfield’s performance and what Mayfield showed the team tonight, particularly after rallying following the interception:

“He is no quitter. He believed we could go score and win this game, and we all did. That is what we have to do to be a good team and win games like that.”

On how this game will help prepare the Browns for tough matchups moving forward:

“Honestly, I think that was a good test. We just have to find a way to win that game. We have been in that situation now, and next time, we have to make it happen and find a way to win that game.”

On whether the Browns proved something tonight given the result in Week 1:

“We believe we can play with anybody. Honestly, this just shows that we can play with anybody. We have to find a way to win those type of ball games like that.”

On Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s performance and returning to finish the game-winning drive:

“He is a big time player. He is a heck of a player, and we have to find a way to disrupt some of those big plays right there at the end when he came back. Hats off to him.”

On how heartbreaking or emotionally draining it is to come away with a loss in a close battle like tonight:

“Some of these little bumps and bruises are going to hurt a little bit more because we did not bring that win home. It is tough. I go out there and leave it all out on the field every time I touch the field. Not to come away with a win is tough. We have to find a way. I am proud that we fought. I feel like everybody left it out there on the field.”

On the last offensive drive and catching multiple passes, including the TD:

“I was just trying to make the most. I knew we needed the seven. When I get an opportunity to make a play, I am always going to try to be there to do that for the team. Baker just happened to find me, and I was able to make a guy miss. At that point in time, I was not going to be stopped from getting in.”

On what this game show about Mayfield’s leadership:

“He is a winner. He wants to win and is a hard worker. I like a guy like that on my team. Baker is doing a great job of leading us and finding ways to keep us in the ball game.”

On if is growing throughout this season, including the past few weeks:

“Absolutely. He is hitting wide open checks to the RBs now and stuff like that. He is just seeing the whole picture, making the throws and taking what they give us. He is doing a great job of just being a playmaker. Baker is one heck of a quarterback.”

On how Mayfield has proven himself after responding to criticism earlier in the season:

“He is just blocking out the noise. He is coming into work every day and trying to get better. That is all he can do. He is doing a great job of putting us in this position right now. We are still sitting OK, but I would like to win a game like that.”


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