RB Nick Chubb (1.3.21)

RB Nick Chubb:

On his determination during the first long run and how bad he wanted to get the win today: 

“I was determined to get into the end zone. The whole team, we all played determined today. We did whatever it took to win, and we came out with the win.”

On if the Browns have a ‘not done yet’ mentality and the team’s celebration after the game:

“I agree with that. Our goal wasn’t just to make the playoffs; it was to go further. That is what we are planning to do.”

On the Browns’ performance second half:

“We pulled together. Whatever it takes, that was our mindset – whatever it takes to win the game.”

On G Joel Bitonio’s message to the team after the game:

“He was excited. He has been around for a long time and has not had as much success as he has wanted to. Things have changed, and he is a part in the change in culture. He has been here since the beginning. We all play hard for him, and we are all having fun.”

On if he also wanted to reach the playoffs this year for his teammates, particularly those who have been with the team for several years:

“Oh, 100 percent.”

On reaching 1,000 yards this season on the first TD run, especially after missing four games this year:

“It is definitely a special moment for me, but I can’t take all the credit. The O line does a tremendous job blocking and opening up holes. It is a team stat for me to hit 1,000 yards. I thank everyone for that.”

On his 61 rushing yards and TD on the first drive to get the team going:

“We came out hot. We came out ready to play. It showed on the first drive.”

On the challenges the Browns faced in the past week due to COVID-19 and if it that was one the hardest things the team has faced all year:

“Yeah, it was tough, but this whole year has been nothing that has been certain. We have been changing schedule the whole year. It is always something different. I feel like we are used to it now. We just adjust and adapt.”

On if Head Coach Kevin Stefanski was the main person who led the team through adversity in the past week and the year:

“Yeah, he did a great job of keeping us calm. We also have great leaders on this team that did the same thing.”

On what gives the team and fans confidence that the Browns can win a playoff game:

“This team plays hard. No matter who we are playing, we are always right there in the game. Just have to find a way to win. With all of the preparation we put into it, it is going to be good. We will have a good shot at anything.”

On playing the Steelers again next week at Heinz Field during the AFC Wild Card round:

“We are ready for whoever we are playing. We have to go in this week, have a great week of practice and work out whenever we play or whoever we play.”

 

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