TE David Njoku (12.28.22)


On the team’s mindset this week against Washington after being eliminated from playoff contention:

“We have our job to do, and we intend on doing it. We are going to put our best foot forward. It is going to be a good game against Washington.”


On processing being eliminated from playoff contention:

“Obviously, it is tough. At the same time, like I just said, we also still have a job to do. We intend to do it. We are going to give it all we got.”


On QB Deshaun Watson’s progression and growth in the Browns offense:

“A lot of progress and a lot of growth for sure in just these past couple of weeks that he has been with us. I am really excited for the future. Obviously, it is tough right now, but it is what it is. We are going to move forward.”


On saying postgame that he let the team down not catching the final pass to him and if it has been hard dealing with the drop over the past few days:

“Obviously, but it is just one of those things I have to just keep going because we have to move forward. I own up to that completely. I think it is my fault completely. It is what it is so we have to move on. Have to lead by example, work hard in practice, give it all in the game and just keep pushing.”


On individual and team goals for the final two games of the season:

“Just going to show how bad do we want to win, no matter even though we are out of the playoffs and everything, and how much we just love the game of football. Playing for your pride, playing for your brothers and giving it all you have for them, even though we are not going to advance.”


On if he feels frustrated, disappointed or angry about missing the playoffs this year:

“All of the above. All of the above. Going into every year, you always have high hopes and high goals. When you don’t reach them, it is upsetting, especially when you work so hard, you see your teammates working really hard and everything. To not get there, it is tough. Just is life. It is what it is. We have to keep going.”


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