WR Jarvis Landry, WR Odell Beckham Jr. and RB Nick Chubb (10.7.19)
Browns RB Nick Chubb
The game seemed to get out of hand in the second half. It seemed like nothing was working.
“Yeah, we’re very disappointed. I don’t remember the score, but it was a lot closer than what it ended as. We had a chance to come out and hopefully get a good stop on defense and find our way to the end zone and make it look closer. They went down and scored and took all the momentum. After that, we were just trying to play catch-up.”
What are some adjustments you see that can be made that you guys can get fixed pretty quickly?
“It’s just fixing things. We had missed opportunities, dropped balls, missed alignments, and missed assignments. Things like that that we can control and that we can fix.”
Browns WR Jarvis Landry
You guys went over to Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway after the goal line interception. Did you guys try to perk him up a little bit?
“Yeah, there was still a lot of football game left at that point. I think we got the ball back with a two-minute situation, and then also we had the whole second half. So there was a lot of game left.”
You guys wanted to come in here and build and stack some wins together. Obviously you didn’t see anything close to this coming tonight.
“Of course not. Of course not. We knew that they were a great team. We knew they play really good football, and that we were going to have to play one of our best games, and we just didn’t.”
It’s a tough week with a short week coming up and then Seattle.
“No excuses. We’ve got to find a way to get back to the things that we do really well. We need to get the ball into our playmakers’ hands as much as possible. For plays, we need to make plays as a team.”
Were you guys stunned? I’m sure you guys didn’t anticipate the Niners coming out and dominate the amount that they did.
“We’re not stunned. There’s still a lot of season left. A lot of things can happen. We’re still first in our division, if I’m not mistaken. We can still go up from here.”
Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Talk about that punt return at the end of the game.
“I was just trying to make a play. I’m way too good to do that. I just did too much. I felt like maybe it could give us a spark or something like that. You could feel the energy they had already taken out of us. To be honest, it just seemed like we were ready to go home and I just wanted to keep fighting to the final whistle. I just did way too much.”
Did you feel like the goal line interception killed the momentum for you guys?
“I don’t know if you can point to one play that killed it. To be honest, you know what happened. They beat us in every phase of the game. They ran the ball down us. They stopped us on defense. They played on special teams. They just did everything. We all saw the game, so we need to go back and evaluate and get ready for next week.”
Are you finding it more difficult to get the ball in your hands than in the first few games?
“I don’t know. We have a good plan. They just beat us. I had an opportunity, seeing [Browns WR Jarvis Landry]. We made eye contact, and I couldn’t not throw it to him. There might have been an opportunity to throw it deep, and it could have changed the whole momentum of the game. They came out, they popped a run early for [83 yards] and from then on, it just keep going. It just felt like we were trying to catch our stride or whatever it was. There was a point where we were still in the game, and it just kept going and kept going. They outplayed us, they beat us. Hats off to a great team.”