WR Odell Beckham Jr., G Joel Bitonio, RB Nick Chubb, DE Myles Garrett, WR Jarvis Landry and G Justin McCray (10.27.19)

Odell Beckham Jr., WR

(On his immediate reaction to the turnovers right out of the gate)

“The first one, I definitely felt like it was my fault. I could have kind of came around [Nick] Chubb. I didn’t want to get in his way so I tried to make a block at the end. It’s just something that you won’t see happen much from him. I think he learned from it. Things happen, so we’ve just got to learn from the mistakes. If we don’t learn from them, we’re going to repeat the past. Penalties, taking care of the ball. The stuff we can control we have got to control it.”


(On the two-minute drive at the end of the first half and their inability to execute a two-minute drive)

“I mean we’re going against a team that’s statistically up there with the Chicago Bears and all these other people. It’s not like we look into that but this is a real defense. This is a very, very good team. So it’s not about us not executing it, we just didn’t get that two-minute drive. It’s tough to say that we’re in game seven and can’t execute a two-minute drive. I don’t know what numbers we have on that, but I don’t really agree with that.”


(On pinpointing why the same errors are being made at this point in the season)

“Just us as players, we’ve got to execute. We made the mistakes. Like I said, I don’t think anyone comes and tries to make the mistakes. But we made them today and it cost us the game. If we’re going to continue to do this, it’s going to continue to give the same results and none of us are going to be happy or pleased with the results. We’ve got to correct those mistakes. Enough is enough. It’s just time. There’s no more time to lose any games.”


(On if he is surprised the mistakes are still an issue)

“Not to give anybody too much praise, but we did just play the Patriots. They haven’t lost a game yet. This is a team that plays perfect. A team that doesn’t beat themselves, a team that has few penalties, a team that had given up one passing touchdown.”


(On Stephon Gilmore and if he played him the way he expected)

“Yeah I think he’s great. I think he’s All-Pro and I think he’s everything. I just felt like we didn’t challenge as much as we could have. I think we kind of shied away from it. I was expecting and looking forward to it, but that wasn’t the case today. We had a couple plays, but for whatever reason we didn’t do as much challenging as we talked about. Other than that whatever came my way, pretty much I caught. Whatever opportunities I had I made the most of them. You can only control what you can control.”


Joel Bitonio, G

(On the Patriots 17-0 lead in the first quarter)

“It is tough but I feel like we gave them the points. I feel like we gave them two balls inside the 30 and they converted on those. Our defense tried hard to hold them but it was tough especially when you give the team that much of a jump but I think after that it was a pretty even game just hard to come back from that much down.”


(On the Browns penalties)

“We aren’t going to win any games if we keep having that many penalties. I don’t know how many it exactly was today but we had a bunch of off-sides, a few holds and some PI’s [pass interferences], which you just can’t have when you play a team like the Patriots. It is tough and we just have to improve on it.”


(On the shovel pass that was intercepted by the Patriots)

“Yes, we have run that a few times, they had a 3-4 defense out there which is just a little different than what we are used to running. They were head up on the tackle, a nose guard and the other tackle so usually I have a three technique there so it was a little longer for me to block back.”


(On what the next steps are for the Browns this season)

“We just play the next game, I mean it is definitely tough and not where we wanted to start but we just play the next game and try to get another win.”


Nick Chubb, RB

(On his two fumbles)

“It’s not me, I’m just going through the spell right now. I just got get back to what I do and that starts in practice. I got to make sure I’m overemphasizing ball security and keeping it high and tight. The past two weeks somebody tapped it from behind in my right hand and I know that and I understand that. I just got to learn from it and get better.”


(On the support from his teammates)

“The guys had my back. I was down. I was down bad. It was two [fumbles] in a row and that’s just something that I don’t do often, so it was kind of new to me. I felt like I let the team down, but the guys and coaches had my back and Freddie [Kitchens] said, ‘Take your next play in.’ That’s what we did. We just got my rhythm back, my confidence back up, continued to play ball and tried to forget about it.”


(On facing the Patriots defense)

“They’re a good team. For the most part, they don’t beat themselves and that’s what we do a lot. We beat ourselves with turnovers and penalties. When we play a great team like them and they don’t make mistakes and when we’re a team that makes mistakes, we set ourselves up for failure. We still had chances and that’s how it’s been the whole season. We’ve been having chances even though we’re making mistakes with turnovers and penalties. We’ve got to find a way to eliminate those and then I think we’ll be a really good team.”


Myles Garrett, DE

(On how much going down 17-0 changed things)

“I mean of course it changed things. You’re immediately down. You’ve got to bounce back. You’ve got to force turnovers, you’ve got to force takeaways. They did and we didn’t.”


(On Tom Brady’s success despite getting pressure on him)

“We’ve seen that he’s the fastest to get the ball out in the entire league. You’ve just got to keep on rushing, keep on fighting, and try to get there. We got to him a few times, but that’s what he does.”


(On the message Freddie Kitchens gave them after this loss)

“Keep fighting. We’ve still got everything ahead of us. If we eliminate turnovers and eliminate penalties, we can certainly be a lot better. We can turn the season around if we just do those two things.”


Jarvis Landry, WR

(On the Lawrence Guy interception)

“I honestly don’t know what happened. I came to get the shovel pass, it was a shovel pass. I saw a flash of color and Guy made the play.”


(On preventing the turnovers and penalties)

“Obviously you just have to keep working at it. Continue to work on ball security. We all have to be conscious and protect the ball, but we did not get that part of it done. Then you add on top the penalties, especially in crucial situations, that’ll do it to you. That’ll get you beat.”


(On mindset after the turnovers)

“I think we were good. A lot of guys picking Nick [Chubb] up to be focused, to continue to run as hard as he is going to run. No one had any problems with his turnovers. Obviously, we know he’s a guy that does everything right each and every day. He was just trying to make a play on both plays, made a hell of a run on the second time. It is just one of those things that come with it. Playmakers trying to make plays.”


(On the upcoming schedule)

“It’s just one game at a time for us. We can’t look ahead, we can’t look however many games we have left. We have to put this one behind us and then move on to Denver, and focus on getting the job done.”


Justin McCray, G

(On the penalties during the game)

“We just have to be better with it, there are no excuses for any penalties so we just have to do better. I don’t know the reason for why it is happening but it is something that we have to stop and that is myself included.”


(On what makes him a flex lineman)

“I guess I am just open to it. I was out of the league for a while and when I used to work and pray to be back in the league, I didn’t say I just wanted to play one position, I just said I wanted to play so it is funny how God works. It has just put me in a different position to play.”


(On how experience is helping him to move forward)

“It is just something that I know I can do. I did it before and I think the more you do something, the more confidence you get and I think a built a little more confidence today.”