WR Odell Beckham Jr., WR Jarvis Landry, DT Sheldon Richardson and C JC Tretter (10.10.19)

Included below are select quotes from interviews with the following Browns players during today’s media availability:


  • WR Odell Beckham Jr.
  • WR Jarvis Landry
  • DT Sheldon Richardson
  • C JC Tretter


WR Odell Beckham Jr.:

On why there has been a struggle to get playmakers more opportunities in the offense:

“I do not really know how to answer it. Just the only thing I can think of is you just have to – it sounds funny –do better, do more to get open and do more when we do get an opportunity.”


On if 49ers game was a bad jolt or something players are able get over quickly:

“It is done. There is just nothing you can do about yesterday. Nothing you can do about a text message that you sent. The past is the past. Once it happens, it is a wrap. You just have to deal with it.”


On QB Baker Mayfield saying that he is frustrated when he does not get the ball when the team is losing:

“I hate losing, period. Any time we lose and I do not feel like I did anything to help win the game, I am going to be frustrated. That is just the bottom line. I am winner in my heart, and I hate losing.”


On if the Browns’ season is endanger of slipping away if the team does turn it around soon:

“Right now, the season can go either way. We are at that fork in the road. It is funny we are all having these conversations where as I feel like in the past this team might have been 1-4, 0-5 and now we are all upset because we are 2-3. That is a good mindset that we have that we are upset that we are 2-3 and we know that we are capable of doing more. It is just about doing more.”


WR Jarvis Landry:

On if he feels a sense of urgency on the practice field:

“Yeah, I think the  focus is obviously turned up a little bit more this week, especially with the short week. Just trying to iron out all the details and get back to the basics.”


On if it is beneficial to come off a loss to a short week with a quick opportunity to get back to the field:

“Yeah, for us, I know most of the time we try to not dwell on wins or losses and just try to move on. Being a short week, obviously again, the onus is on us to be able to put things in, then learn them, go out there and learn them and be able to go out there, execute and play fast on Sunday.”


On his 500th career reception being on a pass from WR Odell Beckham Jr.:

“I actually honestly did not know until a couple of days ago that I was at 500 catches and that is was from O. What a way to do it. What a way to do it. Huge.”


On if he and Landry ever connected on a passing play like that at LSU:

“In practice, not in the game, though. We tried. We tired. It did not work out.”


On the Browns offense not establishing a rhythm on Monday:

“We just did not execute. We had opportunities in the red zone. I think we got down there three times. We ended up getting a field goal one time and a turnover obviously. We just did not execute. We could not really get in a rhythm. We could not get any momentum going. They were able to pin their ears back when we were second and long, third and long and just rush us, send blitzes and stuff like that. Just really could not get the ball out.”


DT Sheldon Richardson:

On what makes Seahawks QB Russell Wilson so good:

“It is pretty self-explanatory when you watch film. Great outside the pocket. True escape artist, second to none. Put him next right underneath (former NFL QB) Michael Vick for real as far as getting out of the pocket. I was his teammate before. They train. They practice during the periods for him to escape out of the pocket and stuff like that and bad situations. True leader. He comes to work every day with the mindset that he is winning the day. I know what he is about, and it is going to be tough.”


On if playing against Ravens QB Lamar Jackson two weeks help the Browns defense prepare for Wilson:

“Just with the speed wise. Lamar is a little bit faster, but as far as shiftiness, Russell is right there, too. Especially in the pocket coming around the corner, he is hard to get a hand on him. He is always looking downfield making plays, a little more experienced in that note than Lamar. Honestly, an elite quarterback.”


On plays never necessarily being over with Wilson at QB and how difficult it is to contain Wilson because he is so good at extending plays:

“Not at all until the whistle blows. It is difficult.”


On Wilson having a unique style as QB:

“You are right. Honestly, just his capability of making plays on the run. He can throw the ball 60 yards down the field right in the breadbasket to whoever is open or he throws them open. He finds the open receiver if it is a little dump pass. He is creative like that adlibbing plays and stuff like that. Just have to plaster and get to him.”


C JC Tretter:

On the Browns offense not being able to establish a rhythm against the 49ers:

“We just played bad. It was probably as bad as we have played. We did not execute. Left a lot of good plays on the field and it just was not our best effort. I think the bright side is these last two days have been probably our crispiest practices we have ever have. We just have to get that correct. We can’t go through slumps like that for that long of a period of time where we could not get anything moving. Everybody is to blame for that. The line has to do better, open up holes and protecting, and we have to make plays in the passing game. We all kind of looked in the mirror for our day off, and we came back kind of refocused and ready. It has definitely showed up the last two days of practice.”


On if the Browns OL’s opportunities to improve are identifiable:

“It is all more staying within our fundamentals. I think assignment wise, we are pretty sound. I think sometimes we get out of our fundamentals and get out of our technique, and that causes some problems. I think we have dialed back into those things in practice and focus back on the basics. I think we have seen some improvements just in the last couple of days.”


On if there was too much in the Browns offense’s gameplan, given Head Coach Freddie Kitchens’ comments:

“For us, we have to be prepared to play whatever we are given. This is our job. We are professional football players. Our job is to know our assignments, know the playbook, know what we have in and be able to execute it whenever asked to. I appreciate Freddie saying that or giving us an out, but for us, it is still on us. Whatever playbook the coaches put in front of us, we have to be able to execute that stuff. We have to dial back into our books and make sure that we are ready, and that can never be an excuse for us of it is too much information. We have all week to learn it so that can’t be an excuse for us.”


On the Seahawks physical and talented defense:

“They fly around. They play base first and second down almost like 97 percent of time, which is rare in the NFL these days. They will have three linebackers on the field. They play with that swagger, that intensity and that attack mentality. It will be another battle. They have a lot of talent. (Seahawks LB) Bobby Wagner is maybe one of if not the best middle linebacker in football at this point. He can do everything. Then they have a lot of talent on the line bringing in (Seahawks DE Jadeveon) Clowney. We will have to account for all of it. We have to go out there and be ready to play.”


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