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What The Browns Said After Their Loss


Head Coach Mike Pettine

(opening statement)
"It was certainly a disappointing way to finish. We had our chances, and I thought we executed our plan well for three quarters, we just couldn't finish. In a lot of ways it was a microcosm of our season."

(on the guys that played today and if it shows what to build on in the future)
"It does. The fact that we came in here as two-touchdown underdogs, and nobody gave us a chance and thought we would have one eye on the game clock waiting for it to be over so guys could get out of town – that's not who we are. The guys that were out there, to me it's a credit of the way they play. We ran out of gas. [The Ravens] made plays, too, and that's a playoff team, so it's frustrating."

(on why Baltimore product RB Terrance West played more)
"He was more accountable throughout the week; meetings; practice. Probably had a lot to do with he was coming home and realized I have a chance to play in front of the hometown crowd. But we have to get that type of effort and professionalism every week."

(on QB Connor Shaw)
"He's tough, and he made some plays and left a couple out there. But I think given the circumstances we put him in, he's a tough kid, and he showed a lot of why he was successful at South Carolina."

(on the quarterback situation for next year)
"I'll probably spend a little bit more time on that tomorrow. I think it's pretty obvious it's still a big question mark."

RB Terrance West

(on the difference in the game)
"It was really a tight game until they made their move. Torrey Smith really had some great catches. When we fell behind, it was difficult for us to come back."

(on playing in his hometown of Baltimore)
"I was a Ravens fan for all of my life, and I know a lot of the guys on that team. I attended a lot of games here. This was the first time I ever played on this field, and it was a great experience."

(on his touchdown run)
"It meant a lot to me because it was here in Baltimore. I just saw the gap, and I hit it. That [dance] was called the 'Dum Dum.'"

CB Joe Haden

(on QB Joe Flacco's play in the fourth quarter)
"That's a good team, you find a way. In the fourth quarter, making big plays and Torrey Smith made a great catch. It is just what it is."

(on WR Steve Smith Sr. breaking up his potential interception)
"That's what you've got to do. That's what you want your receivers to do. He wasn't going to let me catch that ball no matter what. I felt like it was a little bit of offensive pass interference, but that's what you've got to do instead of allowing an interception."

(on having another losing season)"It doesn't get any easier. This year, I'm excited that we were 7-4, but I think we ended on a positive note. We have players that really love the game and are trying to win. I'm ready to be on a winning team. I'm ready for us to turn this thing around and get it going."

QB Connor Shaw

(on his performance)
"I thought I battled pretty well. I felt comfortable out there. I'm disappointed we couldn't get it done. Winning would have been so great today."

(on the Ravens defense)
"I knew they would be bringing some heat, especially in long-yardage situations. I thought we handled the pressure pretty well. There were a few times they got a coverage sack."

LB Paul Kruger (former Raven)

(on defensive play overall in the game)
"I felt like guys played hard and some plays were made. It was a good team we faced, so being able to have some success early was important for us and we didn't finish out the way we wanted to."

(on his sack and forced fumble)
"I wish I could have made a few more plays, had a few plays back and do them over again, but I guess people say that all the time. For me, I was just trying to influence the game any way I could, but there were a lot of guys on our side who had a good day."

S Jim Leonhard (former Raven)

(on his emotions in his last NFL game)
"I am going through a lot of different emotions right now. I'm excited about the future even though I don't know what it holds. This game has given me so much. I've gotten more out of it than I ever could've expected. This game also takes a lot out of you."

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