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Browns Daily Wrap: Looking to rebound

Posted Nov 1, 2013


On Friday’s “Cleveland Browns Daily, Driven by Liberty Ford,” co-hosts Vic Carucci and Nathan Zegura were joined by Je’Rod Cherry to discuss Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens and what the Browns can do to bounce back from a three-game losing streak.

Browns linebacker Craig Robertson also sat down with Jamir Howerton, of ClevelandBrowns.com, to talk about how the team’s aura is different in practice and how the players are learning each day from last week’s tough loss.

Here are some highlights:

Nathan Zegura: “They have an opportunity to really shut down an offense that is struggling. I’m excited about what this defense is going to do on Sunday. … I love the fact that there is a viable brass ring that this team can grasp right now. This is an important game. The fact that the Bengals lost (Thursday) night is massive. Not only did the Bengals lose, they lost their best player, (defensive tackle) Geno Atkins. This all starts with this Browns team this Sunday taking care of the Ravens. This is a team that these guys know they can beat, and I am hoping they can do that on Sunday.”


Vic Carucci: “The (Joe) Flacco I’ve seen isn’t the Flacco I expected to see this year. He is giving into what is lacking around him. You have to be the guy who makes plays that are harder to make even when the guys around you aren’t playing that well. I think, coming back from two road games, is a plus for this (Browns’) team. When you’re home, this environment should feel welcoming and this crowd should be bought into the opportunity that exists. … There isn’t an either/or opportunity here. Losing to the Ravens leads to the scenario that there is a dreary seven weeks remaining of football. The table has been set, the food is in front of you. Go eat!”



Je’Rod Cherry: “Don’t give these dudes a reason, just go out there and beat them up. You have that mindset of, ‘Man, I can go out there and exert myself.” You don’t want to have those days taken away from you. If you’re the Browns, you have to be encouraged by the Bengals’ loss. I thought it was going to be a runaway with the Bengals after their performance last week, but I don’t feel that way now.”





Craig Robertson: “Throughout the week of practice there is a sense of confidence and there is a sense of ‘a job we have to accomplish.’ We learned (last week against Kansas City) the defense that we can be and the defense that we cannot be to win games. This defense has grown so much. We have to stop the run, its bone-on-bone. We know that it’s our time. What is in the past is in the past. We know we aren’t the past Browns and we know what we have to get done.”