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Browns postgame player reactions vs. Steelers


DB Pierre Desir**

Was it tough to keep up with rhythm early on?
Yeah, they did a good job out there, and they made plays. We just did not capitalize on those opportunities when we had a chance to make a play on the ball.

Did the game change when Ben Roethlisberger came in?
No, we prepared for both quarterbacks just in case, because we did not know who was going to start throughout the week. We really did not change what we were doing. Whoever was out there we prepared for.

Re: Never really in game from the start:
They just made plays. They outplayed us and they won that game today. We just need to look at the tape and see what mistakes we made and just move on from there.

Re: Mindset moving forward:
The mindset is just to get better. We need to evaluate ourselves and what we have been doing. We need to see what we can take from this game and move on from there.

DL Danny Shelton

How was your first Browns/Steelers game?
You can feel it on the field, going against other offensive lineman, and these guys really hate the Browns. We just were not able to represent like we wanted to.

Re: Different atmosphere from college with a team with a five game losing streak:
I need to continue to do what I am doing. These type of situations you have guys who fall off and guys who continue to do their job. I am going to continue to do my job.

LB Paul Kruger

What exactly happened out there today?
I think the biggest thing for us is we have to begin to find out what we are good at and stick to it. We cannot afford to get out of our realm too much. I just feel like we are not playing a well-rounded game right now. We have to find out what we are good at, then focus on it until we are great at it.

Re: Woes on defense this year:
We are just too inconsistent. I thought we played the run very well this game but we just allowed other things to cause a struggle in different areas of the game. Then there are some weeks where we shut out wide outs and they did well running the ball.

Are you surprised that in Week 10 you are still trying to find identity?
Individually guys have that figured out. Gelling together as a group is where we need to get better and that is something that will take a full group effort.

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