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Browns QB Robert Griffin III press conference - 1/2

QB Robert Griffin III:

On Head Coach Hue Jackson's message heading into the offseason:

"We had our team meeting so the message for this offseason is to come back and make sure we do everything in our power to never feel like this again. Coach kind of outlined what we need to do collectively as a group to come back with the right mindset. No doubt in my mind that everybody is going to do that."

On the positives of this season, despite the record:

"I think the key word there is perspective – how you look at things matters. For us, the thing that we can pull on is the fact that this team stayed together. We fought all the way to the end for Coach and for each other. As far as the fans go, this is my first experience here in Cleveland. For them to show the support that they did for us, going through a 1-15 season is phenomenal. I just want to say thank you to the fans. We will do a better job of putting a better product on the field for them. Other than that, it is just really important for all of us to take this year and understand what came from it, grow from it and make sure it never happens again."

On his mindset this offseason:

"You have to play the cards you are dealt. For me personally, getting hurt early in the year was not part of the plan and not part of my plan, but it was a part of God's plan and His plan for this team. Having an opportunity to come back late in the year and play and give us a chance to win and give myself a chance to show what I can do, I am grateful for that. I am grateful for the guys in the locker room helping me get to the point where I could play at a high level. You walk away and you to say, 'Let God take care of the rest.' It is out of my hands now. There is nothing I can do from this point forward. Just know I want to be here. I want to be here with these guys and turn this thing around."

On Jackson, associate head coach – offense Pep Hamilton and how they made him better as a QB:

"Just the way they see the game. I think I'm able to identify with the way they see the game. That goes back to having experience with other coaches and being in the league for five years, four years before this year. It teaches you how to see the game in the NFL at the NFL level, and then I think having them there to kind of help me not just be what everyone else wants me to be but to be who I can be, and I think that is important. They bring the best out of me. Every day we are trying to get better. They challenge me every single day, and I love that. It is really just the way we see the game and then how they view me as a player and what I can do to help this team win."

On his career arc:

"I think to not play a lot of football in two years and finish the season the way we did or the way I did personally, I feel good about it, but I am not satisfied at all. I am going to go into this offseason hungrier than ever ready to prove it all over again because that is what you have to do every single day. I do not think anybody has ever said I have been afraid of hard work, and it is never going to change."

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