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DeShone Kizer press conference: Browns vs. Jets

On his reaction to being replaced in the second half:
"You go back and you learn from it. You do whatever you can to become a better player from the experiences that you have."

On if he is angry:
"Frustrated for sure. My job as a quarterback here is to do whatever I can to help win. It is tough to do that when you are not in the game due to poor performance."

On the interception in the end zone:
"The safety undercut an out route. I did not see him, and I put the ball in harm's way."

On if he audibled to the option play:
"I did."

On why he made that decision:
"It was the perfect look to pitch the ball to allow Crow (RB Isaiah Crowell) to go to the pylon."

On what happened on that play:
"I pitched the ball to him, and he did not catch the ball."

On if it is only an option for Crowell to run or if he could run:
"It is an option. I had the option to run there. I tried to put the ball in front of him, allow a running back to get to the pylon. Obviously, it was not an adequate pitch for a catch."

On the conversation with Head Coach Hue Jackson before the second half:
"We like to keep those conversations between us. He just let me know that I would not be playing in the second half."

On if he expects to be the starter next week:
"I expect to come back and learn from my mistakes from this game, do whatever I can to become a better player and let those decisions be in the head coach's hands as they always have been."

On if his NFL experience is what he expected:
"This is all new to me. Being 0-5 is new to me. Being in the NFL is new to me. I just am trying to do whatever I can to continue to represent my team and my organization the best way I possibly can and continue to work as hard as I possibly can to become a better player to experience some success in this league. This organization and this city deserves wins. It is on me as the quarterback of this team to do whatever I can to help us get some wins."

On if sitting out a few games would be beneficial to gain knowledge:
"I look forward to doing whatever I can to get better so I do not have to sit out."

On if he understands Jackson's decision:
"Absolutely, we are in the red zone three times in the first half with zero points. No matter what the situation is, it is on me as a quarterback to make sure we score points. Our defense is playing lights out in that first half. We have to make sure that we properly complement good defense."

On if this hurt his confidence:
"I am never shy of confidence. I am going to do whatever I can to learn as much as possibly can and be a better quarterback tomorrow for all of those guys who continue to do what they do on the daily for us and this organization."

On his mental toughness:
"I am not rattled by much. I know that in this game, it takes a lot to win and it takes a lot to have success. I look forward to doing whatever I can to win more and have more success."

On using past experience from Notre Dame:
"Absolutely, I am going to look back at those experiences and do whatever I can to apply whatever I applied then, get rid of all the negative things I did then and do whatever I can to help this team win."

On his performance despite the turnovers:
"It is hard to see past those turnovers because those are the things that stop us from taking the next step."

On if he understands that he is playing with a young receiving group:
"Absolutely, there is a process to winning. There is a process to getting where we want to be. I think we can see through the youth of this team that we are heading in the right direction. It is about winning. This is a production-based assignment that I have, and it is on me to do whatever I can to take these guys to the next level and putting them in the proper positions to be successful."

On if he believed being benched was ever possible given Jackson saying he stick with him through challenges:
"Yeah, that is the plan when you are named the starter at the beginning of the season. You foresee success. You foresee your job to stay where it is at. But when you come out and you turn the ball over like that – we have been turning the ball over and putting it in harm's way – it is your job to make the proper decision or on Coach to make the proper decision. Obviously, (QB) Kevin (Hogan) came out and executed greatly and represented the quarterback room exactly the way we want it to be represented in the second half and put us in a positon to win the game."

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