Morgan Burnett has been around the block a few times in the NFL, and he sees no reason to panic in his first season with the Browns.
Yes, 2-6 is not where anyone expected this Browns team to be after eight games. But the veteran safety is confident his team will not crumble under the weight of adversity.
“We’re in this locker room more than we are with our actual families, so I think that’s what kind of brings that bond together,” Burnett explained Monday. “It’s not like one person is by himself. We’re all in it together, we’re going to go through it together. I think you see a person’s character when you’re going through adversity. I think we’ve got a lot of great men with good character in this locker room.”
Burnett said that even in a loss, there were some positives. The Browns were correct in their preparation; they just have to apply their preparation better.
“We have to be a little bit more consistent with our execution,” Burnett said. “I think that’s the key thing is about being consistent. Once we get that down, before you can go on a roll or anything, you’ve just got to get one. That’s just our main focus, taking it one week at a time and not getting ahead of ourselves.”
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—Freddie Kitchens didn’t have any updates on the three Browns injured Sunday — defensive end Olivier Vernon, tight end Ricky Seals-Jones and tackle Greg Robinson — but anticipated having more information at his disposal before he meets with the media again Wednesday.
—Tight end David Njoku had his cast removed from his right wrist Monday in a sign that he’s slowly nearing a return to the field. Njoku has been out of commission since suffering a broken wrist and a concussion in the Browns’ Week 2 win over the New York Jets.
—Burnett struggled to identify what’s missing with the Browns after eight games but pointed out that there’s still one half of the season left to play.
“You can’t sit back and panic or anything because we still have a lot of football left,” he said. “I think the biggest thing we have to do is stay together.”