The Browns are in the process of turning around quickly after their 24-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills as the team plays the Ravens in Baltimore Thursday night. Here are a few notes from Coach Shurmur’s press conference.
-the teams slow start was discuss a ton this afternoon and Coach Shurmur lamented the fact that the team was down 14-0 before they team even had a 1st down.
But when the coach was asked about it he said “Until we become more explosive in all areas of our game, that’s a tough way to start a game. Was our team ready to play? Absolutely, did we execute, absolutely not. “
-Shurmur said that WR Mohamed Massaquoi will be day to day as he is dealing with a hamstring injury. TE Alex Smith will be day to day as well as he is dealing with a concussion.
-When asked about the disappointment of Bills fans taking over the stadium Coach Shurmur was very strong in saying “ we have to establish a winning tradition at home and that won’t be the case, end of story.”
-Greg Little led the Browns in receptions last season as well as drops. This season it seems he’s being remembered more for his antics after the catch. Shurmur was asked about Little’s poses as well as his drops and here is his reaction,
“Greg’s working extremely hard, he’s extremely tough, and he’s gotta be more consistent catching the football,” Then when asked about the posing, Shurmur said “I’ve had my conversations with him about that, trust me I’ve had my conversations with him about all issues.”
-Little has just 7 catches on the year and when questioned about his drops Shurmur said “when he goes out in the game he has to catch the football, we have all the drills we do, a long list of things we practice we need better results, that’s the reality of it.”
-When asked if Little could be taking out of the lineup, Shurmur said “ we are going to try and get the best combination of players on the field, we can’t play a guy that’s gonna drop footballs, but I will say this we have young roster with young players, that’s the reality too. And so we need to work with them and inspire them to do better, it’s not an excuse it’s a reality we all need to do better.”