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Patriots Postgame Quotes

Patriots players comment on their game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday, November 7, 2010.

QB Tom Brady

(On the Browns defense)
"We were out of sync a little bit. We didn't have a very good day on offense. We've got to get back to work. They've got a very good team, a good scheme and obviously are well-coached so you've got to give them a lot of credit."

(On the offense struggling)
"You've got to take advantage of scoring opportunities. You've got to convert on third down. We just didn't do enough to advance the ball so we've got to figure out the problems."

(On not scoring at the end of the first half)
"It was a big play, but there were a lot of big plays in this game and ones we just didn't convert on and connect on. You don't lose because of one play. There were a lot of plays that we could have done better. As a group, we have to understand that we need to do better individually and go out there and get to work, get back to practicing better. If we play the way we played today, we're not going to beat anybody."

(On the carryover of a bad practice to today's game)
"It's hard to say. Every week, some days you have good practices and some days you have bad practices. We just didn't play well today. I think that's what it comes down to. We just didn't execute the way we needed to execute on a down-by-down basis. We all have to do a better job, the quarterback has to do a better job and each group has to do a better job. That's the only way that we are going to do better."

(On the lack of Patriot scoring)
"We've got a bunch of talented players and I'd like to think that we have guys who can make plays. We certainly make a lot of plays out there but we just didn't do it consistently today. That's the frustrating part. You do it right once, the next time, you just don't do it right. That's something that leads to 'three-and-outs' and leads to not being able to sustain drives."

(On having new players on offense)
"I think it is Week 9 and we've got a lot of work ahead. I don't think that we are a finished product right now. We have to do things better in our areas, including the quarterback."

(On Colt McCoy's performance)
"He did well. He moved the team and they scored a lot of points. He made some big scrambles and did a great job. I have been in that spot, (but) never as a rookie like he is, but he is obviously doing the right thing out there. He is getting the ball to the right guys and making accurate throws. He did a great job."

TE Rob Gronkowski

(On the frustration of the game)
"This is definitely frustrating, but you have to be able to put it behind you right after the game so you can keep moving on."

(On his fumble at the end of the first half)
"I fumbled it. It shouldn't be happening because I should have two hands on the ball. I shouldn't be letting defenders get in at the ball like that. I have to get low and get down."

(On the fumble on the first quarter kickoff)
"We practice everything, for every situation. That shows that maybe we should be practicing more. We have to adjust more and we have to be able to communicate better."

LB Jerod Mayo

(On the loss against the Browns)
"It was an awakening. Today was disappointing, but at the same time, if we can learn something from this, then it was worth it."

(On what you can learn from this game)
"Well, we haven't watched the film yet so (I can tell you) after we've watched the film. Hopefully, we'll learn where the breakdowns were and where we have to get better."

(On the defensive performance)
"This was very disappointing. Coming in, we felt pretty good about our run defense and he (Hillis) just came out with their offensive line and did a great job and ran the ball hard."

(On the many adjustments the Patriots made defensively)
"We were just looking for an answer. Their offensive line did a great job and they were the better team."

S James Sanders

(On whether this game is a wakeup call)
"I just know that we didn't play well today. In all three phases of the game, they were the better team. They executed and made the plays that they had to make to win and we didn't."

(On the deception on the Stuckey touchdown)
"We realized what was happening, but we didn't make the play. They got leverage and had some nice blocking on the play. That was a play that we could have stopped but we just didn't play total team defense to stop it."

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