Postgame Transcript – WK3 BAL – Patriots Players


Matthew Judon, LB

(On the three touchdowns the Ravens scored after the interception in the second quarter)

“All three of those drives, they had explosive plays, running the ball and passing the ball. We’ve got to stop that. We’ve got to play better defense and execute better. We’ll watch it on film, but I know that’s the big thing, the explosive plays.”


(On how hard it was to tackle Lamar)

“I mean, we all see it in how shifty he is. The dipping and ducking, we all see it, and you respect a guy like that. He’s just slippery. When you get there, you got to get him down. [Deatrich] Wise [Jr.] did a hell of a job at that, we just have to be better on a couple more situations. Especially me, got to get him down when I get there.”


(On Deatrich Wise Jr.’s improvement this season and his game tonight)

“You’ve seen it through OTA’s and all camp. That’s the reason why he’s one of our leaders, one of our captains, vocal. Deatrich has been putting in so much work off the field. Countless hours that nobody’s seen and it’s just showing up now. He didn’t come out here and it just happens in a game. It’s so much work during practice, it’s films, study by himself that he’s getting better. Like I said, Mac [Jones] is one of the first guys in the building, last guys in the building, same with D-Wise. I don’t know who gets here first. They both get a lot of work done before anybody else gets in the building and after.”

Deatrich Wise Jr., DL

(On the locker room post game)

“With any loss that we have, it’s going to be disappointing. You always go into a game wanting to win, wanting to do our best and it didn’t happen.”


(On why the defense struggled to stop the Ravens in the red zone)

“I don’t really know at this moment in time. After I look at the film I think I’ll have a better answer for you.”


(On if the Ravens adjusted to prevent the defense from getting more sacks)

“They did a great job in their protection. They definitely made some game plan changes at the halftime with slides and extra guys chipping the ends which gave him just .2 more seconds to get the ball off. But I think that was probably it.”


(On his three sacks)

“Honestly, I want to give thanks to all my guys in the back end. They were able to hold their guy, defend their guy. A lot of pressure was in on [Matthew] Judon, I want to say it was [Matthew] Judon and [Christian] Barmore. But all my guys in the middle who were pushing the pocket, keeping him contained honestly as I came around the edge and had a few of my sacks. Another one is all coverage. The guys in the back end who were covering the guys and did a marvelous job in the back end which allowed us to get to the rush. I just happened to get there a few more times.


Rhamondre Stevenson, RB

(On the two-point conversion try)

“Well, we were trying to run a screen pass to me so I could get into the endzone. But it didn’t really work how we wanted it to. So I just tried to make a play and flip it back Mac [Jones]. Ultimately, like you said, they called it back. But I was just trying to make a play.”


(On if he and Damien Harris being more involved in the passing game was a point of emphasis)

“In our offense it’s always a point of emphasis just for third down and passing plays. The running back has to know the protection and get out on the route. That just got called a lot more today. It’s always a point of emphasis.”


(On if this is the best game offensively from start to finish minus the penalties and turnovers)

“You could say that. I just feel like we need to be more – we need to play a complete game and just finish the games better. Just not let one play dictate the next play and things like that. We just need to go play-by-play and just forget the last play and just play the next play.”


(On how much confidence they have going forward due to the success of this game)

“I feel like that gave us some confidence. But it obviously wasn’t good enough. We didn’t win.”


Jonathan Jones, DB

(On what changed towards the end of the game)

“I think we made enough plays to be able to win the game, I just don’t think we didn’t make enough bad plays. We have to start from the bad plays that we didn’t have. We made a lot of plays, we just have to make more.”


(On not being able to stop long drives on the Ravens)

“They were able to stay ahead of the chains, move the ball, they had a couple of long runs and the pass at the end that I gave up. They were doing enough to move the ball and keep it going.”


(On what areas they feel they need to improve moving forward into the season)

“We just have to get on the field and make plays. There were a few third downs that we would like to have back to get the ball back to our offense.”


(On how costly the turnovers were at the end of the game)

“That is a part of the game. There have been a lot of games here where we win the turnover battle, and we just weren’t able to do that today.”


Nelson Agholor, WR

(On his fumble)

“That was tough. The most important thing is ball security. That loses games and I had an opportunity at the end to make a play and it could have been a big play. At the end of the day, a guy comes out of nowhere and makes a good play and it is the balls you don’t see so you have to make sure you are holding it secure enough where no one can dislodge it.”


(On how he feels when he loses the ball during a play)

“That’s play mentality. You don’t play with fear, you play with confidence, and you play to be explosive. When you make explosive plays you just have to run away from everyone. That guy came out of nowhere and made a great play and I hate to be on the other side of a play like that but I have to pay respect to a guy who can make a good play like that.”


(On emotions throughout today’s game)

“Different people take it different ways but for me, I love to see fundamental things like ball security. The Ravens are a good team, but ball security is a key factor especially at the end, we had an opportunity to secure a first down and secure a good position for us. It is tough when that happens, but you move on, you focus on the plays. We know what it is like, we know good ball security and for I have to just run a little more aggressive.”


(On if they removed the ball security issues, what positive plays did the offense make)

“We moved the ball well and at the end of the day, I think we can be better as a whole, everybody.”


Jonnu Smith, TE

(On how the offense made strides but was impacted by turnovers)

“Those mistakes will cost you against a good team. Those good teams capitalize on mistakes. I’m confident in everybody in this unit that we will fix these mistakes. We got guys that play hard, play tough, that are talented and care about the team more than anything. It’s not necessarily about guys going out worrying about themselves but just about what they can do for this team. I think we have a bunch of selfless guys, so it’s nothing but great things that I see for us.”


(On the success of the passing game despite the turnovers)

“We emphasize on executing during the week. Whatever that takes. This is a league where you have to do well in both the running game and passing game.”


(On his takeaways on the offense)

“Turnovers against a good team will cost us. They’ll feast off of mental mistakes collectively made as a unit. We got to fix it and I’m confident that we will do so.”


DeVante Parker, WR

(On the connection him and Mac Jones had on the field today)

“Mac [Jones] was just putting the ball in the right spot. I’m just in the right area at the right time. I’m just coming down with it, making plays. Just doing what I can to help the team.”


(On what changed to unlock his performance today)

“Nothing was different. I felt good, like I’ve always been. When they call my plays, I just have to go out and make the plays.”


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