West says Jaguars simply wanted it more than the Browns

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So how did the previously 0-6 Jaguars upend the previously 3-2 Browns by a score of 24-6?  Chalk it up to good, old-fashioned motivation.

They wanted it more than we did,” rookie running back Terrance West said Tuesday, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

“We looked like the 0-6 team, and they looked like the 3-2 team,” West said.  “That was the big difference.  They just had more plays.  The team that had the better plays, big plays are going to come out with a win, and that’s what happened yesterday. Their fans, they were in the game.”

Some think the absence of center Alex Mack, who suffered a season-ending broken leg the prior Sunday, kept the Browns from winning.  West disagrees.

“I think we probably would’ve had more rushing yards if Alex Mack’s there, but the way the Jaguars played us, they wanted it more,” West said. “He probably wouldn’t have made a difference.”

The Browns face another winless team on Sunday who may want it more, especially since the Raiders face a murderer’s row of opponents for most of the rest of the season.  Playing a team that just lost to the 0-6 Jaguars could give the 0-6 Raiders some real hope.

22 responses to “West says Jaguars simply wanted it more than the Browns

  1. Terrance, you need to run North and South like The Crow – instead of dancing like T-Rich, or you may be dealt by the deadline… Love how Stiller’s fan beats his chest over taking down Fitzy and the inept Texans – and write off the Browns for the Jags loss… Laughable… One game.

  2. Loss of Mack certainly hurt the team. It caused a whole at two positions as Grecco was forced to slide over to center and be replaced at guard.

    Maybe West should stop reading his clippings. Instead of running north and south for yards he spent his time dancing in the backfield.

    Rookies should be seen and not heard.

  3. You got to be on your heels every week. It’s the NFL. Anything can happen, and win less teams compete very hard to get that first win. Wouldn’t surprise me if Oakland beats them this week. Sparano is getting his team to compete, and they did that against 2 very good teams, the Chargers & Cardinals.

  4. Looking at both of these teams Super Bowl appearances (0) it doesn’t look like either has ever wanted it to badly…

  5. cguy7 says:
    Oct 22, 2014 4:19 PM
    Terrance, you need to run North and South like The Crow – instead of dancing like T-Rich, or you may be dealt by the deadline… Love how Stiller’s fan beats his chest over taking down Fitzy and the inept Texans – and write off the Browns for the Jags loss… Laughable… One game.

    The difference here is everyone expected the Texans to roll over the Steelers and the Browns to keep it going against the Jags. Inept Texans? They were 3-3 going into the game and that’s without a proper QB. They played close competitive games against Dallas and Indy. The Jags on the other hand were 0-6 with holes everywhere. They completely shut down the Browns and now the Browns and doc pound are just making excuses. Enjoy the basement, been there for a long time, and will be there for awhile longer.

  6. I think Jacksonville is just a better team. Don’t let the record fool you. As MF has previously said. The Jaguars might be the best 1-6 team the NFL has ever had.

  7. West stop running your mouth and start running with your feet or you’ll find yourself working in the CFL.

  8. I really think the Browns actually thought they were better than they are. There was talk of Hoyer recruiting LeBron and that 6-2 was a given. This may or may not have been what the Doctor ordered. We will see in the upcoming weeks.

  9. Kudos to the Jags, but no way is Jacksonville the better team. The Browns simply haven’t learned how to handle success. Cleveland picked off Bortles 3 times and the defense played more than well enough to win (2 of the Jags TDs were in garbage time after the CLE offense/special teams turned the ball over).

    This one is on Hoyer and the CLE offense. Props to the Jags for staying hungry and getting the job done.

  10. Oh, and any real Browns fan knew going into the game that what actually ended up happening was very, very likely. This team is wholly incapable of helping itself out.

  11. To be fair, the Browns lost their only valuable offensive player (Mack) the week before, and have really settled in as the standard for poor football.

    Union employees at the factory I guess. Not exactly known for production.

  12. Everyone whining about how rookies should keep their trap shut… You DO know how the real world works, don’t you? West isn’t sitting there bouncing up and down, waiting to burst forth his glorious opinion to whomever happens to walk past him first. Some loudmouth reporter shoved a recorder in his face and asked him something along the lines of “What happened last Sunday? How does a Browns team that can come off a big, decisive win over their rival Steelers, get steamrolled by a winless team with a rookie QB? Was Alex Mack’s loss to injury a bigger blow to the offense than anticipated?”

    And yet, you ignorant lot expect him to just sit there with his mouth shut? Be labeled a troublemaker who won’t respond to the media? Yeah. Good advice. That will land him in the CFL quicker than his performance on the field.

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