Dec 22, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) is tackled by Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns: Post Game Thoughts from MetLife Stadium

It was a great day at MetLife Stadium today, as the Jets took down the Browns by a score of 24-13. Here are some post game thoughts. First from Chris Ivory on what the win does for this team:

It makes a base for where we stand right now and where we can pick up going into the season next year. It’s always good to end the season on a good note. We may not be in the playoffs, but hopefully we can get this last win.

Here is Dee Milliner on what he saw on film that helped him play well against Josh Gordon:

We knew he was going to run a lot of digs (and) verts. Depending on where he was lining up. If he was inside the slot, they were going to try to give it to him and isolate him. We knew those things. Coach called coverages to prevent the big plays that he usually gets.

David Nelson about his two touchdown catches:

It’s crazy because we’ve been practicing those two plays the past six weeks. What you saw today was the product of six weeks of work. I came in midseason so we had to continue to work on it. Those are timing routes. He’s got to trust that I’m going to be in the right place at the right time. I think you saw that he put it right on the money, right where it needed to be, and I was in the right spot at the right time. Those are two plays that we’ve been practicing for six weeks. We just haven’t been able to put it in the game plan yet. Coach felt comfortable with it this week and it just happened to pay off.

And here is Geno on how his comfort has grown:

Yeah, I’ve been growing. That’s a part of the process. We’re all growing as players and we’re all growing as men. The key thing for us is just continuing to take advantage of the reps we get in practice. Every single rep is important for our success (and) for our growth. That’s something that I see as a staple of this team. Every time we get a chance to step on the field, we’re passionate about it, we love it and we take pride in what we do. We try to go out there every single day in practice and just better ourselves so that we can come out and execute on Sundays.

And finally, coach Ryan on what he told the team before the game:

Just that we know we have an opportunity in front of our fans to compete. We were excited about that opportunity, there’s no question about it. We wanted to put on a good show for ourselves, number one, but our fans as well. We know that this is our last shot and we were going to give everything we had and that’s it. We weren’t holding back. We were going to play like we always do. We play together. This is a team that’s a close team and it’s one that takes a lot of pride in playing physical and we take a lot of pride in the fact that we are a team. I think that was noticed today. We were down 10-0. Shoot, our guys were just like, “We’re ready to roll.” It kind of reminds me of that UFC fighter that’s turning purple, he’s choked out but he still fought, found a way to get out and win and that’s kind of what we are. Today, they had a stranglehold on us down 10-0 but our guys kept fighting, which doesn’t surprise anybody that’s in our walls, that’s for sure.

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