CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two preseason games down, two preseason games to go -- here are a few thoughts after Thursday's loss to the Falcons.
"I don't think we're well-oiled yet, but I see potential of us being what I think we can be," head coach Hue Jackson said following the 23-14 loss to the Falcons. "I thought (RG3) played pretty well, thought he did a good job of taking care of the ball and distributing the ball to some of our play makers."
"That means he better back up because he'll run past you," Jackson said. "He's made some huge plays, but he's got to continue to get better. He does. There were a couple times from a legal formation standpoint it could've been called but it wasn't. We have to make sure we shore all that up. We need to be much better than we were tonight."
Griffin, for one, isn't surprised by Pryor's successful transition to wide receiver.
"TP has been making plays all camp and really all off season," Griffin said. "It's been an amazing transition for him. I think everybody is excited for TP. Like I said, I'm a quarterback, he was a quarterback and we're the same high school graduating class so it's just been really cool to see the transformation. You can see the vibe on the sideline whenever TP makes a play. Everybody is excited for him because they know how hard of a transition it's been for him."
"First and foremost, everybody has to just do their job," Jackson said. "What happens when you start spreading a leak, everybody tries to cover up for another guy because I'm going to cover up for this guy, and I think we need to do that better, but more so than that I think we have got to tackle better. There were a lot of missed tackles tonight. I can't wait to watch the tape to see exactly how many missed tackles we had, but we have to be a better tackling football team. This is a work in progress. We get it, and we have to do it better than what we're doing."
"Yeah, fully committed to it. It's something that Coach has emphasized to me. It's something I've learned over my career just with situations that I've been in. I can't thank everybody who has helped me get to that point where it's hammered in. I've learned my lesson from mistakes in the past."
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