Harris Calls Loss To Ravens Toughest He Was Ever A Part Of
DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Broncos fans still feel like they’ve been run over by a truck and cornerback Chris Harris said he’s not been sleeping well after the heartbreaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
“I haven’t really been able to sleep,” Harris said on Xfinity Monday Live! “I’ve definitely been hurting that the season is over. I’ve just got to find stuff to do now.”
Harris said he’s gone back and watched the game a couple of times to try to learn from it.
“I was just watching myself, really to try to see what I can improve on for next year,” he said.
Harris said it’s definitely the most devastating loss of his life playing football.
“It’s definitely the toughest loss I’ve ever had; been a part of. Knowing how hard this team worked during the whole year, it’s just disappointing to come up short.”
Harris admitted that he was cold during the game, but he said it wasn’t a factor in the loss.
“I’m not going to say that it would have been a different game just because of the weather. When you’re out there playing football the weather doesn’t really matter. You’ll be cold but you’ll still be playing football.”
Nobody took the loss harder than safety Rahim Moore, who gave up the touchdown to tie the game at the end of the fourth quarter. Harris said he’s aware Moore is taken it hard and he’s just trying to be a good teammate.
“I know he’s probably taking a lot of heat for it and feeling bad for it, so I just try to be a good teammate towards him,” Harris said.
Harris said the team was in shock after giving up the touchdown to Jacoby Jones.
“I would definitely say it was shocking. We made a mistake as a defensive unit,” he said. “We let him get behind us and it really hurt the team.”
What was lost in the whole game was the record-setting performance by Trindon Holliday. He opened the scoring in the game with a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown. That set a record for longest punt return for a touchdown in NFL playoff history. At the start of the second half, Holliday set another playoff record by returning the kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown. That was the longest kick return for a touchdown in NFL playoff history.
“The guys did a great job of blocking and they really helped us put up 14 points on special teams. That was definitely big,” Harris said.
Harris has another year left on his contract and said he’s already looking forward to making another run at the Super Bowl next year.
– By Matthew J. Buettner, CBSDenver.com
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