Unhappy Players After Browns Loss

Corey Fuller started off doing a great job on Marvin Harrison. Quincy Morgan started the game with a 78-yard touchdown. Neither finished the game happily, however. Mike McLain brings you their comments in his Browns Notes this evening.

CLEVELAND - Quincy Morgan wasn't in the best of moods after the Browns' 28-23 loss to Indianapolis.

Morgan was the fourth read on the Browns' final offensive play. Tim Couch's pass on fourth-down from the Indianapolis Colts' 5-yard line bounced in and out of the hands of receiver Andre Davis, allowing the Colts to clinch the victory.

"The ball was in no way intended to come to me," Morgan said. "As a competitive athlete, I want the ball in those situations. I can't get anything done if I don't get those chances."

Morgan had a fast start, hauling in a 78-yard touchdown pass from Couch on the first play from scrimmage. Morgan pulled the ball away from Colts cornerback David Macklin near midfield and ran along the right sideline for the score.

Morgan was a small part of the offense the rest of the game. He finished with three receptions for 90 yards.

"The first play of the game I have a 78-yard reception," Morgan said. "I'm thinking a 200-yard game, without question. The first two minutes I get two catches, and then I don't get another one until the last drive. That's what's frustrating. It's hard when you catch a ball for 78 yards and then you don't catch another one for almost four quarters."

NOT HAPPY: Corey Fuller was upset with the defense's inability to stop the Colts in the second half. Receiver Marvin Harrison had six receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the second half. Fuller matched up against Harrison for much of the first half. Anthony Henry was called on to stop Harrison when the latter lined up on the left side more often in the second half. It was the first time Harrison was moved to the left side this season.

"If we line you up and tell you to run in at 5 yards, and we're playing a zone defense, Peyton Manning is going to find you 50 times a season, too," Fuller said. "A lot of those catches were 3-yard catches."

WAY TO GO: Couch completed 21 of 35 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns, giving him a 105.3 rating against the league's second-rated pass defense. It was Couch's best rating of the season.

With 21 completions, Couch moved into the fourth spot in team history with 876 career completions, surpassing Otto Graham's 872.

ON A ROLL: Butch Davis was successful on a first-half challenge that running back William Green's knee touched the ground before he fumbled the ball. The Colts recovered the fumble, but referee Ed Hochuli overruled the official's call of fumble.

Davis leads the NFL in overturning calls with a 61.1 success rate (11 of 18). Jacksonville's Tom Coughlin is second with nine successful calls on 16 challenges.

BIG TIME: Morgan ended the Browns' previous game against Jacksonville with a 50-yard touchdown reception. In scoring on the first play against the Colts, Morgan had two receptions for 128 yards on consecutive games.

Morgan's TD grab against the Colts marked the first time since Dec. 12, 1993 that the Browns have scored on their initial play. Eric Metcalf caught a 49-yard pass from Vinny Testaverde against Houston nine years ago.

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