Ravens wide receiver Hollywood Brown fueled by playoff disappointment

Second-year player fully healthy, primed for a huge year

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens wide receiver Hollywood Brown certainly performed well in his first playoff game against the Titans last season.

Brown caught seven passes for 126 yards, but it was not enough in a 28-12 loss.

It was a disappointing end to the best regular season in Ravens history. Brown is confident the team will learn from the mistakes they made in the game against Tennessee. 

"From the time that we lost that game, [we had] a lot of conversations that night of what we could have done or what should have happened," Brown said. "But at the end of the day, we knew that the next thing we needed to do was focus on next year and what we could do to improve to be 1-0 each week. 

"That’s been his mindset; it’s like, we have to win each week – each week – and that goes into the playoffs. You can’t look over anybody [or] look over a game. You have to take each week seriously and win each week.” 

Brown has shown that extra motivation throughout the offseason and added a considerable amount of muscle to his 5-foot-9 frame. He has also been dominant throughout training camp with several long touchdown receptions.

Brown, the Ravens first-round pick (25th overall) in the 2019 draft, was never fully healthy after undergoing Lisfranc surgery on his right foot last year. He is fully recovered from the injury heading into this season and should be an even bigger playmaker for the Ravens' explosive attack.

Even with the injury, Brown had the ability to run past defenders and made several highlight-reel receptions. He was the top wide receiver on the team with 46 receptions for 584 yards with seven touchdowns.

Now that Brown had a full offseason to fully recover from the foot injury, he is a full-go for in 2020. 

“I feel like I’m just more comfortable in the offense, and really, with everything – with route running, blocking and knowing how I can gain more [of a] role in this offense," Brown said. "And that’s blocking and getting in there and doing whatever I can to help the team.”