By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
7:25 AM EST, November 6, 2013
For Ravens left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, being traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars was expected to introduce him to a winning environment.
However, Monroe has yet to actually play in a win since joining the Ravens.
Traded to the Ravens in exchange for fourth-round and fifth-round draft picks after going 2-14 last season with the Jaguars and 0-4 this season in Jacksonville before the trade, Monroe was inactive for the Ravens' win over the Miami Dolphins. He started the past three games for the Ravens -- all losses.
The last time Monroe played in a victory was with the Jaguars during a 24-19 win over the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 25, 2012.
"The situation is familiar territory for me," Monroe said. "We definitely have everything in place to get these wins. The games are coming down to the wire. The approach for me is the same: continue to grind, continue to be the best prepared for these games that I can be, so on Sunday I can put on a performance, and look back, and see I played well, and continue to execute, and be consistent, so we can get this thing rolling."
The Ravens fell short against the Browns as they allowed five sacks, rushed for only 55 yards and committed nine penalties for 80 yards.
"You can't win when you set yourself back with penalties," Monroe said. "You can't win with turnovers. You have to execute consistently. I think once that happens, this thing will turn around."