Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski Press Conference 4-17-13
(Opening statement)- “I’m pleased, we’ve had two great days. We’ve got a lot of work done these last two days. Guys are really, really showing up. They are hungry, ready to go and there’s a lot of energy and excitement out there. We’ve thrown a lot at them, this is the second day. We’ve mixed in and worked some different situations, introduced some third down. That has been good from that standpoint. We will continue to work on our install, but the guys have had a lot of energy and it’s been good. Hopefully tomorrow we will get a chance to get out on the practice field and get outside instead of being inside.”
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(On what makes running backs excel in his offense)- “One thing is the flexibility. We are going to use those guys and put those guys in positions to run the type of runs in the scheme that they can do and feature them to get the ball in their hands.”
(On if they threw more at the players today than yesterday)- “We were aggressive with the install schedule. We like to give them a lot so day two was just as much as day one. The previous two weeks we had worked on those first two installs in the classroom. They had seen it a little bit for the last couple weeks and then actually getting out on the field and work a day one install yesterday and day two install today. Tomorrow, we will use a combination of the two installs.”
(On how similar this offense will be to the one in 2007)- "We've evolved, and that's one thing that, as a coach, you hope to learn and grow. Defenses are always working to try and catch up to you. You have to try to stay and work ahead. One of the biggest things is tailoring your system to your players. Everyone has a million plays, but trying to fit what your guys do best and putting them in the best position to win is key. Right now we are building that foundation and building the base of what we want to be - not just as an offense but as a team, with defense and special teams."
(On if he had any conversations with Kellen Winslow possibly returning)- "Not specifically with him coming back but I've kept in touch with Kellen over time. Obviously, I've known him and been close with him for a long time."
(On the challenges he faces with changing the defensive scheme)- "Just learning a new system, number one. Different personnel with some guys being in different spots. At the end of the day, if they are good players, and they are playing the same techniques, whether it's a five, three, two or a one technique, it's all the same. The biggest thing is the terminology and guys learning the terminology and being able to get and be in the right places. That's the thing. The energy has been great and the effort has been outstanding. It's building that foundation of the knowledge of the defense that we are doing right now."
(On being a "pace" guy)- "The tempo is a huge part of what we are trying to relay to these guys of how we want to practice. That tempo has been fast and you know you have to balance that out a little bit with a lot of the new things – sometimes guys not lining up exactly right. Right now we are at the stage where you want to slow that down and do it, but we want that tempo to be increasing as we go."