Browns Player Quotes (Richardson and Weeden) 12-5-12
(On what a couple of victories does for the confidence of the team)- “For the younger guys that haven’t started winning yet in the NFL, we’re just getting our confidence up in the league. For the vets, they are just like, ‘We’ve got to keep going. We can’t get satisfied with it.’ That’s one thing we’re trying to learn as a rookie group, that we can’t get satisfied with it. For us, we’ve just got to keep on trucking.”
(On what it is like to finally be able to talk about victories instead of close losses)- “It’s always nice to talk about victories no matter what. If it’s an ugly win or a bad win, no matter it’s always good to talk about victories. We’ve still got a lot to conquer and stuff like that. We’ve still got a lot of goals to reach. We’re still going and we’re still trying to get to where we want to be. We haven’t gotten there yet, we’ve still got a lot to put together, but we know we’re on the right page.”
(On the offensive line’s protection this year)- “I think it’s been better than outstanding. I think those guys have played well week in and week out. They have been the most consistent unit probably on this entire football team. That’s hard for me to say because of the defense. Offensively, those guys, they make everything go. Trent (Richardson) is having a great year, but protection wise I’m speaking for myself, I’ve stayed off the ground. They’ve given me time to throw. They have picked up blitzes. They prepare well. Coach (George) Warhop is an unbelievable offensive line coach. We’ve seen every look. They see every look before practice. Coach Warhop does a great job with those guys. I can’t stress it enough how well they’ve played. Those guys have been remarkable for however many games we’ve played. They’ve been unbelievable.”
(On why the tight ends are flourishing this year)- “Because they are freaks, that’s it. Ben Watson, obviously, he’s been in the league for a long time. He’s unbelievable. Matchups on linebackers, running shallow crossing routes, running deep crossing routes, the guy is unbelievable. It doesn’t look like he’s moving as fast as he is, but he’s pulling away from guys. He’s great.
(On the team’s confidence level coming off of two wins)- “I think it’s definitely on the way up. We’re 4-8 and guys are still coming to work enthusiastic. Guys are excited about the opportunity. Obviously, we’re on an uphill climb because we put ourselves in the situation. We’re playing these last four games for the last four games. I think attitudes have been great. That’s all you can ask, especially this late in the year. Some guys will hit a wall, but I don’t see it. We’re hungry and it makes it more fun to come to work every day.”