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Browns asst. coach press conferences - 8/7

Wide receivers coach Adam Henry:

On how reps will change after the WR Corey Coleman trade:

"It is just the next man up mentality, and we me move on from there. Sometimes you are going to have receivers that get injured and so next guy up mentality. That is how we will approach it."

On how Coleman was playing prior to the trade:

"It has been addressed so my job here is to coach receivers. Whomever they give me, that is what I do, and I coach them. Unfortunately, I wish the best for him and it all works out."

On how WR Antonio Callaway has helped the transition:

"We have a long way to go so it is not that seamless. He has not played so there are some things we still need to work on and the details of it. Conceptually, when you get guys coming out of college, conceptual learning and learning the whole big picture. (Offensive coordinator) Coach (Todd) Haley does a good job with the offense, but it is concept driven. We just have to keep working at it through the little details, and that is all the young guys."

On the impact WR Jarvis Landry has on young Browns WRs like WR Antonio Callaway:

"It is good because first it is the toughness, determination, works hard, leads by example and he will voice his opinion. In that way, he has been great from just the maturation process to speed up because you and I know when somebody is going through something that the other person has not, you can kind of guide them on those things. He is doing a good job with that, and it is getting better every day."

On if Landry communicates with Callaway in the meeting room as he does on the field:

"It has to. Communication rules the nation, I say that all of the time. We have to over communicate. If we are both wrong, we are both right. You have to be on the same page."

On WR Da'Mari Scott:

"He is very intriguing. A bunch of the younger guys, he is a guy who has good football IQ, plays multiple positions so he has a real good upside. He is progressing well. He is young. We are going to see coming up that you are going to have some one-on-one battles, and we will see what happens."

On emphasizing with the WRs to not put too much pressure on themselves during the first preseason game:

"Most definitely. That is the big thing, when the lights come on and the one on ones because it is a me-to-you game to go and get your blocks and things like that. You just have to stay in the moment, and you have to be [comfortable] in uncomfortable times. It is just kind of the maturation process of putting stress on them here so getting on them with little details so now once they go to a game, the game comes easier."

Assistant defensive backs/safeties coach Jerod Kruse:

On DB Jabrill Peppers:

"He continues to progress, just like you would think that he would. He was limited that first week of practice, got out there this past week and shook some of the rust off. He has been the guy that we know he is." 

On Peppers' improvement from last season into this year:

"He played around the box some last year. He is down there in that positon down in the box a lot more this year. It is just the comfortability of being down there and seeing some of those fits, working a lot with the linebackers in that room and seeing some of the things that they do. He did that all through college so that is a natural thing for him."

On DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun ability to play nickel CB and S:

"He has a big picture awareness of ball. At the end of the day, you would like all of the guys to have an understanding of the entire system, defense, positioning and how those pieces fit together. That is something that he has and has at a high level. He is kind of a plug-and-play guy. He has that broad skillset that allows him to do a lot of things and be proficient at a lot of things. That is where you see us using him in those situations last year playing corner and some safety in nickel, and this year, he has been playing a little less corner but a little more safety as a change out there. It is a pleasure to have those guys because they give you the ability to be dynamic in your game planning."

On if Boddy-Calhoun has a set position:

"Right now, you see him in there working with the ones at nickel. That is a big strength for him. I would not want to put a cap on him and say that is his best positon because I think that he can do a lot of things"

On DB Damarious Randall returning to S, where he played in college:

"Every day you see him become more comfortable. He was conditioned to do that for all of those years in college. From the corner position as he is out there, the last several years playing the last several years as a corner, it is just a different look at the play. It is a different angle to the ball. You are out there isolated a lot more. You see him now, he has the ability to see the whole big picture, understanding what the quarterback is doing and playing a chess match with the quarterback. As we all know, he is an athletic guys. When he understands it and sees it well, he can go out there and get the ball and have some high ball production. Also, I think that you have seen it in a couple of these scrimmages, because of his athleticism, he has the ability of a tackler to match movement in space. That is a big thing for anybody who plays back there."

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