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Browns player press conferences - Carrie, Ogbah, Zeitler

DB T.J. Carrie:

On if it will be strange seeing former Browns Head Coach and Bengals special assistant to the head coach Hue Jackson on the opposite sideline:

"It will feel a little awkward, but I'm very happy for Coach Jackson. He is a great coach and a great person. It was not going to be a long time before he wasn't without a job so it is really good just to be able to see him in a position where he is being able to control a lot of the things over there."

On how unusual it is for a coach to join a division rival within the same season and if that provides a significant advantage:

"No, I doubt it. I just say that just because it is a divisional game. These divisional games, we play year in and year out twice a year. We know what they are going to do. They know what we are going to do. There is not really more scheme-wise that they can really dive into that we can surprise them with. It is all going to be about going out there and playing smash mouth football."

On if the Bengals will have an advantage, given Jackson may know some of the team's calls:

"No, none at all. I do not think there is going to be any real different advantage. Like I said from the standpoint of just being able to go out there and execute and play football, the winner of this game is going to be who makes the least amount of mistakes. We know what they are capable of doing offensively, defensively and special teams wise, and they know what we have. That is going to be the fundamental [factor]. It is going to be a dog fight in a phone booth."

On if facing Jackson gives him motivation:

"No, I never really thought about it like that. From the standpoint of just going out there and play football, I would not say we had mixed emotions from the standpoint of us. We definitely have a relationship off the field, but when you step into the white lines, it is a respect level in the sense that we are trying to go at each other. It is a war. It is a battle. That is the respecting thing you have in this league is we can be friends off the field, but once we step into the white lines, it is a totally different story."

On if the Browns attempt to make significant changes when facing a divisional opponent like the Bengals due to the familiarity between the two teams:

"Not really. I think the biggest thing is just execution. It is one of those things where you know what they are going to do, but can you stop it? That is really what football is about. You might have a competitive edge here or there or with a matchup or two, but from a standpoint of it is really about executing, doing what we do best and not really focusing on them but focusing on ourselves to make sure that we are sound offensively, defensively and special teams wise."

DL Emmanuel Ogbah:

On Browns Head Coach and Bengals special assistant to the head coach Hue Jackson joining the Bengals:

"It is Hue. He makes his own decisions. We just have to worry about beating the Bengals."

On if Jackson's familiarity with the Browns gives the Bengals a big advantage:

"I guess we will find out during the game."

On challenges the Bengals offense presents:

"They have really good running backs. (Bengals RB Joe) Mixon, I played against him in college so I know what he is about. He is a downhill runner. He loves contact. We have to corral to the ball, run to the ball, do our best and do our best job of stopping him before he gets going."

On if college rivalries carry over to the pros:

"It does, but in a sense, (QB) Baker (Mayfield) are teammates now so it definitely is a pride thing with your college, but now, you are teammates."

On looking to end the Browns' road losing streak:

"Just build off of this win we just had with the Falcons. The players, we know what it feels like to win games finally. We know what it feels like. We want to have that feeling every week so we can go out there and give it everything we have."

OL Kevin Zeitler:

On if it will be strange to see former Browns Head Coach and Bengals special assistant to the head coach Hue Jackson on the Bengals' sideline:

"It is surprising. You never think of that, but I am happy that Hue has another place to be. Cincinnati has always been good to him. It is what it is. We just have to focus on what we have to do. It is just another opponent on the list."

On if Jackson can provide the Bengals insider information:

"I am sure that he could. He is a smart guy. He knew what we were doing here so you have to assume that they will know everything. We will find a way around it."

On if play calls or terminology will change due to Jackson's familiarity with the Browns:

"I am not sure. I know that our coaches are smart, too. Whoever is here will come up with something. Just one day back from the bye week, we have a couple of more days to game plan still."

On if he was surprised Jackson joined the Bengals, particularly with both division games between the teams remaining:

"Like I said, it is surprising. I think (Bengals Head Coach) Marvin (Lewis) and him have always had a good relationship. I know that Cincy loves Hue. It is all good."

On how the Browns could change signals and terminology from week to week to keep opposing teams off guard:

"That is the coaches' call. They always will determine when something needs to get changed, and they will change it."

On looking to end the Browns' road losing streak:

"It is like any other game. We just have to play better. We have to communicate and get things done. Make the play when it presents itself."

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