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Browns player quotes - 10/15

RB Duke Johnson Jr.:

On if they expect to run more this week:

"We're not sure. We haven't set a game plan out. I don't think last game was our idea of going and throwing 50 times, however many times we threw it but we got down early and that's what we needed to do."

On offensive coordinator John DeFilippo:

"I think…he tries to get everyone the ball. Tried to get everybody to be a part of the game. Just try and do different things and create mismatches the best way he can.

On what DeFilippo is like in the locker room:

"Oh no they don't come in here."

On what DeFilippo is like in the film room:

"He's just a cool guy, he's a coach. My rookie year I haven't seen too many offensive coordinators so, regular coach to me."

On RB Isaiah Crowell as a pass catcher:

"Crow can catch, he always can catch. It's just about now just making a big emphasis on getting out. I come and catch the ball and just do what we can do. That's the biggest thing just trying to get out as quick as we can."

On if there is more of an emphasis on backs picking up the blitz:

"It's actually not the blitz that really concerns us, it's the guys that we have rushing. Those guys are a handful. We're going to do what we can to maintain them from a back standpoint if we have to help out. Its whatever we have to do we're not really making too big a deal about it."

Oh why QB Josh McCown has had success finding them:

"I think it's a lot of different guys are doing their job to make everyone else open. It's really just a handful of us. Some guys get more credit than others but it's always the guys you don't see that actually make the play work."

On the mindset of the offense on third down:

"Protect first. First things first, protect and make a play. Someone make a play on third down, stay on the field."

On if McCown instilled that third down confidence in them:

"I think we all have confidence in each other. Confidence that the O-line can hold up and give Josh time. If somebody blitzes that we're supposes to pick up we pick them up and the receivers run the right routes, set the right depth and Josh will get the person that's up on the ball."

On if he is catching his stride now, post injury:

"I'm trying. I'm trying, it's a long season, longer than I'm used to. I'm just trying to do it consistently and do it game in and game out."

LB Paul Kruger:

On if it special playing a future Hall of Famer in Broncos QB Peyton Manning:

"Yeah it is definitely a player in this league that carries a lot of respect. A guy you know if you don't bring your 'A' game that he is going to be able to hurt you in a number of ways. We are dialed in. Our focus is to put together a nice gameplan for him and be ready physically and mentally. A lot of respect comes with that."

On what stands out about Manning:

"I think his consistency has been one of the things. He has been playing this game for a long time and been able to execute at a high level every year. Just one of those rare guys. Like I said if you want a chance to get away with a 'W' and come and be able to play the way we want to play we are going to have to prepare your tail off and bring your 'A' game."

On how many times he has played him before and what are his memories of playing against him:

"I could be wrong on this, but I am pretty sure I have only played against him one time in Denver in 2012 in a playoff game. It was negative six degrees. It was brutally cold. It was a tough game. It came down to the wire. I don't know if you remember but the long (deep ball for a) (former Ravens and now current San Diego Chargers WR) Jacoby Jones touchdown. It was a good memory there."

On if he sees on film the speculation that Manning does not look as impressive as he always has:

"I don't think so. I think there is always going to be speculation with some of those older guys – when are they going to start deteriorating or what plays can't they make versus what they could have made back in the day. He looks pretty good to me. He is a guy I think who consistently does what he wants to do. I don't see any decrease in his game or anything like that."

On if Manning can beat a team with his mind:

"There is validity to that, not wholly. You still have to be able to make the plays that he needs to make. He still has the arm strength from what I can see on tape. He looks good, poppy and strong."

On if it is more meaningful to sack a quarterback of Manning's stature:

"I think it brings a little – people are so familiar with the guy and guys like him and (New England Patriots QB) Tom Brady, some of these famous quarterbacks – any time you are able to take them down it is a big feeling. At the same time getting to him and disrupt him is no different than any other team."

On if Manning gets the ball out faster than most quarterbacks:

"It seems like a lot of teams have – I know the Raiders when we played them it seemed like the guy never had the ball for more than as second or two. I think a lot of teams are starting to pick up with that hurry up offense. He has definitely been up there for a long time who catches it, gets rid of it and if something is not there he gets it out of his hand for sure."

LB Barkevious Mingo:

On if he expected to play more than he did when LB Scott Solomon was injured:

"I expected to get into the game and help whenever the plays or packages that I was called to get in on, to go out there and help the team win."

On if he plays more SAM or weak side:

"I do a lot of stuff. I'm dropping, I'm rushing, I'm doing this I'm doing that. Whatever they ask me to do."

On if he is more comfortable with one position over another:

"I'm comfortable with everything that I would be asked to do."

On if he sees Solomon's injury as an opportunity to show what he can do:

"I see it as us losing a guy that played a crucial role in this defense. Hope he hurries up and gets back whenever that is next year, this year whatever, and help this team, get back to what he was doing."

DL Danny Shelton:

On playing Broncos QB Peyton Manning:

"It is awesome."

On having the opportunity to play Manning in his first year in the league:

"Honestly, it is probably one of the games I have been looking forward to. I have always been a fan of Peyton Manning. Listening to these guys in the locker room talk about him. Des Bryant he got a sack against him before. I was jealous. It is pretty cool because the guy has been in the league for 18 years and he is still playing at a high level. I am just excited to be out there competing against him."

On his thoughts after being called for two personal fouls against the Ravens and speaking with the coaches:

"Honestly, to be smarter. I want to apologize to the Dawg Pound because I put the team in a critical situation against a team that I know the Dawg Pound really has a lot of emotion for. Just want to apologize for that. I didn't mean to do that and playing this game you get high emotions and low emotions. That is just one of times where my aggression took over my mindset. Obviously we got the win, so I am thankful for that. We also get another week to learn and improve. Continue to improve."

On if he thinks he is standing out more:

"Most definitely. I played with aggression and that is what I wanted to do. I planned throughout the week of preparation for the Ravens to play aggressively and that is what I did. Now it is a new week. Time to continue to improve and just look forward to getting the win."

On if sees some opportunities for him to succeed Sunday against Denver's offensive line:

"Definitely, every offensive line there are going to be an opportunity to make plays. This offensive line, obviously has given up a lot of sacks. Going off of just their film we are going to prepare like we prepare for every team. We are going to prepare to get off blocks and make plays. It doesn't really matter about their offensive line situation. It matters what our defense is going to do, what Jimmy O (defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil) is going to put in to make us that much better and that much closer to a successful game."

On if the Broncos 5-0 record rattles him:

"Not at all. Just another opportunity to go against another great team, another possibility for me to make more plays and so I am just going to prepare for that and prepare to make more plays."

On if playing against the top-ranked defense provides extra motivation to prove themselves:

"Not really. I don't really worry about the other defense. I worry about my teammates and the guys that have been doing great – (DB) Donte (Whitner), Los (LB Karlos Dansby) and guys that are just contributors to the team and just focus on making the plays so they don't have to worry about me."

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