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Browns player quotes - 10/16

LB Karlos Dansby:

On if he has seen any decline in Broncos QB Peyton Manning's game:


On why people are saying Manning's game is declining:

"I don't know. That is their opinion. They aren't playing against him. It is still getting there."

On the key to slowing down the Denver offense:

"Stop the run. They are sneaky with the run. They are sneaky with their run attack. We have to be able to stop the run. If we stop the run, we will be alright."

On if he can counter balance all the calls Manning makes at the line of scrimmage:

"You have to have confidence in what we are doing and execute. That is it. It is about executing."

On if it worries him when Manning is pointing stuff out and bouncing around:

"No, that is just what he does. That is Peyton for you."

On if those pre-snap adjustments are what makes Manning so good:

"Exactly. Makes him great. One of the best all time"

On if the Browns defense can take some confidence away from the last two drives against Baltimore:

"I think we are a confident group, period. Not just those two drives, just that whole game and the way the game was going, battling like we battled. Take confidence from that whole opportunity."

On how tough it was to lose LB Craig Robertson early in the year:

"It was tough. You hate to see that. A guy that had so much promise, he had a very significant role in our defense. To lose him like that is tough. It's tough."

On what the defense has to improve to stop the run:

"Get to the ball. That is it."

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RB Robert Turbin:

On what he will be able to bring to the offense:

"I think I will just be another added piece to an offense that has obviously been explosive this year and can make a lot of plays. I am looking forward to the opportunity to add to that."

On heading into this game after being sidelined for a few weeks:

"I am excited. I can't wait until Sunday. It has been a long five weeks. Battling from injuries, coming back from injuries is always tough. Being released is always tough, dealing with that mentally. I am excited to have another opportunity and looking forward to making the most of it, definitely."

On not trying to do too much after coming back from an injury that the Browns coaching staff has been patient with:

"I am going to go out there and play my game. I am not going to be overly excited or under excited. I am just going to go out there. I prepared well this week. I have been spending a lot of extra time learning the offense. I spent a lot of extra time on the field getting the footwork down the way the coaches want it. I feel ready to go. I am excited about the opportunity, and I can't wait. Obviously, being out so long, sometimes your emotions get the best of you, but I think once kickoff starts and I get a couple carries in, all of that will settle down and it will just be football."

On if he would be ready to carry a bigger load if RB Isaiah Crowell dose not play:

"Absolutely. No doubt in my mind, I would be ready to carry a heavier load from a conditioning standpoint, from the knowledge of the offense. Crow has been great. Crow and those guys have been great teaching me some things about this offense that I didn't know, maybe some things I didn't quite understand. It has been great to have those guys around. We have each other's back. If he, for whatever reason, or if he is limited on Sunday, as a fellow running back, it is my duty to back him up and make sure that we get the job done on the field."

On how important it is to get the running game established this week, especially facing the Broncos pass rush:

"It is huge. Any time you can establish the running game, it makes it easier on the quarterback. It makes it easier to call plays on the offensive coordinator and you really develop a really good rhythm offensively when you can run the ball. With any game, whether you are playing a team that rushes the quarterback really well or you are playing a team that maybe isn't so good at it, I think establishing the run game is ultimately very important all the time. If we can do that, it definitely gives us advantage in the game Sunday."

On the Broncos defense's success against the run:

"Absolutely, they are good all around, run and pass. That is why they are No. 1 in the league. What we have to do offensively is be disciplined in our technique, be detailed in our assignments and just go out there and play football, be physical and execute on all cylinders on offense, and we will be fine."

DB Tramon Williams:

On the challenge of missing DBs Joe Haden and Tashaun Gipson on Sunday:

"With those guys, it would have been a challenge so it will definitely still be a challenge now. We know that. We just have to play good team ball. Hopefully, we give a good showing for the fans."

On the Broncos WRs:

"You have those two guys (Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders), a good tight end with a great quarterback behind center is always going be a challenge to anybody. We are up for the challenge at this point. We feel that we can go in there and win a game. We are not going to come in saying, 'This is a really, really great team and that is the way we are going to approach it.' Yeah, that is a great team, but we also have some great players, too. We are going to go in and compete."

On if no one externally is giving the Browns a shot to win Sunday:

"I don't know. I really haven't been reading too much stuff. I don't know what people really think. The only thing that really matters is what the guys in this locker room think. The guys think that we can get this game, and we are definitely going to go in with that focus, that attitude to try to get this game."

On what stands out about Broncos QB Peyton Manning:

"He is just a mastermind. Just like I said, he is probably the greatest mastermind to play the game. When you have a guy like that behind center, it makes it tough for you. He is playing chess; a lot of people may be playing checkers, and he is playing chess. As a defense and as a team, we have to play chess, too."

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