Included below are select quotes from interviews with the following Browns players during today's media availability:
- WR Corey Coleman
- DB Joe Haden
WR Corey Coleman:
On if he is ready for the possible inclement weather during the Steelers game:
"Yeah, I am ready to go. They say it is supposed to be snowing a little bit. It is supposed to be cold. I'm ready though.
On if he is used to playing in cold, snowy football games:
"No, I am from Texas so we don't see stuff like that (laughter), but it is going to be exciting."
On the picture of him gesturing to Head Coach Hue Jackson during the Ravens game and what was going on at that moment:
"I am just frustrated that we are losing and stuff. We learn from our mistakes and stuff like that. We made a lot of mistakes that game and moving on now. We are focusing on the Steelers."
On if he may return punts this weekend:
"Yeah, I have been practicing. Have to be ready for anything. Coach Tabes (special teams coordinator Chris Tabor) can throw me out there anytime. I will be ready to roll."
On being on the field with a WR that he looks up to in Steelers WR Antonio Brown:
"It is going to be exciting. I am excited to see him play. I have talked to him a couple times on the phone. He is a good guy. I am excited to be on the same field as him, and I have a lot of respect for him."
On why he looked up to Brown and follows him so closely:
"Smaller receiver, arguably one of the best receivers in the game, if not the best receiver in the game. You can just tell the way he plays he has a lot of passion for the game, and I have a lot of respect for him."
DB Joe Haden:
On Steelers WR Antonio Brown and if he is any different from past years:
"He is probably getting a little better. Antonio, he is one of the best receivers in the game. I have to go against him twice a year so just so much respect for him. We came in the league at the same time and for him to be such a late-round draft pick and just to continue to put up the numbers that he does every year is amazing. His work ethic is impeccable because we have the same agent and I hear from a lot of his teammates with (Steelers OL Maurkice) Pouncey, you know that is my dude so he always tells me how hard he works. He deserves everything he gets. He is just doing what he has to do on the field."
On if Brown may be one of the toughest matchup that he faces:
"Yeah because he is a smaller, quicker guy that can catch everything. He is very fast. He still has a very good vertical and then him and (Steelers QB) Ben (Roethlisberger), like I always say, they work very, very well together. That is his guy. He is going to go to him. If he needs a play, that is who he is going to go to, and it is not really just on timing. It is just do what you have to do over there and get open, and I am going to throw it to you when you are open so they just have that relationship. At the same time, he runs really crisp routes and just Ben being able to give him a little bit of time giving him that range to kind of do whatever moves he wants to to get open. That works out to both of their benefit."
On how Brown's relationship with Roethlisberger makes him more difficult to cover:
"It is just that usually when you are running timing routes, when you are running slant routes, when you are running comebacks, it is normally on timing. When the quarterback hits his last step, he is going to throw the comeback. With them, it is kind of more. Antonio has a free range to kind of run his routes how he wants. It is not really on time because Ben could just look off and wait and wait and then Antonio can scramble drill, basically. It turns into that, and they are really good at that."