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Browns player quotes - 11/24

OL John Greco:

On the video of QB Duke Johnson Jr. that surfaced during the bye:

"Honestly, I haven't seen any of the videos. I was kind of in a bubble this weekend. Getting back here today, you hear guys talking about it, but like I said I just read the report, what Pett (Head Coach Mike Pettine) said online. Obviously, that's his decision. I still can't really comment on it because I don't know much about it or what was happening."

On if it will be disruptive if Pettine replaces Manziel as the starting QB after giving him the job before the bye week:

"No, I don't think so. I'm going into it expecting that there is no change. Like I said, with the little knowledge that I have on the subject, I don't want to say it's a shock but it is. This is the first I'm really hearing about it other than what I just checked a couple of minutes ago. I don't think it will be either way. Still, the mission is to try and turn this thing around and get as many wins as we can no matter what way we have to do that. It's not going to fall on the shoulder of one guy. It's going to be all of us, the whole team trying to get these wins. We have to go what we have to do."

On if it is hard to block out the distractions during the season:

"I must have been doing a pretty good job of it over the weekend because like I said, I showed up today just expecting a normal week, and now, I'm hearing about this. That's the thing. There's always going to be that. People love to read it. It makes for good stories. We have a job to do. I have a job to do. It's out of my control. Whatever happened, I don't even know but I have to move forward this week and try to get a win on Monday night."

DB Tramon Williams:

On how much the criticism of the defense affects him:

"It comes with the territory. It has been one of those things where we haven't been at full power back there anyway. There are a lot of different guys rotating in and out. Those things do take an effect on a team from a position and as a team. From a player standpoint, we never make excuses. It is what it is. It comes with the territory."

On how frustrating the injuries in the secondary have been, given it is a position of strength:

"It is frustrating. At the end of the day, it is just like anything else – you have to do your job. That is the only thing you can focus on. We have a lot of different guys rotating in and out, but the guys are getting reps at practice. It is not like they are just thrown out there, and they are in a lose-lose situation. They are prepared for that moment. We are not making any excuses at all. We haven't performed like we want as a defense so far. We have six games. Take it one at a time, and hopefully, when we look up at the end of the year, we got better. We got better towards the end of the year. Finished off the season strong. That is what we are leaning towards right now."

On seeing development from younger players in the secondary who have seen an increased role because of injuries:

"I personally think they have no choice but to get better. You go through your ups and downs when you are a young guy. What it comes down to is how you learn from it. Are you a guy who takes his wrongs and makes them right or are you a guy who your wrongs continue to dwell on you and you can't get out of that slump? I think our guys have done a good job of seeing what they have done wrong and the things they have done right and continuing to get better at them. The more opportunities they get the better they should get."

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