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Browns player quotes - 8/5

Included below are select quotes from interviews with the following Browns players during today's media availability:

  • WR Corey Coleman
  • RB Isaiah Crowell
  • DB Tramon Williams

WR Corey Coleman:

On if he was happy with his play during the scrimmage:

"Good day of practice."

On if tonight was his best practice thus far:

"I really can't say. If I don't have a good practice, I have a bad day. I try to come in here, know what I have to do and practice on a level that I know I can practice on. Really just show the coaches that I can come in and play as a rookie."

On if he plays with a chip on his shoulder to prove that he was worth a high draft pick:

"To answer that, yes because I'm just really competitive. I like to win in everything I do. I wouldn't have to say it has so much to do with the draft but just me coming in as a receiver, as a rookie, trying to prove myself and trying to earn a spot on this team."

On how QB Robert Griffin III's performance during training camp:

"Robert helps everybody out. He's a great leader on this team. Even when I don't know what to do sometimes, he helps me out getting plays. Really, he has the toughest job on offense, and he's done a great job preparing himself and his mind to get the task done."

On if he pushed off of DB Tramon Williams to make a catch on a deep ball along the sideline:

"It was a push off? I didn't see a flag (laughter)."

On if it was instinctive for him to create a little bit of separation needed to make the tough catch on Williams:

"My job is to make a play on the ball. Tramon, he comes out here every day, gets me better. We have great competition. He's a great guy, too. He just helps me get better and I enjoy it because I want to be the best that I can be."

On Williams's comments about how well Coleman has played during camp:

"It means a lot coming from a guy who really set the standard and has a high standard for himself. He comes out here and he works like he's a rookie. He takes pride in knowing what he has to do. We compete. When we're in the lines, we compete hard. After, I can go up and talk to him, ask him questions to get me better, ask him about other receivers that he's gone against and what's so good about their game and stuff like that. Just try to learn and take in all the information that I can."

On how much he's looking forward to DB Joe Haden returning from injury and playing:

"I'm excited. It's like a big brother. I've known him for a while, and I'm ready for him to get back on the field and help us as a team and to help me, like you said, to get better."

On the primary thing he needs to continue to work on:

"Really, I'd say as a rookie, and for all the rookies, the playbook. Some stuff is difficult but you just have to stay in that playbook and really focus and take pride in studying that thing because that can keep a lot of people from not playing."

RB Isaiah Crowell:

On Head Coach Hue Jackson not liking how the running game performed today and what the Browns need to do to get that going:

"I feel like just everybody as an offense just has to come together and put them together. I feel the same way and I feel like we can do way better."

On if the run at the goal line is something he needs to finish after getting stopped today:

"Yes, I kind of feel like that. Like I said, as an offense, we just have to all come together and put the pieces together and make it work."

On how he has performed during training camp:

"I feel like I've got off to a good start this camp. I still feel like I have a long way to go, a lot of work to be put in."

On what it means for Jackson to say that he has the potential to be a special player for the Browns:

"I appreciate that. That brings confidence because that lets me know that my coach believes in me. I know I have what it takes, and I'm looking forward to it."

On improvements he's made from last year to this season:

"Really just patience and just getting used to the game speed. That's the main thing. Pass protection, I feel like I have to get better on pass protection."

On if he came to camp in the best shape of any other training camp:

"Yes, I feel like I was in better shape this camp, lost a few pounds and just trying to stay around like 214 (pounds). Usually, I was over 220 (pounds), but now I'm trying to stay under."

On WR Corey Coleman:

"I feel like he is a special player, and I'm excited to see what he can do this season."

On how fans have responded to him this camp after his social media mistake:

"I feel like they accepted me. I had people just come to me and talk about it. It just made me feel good about the situation and made me feel very good just to know people support me and are with me no matter what. Again, I want to say I'm sorry for what happened."

On how difficult it is to get a sense of where the running game is during a scrimmage setting as opposed to a game setting:

"Really, it was kind of frustrating out there today, but I know what our potential is. I know what we have been doing the past days and what we will do in the future. It's just a lot of work to do, but our defense is a good defense. There are going to be ups and downs on offense and defense when we're going against each other."

On how the Browns offensive line is coming together:

"I feel like everything is coming together. Slowly but surely, we're putting the pieces together getting ready for the season. I feel like everything is coming together good."

DB Tramon Williams:

On the Browns defense's focus for today's practice:

"It was just an emphasis on coming in and not making a moment bigger than what it is. Obviously, we have got a lot of young guys. For them to come out and perform like they did today and show up, it wasn't perfect, but we've done a lot of good things. That's what you want to see and grow."

On WR Corey Coleman:

"He's a good young receiver, man. When you get a guy early in the draft like that, you don't know how they're going to come. You don't know if they're going to have a learning curve, but he seems to have it all right now. He's doing an excellent job. He's going to do well for us this year."

On the comparison between this year's Browns defense and last year's:

"First of all, the scheme is similar, but a lot different. A lot of different things, we do this year. The coach is very, very smart. Guys have been in this league, been defensive coordinators for a lot of different teams and pretty much have been in the top 10 everywhere he's (defensive coordinator Ray Horton) been. He's played the game. He's played the game so he understands the players. Anything we like, we can go to him and tell him, and anything we don't like, he won't call it. For a player, that's big. I think we just have a good chemistry among the coaches that we have."

On if he is going to be proud of the Browns when he goes to face his former team at Green Bay next week:

"No doubt about it. This team right here kind of reminds me where I came from. From just that organization (Packers), it's first class. It's trying to do things the right way. When you're trying to do that, all you can do is come out and give it your all. Everybody is coming out and giving it their all. From the guys upstairs to the guys down here, to the last guy on the roster, everyone is giving it their all. All we can do is just come out and have fun while we're doing it."

On what separates a great defense from a good defense:

"Truthfully, small things. Really just being smart. I can remember last year, we came out and played some good defense, and at times, we were not just smart enough on the field. Whether we got penalties and gave guys first downs, those things turn into points. It's just being smart. I went back and watched a lot of film, and I feel that if we would've been just a smart enough team, we would've won at least four more games. We weren't smart enough."

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