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Browns player quotes - 9/8

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

  • WR Corey Coleman
  • LB Emmanuel Ogbah
  • LB Nate Orchard
  • WR Terrelle Pryor
  • DB Tramon Williams

WR Corey Coleman:

On if he's excited to play in his first game on Sunday:

"Yeah, I'm excited. We have been practicing hard, working really hard and now just ready to put it all out on the field."

On Philadelphia's defense:

"They are a good defense. They have a lot of vets. From what I have been studying, they have a lot of guys on the backend in corners and safeties just ready to play."

On if he is itching to prove himself after sustaining an injury during the preseason:

"Right. I'm ready to get out there and compete. I played in two preseason games for like a quarter. Now, we get to put four quarters together."

On if the gameplan Week 1 will include getting him the ball or if it will be a gradual development as he gets settled:

"Really, our goal is to win. My job is to help the team win. Whatever (Head) Coach Hue and (Jackson) the other coaches have planned, I'm going to roll with because I'm trying to win."

On the Eagles DBs:

"They are good. They have been in the NFL for a while so they have to be good, especially playing that position."

LB Emmanuel Ogbah:

On starting his first NFL game on Sunday:

"I feel great. I'm just ready to go after it. They are a great team. Philadelphia, they are 4-0. I'm just ready to go after it."

On keeping his emotions in check:

"I just tell myself this is where it counts. Preseason is over. This is the real thing. You have to come out when it starts. We are looking for 1-0 right now."

On what he proved to himself during the preseason:

"I did my job. I did what they asked me to do. I got after the quarterback. That was my main goal through the preseason. If I could get after the quarterback, I did my job. That was all I was trying to do."

On how different the regular season will be compared to the preseason:

"Sunday is the real deal. It is not preseason anymore. Everything counts so I'm just looking forward to playing in Philadelphia."

On if the tempo will be different and if players will be more physical:

"Yeah, starters are going to play the whole time. I'm looking forward to going against the best."

On transitioning between OLB and DE and if it is nice to playing only one position now:

"Yeah, it definitely feels nice, but I was drafted to be a versatile player. Wherever they wanted me to play, that is where I was going to play."

On taking pride in handling the multiple transitions:

"I just stayed on top of it, stayed on top of my plays, talk to (outside linebackers) Coach (Ryan) Slowik. He really helped me out to transition back to OLB."

LB Nate Orchard:

On the importance of being productive against the Eagles:

"That is all it is. To be in this league, you have to be productive. You have to be able to get to the quarterback, make big plays happen. That is what they are expecting out of myself and these two younger guys (LBs Emmanuel Ogbah and Joe Schobert) so that is what we need to do."

On finishing strong last season and if he can pick up on that good note:

"Definitely. I know I can. It has been preseason so the rotation has been kind of funky, but once I start getting back into a groove consistently, I know I will pick up where I left off."

On LBs Joe Schobert's and Emmanuel Ogbah's strengths:

"Their work ethic, their commitment to take coaching and their relentlessness on the field. They are great setting the edge, and they are awesome at getting after the quarterback. I can't wait to see what they do this first week and throughout the season."

WR Terrelle Pryor:

On if he's excited to start in the season opener:

"It is exciting. It is not just a thing that I woke up and rolled out of bed and that is what happened. A lot of hard work into it. This is what I expect. This is what I expected for myself – to be out there, be able to contribute to the team and make some big plays. I'm very excited to get out there with my teammates. We had two great practices, very urgent, very on point. I'm looking forward to playing the Eagles."

On expectations for QB Robert Griffin III this Sunday:

"He is our captain. We expect him, just like he does every day, to be the leader, the voice for us, lead us down the field. Everything is not going to be pretty. It is not. It is the NFL, We know that the Eagles have players that get paid, too, as well as us. We just have to go out there and make our share of plays and try to make some plays and help him. It is not just on his shoulders. We have to make the plays, as well, for him. The offensive line has to block. We have to make catches. We have to block for Rob if he runs and stuff like that. It all comes together."

On if he ever expected that he would become a starting NFL WR:

"After I switched over from quarterback, I really – I'm a visionary guy, so I like to – I envisioned myself doing this. I envisioned myself last year doing it, but I had a little injury. I try to make the most positive thoughts and believe that everything will be the best and it will work out the best way. Sometimes it doesn't happen, but I saw this day. I'm happy and I can't wait to go play with my teammates. I'm excited."

DB Tramon Williams:

On if he is eager to face Eagles QB Carson Wentz, given he is a rookie:

"You always hope when a rookie comes in he is really going to perform like a rookie (laughter). As a veteran player, you always hope for that, but at the same time, you can't count on it. You may have a rare guy come in, a guy who is capable of holding his own against top quality opponents. That is the way we have to prepare. We have to prepare like he is going to be a top quarterback, but we are still aware that he is a rookie so we are going to put that into play."

On still working hard and remaining focused as if he were a starter:

"No doubt about it, and I'm continuing to do that. At the end of the day, we have games to play so I can't really focus on [starting or not]. The only thing I can focus on right now is Philly and my role at Philly. I'm going to focus on that the best I can and try to get a W."

On the Browns defensive rookies and how they have been coming along:

"The good thing about when you have a lot of young guys is you have a lot of guys who are eager to learn. Those guys have really been focused on what we are trying to do, on the gameplan and everything. That is the great thing about having a rookie. It is like they are going to do whatever you tell them to do (laughter). They are going to do exactly what you tell them to do so that is always a good thing."

On looking forward to possibly returning some punts:

"Yeah, I am actually. I actually used to love punt return. You are actually able to feed off of it in the other parts of the game. If your game is going kind of slow at corner, you get in at punt return and get a good return, it kind of gives you a lift at your position, too. I actually like the position."

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