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Browns RB Nick Chubb conference call - 4/28


RB Nick Chubb:**

On who he would compare his running style to in the NFL:

"That is a tough question. Definitely a big back that is powerful. Maybe a (Dolphins RB) Frank Gore or somebody in that area."

On recovering from a season-ending knee injury:

"I have been through a lot, a lot of adversity. That is how it has been my entire life. With what happened with my knee, I had to fight back and push myself to get back to where I was… Thankfully, everything worked out for me."

On how the knee injury occurred and his rehabilitation process:

"I ended up tearing everything in my left knee besides my ACL. Definitely a lot went into it, definitely a lot of tough times. This was hard. Just the rehab was the toughest thing that I have been through just from a standpoint of trying to get my knee back to where it was at, trying to bend it and trying to walk again, having to actually run and cut up again. It was a tough time, but I had a really good trainer. He really helped me out. He made sure that I was working, and he kept pushing me and motivating me until I got back to where I am."

On if last season was the first time he 'felt back on his feet' following the knee injury, recording a 1,000 yard season:

"Definitely. The year right after in the 2016 season, I just did not feel like myself. I was able to move around a little bit and just run, but I just felt like it was not right, even though I was back. Last season, I could tell that it was not what I thought it was. Last season getting back to where I was, I am feeling 10 times better. At this point, things are feeling really good."

On if he had surgery on his knee:


On if he ever believed the injury could be the end of his career and motivation to return:

"I had never been injured so I wasn't sure what to expect. Just talking to (Georgia Director of Sports Medicine) Ron Courson, he kind of told me that I would be able to get back to where I was at so I trusted his word and he got me back to where I was. I'm very thankful for him and his staff and everyone supporting and helping out."

On QB Baker Mayfield:

"He is an outstanding player. He is able to make throws that you are not supposed to make and you can tell that he is a very fierce competitor, which I love about him. I had been scouting him more than a week before we played him, and I'm on offense so if I'm hearing about how good of player he is, he can pose an exceptional threat and (Georgia Head) Coach (Kirby) Smart was coming to the offense to tell us we need to score points because it is going to be hard stopping a guy like him. I am happy that we are on the same team."

On playing against Mayfield and his demeanor on the sidelines and if Mayfield went overboard at all:

"No, he was doing [it for the team]. He was the face of that team. When he does that, they get all the momentum, the fans get involved, and it just helps the team out and picks the spirits up… If he does the same thing for the team we are on, it will be a good thing for everybody." 

On his eagerness to play with RBs Duke Johnson Jr. and Carlos Hyde:

"I am very eager. Those guys have been in the league for some years. Go in and learn from them, watch them and just try to get as many carries and get ready to go forward and just learn from them."

On his excitement to play with offensive coordinator Todd Haley:

"Very excited. Obviously, he likes to run the ball. It is what I do best is run the football. I can't wait to get into the system and get comfortable with everything and get to playing some ball under him."

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