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Post-Orange & Brown Scrimmage player press conferences

DL Myles Garrett:

On his total number of sacks in the Orange & Brown Scrimmage:

"I am going with whatever they call. Coach said I had four. They blew [the whistle on] two so I am just going to go with two."

On if Browns coaches said that he had four sacks:

"They did."

On if a long offensive play by QB Kevin Hogan was one of the 'uncalled' sacks:


On if he was disappointed that he did not go directly against OL Joe Thomas:

"I was. I was preparing to go against him, but then I saw the roster and saw that he was already on the Brown team. I kind of expected to go against him, but I knew that I would have to be ready for anybody that I went against."

On if Garrett got a feel for the stadium atmosphere during the scrimmage:

"Sort of. It is going to be an amazing feeling when it is full and rocking and everybody is in their gear. It is definitely a different feeling when it is actually game day, but I got a little taste."

On defensive coordinator Gregg Williams moving him to the left side of the defensive line on a few occasions:

"He wants me to learn everything. He does not want me to be stuck in one position. He wants me to learn the whole D line so if anything comes up or if anyone goes down, I can move to the left or even move inside if I have to."

On if he is getting more comfortable as training camp progresses:

"Yeah, I am just getting my rhythm back, starting to feel good again. It is not like I was feeling unhealthy. It was just getting back into the pace of things. Just seeing what I can do. Testing some moves out and seeing how they work, testing my opponent and seeing what I can get away with and how I can be successful."

QB Cody Kessler:

On his performance tonight:

"It was really vanilla with what we were doing and stuff. It was good to get out there and get on the field and get some game-type reps in our stadium, in front of our fans, which was really nice. Obviously, we want to get a little bit more of a flow on some of them and get some of the drives going, but the defense played well. The White Team defense did a great job. They flew around and did a good job up front getting to me and also did a good job in the back in covering."

On if it is hard to get into a rhythm with different players subbing in and out:

"At the same time, you just have to attack each play. Each play you get, don't turn the ball over, be smart. Getting a lot of cover two from our defense. Obviously not doing a whole lot of crazy stuff, so just be smart with the football. Show you can protect the football and also try to continue and extend drives and things. It was good to get out there and kind of get into a little bit of a flow, going every other series, when you are in there with those plays that you get, you have to try to make the most of them."

On playing every other drive and not being able to get into a rhythm:

"That was just part of how the scrimmage was set up and how we have to get all of the guys in and rotate and give everybody a chance. Obviously you want to get more drives and get more plays and be consistent, but that is how the rotation went and everything with (Head) Coach (Hue) Jackson. It was good to get out there and get in front of our fans in kind of a game day-type feel a little bit."

On if he feels a sense of urgency for Jackson to make a decision as to who will start at QB:

"Coach Jackson is a great competitor, and he is pushing all of us to get the most out of us. Obviously, that is going to be his decision, but you just have to continue to learn from the day before and take that into the next day and try to do something you didn't do well the day before and fix it and vice versa. Just continue to improve. Obviously, you know the preseason games are going to be big. Getting a chance to play in game action will definitely be big. Just continue to be smart with the football and protect it, and whenever you are in there, whether it is me, (QBs) Brock (Osweiler), Kevin (Hogan) or DeShone (Kizer), execute the play and do things the right way and the way he wants the offense to be ran."

On if he still deserves to take first-team reps:

"[Training camp] has been ups and downs, obviously. That is kind of how training camp is. Going against your defense every day, it gets harder and harder to win. At the same time, you learn from different things each day, and it is kind of good to hear that from talking to (defensive coordinator) Coach (Gregg) Williams and different things like that. What they see from us and kind of self-scout yourself. I have to keep competing and continue to work hard. Like I said, the preseason games are a chance to be able to do that in a game-like situation so those will be very important. I just have to keep competing."

QB DeShone Kizer:

On the Orange & Brown Scrimmage:

"It was awesome. It was awesome. You spend so much time on the practice field with your guys and you try to get acclimated to what it is like to be a professional football player, but until you are in the stadium and the big lights are on and you get to see the atmosphere that comes with being a pro and being a Cleveland Brown… It was truly a good experience for me to have before we go into this first preseason game."

On if he would like to have another attempt on the incompletion intended for RB Duke Johnson Jr. across the middle on the final drive:

"Oh my gosh, yeah. Duke is a heck of route runner. Obviously, he is very versatile. For him to be that wide open and for me to miss is unacceptable. I will go back and obviously, check out the footwork on that play, check out the read, where my eyes are and make sure that we can make the correction going into tomorrow to continue to get better as much as we can."

On his performance tonight:

"I have played better. This is a unique opportunity to go against the guys in the situation that we are in. When you are going against the twos in front of a crowd and you are getting information coming in, for me to step out there and not play at the level that I would like to play at is a little disappointing for myself, but once again, it is another learning opportunity. We are going to take this into tomorrow and continue to get better throughout training camp."

On what Head Coach Hue Jackson said to him during the final drive:

"A little bit of gameplan, a little bit of communication stuff. I was talking about what I was seeing but also trying to make sure that I was urgent enough to get in there and call the plays the way I need to, but this is a scrimmage. At the end of the day, this is another training camp day so we are just using that as an opportunity for me to take the situation at hand, talk through it, make sure my eyes are in the right spot, my head is in the right spot and go out there and run the next play."

On if he has done enough to earn more first team reps and potentially start next Thursday's preseason opener against New Orleans:

"That is not my call. Coach (Hue Jackson) continues to give me the reps with the first team and continues to watch me develop. We have been continuing to have great communication and building our relationship, and I truly believe that I am getting better each day. From some of the mistakes like missing Duke across the middle today and through some of the success, like hitting a bench route on the sideline. These are all new things to me so the more that I learn, the better I will hopefully become, and hopefully, one day, Coach Jackson will be standing right here and will be able to make a call for me to go out there and make a good play for someone."


QB Brock Osweiler:

On the Orange & Brown Scrimmage:

"I think as a team, we got better tonight. I really do. Offensively, we did some good things. There are definitely going to be some things when we go back and watch the tape we can definitely learn from and clean up. I think the defense will say the same thing. The defense on both sides played great football tonight. Anytime you only see 15 points up on the board combined, I think that means that the defense is playing good football. Obviously, the special teams came up with some big plays. There were a lot of positive things, but there is always room for improvement. We know that. (Head) Coach  (Hue Jackson) told us that right after practice. We are going to study the tape really hard tomorrow and get better from our mistakes."

On if he deserves to play with the No. 1 offense:

"That is not up for me to decide. My job solely is to show up every single day with a great attitude, prepared to work hard and ready to be a great teammate, and whichever unit I am with, to help them try to succeed at practice. Those decisions are for other people to make."

On if he has been given a fair shot to win the starting QB position:

"Absolutely, I think Coach (Jackson) has done a tremendous job of giving us all opportunities throughout the course of the spring and fall. There are a lot of things that take place behind closed doors that you guys don't get to see. He is quizzing us every single day on our playbook. He is quizzing us on our reads. He is quizzing us on our defensive knowledge. Coach Jackson is one of the best, if not the best, football coach I have ever been around. I really can't say enough great things about him. He is a very smart coach and he knows what he is doing. My job and the rest of the guys' job is to just trust the process. Trust the process and trust Coach, and I certainly do."

On what he did best:

"When I was on the field tonight, I felt like we were really close to getting into a really good rhythm. I think we moved the ball fairly well, but we can certainly be a lot better. I missed a throw here, a throw there. I audibled on a third-and-two. Our defense was playing man-to-man coverage, and I audibled to a shot down the field. We were close to hitting it. That is one of those I'll get together with coach tomorrow and we will discuss. Maybe that is not the time to take a shot. Maybe he likes it. That is a conversation we have to have, but for the most part, I think we were really close into getting into a rhythm offensively. We did some good things. We moved the chains. There were a lot of guys who stepped up on that white team and made big plays. (TE) J.P. (Holtz), one of our tight ends, came up big tonight. (WR) Jordan Leslie had a huge night. The offensive line played great. The backs ran hard. Really, I am just super proud of that white team. They came out here and played really hard tonight."

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