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Robert Griffin III press conference - 8/2

QB Robert Griffin III:

On how he feels after completing a few padded practices and what the offense has shown so far:

"It's good to see the guys come out and be physical. I know Coach (Head Coach Hue Jackson) really preaches physicality, and the offensive line is being physical up front. It's fun to watch. When you go back and you watch the tape, of course you watch yourself – you learn what you can do better, what you can fix – but then you get to see guys go out and excel and play well. I think that's really fun, and I think the guys are having fun. It is training camp. You put the pads on. There are going to be bumps and bruises, but everyone is fighting through it and it's good to see us come out here and continue to get better."

On if the Browns install feels heavier or more complex than other installs he's experienced:

"It doesn't. Drawing on experience from my career, the past four years in the league being in a couple different offenses, it is a heavy install, but everything plays off of other plays so you can kind of – 'Hey if they do this, we're going to do this. If they do this, we're going to do that.' I think the guys realize that. The advantage of putting it all in is that the rest of training camp you can just keep working on the same things that you already put in instead of dragging it out. Guys have been out there and we've had to be like we're at the airport, directing traffic getting guys to line up in the right spots, but I think the hustle and the effort is always there."

On what WRs have formed impressions in his mind during training camp:

"I think all of them. They've all done a great job. There is no shortage of speed for us at wide receiver and there won't be. These guys are like a track team out here running up and down the field, but we have to take care of them and make sure that these guys stay healthy. They're doing a good job of taking care of their bodies and making sure they're available every single day. I think all of us have been really impressed with our receiving corps and what they've been doing."

On WR Corey Coleman's progress:

"I think Corey is doing well. His speed flashes every day. He's a dynamic player. That's why he was a first round pick. And he went to Baylor so (laughter)…"

On working out with Coleman during the offseason and what he learned about Coleman:

"I know Corey. I was leaving Baylor when he was a recruit coming in and I went back to Baylor a bunch, so I know Corey really well. I know what he's about. I know what drives him. The same with (WR) Josh (Gordon). It's been fun, the experience of getting to know the rest of the receivers in the same exact way, what drives them, what they do well, what motivates them. Corey coming out and a couple other guys came out, as well, to work with me in the offseason. It builds trust. It builds comradery to know when he's going to be coming out of his breaks. He made the effort to come out, to come workout when he could be off. He could be in the Bahamas or something, sipping on piña coladas or whatever he wanted to do. He came out to work. I think that's important for him, for us as a team. When you have examples like (OL) Joe Thomas and (DB) Joe Haden out here, it's easy to fall in line and make sure you're doing everything the right way."

On if it would be cool to have an offense comprised of so many Baylor players:

"We try not to look at it that way. Obviously, myself, Josh, Corey, and (OL Spencer) Drango all went to Baylor. We enjoy the fact that we all get to play together again or play together for the first time. It is fun, but it's not our main focus. We're Cleveland Browns now and we're here to help resurrect this team and make it a consistent winner."

On what it means that he is receiving first team reps:

"Every day you have to show up ready to go, show up and come out and prove it so you just focus on what you can control. If Coach tells me to go, I go. If he tells me he wants me to go play on the concrete with the first offense, that's what we're going to go do. It doesn't matter where we're at. We're ready to play."

On trick plays in the Browns offense and potentially catching passes this year:

"I don't know what you're talking about (laughter)."

On the potential for the Browns offense when everyone is healthy and available:

"We have the potential to be great. I think every team, all 32 teams right now look at their roster and say, 'Man, we got them.' It's about the ones who grow together the best, come through training camp and get the best out of their season and become great and win close games – when it's winning time, we do the right things. It's really exciting to see our roster, to see the guys and know that we do have some guys that aren't completely healthy and when they do get out here and start rolling, it can be even more fun. It's my job to get them the ball, and I promise you I'm going to do my best."

On where he stands as a leader after joining a new team:

"I've said this before – when you come into a new locker room, a new team, a new organization and a new coach – everybody wants to see what you do and how you respond. What I've tried to do is go in and work hard, show up every day and prove it to them that they can trust me. Now, have I done that? You have to ask them. I can't tell you, but I know what they've told me. You just come in, put your best foot forward, show them that they can trust you, work hard every day and like I said a thousand times, when you have guys like Joe Thomas, Joe Haden, (WR) Andrew Hawkins, guys that have been in the league for a long time, when they show up every day ready to work, it's easy to fall in line and do that."

On WR Terrelle Pryor's transition from QB to WR:

"TP's transition from quarterback to wide receiver has been phenomenal. It's really hard to do. Not many guys have ever done it. As you guys have seen out here at practice, he's doing a great job. I talk to him and laugh with him about when he was at Ohio State in a bowl game back in the day a couple of years ago, he caught a fade for a touchdown over a safety. I was watching. I remember watching it, and I was like, 'Man, that guy can play receiver.' Obviously, he played quarterback in the league, and now, he's got an opportunity to do big things at wide receiver if he keeps working. I think we're all proud of him. It's good to see him come out here and play the way he has."

On what he wants to accomplish during the Browns' live scrimmage Friday night:

"Offensively, we want to move the ball and score points. End of the day, that's all we can do. That's all we can control. It's not about me. It's not about any individual. It's about us as a unit. Just get the unit moving and have positive plays."

On if he ever played in full-speed scrimmages with Washington:

"Not with the ones, I would say. This is Coach Jackson's team, and if he tells us we're hitting, the siren goes off and we're hitting, we're hitting. If he wants me to hit somebody, I'll hit somebody, too. That's just the way it goes. We all trust Coach and that he's going to take care of us and do the right things."

On if he's eager for Jackson to name a starting QB so the team can move forward with that player:

"No, you just have to focus on what you can control. There's no eagerness to it. You come out every day with the same mindset to get better, continue to prove yourself out here on the field every day and that's all you can control. You can't control when Coach makes a decision, how he makes a decision. One thing we all know is we're all going to have each other's back. No matter what happens, we're all going to be there for each other, we're all going to have each other's back and we're all Cleveland Browns. We're all here to do one job, and that's win."

On his experience last year playing on Washington's scout team and if that gave him a different perspective:

"I think all of my experiences from the past four years in the league have helped me get to this point where I am in Cleveland and with the coaching staff and with the team – just how to manage everything and control you're process and focus on what you can control. I don't think there's any one thing that's done that, but all those experiences have helped me."

On if he watched last year's Browns film when signing with the team to get an idea of the team's offensive personnel:

"I did not. I did look at the roster and see who was here. When management talked to me, it was more about having the opportunity to come somewhere and help a team be successful than it was about who was on the roster."

On if RBs Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson Jr. have been 'pleasant surprises' with their play:

"I really wanted to come out and practice with guys and get to know them first before I ever judged them as football players because what you see on tape from one year can be totally different from the next. When we came out in OTAs, it was awesome to see those guys run as hard as they were running. When a new coach comes in, everybody is starting at ground zero and everyone has to prove why they should be here and why they should be on this team. I think all those guys have come in in great shape, ready to go and it's going to give us a competitive advantage."

On how OL Cameron Erving has performed in his first year focusing specifically on playing center:

"Yeah, his first year playing full-time center. Cam has done a great job. There are always going to be growing pains here and there, but he's being physical. He's calling out his points and making all of his checks. Just like Cam, like myself and like everybody on the roster, we all have to continue to get better. We have a long way to go before the season starts to get to where we want to be, but Cam has done a great job."

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