LB B.J. Goodson (10.15.20)

LB B.J. Goodson:

On how to not let the matchup with the Steelers ‘become too big’:

“It is only a big game because it is the next game. That is kind of the approach that we are taking. We are giving them their respect, as well, but we are preparing for it. It is only the biggest game because it is the next game.”


On the biggest problems the Steelers offense presents:

“They present quite a few problems for defenses. We are aware of those things and just being able to adjust and correct mistakes that we have seen other teams make.”


On why the Steelers offense is able to set up easy completions and plays for Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger:

“They disguise, a lot of eye candy. There is really a lot of eye candy, and he takes whatever you give. I have seen a lot of defenses make it easy for him. Just have to be able to challenge those guys.”


On if he has faced Roethlisberger in the past and if Roethlisberger looks the same coming off his elbow injury:

“He is doing great this year. No injuries bothering him this year. He looks great.”


On the Eagles having difficulty covering Steelers WR Chase Claypool, including with LBs, and if the Browns LBs are fast enough to match up with Claypool and how the team will cover the Steelers’ playmakers:

“That is all in the gameplan as far as how he will handle those things. Definitely have to be aware of those matchups and things of that nature and making sure we have guys in the right position so that we can challenge them on those plays.”


On how to challenge the Steelers offense:

“I just mean being able to compete. I have seen corners 12-15 yards off, and they are backpedaling. You are giving it to them. Just things of that nature.”

On Steelers RB James Conner:

“He is a good back. Hard-nosed runner. Plays the game the way it is supposed to be played. Looking forward to playing against him.”

On if the team feels a need to provide additional support to DE Myles Garrett this week, given it is Garrett’s first game against the Steelers since returning from suspension:

“No, it really does not. Myles is a great vet. He understands what he means to the team and to our defense. That is honestly not anything we are worried about. Just ready to go in and play together as a unit and compete against those guys.”

On what Garrett means to the Browns and the defense:

“He is a game-changer, man. The guy makes explosive and big plays in big moments. He means a lot to our defense.”

On if there are pros and cons to substituting a variety of LBs for different situations during a game:

“I really do not have a comment on that.”

On if he feels like he is able to get into a rhythm the more he is on the field:

“Most definitely.”

On if he has faced Roethlisberger in the past:


On what it is like trying to tackle or sack Roethlisberger:

“He is big. He is big. Just a big guy. It is that simple. It is that simple. What you guys seen on TV is what it is. He is a big guy. For his size, he has good balance so he is hard to take down.”

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