RB Nick Chubb (9.23.20)

RB Nick Chubb:

On FB Andy Janovich saying the Browns could have ran for 300 or 400 yards last Thursday against the Bengals if the team wanted to, given their success in the running game:

“I did think we did a great job running the ball. We had a mindset that we were going to run the ball no matter what. That took all of us – players, coaches, everyone around here – to get in the mindset that we are going to run the ball. No matter what they throw at us, we are going to find a way to get past it and run the ball well, and I think we did that.”

On how the Browns running game will impact Washington’s balance as the opponent has to be prepared for both the run and pass, including play action:

“It is just a matter of those guys figuring out which one they want to contain more or something like that. I am not sure how they will play us. I think us having more of a balance will help us out on offense.”

On Washington’s defense on film:

“They are very aggressive. Those guys up front play very hard. High motors and they run to the ball well. They are always pursing the ball carrier. I think it will be a great challenge for us. I look forward to it, and I know they have a great group of guys over there. I look forward to playing against them.”

On how to neutralize Washington’s talented DL:

“I am not sure.”

On QB Baker Mayfield’s performance against the Bengals and the Browns’ run and pass games complementing each other on Thursday:

“I think Baker did a great job. I think we did a great job of handling the pressure and marrying the run and pass, like (Head) Coach (Kevin Stefanski) wants us to. I think it was great by everybody.”

On how Mayfield is different as a leader this year compared to last year:

“He always been the same leader to me. He has just always been the same guy. We feed off of his intensity and the way he approaches the game. He has always been a great leader.”

On if Mayfield’s confidence level seems higher or different this year:

“No, it does not.”

On the best way to involve both RB Kareem Hunt and him throughout a full game: 

“I am not sure. That is definitely something we will have to think about. I am not sure. Just keep rotating us. I have no idea. That is a coach question, I guess.”

 

On how fresh he felt after the game with Hunt available for the full contest, particularly given it is early in the season:

“Yeah, I am a little more fresh. I do not know if that had anything to do with the later start or whatever, but I felt fresher.”

On his familiarity with Pro Football Hall of Fame RB Gale Sayers:

“I am not that familiar with him. I did just see a video about him. I have a lot of respect for him with him being a running back way back when running backs got even less respect. I am a huge fan of him, and I support him. I just saw his highlight tape. He could move. He was very fast.”

On G Wyatt Teller:

“Wyatt has been great for us. I know (offensive line) Coach (Bill) Callahan is on his tail every day at practice to get him going and not letting him slow down or stop or anything. I think he has been a great part of this team.”

On how much pride he takes in making ‘dirty runs’ and being able to break tackles:

“I like those runs a lot, not only for me but for the team. It gets everyone pumped up, and it also lets the other defense know that we are going to run the ball hard, and they have to come and bring it every play.”

On the significant injuries around the league on Sunday, what he does to prepare in the offseason to offset potential injury risk and if it is a main focus of his offseason training:

“Yeah, it is. I do things to kind of strengthen all my body areas to prevent any kind of injury. I do the same thing. I lift weights and I run almost every day. It has been working for me.”

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