RB Nick Chubb (9.30.20)

RB Nick Chubb:

On how much of his cutbacks runs are based on his decision or something the coaches have mentioned to him: 

“The play is designed to hit either the front side or the backside so it is just a matter of what I see or how the line blocks it. Nobody is telling me to run them. That has never happened so it is not that.”


On if playing against elite NFL RBs like Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott adds extra motivation or excitement: 

“I go out there and play my game.”


On if it is important to him to be considered the best RB in the NFL: 

“Not at all.”


On if there are games or moments where he gets into a special zone, gets into another gear and feels that nobody can stop him: 

“Not really. When I get in the open field, I know it is hard for safeties to tackle me. I think that is what it is. When I get in the open field, it might look different because I am probably running with more confidence and power because I know those guys are not really going to have a chance to tackle me.”


On if he feels unstoppable in the moment during certain plays, like a goal line run: 

“I am not sure how I feel. It all happens so fast for me. I just know that if I am that close to the end zone, I have to get in no matter what. That is probably the extra drive that gets me in there.”


On how the Browns OL has helped RB Kareem Hunt and him produce: 

“They have done a great job. Those big guys up front have really gotten things going for us and opened up big holes that we can all run through. I think it speaks to them working hard and wanting to improve the running game and the pass game, taking pride in what we do and also the coaching. (Offensive line) Coach (Bill) Callahan gets after them every day, and that turns over and leads to the game.”


On G Wyatt Teller’s impact on offense: 

“Wyatt has been doing a great job this year. He has improved so much from last year, and it is very noticeable just to see him play. He has so much more energy and so much more swag, and he is fun to run behind.”


On his confidence the Browns can win by playing with different styles in a game, whether it is a shootout or controlling the ball: 

“We just have to find a way to win no matter what it is. Whatever it takes, we have to find a way to win. We have to get points to do that against this team. Whatever it takes for us to do, we are going to find a way to do it.”


On how it feels knowing Head Coach Kevin Stefanski will remain committed to the running game, even after dirty runs for short or no gain: 

“It feels good. He trusts in this team and trusts in the offense to get it done. Those 3-yard runs, 2-yard runs do not feel like much, but it does have an effect on the defense, and sooner or later, we will pop one open and break one. We have to be patient and stick with it.”


On how QB Baker Mayfield has played this season and if it is encouraging that Mayfield is holding himself to a high standard: 

“Yeah, it is. I know Baker is always going to be Baker. He is always going to find a way to improve and be better. I think he is doing a great job for us. He has been making the passes that we need him to make. I think that is good. He has been playing well.”


On WR KhaDarel Hodge’s blocking: 

“Hodge is one of the better blockers I have been around. I see it in practice and in the game. He is always downfield blocking. It shows a lot. It might seem small, but if he does not block that guy, that is one that we have to make miss or makes the tackle. He has been doing great blocking down the field.”


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