RB Nick Chubb, G Joel Bitonio, CB Greedy Williams and S Damarious Randall (10.9.19)

Included below are select quotes from interviews with the following Browns players during today’s media availability:

 

  • RB Nick Chubb
  • G Joel Bitonio
  • S Damarious Randall
  • CB Greedy Williams

RB Nick Chubb:

On the Browns’ sense of urgency with this week’s home game followed by the bye week:

“We are not worried about the bye week. We are worried about Seattle. Take it day by day, starting with today, which is Wednesday. Focus on Wednesday. Win the day and worry about everything else later on.”

 

On what stands out about the Seahawks defense:

“They have a lot of experience. They are older guys, their linebackers for the most part. They are just big and physical. Do a lot of great things. Play hard and play together. A great team.”

 

On if Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner is special when watching film:

“Yeah, he is. Very special. He is very big and physical. That is a bigger body. He knows the game well, too. He has been around for a while so it will be a great challenge for us.”

 

On the Browns’ confidence in their ability to bounce back from Monday’s loss:

“We have done it before. After every loss we have, we came back harder. That is what I expect this team to do every time. Hopefully, we can stack some wins, but I know when we do face adversity, we bounce back harder.”

 

G Joel Bitonio:

On the offensive mindset needed to play an attacking defense like the Seahawks:

“We have to be focused. We have to have a good week of practice, Attention to detail and things like that. You can’t afford dead plays where you have missed assignment and the play is kind of blown up from the start. It all starts in practice. If we have a good week of practice, we are going to go into the game confident and be ready to go. I think their defense starts with (Seahawks LB) Bobby Wagner in the middle. I think he is probably the best all-around linebacker – coverage, run game and he blitzes a lot, as well. All those things make him dynamic, and then they have guys up front like (Seahawks Des Jadeveon) Clowney and (Ziggy) Ansah off the edge. They do some really good things. Actually, in a league that is going into like nickel and dime defenses, they play base defense on first and second down a lot so they have three linebackers on the field, and that is kind of different in such a passing league. They do a good job of covering, they get to their zones and they make some good tackles.”

 

On the challenge attacking Seattle’s linebackers at the second level:

“That was one of the main points of their linebackers is that they get off blocks well. Sometimes they will take you on, sometimes they will try and shed you and sometimes they will go around you. All of them have their gap responsibilities, but they are able to make plays, as well, which makes it tough.”

 

On account for the Browns offense’s inconsistency this season:

“That is something that we talk about in the O line room is just the peeks and values of the season. We had a game where we feel like we are on top of the world. The next game, you are embarrassed out there. It is one of those things where we have to focus and we have to build on our success. We can’t let any of that affect the way we attack the week. It is one week at a time. This league is so week to week, and it humbles you if you are not ready for it. We have to come out every week like it is the most important game, focus on ourselves, improve every day in practice and be confident and ready to play.”

 

On if the Browns got away from that one-game approach after the Ravens game:

“I do not know. I do not know what it was, but if we want to be successful, we have to take a new approach every week of, ‘Hey, this is it. This is what we want.’ I think no one thought like ‘we are on top of this world’ in that sense, but we sure did play like it. Something happened that week. It was not a good game against San Fran, and we do not want to repeat that.”

 

S Damarious Randall:

On Seahawks QB Russell Wilson:

“Electric. Fun to watch. Hell of a quarterback. He is talented. Very, very talented.”

 

On the challenges facing Wilson:
“Scramble around. Extending plays. He can make all the throws. He can move around and make them from any type of way he wants to. He is a very, very smart and just talented quarterback.”

 

On Wilson’s touchdown pass to Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett last week:

“I actually asked Tyler about that play. Impressive. I do not even think that they can redo that on the video game to be honest with you. That was a pretty cool play to watch.”

 

On if Lockett was surprised by the TD play:

“Yeah, it was a hell of a play by both of them. For him to just see Tyler and for him to have that confidence that Tyler was going to bring it down, that just shows just the confidence that they have with each other and just kind of shows the type of player he is.”

 

CB Greedy Williams:

On if there is consideration to wait until after the bye week to try to return:

“I am just telling the doctors and trainers how I feel. Based on what they think and how I feel, that is going to monitor if I am ready or not.”

 

On if he is surprised by how long it has taken to return from the hamstring injury:
“Not really. I was asking guys who have dealt with this injury, and they said to just rest, take your time and just try to get back out there and trusting it again more than anything.”

 

On how hard it has been to be sidelined and watching rather than playing:
“It is hard, but just sitting back and watching, I feel like more you watch, the more you learn. Just sitting back and watching and learning from other guys.”

 

On if he will be a better player when he returns from injury after watching more NFL games:

“Yes, no doubt. I have great knowledge of what is going on.”

 

On if he is hopeful he will play Sunday:

“It is a day-to-day decision.”

 

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