S Karl Joseph (9.27.20)

S Karl Joseph:

On the emphasis the Browns defense put on forcing turnovers this week his interception to start the game:

“That has been a big emphasis for us all season. Training camp, Coach (defensive coordinator Joe) Woods and (Head) Coach Kevin (Stefanski) put a big emphasis on turnovers. We know that is key to winning games. Obviously, we have not been able to get any the first two weeks, and we knew for us to win this game we were going to have to make some turnovers. We did a pretty good job of that.”


On the Browns offense capitalizing on takeaways:

“That is what it is about – offense helping the defense out and the defense helping the offense out. When we get the turnovers and they capitalize on that, it was great to see that they were able to capitalize and score off every turnover we got today. That is playing complementary football. That is what it is going to take for us to win.”

On if he feels his interception helped inspire other Browns defensive players to create more turnovers:

“Yeah, I think one thing we learned is that turnovers come in bunches. It was great for me to start it off, and then you saw how that trickled down. Other guys started getting other opportunities and capitalized on it. We are always cheering for each other. I was grateful that (CB) Tavierre (Thomas) was able to get on that fumble. It almost broke my heart. That was great effort on his part to be on the spot.”

On if outside criticism of the Browns DBs and LBs inspires the defense to prove others wrong:

“We do not listen to outside noise. We listen to what we think within our building. We know that is all that matters. There are always going to be critics win or lose. We just have to continue to get better and focus on what we can control, and that is improving every week and throughout practice and our preparation.”

On DE Myles Garrett coming up with strip-sacks in back-to-back games:

“That is the kind of player he is. There is a reason why he is in the position he is in – one of the highest paid players in the league for those reasons right there. You see every game him coming up with a big stop or big play for us. We know that he is that kind of player.”

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