Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski met with the media following the conclusion of the team's second set of organized team activity sessions on Thursday. He discussed the depth chart at quarterback, our outside linebackers switch...
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski met with the media following the conclusion of the team's second set of organized team activity sessions on Thursday. He discussed the depth chart at quarterback, our outside linebackers switching sides, liking what Dion Lewis has to offer, and more. The transcript of what Chudzinski discussed is organized by topic below:
(Opening statement)- "We had a good week. I’m pleased with what we got done. A lot of it we focused on situational work again and this week we got more into red zone, two minute situations. We worked that really all week long was red zone. We got a lot of work there. Then the last two days we have worked two minute situations and have done that. I feel good about the progress we are making. We are covering a lot. The energy has been great. We are making our way."
Bringing Brian Hoyer in and How He Has Looked
(On what made them bring Brian Hoyer in)- "He was available and we decided to bring him in. He is a guy who has had experience. He has been around. With our situation right now, you don’t have enough reps to split, they are split a lot of different ways. Having a guy who has had some experience and knows how to play and has been on NFL teams helps."
(On how Hoyer has looked this week)- "It’s early. He has picked things up quickly and he has a good feel."
(On if Hoyer’s skill set fits what they wanted)- "Again, he’s had experience. He has a good arm and a good sense for playing. We are working him here and we’ll get more of a look at him as we go."
Setting the Early QB Depth Chart, and Not Needing Thaddeus Lewis
(On if the reps will be taken by Brandon Weeden-one, Jason Campbell-two and Brian Hoyer-three and then whatever happens happens)- "That’s how we will have them. We will have them 1-2-3. We are getting some extra reps with the young guys and really working that so Brian has been able to get some extra reps with the threes."
(On if they didn’t need a fourth quarterback for training camp)- "We don’t necessarily need a fourth. It’s not the worst thing to have a fourth and that’s traditionally what has been done, but we need reps and guys to get reps, especially with a new offense right now so three is a good number for us."
(On Brandon Weeden looking better this week an practice than last week and his improvement over the course of OTAs)- "You guys are out here one day a week so sometimes you might see one thing one day and the next day you are out. I've seen a progression with Brandon. With all the guys, some days are better than others and that's the thing working with these guys and these quarterbacks. It's not going to be about what a guy does in one day. We're looking over the course of time and they are doing a good job. They are learning what we are doing. Again, we are really working different situations. Next week, we'll work in different situations, get into backed up, get into some four-minute and some of those types of situations. We’ll continue to throw different things at them."
Tashaun Gipson & Johnson Bademosi at Safety
(On Tashaun Gipson)- "He has done a nice job and there are some young guys there, we’re giving them opportunities. That's going to be a competitive and fluid situation and we'll just keep working. Again, when we get into training camp, that'll really play itself out when we get into contact."
(On if Johnson Bademosi is now the leader of the special teams unit)- "I’ve been pleased with him. He has taken that type of role, special teams wise. Obviously, he is learning a new position and playing some safety. His approach has been great and I have been pleased with his progress."
(On is it an experiment or if Bademosi is a safety until further notice)- "I think he looks pretty good at safety right now. We'll keep playing him there and we'll also get him some wo