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Browns They Said It: Week Nine

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By Mike Wilkening

The following are quotes from the Browns' media availability on Wednesday. Quotes are from transcripts provided by the team:

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur on the decision to release WR Brian Robiskie Tuesday:

"I talked about it yesterday, this is a time of year and we've had injuries at running back and then we have to make a roster move. Then you look at your roster and you say, 'There's nobody we want to release.' I like Brian, I have a great deal of respect for him but based on how the roster was shaped we had to make a move to bring in a runner and we made a decision to part ways. But we wish him the best and we're hopeful that he's playing football soon for somebody."

Shurmur on why Robiskie, who signed with the Jaguars on Wednesday, didn't make it in Cleveland:

"I don't know. He competed with the other receivers and I felt like he was given his opportunities to play and again, you just make decisions."

Shurmur on whether QB Colt McCoy, when pressured, focuses on the pass rush or keeps his eyes downfield:

"I think when I watch his eyes for the most part his focus is down the field. There may be a specific play or two where a guy just beat somebody and you naturally have a feeling for a guy coming free, but no I think he's working at making sure he keeps a downfield focus."

Browns OLB Scott Fujita on the Texans' propensity to cut block:

"It's a tough deal for defensive linemen and linebackers both. These guys do such a good job with that big stretch zone-blocking scheme, climbing up to the second level and cutting down everybody. That's the way this offense has always been and they do such a good of that."

Browns QB Colt McCoy on the Texans' defense:

"I think they're very similar to what we saw last week in San Francisco. They're big, they're physical, their front seven is really good and they have a good secondary.  We played against (CB Johnathan) Joseph last year when he was in Cincinnati and he's having a really good year this year. (Browns RB) Chris (Ogbonnaya) was there for awhile so we've talked a lot about their defense. They're playing really good. The two inside ’backers are really good, (Brian) Cushing and (DeMeco) Ryans, they're playing really well right now."

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