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What They're Saying: Cleveland Browns

On respect for the Patriots...
"We have great respect for this team, for their coaches. They're as good as there (is)."
- Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson

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On the game...
"We just want to be ready to go and come out and compete. It is going to be a tough game. The Patriots are a great football team and a great organization, and we are going to have to work very hard this week and get prepared."
- Browns Quarterback Cody Kessler

"What we have to do is play our best football game of the year and I think our guys have been getting better but we've got to continue to grow and this is a really good test for our team. I think we'll be ready to play."
- Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson

On Tom Brady...
"In my book, he is the greatest ever. He's my favorite quarterback of all time. I really like (Packers QB) Aaron Rodgers, but Tom Brady, he's my favorite quarterback just the way that he is able to just basically act like a coach on the field and when you say that, just being able to run the total offense ... I just think that he is the best to do it."
- Browns Cornerback Joe Haden

"He is a tremendous football player and competitor, and he will be chomping at the bit. He has not had his passion, which is football, other than his family and his life, over the last four weeks so he will come back ready to play. No question about that."
- Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson

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On difficulties defending Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett...
"It makes it pretty difficult because both of them are very, very good receiving tight ends and both of them are big dudes that can block so they are Tom Brady's main targets. You just have to make sure you stay on top of them. They are just very good pass catchers and you have a good dude throwing you the ball, also, so you just have to make sure that you stay locked into them."
- Browns Cornerback Joe Haden

On defending against Tom Brady...
"It is going to be a great challenge for us because we don't have any film on him this year so far. Who knows what he is going to come out and do? Who knows I know that (Patriots Head Coach Bill) Belichick and the Patriots, they like to be unpredictable. It is a big challenge for our defense this week."
- Browns Offensive Lineman Joe Thomas

"He is what he is, he is going to be able to make his plays, but at the same time we have to make sure that we are in our gaps. We have to make sure that we are doing our things and making sure we are winning our one-on-one matchups so end of the day, if the guys are not open, he can't throw the ball. You have to make sure we are on top of our stuff."
- Browns Cornerback Joe Haden

On the Patriots defense...
"They are very tough and they take away your strengths. They make you work for everything you get. It has never been about where they rank or are they good at this or good at that because they are such good coaches at making sure that they minimize what you do well. It is a tremendous challenge but it is part of football."
- Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson

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