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RB Brown, S Coleman

RB Ronnie Brown

On his role in the offense developing as the preseason goes along: "That's it. I'm sure it'll define itself some time down the road. We still have a couple more preseason games so we'll see what happens after that. We're still game planning for other teams."

On whether the offense is starting to come naturally to him: "I still have to think about it a little bit because there are a lot of intricacies in this offense. As far as details, you want to make sure you have everything right. I pretty much have the base of it down, but at the same time you have to be able to do it on the fly without thinking about it as well as picking up the blitz and worrying about defense recognition."

On whether it is a hard offense to learn: "I don't know if it's just hard, it's just different. Obviously, this is the first time I've been in this offense and the terminology and everything else was a lot different than what I was used to. That played a part in it. Trying to learn the plays themselves was something else. You have to try and move into the defensive recognition part of things, making sure you have the assignment outside of just being able to get in the right place. Now you have to know what you're looking for and why you're doing stuff."

On whether he would like to start to work on a Wildcat-type offense: "I think it would be big. Obviously, my goal is to try to come in, learn everything, and make sure I know what I'm supposed to be doing, when I'm supposed to do it, and where I'm supposed to be. That's a big part of it. Once I get that out of the way, we can start evolving and doing some different stuff."

On whether he thinks this is a natural adjustment phase after coming to a new team and learning a new offense: "I think it is. Since this is the first time I've been in this situation, I really don't know. I didn't know what to expect. When I first got drafted and coming into a new locker room, I just kind of took it in stride and really tried to learn as much as I can and sit around and watch as much as I can. See how things are supposed to be done. When I get a chance to ask questions, I try and make sure that I ask questions that I need to know, and then go from there."

S Kurt Coleman

On whether the influx of new talent into the defense can lead to confusion: "That's why we have preseason and training camp. We want to get everything out, like miscues and anything we may not like, in the preseason so that when the regular season comes, we're all on one."

On what went wrong defensively last year in the red zone and how they can be fixed this season: "There's two things: you have to have tight coverage in the red zone, and you have to be able to affect the QB. Last year, we didn't always affect the QB and have tight coverage. Especially in the red zone, if you leave any pockets, the QB is going to hit them. Like I said, we have the corners to match up with any wide receivers and the d-line to get after them, so it's about the safeties and the linebackers holding and maintaining the water."

On how the new corners on the team affect the way he plays: "We have veteran, Pro Bowl cornerbacks. What more could you ask for at every single spot? It's about getting everyone lined up in the right position so they can be the most effective. They allow us to freelance and make a lot more plays."

On whether there is more pressure to perform with the talent at corner: "There's pressure, but it only elevates my game."

On whether his role has changed from last season in the defense: "I'm asked to make a lot of the calls on the back end. Because we have new guys coming into it and they're still learning the system, I have to be on the top of my game and know everything that is going on. I think it's put a challenge on me, but I like it. I'm having fun understanding the defense, maintaining, and pointing people in the right direction."

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