Berea Report: RAC Happy With Quinn's Play

Head coach offers praise to 'the other guy' under center now, plus an injury update on Eric Steinbach and the winds of personnel changes may be blowing as Fred Greetham gives you the lowdown on all things shiny and new emanating from Berea.

Berea—Romeo Crennel felt that Brady Quinn performed well in his NFL debut last week and expects to add more to the offensive menu against the Bills.

"He handled himself very well, so you gradually feed him," Crennel said. "I don't think you throw everything at him. He's been in the system for a year and a half. We'll see how he does against a different opponent.

"I like the way he managed the team in his first start," he said. "He didn't turn the ball over."

Quinn was 23-of-35 for 239 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He had a rating of 104.3.

Quinn didn't think he played his best.

"I played okay," Quinn said. "I'm used to playing a lot better. I need to tighten things up and get a win."

Despite the defense giving up a 13-point lead late against the Broncos, Quinn blames himself for not leading the Browns to a game-winning touchdown.

"I put it on me," he said. "I didn't do enough to lead us down field for the score.

"I have to work as hard as I can to be the leader," he said. "However, I've been in that position my whole life."

Crennel said there was a reason that Quinn threw often to Kellen Winslow.

"It worked out the quarterback chose to go other places with the ball," he said. "If you look where (Quinn) came from, he used his backs and tight ends more. As he gets more experienced, you'll see him go down field more."

Quinn agreed.

"When a defense tries to take away (Braylon Edwards), you get a favorable matchup in other areas."


Injury Update: Crennel said there were no updates on injuries since the weekend.

"There was nothing new that I was informed of," he said.

DL Shaun Rogers (stinger) returned after his injury. FB Lawrence Vickers (ankle) and OL Eric Steinbach (ribs) will be evaluated and see if they can play against the Bills.

Steinbach thinks he will be able to play against the Bills.

"There was just a small tear and two weeks should be sufficient (to heal)," Steinbach said.

Changes Coming: Crennel intimated that the coaches were going to make some changes in the lineup for the next game.

"I haven't had a chance to talk to any players, so I'm not divulging anything yet," he said. "There might be one or two changes, but I haven't talked to the players."

When pressed for the impact of any potential moves, Crennel wouldn't offer any specifics.

"I would classify them as a secret right now."

Crennel was asked if there was anything that could be done with LB Kamerion Wimbley to help in his production.

"We might experiment with moving him around some," he said. "We've talked about it a little."

Steinbach said the players aren't concerned with changes.

"I don't think anyone is walking around on eggshells."

McDonald's Play: Crennel said he expects CB Brandon McDonald to rebound after a tough game against the Broncos.

"The thing you have to do is point out the mistakes and show him the outcome would've been different," Crennel said. "If you look at the 93-yard touchdown, if you play the hand, you make the tackle around the 45."

Crennel said McDonald did not give up.

"They struggle with it a little bit," he said. "The guy who plays the corner spot is on the island all the time. They have to have short memories. He was competing all the time. It's not like he was the worst thing out there."

Where From Here?: Crennel said the Browns can only do one thing at 3-6.

"Overall, we're disappointed where we are," he said. "You have to get them to concentrate on one game. We're not in the best situation, so we need to pull together. We have enough ability to win if we play together. We need to play our best in all phases of the game."

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