Originally written September 12, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
Head coach Pat Shurmur talked addressed the media’s questions about Joe Haden’s situation-
“We’re going to miss Joe for a month and the next guys in there will do a good job. I’m very confident that the players we have on this team will go in and challenge and play extremely well. That’s just the way it goes and we’re all aware of the rules so we move forward.” (On if he was disappointed that Haden got in trouble)- “Joe had an outstanding training camp, I think he made plays throughout the preseason and then in our first game he had some real good plays. We had these conversations, I anticipate that when he comes back he’ll pick up where he left off.” (On how Haden’s suspension affects the defensive scheme)- “I think defensively scheme-wise you’re always flexible. If you have a guy who you think is your number one corner you can put him on their number one receiver, it’s all perceived or you can play it right and left. We will hold our plan until gameday. You’re always ready defensively to do either and I think we’ll just see how it unfolds.”
[Related: Haden officially suspended for four games]
PLAYERS: Pat Shurmur
TEAMS: Cleveland Browns
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