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Browns Friday: Andrew Hawkins transcript

On what's left in the receiving corps if Browns WR Josh Gordon is unable to play during the 2014 season:

"We have a bunch of hard-working guys with chips on their shoulders who comes out here and bust their butt every day. I'll take that 10 times out of 10."

On the league emphasizing holding and illegal contact and if he thinks it is needed:

"I don't know if it's needed, but I'm all for it. The more they can keep their hands off me the better."

On how the playbook compares to last year and if this year's system fits his style of play better:

"There are some similarities, but this one is a lot more detailed, which is good, which I like. It takes a lot of the gray area out, and that was kind of our thing in Cincinnati. We had some gray area things, and I think this shores every up. I think that's good for an offense, details. That way everybody can be on the same page a little better."

On if he thinks the league emphasizing holding benefits him more than other receivers based on his size and speed:

"Yeah, I do think that. I get held a lot in games, so hopefully it's going to be able to be implemented the way that they want it to be, but that remains to be seen."

On what he's hoping to see in the Family Day scrimmage tomorrow for himself and the team:

"I'm just going to go out there and give everything I have and hopefully make the plays when my number is called. I don't like to make predictions, but I know all the guys are the same way. They're going to go out there and it'll be a good judge to see with guys realizing the stakes will be a little higher because it's the scrimmage, it's not just practice."

On if it would be nice to get an answer on the Gordon situation so the team could then plan accordingly:

"No, maybe you can ask that question to (Browns Head) Coach (Mike) Pettine. He's more worried about it than I am. Like I said, we're trying to learn the offense. We have enough going on day to day to try to figure out the new plays we're putting in every day. This is a very detailed offense, so I'm being 100 percent honest when I say that the receivers, we haven't even literally discussed it. That's how far in the back of our mind it is."

On how detailed the offense is:

"It's just very, very fine details as far as alignment, exactly where you're supposed to be. When you run your route you're supposed to get on this point in the field, that way the quarterbacks know exactly where to throw it. They expect you to be in a certain spot. You expect the quarterback to put the ball in a certain spot. Just throughout the offense, that's literally every play and that's the way that you want it to be. That way we have a base to go off of and a definitive answer. Something goes wrong, we know what's wrong or we know why."

On what he's seen from Browns WRs Nate Burleson and Miles Austin:

"Leadership, hard work, enthusiasm. Those guys have been so many places. This is probably, each of them, 25th straight training camp. They're fun guys to be around. They really get the room going. They teach us so much stuff, and it's really cool to be around them."  

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