Transcript for Browns running back Terrence West

Transcript for Browns running back Terrence West

On if RB Ben Tate returning from injury makes the running backs more competitive:

"We've just got to go out there and compete with each other and our opponents. Whoever's got the hot hand and whoever's going to get us the win, that's who we're going to roll with."

On if it bothers him that somebody's carries are going to be diminished:

"We leave that stuff up to the coaches."

On if there are enough carries to go around for him, Tate and RB Isaiah Crowell:

"We'll see."

On what he learned against the Ravens about what he needs to do going forward:

"I've got to get started early. You've got to get a good rhythm early."

On what mistakes he has to clean up as a rookie:

"Little things like your track and your alignment, stuff like that. You've just got to and go through the pass protection and stuff like that, the small things."

On where he thinks he, Tate and Crowell stack up against other running back groups in the league:

"We can be first in the league as backs. We are all three good backs. We could be the top running backs in the league."

On what he took away from Head Coach Mike Pettine's speech about not looking ahead during these next five games:

"We've just got to take one game at a time. If you look at the Titans' record or the Buccaneers' records and we go in there just looking at their record, they can beat us. They just beat the Steelers. You've just got to take it one game at a time. I know we've got the Titans right now, but we've just got to take one game at a time."

On if it's hard as a rookie not to look ahead at the schedule:

"I always take on game at a time. I've always been doing that since college and Pop Warner."

On Pettine saying how crazy this league can be:

"It's crazy. He was just saying it's a roller coaster each and every week. The Bucs, they came off a loss against the Falcons the week before that and they go to Pittsburgh and get a win. It was a tough way to bounce back."

On what he's learned from Tate:

"He helped us. He knows the playbook. He's been in the league for quite a while, and he knows the playbook in and out."

On if Tate critiqued his game a little bit over the first three weeks:

"Sometimes, he does."

On his relationship with Tate:

"We're all good friends. On the field, we've just got to go out there and play ball. Everything else is up to the coaches."

On if there is any grief for Tate stating before the season that there isn't any competition at the running back position:

"No, I probably would have said the same thing. Everybody should have that personality coming onto the field. If you're on the field, you should think you're the best. If you don't you shouldn't be out there."