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Highlights from press conference with Browns coach Eric Mangini

By Nate Ulrich Published: December 29, 2010

Browns coach Eric Mangini met with reporters Wednesday morning. Here are some of the highlights from the press conference:

  • Mangini said running back Peyton Hillis (ribs) and right guard Floyd Womack (knee) will miss practice today. Hillis should be ready to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mangini said.

  • When asked if he can live with rookie quarterback Colt McCoy's three interceptions against the Baltimore Ravens because he was trying to stretch field, Mangini said, "No."

  • Mangini said Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is "a home run waiting to happen on any play."

  • The local chapter of Pro Football Writers of America selected Hillis as the Browns' Player of the Year and offensive lineman Joe Thomas as the Dino Lucarelli "Good Guy Award" winner. "Peyton, he's had an outsanding season in so many different ways, running the ball, catching the ball, the threat that he's added to the offense, the amount of touchdowns," Mangini said. "All that, and then also the guy. You guys have talked to him enough times. You know what kind of person he is. He's gonna be a productive player here for a long time with a chance to be really an outsanding player. And then he's also gonna be a tremendous part of the community."


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