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Holmgren and Mangini comments

By Michael Beaven Published: April 23, 2010

Browns President Mike Holmgren

"It's been quite a day for us. We had a plan coming into the day that we would try and deal with certain positions and certain players."

"We have some positions to fill. We are not done yet."

"I am very excited about the draft and what has happened so far."

on Colt McCoy:

"In Colt's case, I really didn't think he would be available to us [in the third round]."

"It was something I wanted to do, and Eric [Mangini] and Tom [Heckert] went along with me."

"Sometimes it kind of falls to you. If it was going to happen, it was going to happen."

Browns Coach Eric Mangini

"It is nice to have Mike [Holmgren] in the building to talk to about certain guys."

on T.J. Ward: "When I looked at him and spent time with him, he reminded me a lot of Lawyer Milloy. He has outstanding instincts."

on the additions of Jake Delhomme, Seneca Wallace and Colt McCoy: "We have to see the three new guys in the systemt and how they pick it up."

on Colt McCoy:

"I learned a little bit more about raising cattle then I wanted to."

"We spent a lot of good time one-on-one. I enjoyed that time with him from a football perspective and from a person perspective."

"He has been in a lot of big games and won a lot of big games."

on Shawn Lauvao:

"He is tough and very physical."

Browns President Mike Holmgren in an ESPN interview on Colt McCoy:

"I really believed that he was going to be go before we had a chance to pick him in the third round."

"He is a fine young guy. Everybody like him."

"We loved his leadership. We love his track record. He has been a phenomenal college player."

"He is everything he looks for at the position."

"We have an outstanding coaching staff. I talked to Colt and I am not coaching anymore."

"I have tremendous confidence in not only the player, but in the staff to get the best out of him."


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