Browns locker room highly entertained by Kellen Winslow Jr.'s comments
DEC 20, 2013 3:43p ET
In an interview with ESPN New York, the Jets tight end said he didn't think anyone on the Browns could cover him.
"Who's going to guard me over there? Nobody," Winslow said. "That's how I feel, and that's how I play the game. That's how you gotta play the game. You've just got to play the game, and that's all."
Pretty confident words coming from a guy who doesn't see the field too often.
Winslow has only played 31 percent of the Jets' offensive snaps this season. But to his credit, he's been pretty accurate, catching 27 of the 36 passes thrown to him. He has yet to drop a pass this season.
Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski isn't surprised at K2's jabbering.
"He's thought that for years," Chudzinski, who coached Winslow as the Browns tight end coach in 2004 and offensive coordinator from 2007-08, said.
The reaction to Winslow's comments around the Browns locker room made for a light-hearted afternoon. There was a lot of laughing.
"Oh there he goes," said Browns D'Qwell Jackson, who remains good friends with Winslow. "It's no secret K2 likes to run his mouth alot. We game plan towards the guys who are gonna be on the field. He doesn't play a whole lot so I'm not gonna get caught up in a guy that's watching the game for most of the time that his offense is out on the field."
Cornerback Joe Haden found humor in Winslow's comments.
"It's funny," Haden said. "But what did you expect? I don't really know him that well, but just hearing what kind of personality he has it seems like something a guy like that would say."
Defensive back T.J. Ward, who most likely will cover Winslow said he didn't want to give him any more motivation, but doesn't think he'll have any problems come Sunday.
"He was a good tight in back in his heyday, but he's a little past his prime," Ward said. "But I can cover anybody in the league."
Hopefully Ward can live up to his word on Sunday, or it will be Kellen Winslow Jr. who gets the last laugh.