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Cleveland Browns coach Romeo Crennel spoke with the Baltimore media today. Here's some of what he had to say:

On Browns starting quarterback -- and Ravens castoff -- Derek Anderson: "I really didn't know. Phil (Savage, Browns GM and former Ravens scouting director) had some exposure to him and knew what kind of arm he had, what kind of size he had. We kind of looked at him as the classic pro drop-back quarterback.''

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On the future of Brady Quinn, the team's No. 1 pick: "The future is the game on Sunday. I really haven't time to think about what's going to happen after the season is over. We still have a long way to go here, and this season. I'm worried about this game and to see what I can do to get this team over last week (a 31-28 loss in Pittsburgh).''

On the biggest difference this year than the previous three seasons: "The guys have a little more confidence. We have better football players. There's been some continuity to the program. All those things have helped us improve. Sometimes in this business, improvement is not a straight line. Even though the last couple of years we've been losing, we've been making progress in philosophy and attitude and getting the kind of guys that will give us a chance to win. The process is ongoing and hopefully we'll keep improving.''

On what has happened to the Ravens: "This is the NFL. Anything can happen on any Sunday. It looks to me just like when I was losing, if you turn the ball over, it's hard to overcome. If you have to lose your good guys, it's hard to overcome. That seems to be the problem the Ravens are having.''

On whether he is surprised that the Browns are the favorites going into Sunday's game: "When you look at my record for the last two years, yeah I'd say it is.''

On how it feels to be the favorite: "It feels like I need to win a game, that's how it feels like. Whether I'm the favorite or the underdog, I still need to win the game. The last two years we haven't even been considered as a possibility of anything. Now we've won some games and people are talking about us like we can play. Maybe we can coach, we haven't changed things. We've gotten better players and we're playing better.''

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