While speaking to the media on Wednesday, Cleveland head coach Rob Chudzinski downplayed the importance of the opener over other games.
“Every game in this league is important. We approach this game just like we do any other game. That’s how we’ll go in.” Chudzinski said. “This week, we will go into this game and think, ‘This is the most important game we play this week.” Once we’re past that and moving on through the course of the season, we’re going to approach every week the same way.”
Chudzinski commented again later in the session on approaching every game the same.
“The key is the approach that we’re talking about. This game is the most important game we’re playing this week. That’s the approach we’ve taken. We’ve talked to our guys all along about every segment, everything that we’re doing is the most important thing at that particular time. Whether it’s OTA’s, whether it’s minicamp, whether it’s training camp, whatever the practice is, whatever the meeting is, that’s the most important thing. That’s the focus. That’s the only way I know how to do it.”
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