I just have a lot of admiration for the way [Buster Skrine] plays, the toughness he plays with. Clearly he’s learning a lot. He’s getting schooled at times and he’s making plays at time also. I have a lot of respect for his toughness. Clearly his speed and his quickness are things you can’t teach. He’s gifted in that regard and he’s a guy that he really does want it badly. He prepares as well as you can prepare, he works so hard in practice every day and he listens. He listens and with Tim (Hauck) and Ray (Rhodes), he’ll keep developing. He’s going to get penalties, clearly we can’t have as many as he’s gotten, but guys that battle like that and are willing to go up and press like that, they’re going to get called so we’ve got to clean that up and he’s got to clean that up. I have a strong in belief in him. He’s a terrific young man too on top of all the other stuff, but he’s just a tough player that likes the game and is going to get better and better.
– Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron, Thursday, on cornerback Buster Skrine who has sustained two consecutive weeks of spotty play in the defensive backfield. He will be counted on to do more this Sunday due to the ankle injury sustained by cornerback Dimitri Patterson. The return of Joe Haden will allow Skrine to play mostly in the slot, a position Jauron states is “more familiar” to second-year defensive back.