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Monday, March 14, 2011
Holmgren: 'Business as usual' for Browns

By James Walker

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren met with the media on Monday to discuss the offseason and NFL labor situation. Despite the lockout, Holmgren said he likes where his team currently stands.

The Browns are projected to be one of the most impacted teams during the lockout. They have to implement a new West Coast offense as well as a 4-3 defense, which the Browns haven't run since 2004. Holmgren understood those concerns but added he's confident his coaching staff should be able to get everyone up to speed.

"We've worked very, very hard to establish a program that will win and we are proceeding along those lines," Holmgren said. "It will be business as usual in the building for the Cleveland Browns organization."

For now, Cleveland's primary focus is April's NFL draft. The Browns own the No. 6 overall pick and have an opportunity to add talented players to their roster in an effort to close the gap with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.

Here are some additional thoughts from Holmgren: