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Chiefs vs. Browns: Pat Shurmur comments on former Browns Peyton Hillis, Brady Quinn

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur discussed Brady Quinn and Peyton Hillis during his Wednesday press conference, as the two former Browns return as members of the Chiefs in Week 14.

Matt Sullivan

Cleveland Browns fans are quite familiar with two key cogs of the Kansas City Chiefs offense -- Brady Quinn and Peyton Hillis. Both Quinn and Hillis spent ample time in Cleveland before leaving the Browns for other opportunities throughout the league.

Needless to say, Hillis and Quinn's return to Cleveland on Sunday is generating a bit of interest among Cleveland fans and media -- and Browns head coach Pat Shurmur was asked about both players during his Wednesday press conference.

Shurmur told the media that he was impressed with what he saw out of Quinn last week, when he helped lead the Chiefs to an emotional win over the Carolina Panthers.

"I think he had an outstanding game last week. He led his team to victory, number one. He made some good throws. He's a big physical strong guy. You guys probably know more about him than I do. You've probably asked him more questions than you've asked me. He uses his legs so if things break down and he has a running lane, he's willing to use his legs. He played a good game last week."

Shurmur also talked about Hillis, but refused to delve into his erratic 2011 season -- his final year in Cleveland with the Browns.

"He's got a very bruising style as a runner. They use him to spell Jamaal Charles. He runs the same type of runs that Jamal runs within their offense. Then they also use him quite a bit on short-yardage and goal line situations where the runs are a little bit more downhill. Being aware of his style is one thing, but it's very important that we watch how he's being played in their offense. I think that's what we're focusing on."

Hillis hasn't been a major part of Kansas City's offense to date, and has only received 59 carries so far. Hillis has rushed for just 193 yards and one touchdown this season -- and the bruising running back has lost two fumbles.

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