"The Sunday Five" is a loosely-titled piece where I talk about five NFL- or Browns-related topics related to this past week. In today's late-night edition, I take a look at some of the reactions from this week's free agent posts, the second offensive minicamp for the Browns, and more.
The big story this week was that the Cleveland Browns offense held their second minicamp, this time in Berea. It seemed like a surprise at first to hear that veteran quarterback Jake Delhomme was attending the sessions, but it made sense -- he is still part of the team and should not have any qualms about assisting a young quarterback like Colt McCoy in learning a little more about the West Coast Offense. The only offensive rookie to make it to the camp was tight end Jordan Cameron, was quickly received guidance form Benjamin Watson and Evan Moore.
Some fans seemed a little irked to find out that rookie Greg Little was unable to attend the minicamp in Berea. While it would have been nice for him to attend, realistically, I don't see his presence or absence making much of a difference in terms of how he will contribute during the regular season. The real test for Little will come when the coaches are with him and decide how game-ready he is. He has probably been keeping up on various football skills over the past year, which is all he would've really hoped to gain in Berea. Remember, while rookies would participate in OTA's and such if there was no lockout, the "real" test for them always seems to come in July during training camp. We're still over two months away from that.
We did three free agent reviews this week, starting with unknown receiver Demetrius Williams. 63% of respondents indicated that they think the Browns should not try to re-sign Williams. It's not a surprise that the majority favored keeping him off the roster, but I was surprised that the percentages weren't a lot more spread out due to the drafting of Greg Little and Jordan Cameron.
I thought there would be a little more support for veteran tight end Greg Estandia than there would be for Williams, but that wasn't the case. Estandia only received a vote of confidence from 22% of the respondents. That is probably a sign that fans feel we're better stacked at the tight end position than we are at receiver (where more uncertainty exists). It is a lock that Watson, Moore, and Cameron will make the team, and Alex Smith was already re-signed as a blocking tight end. We're not going to carry five tight ends on gameday.
Lastly, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of support fans gave to veteran Floyd "Pork Chop" Womack, who received support from 88% of the respondents. Not only was Womack in the good graces of fans, it sounds like a good portion of fans hope he remains the starting right guard next season. Either way, whether he is a starter or a backup, he's a solid asset to have on the roster; hopefully Tom Heckert makes keeping him a priority when the lockout is over.