CLEVELAND BROWNS TRAINING CAMP REPORT - DAY 5 (8/2/16)
1. Last of a 5-Day Stretch: During training camp, teams are only allowed to practice for five consecutive days, and then they are required to have an off day. Tuesday marked the team’s fifth-straight day, which is why they are off Wednesday. Tuesday’s session was probably the hottest of the year, with temperatures at 3:00 PM hovering around 87 degrees.
2. No Cameras for Fans Either During 11-on-11s: Throughout camp, one of the mini-storylines we’ve talked about is the new rule that the media cannot take photos or videos during 11-on-11 drills. According to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 the Fan, that rule is extended to fans, too:
#Browns security staffers enforcing no pictures/video for fans during team 11-on-11 work as well.— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) August 2, 2016
3. Sirens Hit Early, Coleman Shines: According to Andrew Gribble of Browns.com, the sirens rang around 3:40 PM, which means that one of those 11-on-11 drills going going very early in practice, especially when you consider the first 20-30 minutes of practice typically consists of stretching. The star of that session with QB Robert Griffin III was WR Corey Coleman:
RGIII: 3-4 for about 55 yards in full-hitting 11-on-11 drills. Had to passes to Corey Coleman. Last one, Coleman juked, scored TD. #Browns— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) August 2, 2016
It's early in camp which is more encouraging but Corey Coleman makes plays everyday out here at practice. Showing good potential #Browns— Keith Britton (@KeithBritton86) August 2, 2016
The first-team offense (described above) was working against the second-team defense, according to Nate Ulrich of the ABJ. The player who Coleman juked out was DB Sean Baker, per Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 the Fan.
4. Second-Team Work in 11-on-11s: In the next series, presumably featuring the second-team offense vs. the first-team defense, Hayden Grove of The OBR says that QB Josh McCown connected with WR Terrelle Pryor for a 35-yard gain, as he was going up against CB Justin Gilbert.
Pryor beating Gilbert like a drum— Ken Carman (@KenCarman) August 2, 2016
5. Physicality Level is Up: We’ve heard that Hue Jackson’s training camp looks to have players more prepared than past years’, but is it just the same propaganda we hear about every new head coach the Browns have in their first year? According to Zac Jackson of Pro Football Talk, who has no reason to filter what he says, the intensity for training camp is way beyond what we’ve seen:
There's been more full-go, across the board hitting in this Browns practice than I've seen in an NFL practice in years. Maybe ever.— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) August 2, 2016
6. New Injuries: During a goal line drill, C Cameron Erving “dinged” his forearm and had it wrapped with a bag of ice, but later removed it as he continued to watch from the sidelines. He’s expected to be fine. Replacing him at center was Garth Gerhart, per Nate Ulrich of the ABJ. WR Andrew Hawkins left practice with a hamstring injury.
7. End Zone Work: The Browns worked on some 7-on-7 drills near the end zone, seeing a good amount of touchdowns, but here’s a tightly contested play by DB Mikell Everette on a QB Cody Kessler pass intended for WR Marlon Moore. Moore did a good job getting the pass, but was just a bit out of bounds.
One play later, Everette again got the best of the play, doing a good job battling with WR Terrelle Pryor on a fade by QB Robert Griffin III:
8. Kicking Competition: We haven’t heard anything about the kickers so far, but today we’ve got a clip of K Travis Coons coming up just short on a long-distance kick:
9. Brownies: Per Hayden Grove of The OBR, former Baylor head coach Art Briles was in attendance. ... S Rahim Moore jumped a pass by QB Josh McCown to intercept it in 11-on-11 drills. ... TE Connor Hamlett has been receiving a ton of praise for his work as a receiving tight end. ... DL Kyle Rose missed practice with a hamstring injury, and DL John Hughes was away on a personal matter. ... LT Joe Thomas was putting in overtime after practice with OT Shon Coleman, as Thomas helps him get better as a rookie.