Cleveland Browns Training Camp Report - Day 13 (8/13/17)
1. Managed Days Off: As we often do this year to set the table for who isn’t practicing at camp, the managed days off went to the players listed below. It’s still stunning how few players have had to ride the stationary bikes compared to past years due to being held out for injuries. Also, yesterday, there was a question as to whether DL Caleb Brantley was back to practice or not. Sunday, the team confirmed that he’s returned in full.
Managed day off: Joe Thomas, Joe Haden, Kenny Britt, Cam Johnson, Jason McCourty, Austin Reiter, John Greco & Joel Bitonio #Browns— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) August 13, 2017
2. Get Those Pads Cracking: The Browns were practicing on the field with the giant new grandstand on Sunday, which means the offensive line-defensive line drills take place right in front of all the fans. Here is a clip that Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 the Fan took, capturing three of the times the linemen went at it.
And if you can’t get enough of DE Myles Garrett beating OT Cameron Erving, here is a shot of him getting inside of Erving at half speed.
3. No Dice in One-Minute Drills: All three quarterbacks (sorry again, Kevin Hogan) had their crack at one-minute drill during practice, and the defense came away victorious in each of them. QB Brock Osweiler and QB Cody Kessler had their drives stall, while QB DeShone Kizer’s drive ended with an interception by CB Channing Stribling, per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. If you recall, Stribling did not receiver any defensive reps in the first preseason game.
2-min drill simulating end of first half: drives with Osweiler and Kessler stalled. Kizer picked off by Stribling intended for Bailey— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) August 13, 2017
4. Touchdown on Impact: First off, I wanted to highlight this interesting little nugget from Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 the Fan, which shows how the Browns are able to get those sirens to play as loud as they do to signal the start of regular team drills with full contact.
s back with strobe lights pic.twitter.com/GIGVqZbzlk— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) August 13, 2017
That must have motivated something in QB Brock Osweiler, because on the very first play, he found WR Corey Coleman for a touchdown pass. The pass through the air did half the work, and with it being a full contact drill, Coleman did the rest by breaking a tackle from CB Jamar Taylor and then taking it the distance for a 75-yard score.
Unfortunately, the sirens weren't so kind to QB Cody Kessler. He threw an intermediate route intended for WR Jordan Payton. It took too long to get there, though, and was deflected by CB Najee Murray and then intercepted by CB Trey Caldwell.
5. Sound the Sirens Again! After one time through, head coach Hue Jackson threw everyone for a loop by holding a second live tackling session. Osweiler led yet another touchdown drive, but this time it was RB Isaiah Crowell doing the damage, with an assist from WR Rashard Higgins.
New siren period. Osweiler to Coleman, then long Crowell TD run with help of a block by Higgins. Williams has 1 defense doing up-downs.— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) August 13, 2017
As you can see from Zac Jackson’s account of things, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams wasn’t pleased. It’s also worth noting that WR Corey Coleman’s name is coming up more-and-more with positive plays, including when he caught another touchdown pass to cap QB Cody Kessler’s lengthy second attempt during the siren periods:
Cody Kessler 14-play, 70 yard drive capped by Kessler to Corey Coleman TD. Drive kept alive by a PI but still tough stretch for GW's D— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) August 13, 2017
6. Don’t Tell Me -- THREE SIRENS? Yep — as if two weren’t enough, the Browns then went through a third round of siren drills, which had to be a real treat for the fans in attendance. We don’t have the results of what happened during the third periods, but after practice, here is why head coach Hue Jackson said they went with so many of those periods on Sunday:
Hue Jackson on why the 3 periods today in practice— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) August 13, 2017
( =siren & the period is 11-11 live tackle) pic.twitter.com/bFv26njJMz
If you watched the clip above, you’ll notice that Jackson gave a little nod to the alumni who attended practice, which included the following:
- QB David Mays (1976-77)
- RB Cleo Miller (1975-82)
- RB Greg Pruitt (1973-83)
- RB Jamie Caleb (1960, 1965)
- OL Doug Dieken (1971-84)
- OL Larry Williams (1986-88)
- DL Bob Golic (1982-88)
- LB Dick Ambrose (1975-83)
- LB Frank Stams (1992-95)
- DB Judson Flint (1980-82)
- K/P Don Cockroft (1968-80)
7. False Start Laps Continues: Head coach Hue Jackson isn’t finished punishing players for penalties in practice. Among the offenders for false starts on Sunday were OL Cameron Erving and OL Kitt O’Brien, and each of them were pulled to go run a lap.
8. Break It Up: DL Caleb Brantley made his presence known on his first practice day of team drills. Unfortunately, it was for something that won’t help you make a roster: starting a fight by throwing a punch in the direction of C Anthony Fabiano:
Hue Jackson calms rookie DL Caleb Brantley down after he gets into heated fight with OL Anthony Fabiano & throws punch. That kind of day.— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) August 13, 2017
9. Brownies: QB DeShone Kizer didn’t have the most prolific passing day, and during one of the siren period, he tripped over his lineman’s feet coming out of the snap. ... Hue Jackson said after practice that he hopes to name the MNF starter by Wednesday or Thursday. ... 3 more puppies were adopted at the Browns Puppy Pound. ... The Browns did hold a mini kicking competition between Cody Parkey and Zane Gonzalez, but no word on the specific results. ... Head coach Hue Jackson said the competition at kicker is close, but hinted that someone has the edge and that should reveal itself in time. ... S Justin Currie continues to work with the first-team defense with S Ibraheim Campbell out (concussion).
10. Next Up: The Browns have a closed-door session on Monday, but the media should still be there with the team practicing outside. Their next practice open to the public is Tuesday from 3:25 PM to 5:55 PM, where I should be in attendance for the first time this year.
"'Sup, guys ... this is Britton Colquitt."— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 13, 2017
Helmet Cam: Punter edition pic.twitter.com/Rlpsqh67S8