Cairns Blog: Browns first day in pads draws record crowd
Mike Cairns, newsnet5.com
8:10 PM, Jul 28, 2013
11:22 PM, Jul 28, 2013
BEREA - The Browns first day in full pads at training camp drew a team record crowd for Berea of (4,466) and they were not disappointed by what they witnessed on Sunday.
The Browns first practice after Saturdays indoor practice where young offensive lineman Ryan Miller was taken from the teams facility by ambulance after being injured in a one on one blocking drill.
The focus of todays practice was the red zone, where the team of Browns quarterbacks took advantage of the big group of wide receivers the team has put together. Brandon Weeden couldn't help but smile when asked about the number of different targets he has to chose from when the Browns operate from the shotgun.
Weeden said " We have alot of play makers out there and I am constantly reminding myself of the mismatches we have created on any number of different plays".
Today's practice also had a sense of self control for a first full day in pads when players are just itching to lay pad on pad but that wasn't the case according to defensive lineman Paul Kruger.
" We are not out here to get our teammates hurt, you go as far as you can and then back off, we are all on the same team and you do not want to lose a player with a big hit because of a lack of focus".
I didn't get the team memo: Somebody forgot to tell cornerback Chris Owens about taking it easy on your own guys. Owens was the big hitter out on the field today throwing shoulders and full body into a number of different players to make plays.
Could somebody please pick up my shoes: Running back Dion Lewis made the move of the day on rookie defensive back Kenronte Walker. Lewis was on his way to the end zone with only Walker to beat when he sent the young back almost to the ground with a great shake move. Quarterback Brandon Weeden said after practice, "Thats one move I can't wait to see again when we watch film, the guy has the quickest feet I've ever seen".
Ryan Miller update: Browns offensive lineman Ryan Miller has entered the NFL concussion protocol where he will be evaluated and tested on a daily basis until he is cleared to get back on the field. Miller was at the Browns practice facility on Sunday, one day after he was taken to the Cleveland Clinic by ambulance. Miller was not on the field to watch practice.
Where did he come from: Rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo displayed the speed from the right end the Browns had hoped for, when he sped in to the backfield at quarterback Jason Campbell at would have been a sure sack. Campbell looked stunned at how fast the rookie first round pick got on top of him. Mingo said afterwards, "I didn't touch him, we aren't supposed to touch the quarterback".
Injurys: Running back Montario Hardesty was held out of practice with a sore hamstring, he is listed as day to day.
Training camp continues Monday from 4-6:30pm.
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