One of the biggest storylines of the Browns rookie minicamp is the debut of quarterback Colt McCoy, and apparently, he did not disappoint. His passes were on target and crisp, something fans should com to expect from a player whose career completion percentage in college was over 70%. Naturally, he is fine with the prospect of staying on the sidelines for at least a year to learn the offense, as he should be. Plenty of great quarterbacks have gone down that route.
Both defensive end Clifton Geathers and running back Montario Hardesty stand out as two particularly hard-working players. Geathers had a great first day of the minicamp, and is a confident young man. Hardesty, despite a collegiate career full of injuries, says he is completely healthy right now and is ready to contribute. The coaching staff likes his bruising running style and speed for a man of his size – he ran 4.4 at the Combine.
I understand that this is the rookie minicamp and all players are out to make a good impression, but it is never a bad sign to see young players eager to put their nose to the grindstone and focus entirely on being a part of the team. I say that because I look at Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and his issues with the Miami Dolphins regarding his interview with the team. His situation has already become a major distraction and he hasn’t played an actual down in the NFL, so one can only wonder what kind of tomfoolery will come from Bryant in his career.