The Cleveland Browns held an intrasquad scrimmage on Friday and the most impressive part was the chemistry between Jarvis Landry and Tyrod Taylor
We’re less than a week away from the Cleveland Browns taking the field against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey. That may only be their first preseason game, but it signifies the end of this long offseason drought.
On Friday, we got our first taste of action in a game setting as the Browns held an intrasquad scrimmage. The highlights of the five biggest moments from this game can be found courtesy of Andrew Gribble on the team’s official website.
A little spoiler alert though, the offense seemed to catch his eye more than anything. Gribble mentions the play of rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield as one of the first highlights, but it was the connection between new receiver Jarvis Landry and quarterback Tyrod Taylor that had everyone excited.
The play of the scrimmage was a touchdown pass from Taylor to Landry, in which the high-profile receiver pulled the pass in with just one hand and raced for the end zone.
Landry apparently wasn’t in the position he wanted to be when running the route, which didn’t matter much to Taylor who still trusted Landry to make the play. As Gribble explains, this was just Taylor putting it where his playmaker could shine.
"“Taylor put the ball where only Landry could catch it, and he did it — with one hand. From a distance, it looked like Landry corralled the ball with his armpit, but he later confirmed in adamant fashion that it was nabbed with one hand. Landry took it in from there for the 36-yard touchdown.” — Gribble said on ClevelandBrowns.com"
The Browns offense has a chance to really make some plays this season and Landry and Taylor will be the keys to that working correctly. It’s been good to see such early returns on their investment and hopefully, they will only get better from here.
Other notes from the game that stood out including linebacker Jamie Collins picking off a pass and rookie kicker Ross Martin making the most of his chance to make the roster.
The Ohio native may be listed at just 5-foot-9, but he has a massive leg and impressed with a kick from beyond 50-yards. He could make things difficult for second-year player Zane Gonzalez with these types of plays.