Training camp is always a great time to stress fundamentals and the Cleveland Browns are doing exactly that as they’ve harped on these three areas during camp’s first week
Five days of the Cleveland Browns 2019 training camp are out of the way, which has given us a lot to dissect. There are some broad questions that still remain — such as who will start at right guard and if Jermaine Whitehead remains on the field with the base defense.
In time those questions, and others will be fully answered. However, the early portion of camp has been more centered on fundamentals. This makes sense considering there’s a new coaching staff in town.
Rookie head coach Freddie Kitchens was on staff in 2018, but he’s surrounded himself with many assistants who are new to The Land. Offensive coordinator Todd Monken came over from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Steve Wilks was hired as the defensive coordinator following one rough season as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, and Mike Priefer takes over special teams after doing the same thing with the Minnesota Vikings for the past eight seasons.
In addition to the new coordinators, Cleveland also switched out the majority of their position coaches. With all these changes happening, there’s going to be a lot of teaching going on early — which is actually a really good thing.
The Browns have a young roster so getting them to focus on fundamentals is a positive. With that being said, we look back at the first week of the 2019 camp and look at three areas that the new staff has been harping on in preparation of the coming season.