The Cleveland Browns are preparing for their fust preseason game this week. Here are the three biggest takeaways from the 10th day of practice as they get ready for their opener.
The Cleveland Browns had Sunday off following their orange and brown scrimmage on Saturday, which drew more than 37,000 fans. On Monday, they were right back at work as they started working toward their first preseason game.
On Thursday, Aug. 8, the Browns will host the Washington Redskins at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Thursday Night game may not count in the record books, and the stars will most likely play just a series or two, but it will be football nonetheless.
With that game just around the corner, we look again at what the team did on the practice field, with these three takeaways from the 10th day of camp practices.
Freddie Kitchens rose to prominence when he took over the job as interim coordinator for the Browns last season, but he made a splash well before that. He was the assistant coach on ‘Hard Knocks‘ that asked the question about injured players dressing out which led to the infamous “I’m the bus driver” speech from Hue Jackson.
Clueless Hue showed off just how big of an egomaniac he really was as he wouldn’t even listen to Kitchens or Todd Haley’s concerns on the matter. Now with Kitchens driving the bus, he apparently has grown frustrated with some of the injured players this year.
He was seen having a discussion with some of the guys who missed time and then praised players such as J.C. Tretter for practicing hurt. He also was complimentary of Jarvis Landry, who had an undisclosed injury but tried to push through.
Speaking of missing time, wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. wasn’t on the field Monday. He was battling an illness and kept inside by the staff.