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The Cleveland Browns have put a greater emphasis on special teams this offseason, which has led to competitions for both the kicker and punter jobs during training camp.
The punting competition has become an intriguing battle to watch since both punters bring different styles to the competition. But the kicking competition has been intriguing for the wrong reasons, as both kickers have missed a fairly lot of kicks.
However, Greg Joseph has been the most consistent kicker during the competition, although it has not been a hard feat to accomplish. He’s kicked well enough that he may be able to hold off fifth-round selection Austin Seibert for the kicking job.
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Today’s featured article explains that Joseph’s focus on just worrying about the next kick has helped keep his head right during the training camp competition.
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"“I took my same routine (from Miami),” he said, “just worried about me.”Part of that routine is putting kicks behind him. Miss a few like he did early in practice on Tuesday: forget them. Have a really good night like he did on Saturday during the practice at FirstEnergy Stadium: forget it."
After a shaky start to his Cleveland Browns career, Joseph came on strong during the second half of the 2018 season. The Browns may have used a draft pick to add competition to the kicker job, but Joseph currently remains the best option to be Cleveland’s kicker for 2019.
In Cleveland’s competition for the starting right guard job, it appears that Eric Kush is the front-runner to be the starter. But Joel Cade reminds fans to not buy into a veteran starting over two young players during the preseason, as it could be a sign of different things.
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