What stood out in Cleveland Browns day 1 training camp practice
The first day of practice is in the books for the Cleveland Browns, and was it ever a sight to behold. With no offseason work, the wait this year was longer than ever as we went into mid-August before finally seeing the Browns in action.
Thankfully, it was worth the wait. While fans weren’t in attendance, the team was good enough to broadcast the practice for us all to see. There was also a great breakdown from Nathan Zegura, who went over everything that went right while also diving into some comments from Kevin Stefanski, the new head coach who is finally getting his system installed.
Stefanski said the players can learn from every rep whether it be good or bad — pointing out that every practice has a little of both. This practice was no different but the coach was encouraged and we all should be as well.
With that being said, we look at three big takeaways from the first practice while also looking at the play of the day.
Play of the Day: Keenum to Hodge
It seemed to be unanimous as Zegura called it the play of the day in his 2-minute drill as did the team’s official website. In team drills, wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge showed off his incredible speed as he got behind the secondary. Once he was free, backup quarterback Case Keenum unloaded a deep ball that was hauled in for a touchdown.
It was plays such as this that highlighted how weird it was to have no fans in attendance. Normally this kind of play would have caused an eruption but it was silent this time — however, it was still the best play of the day and worth watching. And maybe watching again.