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After a much-needed day off, the Cleveland Browns were back at it on Thursday for their 10th practice of the 2020 training camp. Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com spent some time with Scott Pasko and the two discussed what happened on the field.
Both said that while the offense looked better, it wasn’t the first-team that impressed them. Instead, they were praising Case Keenum for his day while also pointing out that Baker Mayfield struggled — even throwing a pick-six on the first play of the session.
What stood out the most was how Pasko said that the first-team offense has continually struggled in these practices and simply said they were “running out of time to figure it out.” And with the season opener just over two weeks away, he’s not wrong.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“The Browns took the field on Thursday for about an hour in pads as they continue their training camp with the opener bearing down. Dan Labbe and Scott Patsko discussed the day of practice in the video above.”"
While they did say the starters needed to get things rolling, both Pasko and Labbe were intrigued by the creativity in Kevin Stefanski’s offense. They noted multiple tight ends and running backs on the field which included fullbacks moving out wide and tight ends lining up in the backfield. Syefanski’s offense is going to be fun, even if it takes some time for them to all get comfortable in it.
"“Practice was pushed back from about 2:25 to 2:40 and ended after a crisp hour of work under adverse conditions. The Browns opted not to cancel the entire practice like 10 other NFL teams did. But Myles Garrett, one of the leaders of the newly-formed social justice committee, acknowledged that it wasn’t an easy decision to take the field.”"
"“Through training camp and the installation, we are still trying to figure out who we really are,” Van Pelt said. “We did not have that time in spring. As we get through these next three or four days of practice, now, as an offensive group, I think we are starting to understand what we have, what we do well and how we can exploit defenses.”"
As mentioned before, the Browns offense seems as though it will be a lot of fun. The problem is, they haven’t had a regular offseason to get things figured out. That puts them behind the eight-ball (especially when compared to teams not learning a new system). Still, they’re making no excuses and plan to work as hard as possible to get this thing figured out.
While some felt Thursday wasn’t a great day for the offense, Baker Mayfield said he’s feeling comfortable in it. He also talked about something even more important — Joel Bitonio’s beard. Josh Brown has you covered with all of the best quotes.