Takeaways from Cleveland Browns practice Thursday
The Cleveland Browns shortened their practice Thursday afternoon to about an hour in length and devoted the remaining hour to discuss ways to combat social injustice as a team.
The new social justice team – composed of some of the Browns’ leaders such as Myles Garrett, Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry – decided on still having a partial practice after several other teams elected to cancel yesterday’s practices. These responses are of course related to Jacob Blake’s shooting and other recent police brutality issues.
New head coach Kevin Stefanski has done an incredible job leading the team through some obstacles early in the season. He has earned the respect of his players on how he handles himself and supports his team. New defensive end Adrian Clayborn had this to say about his new coach.
"“It’s been awesome. Just to know that he has my back and he’s going to support whatever I do, it’s cool. I mean, not a lot of head coaches do that. It’s just awesome, awesome to see and you respect it.” — Clayborn via Nathan Zegura of ClevelandBrowns.com"
During such a different off season for many reasons, it is great for the Browns organization to have a coach who can lead his team through it. The Cleveland Browns seem to be in good hands with Stefanski in terms of leadership, and that too should lead to more wins on the field.
Let’s dive into some of the takeaways from yesterday’s practice on how the team played and responded to the current events.