The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look at some hype videos of Deshaun Watson making the rounds
Offseason work is underway as the Cleveland Browns entered “phase II” of their programs. And now, we are starting to get some videos of what’s going on, including some early looks at new quarterback Deshaun Watson throwing the ball to players such as Ja’Marcus Bradley and Harrison Bryant.
None of the throws we saw were earth-shattering but just seeing the new signal-caller in Cleveland colors was enough to get fans excited. There were also no arm punts where the receiver had to stop and consider a fair catch like what was happening in South Beach.
The story on Deshaun Watson and his Browns teammates working out, as well as others, can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“At the end of the team’s award-winning Building the Browns episode this weekend, we got a glimpse of Watson throwing the football as a member of the team for the first time. The Browns social media account also shared a portion of that video:”"
Seeing Watson working out with the team is good not only because it will help him get into a rhythm with them, but it’s a stark contrast from last season when the entire offense decided to stay away from OTAs. There will be those who scoff at it and say these programs don’t matter, but the truth is, the Cleveland offense was never on the same page in 2021 so doing anything different should be welcome.
"“Browns rookie kicker Cade York, taken 124th in last month’s draft, didn’t handle kickoffs at LSU but is expected to excel in that role here.”"
Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer worked York out privately ahead of the draft and apparently came away impressed with his ability to kick the ball off. Mary Kay points out that Avery Atkins was a kickoff specialist for LSU, and was excellent at that, which is the only reason York didn’t handle the duties for the Tigers.
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