With Florio supposedly on “working vacation” this week — whatever that means — we will be missing much of the usual PFTV and PFT Daily content you’ve come to expect. (Insert sarcastic appreciation below.)
But we will still have plenty of video content including team-by-team offseason reviews, with the Browns’ getting the treatment below. Since we’re all about value here, I’ve also included “three things to know” in Browns training camp, from our NBCSports.com preview:
1. Defense first. Mike Holmgren
arrived to run the show, but focused on defense over the
offseason. Cleveland brought three rookies into the secondary including
No. 7 overall cornerback Joe Haden, who is already facing questions about
his speed. The team also added two veterans (Scott Fujita, Chris
Gocong) to a workmanlike linebacker unit. Holmgren is asking Eric
Mangini’s defense to carry the team again.
2. No passing fancy.
The starting quarterback job is Jake Delhomme’s job to lose. (Delhomme
is fully capable of doing so. Seneca Wallace is the backup; rookie Colt
McCoy won’t play.) It’s hard to imagine the Browns passing attack
performing worse than last year, but the receiver group must develop in a
hurry. Josh Cribbs, Brian Robiskie, and Chansi Stuckey will compete for
snaps opposite promising deep threat Mohammad Massaquoi.
3. One to watch. Rookie running back Montario Hardesty impressed coaches with his smarts and his moves during offseason workouts.
Look for the burly Tennessee product to pass Jerome Harrison on the
depth chart and start the opener. Hardesty makes a nice sleeper pick for
Offensive Rookie of the Year.