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Mingo gets positive reviews in preseason debut

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Last year’s top-10 draft pick of the Browns has yet to play in a preseason game.  This year’s selection already is one-for-one.  With an exclamation point.

He was impressive,” coach Rob Chudzinski said after watching film of linebacker Barkevious Mingo, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  “It seemed like he was around the quarterback a lot.  He played hard and he did a really nice job on special teams as well, so he showed up well.”

Mingo’s first tackle came on the Rams’ initial kickoff return.

“I think the biggest thing for him is just continuing to improve from a technique standpoint and from an understanding standpoint,” Chudzinski said.  “The more experience he gets, the better he’ll be.”

“Ever since I started playing football, I’ve wanted to play at this level,” said Mingo, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft. “Having the opportunity to do it is awesome.”

Browns fans have been waiting a long time for some awesome.  Mingo could soon be giving it to them.

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19 Responses to “Mingo gets positive reviews in preseason debut”
  1. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 10, 2013 1:06 PM

    Mischievous Dingo.

  2. mrlaloosh says: Aug 10, 2013 1:06 PM

    Mingo is the real deal.

  3. jcmeyer10 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:46 PM

    I root for a guy I can call Barky without stretching it.

  4. howiefeltersnatch says: Aug 10, 2013 1:46 PM

    Mingo the Merciless

  5. nigellino says: Aug 10, 2013 1:51 PM

    Bingo!

  6. latchbeam says: Aug 10, 2013 1:56 PM

    Bingo!!

  7. hehateme2 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:00 PM

    Problem is that he can’t play the Rams every week.

  8. modellforprez says: Aug 10, 2013 2:38 PM

    Flacco, Lil Red & Big Bum best take notice. the Browns have a pass rusher who can get to the Q.B. and Kruger industrial smoothing’s own Paully Kruger ladies and Gentleman

  9. longcutskolvikes says: Aug 10, 2013 2:39 PM

    Best name I the NFL, IMHO.

  10. jetnotjets says: Aug 10, 2013 2:39 PM

    “That Mingo ate my QB.”

  11. schmitty2 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:57 PM

    I’m a Rams fan and thought most of the Browns played very well. The only negative was Bernie Kosar in the booth. That man has no business being anywhere near a microphone.

  12. brownoholic says: Aug 10, 2013 3:11 PM

    Bernie RULES in the booth, schmitty!!!!

    Mingo did look good. Very high motor.

    Why they had him out there on special teams is beyond me…

  13. clebrowns216 says: Aug 10, 2013 3:43 PM

    Die hard Browns fan, and I love Bernie.

    But my man Schmitty is completely right. He couldn’t be worse as a commentator. He was S

  14. clebrowns216 says: Aug 10, 2013 3:45 PM

    Bernie was SO damn negative about everything. If the Browns did something good, it was only because the Rams did something stupid and if the Rams did something good, they just got lucky because the decision was crappy, even though it worked.

    It was depressing listening to him.

  15. wisdomnfl says: Aug 10, 2013 3:46 PM

    Mingo looked great. Browns fans should listen to feeds from other teams on the play by play however. There was no analysis of the young player contributions.

  16. coop16 says: Aug 10, 2013 4:09 PM

    Bernie has a reason to be negative. The team has done nothing but lose since the day he last put on a Browns jersey. It’s gotten kind of ridiculous, really. There’s no way an NFL team should be this bad for this long, given the hard salary cap and the draft, both of which serve to level the playing field for every team in the league — except the Browns.

    I hope Mingo is a great player and that he helps turn the team around. But my guess is that the Browns won’t start winning until they get a good QB. Like Bernie was, once upon a time.

  17. cguy7 says: Aug 10, 2013 4:22 PM

    schmitty2 I have to agree that Bernie was over the top with his comments in regards to the Rams play, but your receivers did play poorly, and you guys do need a real backup QB… (apologies from all Browns fans) hehateme2 must be a Ravens or Stillers fan… Just a subtle reminder hehateme2, that the Rams had the best record in their division last year, in arguably the best division in football. Personally, I see that division taking a step back with the losses of Crabtree, Harvin, and SteveJax. The Ravens look like geniuses for letting Boldin go for a bag of chips and a ham sandwich. The Browns are going to be very competitive this year. Sorry Florio, but the worm is turning…

  18. schmitty2 says: Aug 10, 2013 5:04 PM

    @cguy7. Yeah our wr’s didn’t look great but some of them are rookies. The Ram’s have a lot of work to do just like the Browns and I hope both can be competitive. As far as “hehateme2″- he is a Fins fan and is still butt hurt over Fisher picking the Rams last year and them signing Jake Long. And as far as Bernie goes…anyone on here defending him as an analyst needs to quit being such a homer to the team. He sounded drunk,ripped on the Ram’s coaching staff, and made personnel remarks about Ram’s back up Kellen Clemons. Very CLASSY!

  19. delebar says: Aug 10, 2013 5:05 PM

    I agree with the criticism of Bernie in the sense that to listen to him during regular season games would be tough. Plus, I really like Doug Dieken (the Browns regular season radio color guy). But Kosar is actually pretty fantastic in preseason because he actually tells it like it is from the perspective of a smart, former pro player. Plus, he sees the game like a former pro qb and all his commentary is from that undiluted “inside baseball” perspective. I doubt there is any other broadcaster who talks to his audience like they really know football as much as Kosar does. It’s fun.

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