The first week of Browns training camp has now come to an end. With the first preseason game next Saturday at Green Bay, here are some thoughts on what I’ve seen so far.
The quarterback play has been solid if not outstanding. There's a nice improvement over last year. Jake Delhomme has been accurate and, for the most part, has made good decisions with the ball.
Seneca Wallace has done a nice job using his feet to keep plays alive. His accuracy has also been very good. Wallace can play.
Colt McCoy is getting used to the speed of the pro game. He will be fine once he makes the adjustment from college to the NFL.
Don’t count out James Davis at running back. He has looked very good. I am impressed with his vision and quickness.
Jerome Harrison is making a strong claim to be the starter. With Hardesty not practicing, Harrison is out to prove he’s the man.
The wide receivers are catching the ball so far. Brian Robiskie is catching everything and I really like his size. Robiskie looks like he will start along with Mohamed Massaquoi.
It looks like Josh Cribbs will be earning that new contract this year. He has been lining up everywhere and has shown improvement as a receiver. Look for Cribbs to touch the ball a lot.
Evan Moore has been very impressive. At 6-6, he is very easy to spot. Moore has been lining up some at wide receiver as well as tight end. He’s another one who catches everything.
The offensive line is huge. They should be a very solid unit. Alex Mack looks very confident in his second season.
Ben Watson will be a nice weapon at tight end. He is quicker than I thought he was.
On defense, it looks like D’Qwell Jackson is rising to the challenge. He’s playing like he has something to prove.
Matt Roth is huge. I am expecting big things from him this year. I also look for Marcus Benard to play a lot in passing situations. He’s very quick and intense.
The secondary will be improved this year, no maybes about it. Joe Haden, Eric Wright, and Sheldon Brown are playing well. All the added competition seems to be having a positive effect on Brandon McDonald as he battles for a spot on the team.
At safety, Abe Elam and T.J.Ward look like the favorites right now. Both Ward and Larry Asante have the look of physical safeties. Right now they are having to think too much. When the game slows down for them, look out.
I can see why Jason Trusnik is a favorite of Eric Mangini. The guy is smart, versatile, and relentless. He plays to the whistle.
Ahtyba Rubin deserves to start at nose tackle and I’m sure he will. He might be the Browns' best defensive lineman. At least the best one practicing right now. Rogers needs to get on the field. Set an example.
Defensive line coach Bryan Cox is intense. You can hear him all over the practice field.
Phil Dawson looks to be in regular season form after watching him boom kick after kick through the uprights. Dawson is as good as there is.Article originally posted at http://www.nfltouchdown.com/