Cleveland Browns Training Camp Report: Tuesday 8/11 8:45 AM Practice

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IAugust 11, 2009

Upon entering the Cleveland Browns Training Facility this morning there was one word that stood out instantly because it was painted on the practice field and that word was "focus."

Unfortunately, the Browns did not focus at times this morning due to many false starts on both offense and defense during 11-on-11 scrimmages.

Towards the end of practice, the false starts seemed to happen every few minutes and the coaches let those players know about it. Fans could hear the coaches screaming at the players who jumped the snap.

Players that jumped too soon and had to run laps were: DL Ahtyba Rubin, WR Braylon Edwards, RB James Davis, DL Kenyon Coleman, WR Brian Robiskie and LB Kamerion Wimbley.

First up are the 8-on-8 drills where the quarterback lined up with his receivers and a running back versus the defensive backs and linebackers. No offensive or defensive lines were present.

Quinn was 4-of-5 for 45 yards
Anderson was 2-of-5 for 58 yards and one touchdown

Drill notes: Quinn threaded the needle on a pass to tight end Steve Heiden who was between two defenders and caught the pass for 15 yards.

Anderson's first pass in the drill was a 40-yard touchdown bomb to Edwards in the end zone.

Josh Cribbs had two catches for 23 yards.

Next, the team went into a 11-on-11 scrimmage from the offenses' own 25 yard line.

Quinn was 4-of-5 for 47 yards       
Anderson was 3-of-3 for 42 yards

Drill notes: Quinn avoided a heavy pass rush on one drop back and found Edwards for about 20 yards.

Anderson had a perfect lob to Jerome Harrison for about 23 yards.

Jamal Lewis, Harrison, and James Davis all got about three to four carries each, with Lewis running for 12 yards, Harrison had 10 yards running and Davis ran for 20 yards.

Anderson also had to run the ball a couple of yards on a broken play and threw a pass to Paul Hubbard that was tipped at the line, but Hubbard still came down with it for about 10 yards.

There was an attempted double reverse when Quinn was in and he handed it off to Robiskie, who then handed it to Mike Furrey, but the ball hit the ground and Robaire Smith picked up the fumble and ran it for a score. Both Robiskie and Furrey ran a lap for the bad exchange.

Halfway through this scrimmage, the music started blaring out of the speakers in the endzone and both Quinn and Anderson did not seem to be effected by it.

After a quick break, the team reassembled and began another set of 11-on-11.

Quinn was 2-of-3 for 12 yards
Anderson was 5-of-7 for 51 yards

Drill notes: Linebackers Kamerion Wimbley and Eric Barton had good pressure on two plays in a row during Quinn's series.

Cornerback Coye Francies had solid man-to-man coverage on Cribbs for a play that came up incomplete.

Harrison ran the ball will with three carries for 29 yards.

Mohamed Massaquoi, Robert Royal, Martin Rucker and Furrey all contributed with catches.

The final 11-on-11 drill of the practice did not feature Quinn or Anderson, but backups Brett Ratliff and Richard Bartell, who were leading the offense in a two-minute drill from their own 25-yard line.

Bartell did not fair well in this drill because after an incomplete that was thrown behind the receiver, Bartell followed that up by tossing a pick right into cornerback Rod Hood's chest.

Ratliff did have a solid showing by leading his team down the field for a scoring touchdown drive with time still remaining on the clock. He hit passes to Cribbs for 10 yards, Edwards for 16 yards and followed that up with a toss to Edwards on a quick slant route that Edwards took to the end zone for a 45-yard score.

Very impressive showing for Ratliff, and he looks very comfortable behind center and he made good defensive reads to get the score.

A side note, both Quinn and Anderson have been having trouble scoring touchdowns in the two-minute drills so far in camp.

A pretty good showing at camp this morning, with the exception of all the false starts.

Both Edwards and Cribbs were catching everything that came their way and both were able to break out of coverages an into the open field all morning.

This may very well be the opening day starting receivers especially if Cribbs keeps getting open in his route as he has been doing over the last several practices.

The comfort level of the offense does look to be growing, now that they have been playing together for over a week.

(Next camp report will be from Wednesday's afternoon practice at 1:30 p.m.)

Article originally posted on Dawg Scooper: An Unofficial Cleveland Browns News Source


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