Items from the training camp notebook...
TONE IT DOWN ROOKIE - Rookie tight end Kellen Winslow may like going 100-percent during practice, but his veteran teammates hope he learns quickly that there is a difference between playing at top speed and being dangerous.
Winslow is quickly growing a reputation for being too physical, and was even called "unprofessional" by cornerback Roosevelt Williams Monday after clashing in Monday drill
"Of course I want Kellen to go full speed in practice, but it's all
about knowing how to practice," said safety Earl Little. "There have been
plenty of chances where I could have hit Kellen when the tight end is
running up the seam, but I don't have to prove to anyone that I can hit
somebody. Anybody can hit somebody when they are not looking - I wouldn't
do that to one of my teammates because if I hit Kellen like that and he
messes up his shoulder and is out for 10 or 12 weeks, what does that do
for our football team?"
ROOKIE SHOW - The Browns annual rookie talent show was held Tuesday night to rave reviews from the veterans.
"They imitated guys like me, Robert Griffith and the coaches," Little
said. "They did a terrific job. It was probably the funniest rookie show
since I came here (in 1999) - Kellen (Winslow) imitated (tight end)
Darnell Sanders. He walked like him and talked like him. It was a terrific
BROWN IN TOWN - Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown was invited
to Berea to address the team Wednesday night. The Browns legend was on the
field during the afternoon to watch practice.
COME BACK DEION - Quincy Morgan was excited to hear Deion Sanders is considering a comeback after three years away from the NFL, even if it meant seeing the flashy cornerback find a new home with the arch-rival Baltimore Ravens.
"I think it would be cool if he came back," Morgan said. "Everybody is a Deion Sanders fan. If he came back, I'd look forward to the chance to play against him."
"He hasn't played in three years, but I'm sure if he came back he would be better than half the guys who are playing now," said Little. "I think if he came back it would be good for the NFL."