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Wow. Just wow.
Coming off a weekend that arguably gave us our first drought in Browns news since the beginning of the year, the local Browns press corps more than made up for it with a blitz of articles which comprises a packed-to-the-gills Daily Newswire.
WINSLOW'S WORDS: Yesterday, Romeo Crennel said something to the effect that there is no closure in football. There's always another season, after all.
If there's such a thing as "temporary closure" - finishing something for a while at least - we may have found it with the Kellen Winslow saga.
The Beacon-Journal's Pat McManamon gets major props this morning for getting Kellen Winslow, Jr., to open up to fans by proxy. The interview, which should go a ways towards re-building bridges that the Winslow family seemed intent on torching, leads off today's newswire.
"Just stick with me,'' Winslow tells fans through Pat Mac. "I'm going to be back"
Although a lot of fans are tired of the Kellen Winslow story and want to move on, I'd like to see folks balance the tight end's own words against all the anti-Winslow polemics which have popped up everywhere, including this site. It's well worth reading, even if you're sick of the Winslow soap opera.
More information about Winslow shows up in Mary Kay Cabot's article on Winslow's upcoming surgery. There's also an Associated Press story which builds off of McManamon's piece and the Warren-Tribune's Mike McLain, Dayton Daily News' Sean McClelland and the Official Site's Zac Jackson use to the Winslow surgery story to lead off mini-camp wrap-ups.
GREEN GREETINGS: William Green has emerged from the shadows in recent months and continues to work his way into a competitive position. A number of stories this morning focus on Green, who looked solid in practice and spoke to the press afterwards.
The Canton Repository's Steve Doerschuck postulates that the Browns "sucker-punched" Green with their suggestion he look for a trade to see if he could bounce back. Green reveals that he didn't look for a trade and prefers to focus on preparation, working out, and watching film. The Plain Dealer's Tony Grossi looks at what Green has endured, calling him "The Survivor". The Beacon-Journal's Tom Reed also provides an update on the Green story.
THREE OTHER STORIES FROM CAMP: Green, Winslow, and camp itself weren't the only stories which emerged from the press' Monday access to the team. Here are several other major storylines:
- The echoes of the Ross Verba exit continue to bounce around the halls in
Berea. Mike McLain focuses on head coach
Romeo Crennel's rather direct comments on Verba, as well as his teammates.
The Canton Repository also
looks at Verba's departure to lead off their mini-camp wrap, and the Plain
Bill Livingston offers his contrarian thoughts about the impact of Verba
leaving the team.
- A certain level of fascination with jewelry - namely, Super Bowl rings -
dominated the latter part of Crennel's press conference on Monday, and is the
focus of stories from the
Dayton Daily News, and
Browns Official Site.
- Last, but certainly not least, the News-Herald's Jeff Schudel has a terrific story about Safety Sean Jones' return to action, including a nice description of Jones' pick of a Josh Harris pass during morning practice.