The Browns looked better on Friday than during their sluggish performance in the tropical conditions on Thursday afternoon.
Here are some notes from the evening practice. We didn't have a good place to put these, so we'll toss 'em all together into an article:
- Players did not wear pads
in the evening practice. Such structure automatically gives the advantage to
the offense, because the defensive players cannot knock anybody around.
- Trent Dilfer showed a side
he hadn't shown often when he rolled to his right and threw a pass to wide
open Aaron Shea.
- Josh Harris hit
rookie receiver Brandon Rideau on a pass down the middle. Rideau, who
continues to impress the coaches, streaked toward the end zone.
- Another pass
thrown by Harris was not as successful. He threw deep to Richard Alston who
was wide open crossing the goal line, but Harris overthrew him. Rookie
Antonio Perkins had coverage on the play.
- The defense did
have one highlight when Michael Jameson broke up a pass to Frisman Jackson.
- Antonio Bryant
did not practice in the afternoon. A Browns spokesman said Coach Romeo Crennel excused him for personal reasons.
- Players whooped at the end of practice because Crennel let them off with one wind sprint, a reward for a good day's work.
- Bernie's Insiders staff