WHO LOOKED GOOD
- Joe Jurevicius showed sure hands and looked smooth
running routes. His best play was a sliding catch in the back of the end
zone in a red zone drill. When the Browns signed him, I thought he was a
third receiver. Now, I think he's a legitimate No. 2 receiver.
- Kellen Winslow walked with a slight hitch but ran full
speed. He caught almost everything thrown his way – which was a lot – and
showed the edge he brought from Miami. He talked trash, dunked after a
touchdown and threw the ball at a rookie defensive back after catching a
fade in the end zone. It was only minicamp, but the offense certainly looks
designed to involve Winslow often.
- William Green showed a burst on a couple of runs
through the middle.
- Backup kicker Jeff Chandler went 3-for-3 on long field goals in the two-minute drill that concluded minicamp. He hit from 45, 48 and 52 yards.
SOME NICE PRACTICE PLAYS
- Sean Jones stepped in front of Winslow to make a nice
- Rookie linebacker Kenny Kern tipped a pass at the line, then made the interception.
OBSERVATIONS FROM THE SIDELINE
- Receiver Brandon Rideau did little to stand out, even
compared with the average camps of Frisman Jackson and Joshua Cribbs.
- Linebackers Clifton Smith and David McMillan
got noticeable reps with some first-team units.
- Pete Hunter seems to have the edge over
for the fourth cornerback spot.
- Too many pass plays were thrown short, to receivers, tight ends, running
backs and fullbacks.
- The only quarterback to consistently take shots down the field was third-stringer Derek Anderson.
Scott Petrak is the Browns beat reporter for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.