Family Day Scrimmage Recap

Fred Greetham was at CBS for today's scrimmage, and provides the details of the rather uneventful happenings.

Cleveland—At least it started with a bang!

In the sweltering heat hovering above 90 degrees, the Browns scrimmaged in game-like situations for a little over two hours on Family Day at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

In the end, the Brown team coached by Brad Seely scored 17 unanswered points to prevail 17-14. Phil Dawson attempted a 49-yard field goal with 27 seconds left to play for the White, but it bounced off the left upright.

Earlier, Dawson kicked a 29-yard field goal to give the Brown a 17-14 in the fourth period.

The game started with Derek Anderson, quarterback of the Brown team, having a quick three-and-out series before turning it over to the White team with Brady Quinn at quarterback.

Quinn's coach, Carl Smith, had Quinn throw deep on the first play and he hit Lance Leggett for a 51-yard touchdown as Leggett got behind Rod Hood and Nick Sorensen. Quinn's throw was right on the money and Leggett made a nice grab in the end zone. That was the only scoring of the first half as Dawson made it 7-0.

Other than that play, little else happened in the first half.

Anderson was marching his team down the field and had the Brown to the 14-yard line of the White when he threw across the middle for the end zone and D'Qwell Jackson stepped in front of the receiver and intercepted the pass returning it 40 yards to thwart the drive.

The White team increased its lead to 14-0 as Noah Herron took off up the middle and raced 39 yards for a score in the third quarter.

Quickly, thereafter, Brett Ratliff found David Patten who went close to 70 yards for the score to make it 14-7. After another big play, some 58 yards from Ratliff to Patten, the Brown team was at the White six-yard line to start the fourth quarter.

Anderson came in for Ratliff and scrambled for the final six yards to tie the game at 14-14 on the first play of the final quarter.

After a pass intended for Leggett from Quinn went off of Leggett's hands, Mike Adams made the interception and that set up Dawson's field goal to give the Brown a 17-14 lead.

Quinn was at the controls for the final drive and the White took over around their own 30 and marched to the Brown 31 before attempting the final field goal.


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