ESPN writer James Walker posted a recap of his trip to Cleveland Browns training camp, covering a wide range of topics including who is the best quarterback, the sleepers on the team, and some weaknesses defensively. Since Walker is visiting other AFC North camps, he is able to make comparisons. One thing about the Browns? They aren’t as fast as the Bengals or the Steelers:
Something that jumps out right away is Cleveland’s lack of team speed. The Browns look slow and not as athletic as the other two teams I watched in training camp (Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals). That could be a problem. Cleveland has plenty of thumpers, so size isn’t an issue. But the Browns appear more built to win a 13-7 game in inclement weather in December than a 35-30 shootout in September.
On another note, Wednesday’s practice, which was originally scheduled to be open to the media only, was canceled altogether. A reason for the cancellation might have been all of the injuries the team suffered Tuesday.