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Training Camp - Family Night

By admin Published: August 1, 2008

Some good things on both side of the ball for Family Night.

 First up, the offense is starting to get into rhythm - that was at least the case Friday night.  It may be me but Jamal Lewis looks faster and more powerful.  He hit holes quickly, broke some arm tackles.  Now granted this wasn't full contact, but nonetheless he impressed.

Braylon Edwards plays as if he wants to top last year's spectacular numbers.   Granted it's just practice right now, but when you're diving for balls as he did Friday night that says a lot about your desire.  He pulled in a 47-yard beauty from Derek Anderson.  I doubt that the Edwards that initially showed up in Cleveland several seasons ago would have done that. 

Anderson is also showing that he's developing chemistry with Donte Stallworth as the duo hooked up for a couple of nice receptions, one of them came with Anderson scrambling, lookign for an open man and finding Stallworth for a 13-yard gain on the sideline.

 Defensively, Eric Wright stepped up with a nice performance that included a pick of a Brady Quinn pass that should have never been thrown.  Rooking linebacker Alex Hall continues to impress as he had a sack in the controlled scrimmage.

As good as the Browns first-team offense looked in some cases Friday night, I was more in awe of the crowd that showed up; more than 26,000 screaming, jacked up fans attended the practice session.   After rookie Beau Bell saw that he had the mone quote of the night:  "They told me this was a football town, and they proved it right here.  This was just a practice; I can't wait for the games."

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