Browns coach Mike Pettine met with reporters Wednesday after the second practice of mandatory minicamp. Below is a transcript provided by the team.
On DB Justin Gilbert not being at practice: “He is not here. His absence is excused. I spoke to him last night. He’s got a personal matter he’s dealing with. It’s a family issue. I’ll leave it at that.”
On how he felt about the offense in practice today: “Hard to give an accurate opinion without seeing it to see how we were with the little details of it, but I think like most of these practices, did some good things. Other times, struggled a little bit, but I think it’s good the way we compete. We go back and forth. I think we’re finding out as we get going kind of who we are, what things are we going to major in, what things are we going to minor in. That’s what this time is for.”
On if he’s seen strides of QB Johnny Manziel this offseason: “Absolutely have, of All those guys. It’s tough coming in to learn a new system and to be going against a darn good secondary who is basically a year ahead. I think overall that if you asked me, ‘Has he improved from the day he set foot back in the building?’ Absolutely.”To read more or comment...