Guest Aloysius Posted June 5, 2009 Report Share Posted June 5, 2009 Some good info from Steve King: BIG PRAISE: Mangini had good things to say about two of the larger and most experienced Browns, offensive linemen Floyd “Pork Chop” Womack (a 328-pounder in his ninth season) and John St. Clair (320, 10), both of whom were signed in free agency. “We did a lot of research to find out what kind of people they are, and what kind of pros they would be for us,” he said. “It’s good to see when the conclusions from your research prove correct. Both have done a great job of integrating themselves into the offensive line.” * BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT: Wide receiver Donte Stallworth continues to miss practice time as he battles well-publicized legal issues in Florida, but if he can return to the team at some point relatively soon, Mangini thinks he can eventually catch up with the rest of the players at his position. “There’s a lot of information going in right now, but it’s like I tell our rookies, the veterans have the advantage in any situation like this in being able to refer back to something they’ve experienced in their careers,” he said. “The rookies don’t have that. They’re still building their knowledge.” * PLAYS OF THE DAY: Outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley may still be trying to regain his pass-rushing form of three years ago, but he’s doing well as a pass defender. He broke up two Derek Anderson passes, one in the corner of the end zone with his back to the quarterback. … Anderson intentionally threw one away in the back of the end zone, and an equipment aide standing out of bounds made a beautiful shoestring catch of it. … To show that the struggles of the offense aren’t all on the quarterbacks, Brady Quinn was pretty much on target to Mohammed Massaquioi on a slant route, but the rookie wide receiver couldn’t hang onto the ball. … Quinn threw a laser shot to John Madsen that the tight end caught as he ran across the back of the end zone. … Quarterback Richard Bartel deftly read the blitz and beat it by going to wideout Paul Hubbard. … Quarterback Brett Ratliff had rookie wide receiver Brian Robiskie wide open down streaking down the right sideline but overshot him. * PROGRESS REPORT: Rookie kicker Parker Douglass, after doing well earlier in camp, struggled. He is getting all the work in place of Phil Dawson, who continues to stay away, apparently in a contract dispute. … Keep an eye on fifth-year running back Noah Herron. The free agent has a low center of gravity, which should make him difficult to tackle once the contact drills start in training camp, and he runs extremely hard. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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