The Browns have had an exciting first two preseason games, leading to some increased optimism from fans and the media.
In a Thursday post for NFL.com, former Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt gives the honor of “camp risers” to two Cleveland offensive playmakers. In his introduction, Brandt shared that these 11 total players are all youngsters who won’t necessarily make the All-Pro team, but will make significant leaps this season.
He began with the quarterback Brandon Weeden, noting how the difference this year with Rob Chudzinski and Norv Turner is “like night and day”. Brandt concludes: “The Browns are saddled with average receivers, but Weeden has worked well with his tight ends and running backs, showing great arm strength and ball-handling skills.”
Toward the end of the list at No. 9 is the impressive Jordan Cameron, who might have been most well-known in Cleveland for his friendship with Blake Griffin on draft day. Brandt wrote that Turner loves using tight ends as receivers, meaning that the speedy Cameron should be a tough matchup all year.
Overall, this just continues to be positive reporting about the Cleveland offense after only two preseason games. Heck, not too long ago, there was only negative reporting being done about Weeden, leading some to wonder why the Browns were being so negative. Ahead of the Browns’ third preseason game Saturday night in Indianapolis, the picture has become much more rosy.