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Early Camp Observations

Early Camp Observations

Cleveland Browns Training Camp – What is Going on

Well, their first few practices did not include the players wearing pads – however that does not mean that a few things did not stand out for the orange and brown.  As expected, there were a handful of guys who excelled on the practice field.  From what I am reading, the team looks vastly improved (both by the size of the athletes, as well as in their play) from the 2016 crew.  Let’s delve further into a few areas of note.

Kizer’s Charge

Understandably, this is a time of the year for very positive (fluff) pieces regarding players on a historically struggling franchise.  Enter rookie signal caller Deshone Kizer – who has been receiving praise on his work ethic and study habits of the game.  He still has a large mountain to climb if he wants to become the Browns starting quarterback, but I like hearing good news about his attitude.  Using the past few campaigns as a guide, he will likely see some playing this fall following injuries at the quarterback position.

Offense Making Plays

Another less than shocking statistic is that the Browns’ offense has been moving the football against their defense.  It is hard to judge how well players are performing without pads, but I am glad to hear that Kenny Britt is trying to have fans forget about that guy who sold trinkets in college for tattoos (I’m not bitter though).  It is expected that veterans are stepping up early, but what about the younger receivers?  Going forward, I hope to read about the strides that Ricaro Louis and Rashard Higgins are making in Berea.

Rookies Making Mistakes

This refers to David Njoku succumbing to a pair of strips by defenders, causing the ball to come loose during practice.  The tight end later went on the Jugs machine and was scolded by Hue Jackson after practice was completed.  I am not surprised to hear about this sort of news – but I would prefer to read about Njoku learning from this and eliminating this from his game.  What kind of mistakes will Myles Garrett, Kizer, and Jabril Peppers make – and just as importantly, will they occur in camp or in the fourth quarter of game in December?

Conclusion:  It is extremely early in the 2017 NFL season, but I am hearing positive stories about the Cleveland Browns.  Obviously, the regular (and possibly post) season will not alway go smoothly – but getting out of the gates will be vital for this franchise.  That comes down to great preparation and practice in July and August.  How will putting on the pads change the team as a whole?  We will find out over the next few days.

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2017 in NFL Season, Set Up, Training Camp

 

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Expanding the Intentional Hounding Family

Expanding the Intentional Hounding Family

BREAKING NEWS: INTENTIONALHOUNDING.COM TO BROADEN

After about two years of flying solo at intentionalhounding.com, I am excited to announce I now have a compadre that will post alongside me about the Cleveland Browns!

Will Gibson (wjcgibson) is now a part of the family, and will also share his thoughts and wisdom regarding the orange and brown.  Expect double the posts, quality, and excitement on a weekly basis!  His arrival will also signify some new changes to the website, which will likely be implemented in the near future.  Feel free to welcome Will as he delves further into all things related to the Browns.

Cheers,

Eric

 

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2014 in Set Up

 

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Breaking News! Regarding IntentionalHounding

Expanding within the Blogosphere – Joining 360browns.com:

I just wanted to update my readers in regards to my whereabouts online when it comes to covering the Cleveland Browns.  After just two years after the creation of intentionalhounding.com, I have been selected as a blog writer at 360browns.com!  My username is edubs1983; feel free to visit that site (tell your family and friends) and read my articles – if you want to enjoy, argue, debate the contents surrounding the franchise.

I appreciate everyone who has taken time out of his or her day to visit this site and read my blogs.  I will still maintain this current site and post my regular blogs, however the site’s twitter account (@intentionhound) might have more activity with 360browns.com posts.

Thank you to all of those who follow the Cleveland Browns the way I do and read the posts on IntentionalHounding.  I am very excited with this new chapter in my writing career and look forward to communicating with you in another outlet!

Much appreciated and Go Browns!

Eric Saunier

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2014 in Set Up

 

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First Post – A lil set up

I’m writing this blog to share my thoughts, feelings, strategies, and most importantly frustrations regarding my favorite franchise in all of sports – the Cleveland Browns.  Once the season ends tomorrow, I will begin writing a few posts weekly that will hopefully become discussions regarding the team and those who represent it.

I look forward to this blog becoming a forum for people to share their thoughts and feelings regarding the Browns as well!

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2011 in Set Up