For this episode, we jumped in the car and headed to Berea, Ohio to see the 2017 Cleveland Browns practice and it was awesome! We start of the episode in the car hitting I-79 from Morgantown, WV to Cleveland. Once we arrived at the practice facility, we stepped into what felt like an amusement park for football, full of food and vendor trucks, merchandise shops, and interactive games like the 40-yard dash where you can clock your time. It was overwhelmingly good for Brown fans like us. The best part was watching up close the players on the team and getting to see things you don’t see in little video clips on national TV sport shows. Without this trip, I’m sure we would feel like Deshone Kizer is the best QB in camp based off the NFL & ESPN Network highlights, but the real eye test showed at the time and this practice day, that Brock Osweiler looked the best. Also, the size of these players… you cannot really understand until you see it in person. That goes for both extremes. Myles Garrett is incredibly big, but Corey Coleman looked smaller than what I thought. I really enjoyed seeing Gregg Williams in action, he lived up to the hype. Honestly, I wish I could go to all the Browns practices, I envy the citizens of Berea. The pro shop with Browns merchandise was very cool. Expensive, but some really cool stuff. I had a hot dog and nachos while I was there from one of the vending trucks and it was really good. Once we left the practice, right down the street was a restaurant that one of the parking attendants told us to try called The Beer Garden: https://www.facebook.com/MiddleburgBrewGarden/. It was extremely delicious, the decor was amazing, and I really did not want to leave that place. We got back on the road and recorded this week’s episode. We recapped the first preseason game vs the New Orleans Saints, we also talked about what stood out to us about the practice we observed, we also talked about the quarterback competition, and our ongoing debate about Kenny Britt and much more.
Hope you like this episode, and see you next week.