By Mary Kay Cabot with Josh Gunter and John Kuntz – cleveland.com | Posted on August 26, 2018 at 19:01
Cleveland Brown's quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield throw passes during practice. (John Kuntz, cleveland.com)
BEREA, Ohio – Brown's defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was on the podium on Sunday, which is both informative and highly entertaining. Williams called the # 4 overall Denzel Ward his "stupid" style of attack by sending loud and clear a message to the Corner that they can not afford to let him hurt.
He also revealed that Myles Garrett's "ugly" high ankle sprain last year was so bad players would have shut it down for the year.
Josh Gordon wore a helmet, visor and shoulder pads – while working with his trained hamstring on the side with coaches.
Hue Jackson pointed out that Baker Mayfield's The second job is complete, and reigning kicker Zane Gonzalez still has the edge over first division kicker Ross Martin.
David Njoku (ankle) and Larry Ogunjobi (shoulder) returned to training after one day.
Here are the highlights:
1. Denzel Ward's "stupid" attack.
Cleveland Brown's corner Denzel Ward is bowed back while Zach Ertz faces Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter. (John Kuntz, cleveland.com)
Williams lamented the fact that the 190-pound division was trying to wind and 250-pound narrow-end Zach Ertz to take the ground in the Eagles game rather than cut him , As a result, Ward rolled his back like a pretzel and left the game with back spasm. He was back in practice two days later, but Williams called him because he had not taken his coaching credits.
"Maybe he finally listens to me and stops doing those stupid things the way he tries to tackle and maybe the way I'm adjusting him and he will not get hurt," Williams said. Williams was also slowed a bit by a hip-flexor and ankle injury since he was retired overall No. 4.
"He's fighting through," said Williams. "At this level, you have to stay healthy every day, and as a professional, you have to understand that there are so many things you need to do in a 24-hour day to stay healthy, I tell him all the time, There is two words that you need to have with the letter "A" to be a professional football player – one is accountable and the next is available – if you are not available, work on your exercise room internships. "