Start with the kicker.
A year ago, the Cleveland Browns were uncertain about who would fill that spot. And it wasn’t until close to the start of the regular season that veteran
The same was true about the punter position until rookie
On July 26, the Browns will begin training camp with the same kicker, punter, and long-snapper (
“At the same time, those guys are working really hard and doing a great job developing their games, getting better and better. They have more clubs in their bag, so to speak.”
Things aren’t quite as settled with the return game, but there is reason for optimism there, too.
In the meantime, cornerback
“I’m excited about it,” Tabor said. “In my three years here, going into my fourth, I think this is probably the first year where we’ve had multiple guys. We’re always developing guys, but I think this is the first time that we have a lot of guys in the stable that we can go to. And that’s something that we’ve always been trying to build up to, because I just don’t believe that you should just have one returner. I believe that you should have multiple returners and each of them have a little different skill set.
“One thing that they all are is very fast. But they all do something a little bit different. And to be able to use their talents and come up with different ways to accentuate their positives, that’s the fun part. So I’m excited about where it’s going and how it’s going to play out. And hopefully we’ll see those results on Sunday.”
Rookies tend to make up the majority of special-teams contributors, and the Browns have reason to think their current rookie class will make a significantly positive impact even though many of the players have little or no special-teams experience.
One example is running back
“He’s picking it up really well,” Tabor said. “He’s a guy that’s getting better and better every day. But you can see, every time we’re in the meetings, there are no concepts for him, which as a teacher, it’s fun to watch him grasp it and get better and better at it. We’re excited about how he’s playing, where he’s going.”>>Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, for “Cleveland Browns Daily, Driven by Liberty Ford” on ESPN 850 WKNR or catch the live stream right here on ClevelandBrowns.com. We take your questions at 216-578-0850 and via Twitter @Browns_Daily.