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Need to Know: Browns ready to hit, tackle: 'It's going to be a good day tomorrow'

Day 2 of training camp is in the books. Here's what you need to know:

— The Browns mostly worked on installing their offensive and defensive packages during Friday's practice. On Saturday, they'll put on pads for the first time since January, something that brought a smile to head coach Hue Jackson's face.  

"It's going to be fun. It's going to be a good day tomorrow," he said. "Again, I truly believe that to get your team ready you have to play football and I think when you put on pads, blocking and tackling and doing those things, but also being smart and doing it in a controlled situation so that we take care of our team and we keep them as healthy as we can."

—Asked of what he expects from Saturday's first live session, Jackson said: "Anything can happen tomorrow that way at any time, I truly believe in that.

"I like to kind of change it up a little bit and we will tackle, we'll get after each other a little bit, I think you have to," he continued. "We're trying to build a physically-tough, mentally-tough football team."

— A trio of Browns quarterbacks — Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer — met with the news media before Friday's practice. And as they compete for the right to be Cleveland's starter this fall, they compared it to one "big long job interview" where everything's being evaluated.

 "That's their job," Kessler said. "Your job as a player is to put everything you can on film and put your best foot forward."

"We're looking at footwork, where tight ends, linemen and the run game might be looking at hand placement; receivers looking at certain spots on pass plays," Osweiler added. "There's nothing that Coach Jackson misses, and that's what you want in your head coach."

— Kizer, the rookie from Notre Dame, has drawn favorable reviews from both the coaching staff and news media for an unusual degree of introspection for his age. Asked again about that dynamic, Jackson laughed and said, "I still think he plays video games, if that's what you mean."

 "He's a bright young man. He comes from a good program, a good family. He has worked extremely hard. it the same time, he still has to show. What I mean by that it he still has to play consistently over time. Again, it has only been two days. But he's different, I agree with you guys. He does see the big picture, a little bit different than some other guys do. Again, that does not always equate to being a really good football player, too. We have got a lot of work to do."

— Isaiah Crowell could be poised for a big season with Jackson and Co., saying the Browns will re-commit themselves to the run game this season. "It just feels good that my coaches and my teammates trust me and depend on me," he said. "I'm just trying to go out there and be the best that I can be." Crowell, who enters his fourth season with the team, rushed for 952 yards and seven touchdowns last year. ​

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