The decision wasn't any easier than the previous day.
Browns coach Hue Jackson's wait to see the Dawg Pound out in full force for a training camp practice continued for another day, as inclement weather forced the Browns to not only close Saturday's practice to the public, but also take the entire show inside the Casey Coleman Field House.
"It's disappointing that we can't get out on the grass in front of our fans, and I really feel bad, but it's very important also that we always take our fans into account, especially when there's as much rain that was predicted and the thunder and the lightning," Jackson said. "Our organization is about making sure that everybody's safe. It was a tough call, but I think we made the right one because we just weren't sure how it was going to unfold."
The Browns will get their next shot at an outdoors practice in front of the fans Sunday starting at 3 p.m.
"The fun part about the last two days is we've had some adversity a little bit – the weather and then made a decision just stay inside," Jackson said. "All of a sudden, they had to deal with turf, they had to deal with it being kind of tight in there. That's what you have to do. As a football team, things are not going to always go the way you want them to and you have to find a way to overcome elements. You have to find a way to overcome injuries and things that happen. These are some good lessons for us as we move forward."
Here's what else was gleaned from Day 2.
-- Third-year defensive back Pierre Desir is among a handful of Browns players testing their hand at a new position during the early portion of training camp.
A cornerback during his first two seasons, Desir has lined up at safety on a number of occasions through the first two days of camp. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Desir started six games at corner and appeared in 14 overall last season. It was a big step up in playing time from a rookie season that was mostly treated like a redshirt year, and Jackson wants to find the best possible path for Desir to maintain that kind of playing time in 2016.
"We're going to try to find a place for a lot of our guys, and see if maybe they are a little better here or there. I think that's really important for our football staff, it's trying to improve guys and put them into position so that they can have success," Jackson said. "We like him, he's long, talented. But maybe, we might find a different area where he's better suited to play."
Desir's playing time in 2015 increased in a big way when Joe Haden went down with multiple injuries. The Browns are hoping to have Haden back in full capacity this season and return veteran Tramon Williams to a crowded room of cornerbacks. Meanwhile, Cleveland is looking to replace two starters at safety after the offseason departures of Donte Whitner and Tashaun Gipson.
"He has cover skills because he's played corner quite a bit, but boy, to see him go in there and play safety, too, is exciting to me," Jackson said. "I think he gives us a different element back there."
-- Saturday was another good day for rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman, who made a number of tough catches and constantly found openings in the defense, whether it be in one-on-ones or 11-on-11.
"He's stacking good days together. He's just getting better," Jackson said. "I give a lot of credit to (senior offensive assistant) Al (Saunders) and (offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach) Bob Saunders. I think they've done a really good job. I give a lot of credit to our quarterbacks because I think they really spent a lot of time with him getting him to understand the pro game. Then obviously, I give a lot of credit to him.
"He's a talented football player and that's why we drafted him where we did. I have high expectations for him and he has for himself. He just goes out there every day and tries to get better."
Saturday marked the second day of the Browns Training Camp at the facility in Berea.