On-Field Observations

On-Field Observations: Jarvis Landry provides one last 'wow' catch for training camp fans

Jarvis Landry knows how to end on a high note.

Right in front of hundreds of fans at the final open practice of 2018 Browns training camp, Landry delivered another one of his vintage, one-handed grabs. Guarded tightly by Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Landry stretched out his left hand, secured the ball by the nose and held it tight as he was dragged to the ground.

Facing the bleachers as he popped to his feet, Landry tossed the ball into the crowd and screamed.

"He does things almost every day that make us go 'wow,' Jackson said. "Those are the plays we are going to have to make in key moments this year as we go. He is going to be one of the guys that has to make those plays."

Of course, it wasn't the only catch he made during a hot, humid practice Browns coach Hue Jackson described as a "grind" for his players, who were on the field for a fourth consecutive day. During a goal line drill with the offense lined up at the 3-yard line, Landry caught multiple touchdowns.

"Jarvis is a guy that wants to win," offensive coordinator Todd Haley said earlier in the day. "What more could you ask from a guy is that strong, strong desire to have success and win games?"

-- Jackson's third training camp of open practices as Browns head coach featured full grandstands from start to finish. It was no surprise to the coach, who called Cleveland's faithful "the best fans in the world."

"I think that they come out and support the team," Jackson said. "Hopefully, our team has given back to them. But, nothing will change until we start winning football games. I think that we get it. We are thankful that they come out every day and support us. They kind of pushed us through today. Today was a grind day for our players, I could feel it. They were able to get through because the fans are always out there screaming and cheering for them."

-- Center JC Tretter was among a handful of Browns to focus exclusively on conditioning and other tasks Wednesday. Austin Reiter filled his spot with the first-team offense.

Tretter, a six-year veteran, battled through a handful of injuries last season but started all 16 games, the first such instance in his career.

"He practiced yesterday, so today is his down day," Jackson said. "Sixteen straight games, that is what we are trying to get him to. Hopefully, that will hold true again this year."

-- Rookie Damion Ratley had an unfortunate drop during team drills Wednesday but has impressed during the last few days of practice, Jackson said. That echoes what Haley said earlier in the day, when he expressed his overall excitement about the team's core of young receivers.

A sixth-round pick out of Texas A&M, Ratley typically runs with the second-team offense.

"He has been doing some really good things. That is going to happen every now and then," Jackson said. "We do not want it to happen, but he has to work through that because those are huge plays and in the scoring zone. 

"Our players are starting to get it. They are working through some things. Some young guys understand just how important it is to make every play that you get because it matters to everybody. That has been stressed to all those guys, and they will keep working at it."

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