GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- At some point during the buildup to Friday's preseason opener, Terrelle Pryor envisioned making the catch that ultimately would be the longest play by either team at Lambeau Field.
"I always think about it before I go to sleep or when I'm taking naps. I think about making big plays," Pryor said. "I thought about that play before I made it. I've made those plays a lot in practice and it's just coming out and doing it in the game. It's nothing different."
Pryor's 49-yard catch on the first play of Cleveland's first offensive possession looked a lot like the ones he's made throughout training camp, most notably during a highlight-filled performance at the Orange and Brown Scrimmage. It was his first of two receptions on an opening drive that crossed into the red zone but ended with nothing after a Robert Griffin III interception.
In the moments after Cleveland's 17-11 loss, Pryor could appreciate the connection he and Griffin made and what it could mean for the 2016 offense. He just wants to see more of the plays in his dreams become a reality.
"There's a lot of other things I want to do. There's other catches I want to make," Pryor said. "It's a big play. I'm getting down the field. It's an explosive play down the field and I'm happy with that.
"It's a jump start to next week, do better next week and come into practice and be ready to get better at other stuff. It was a good play but it's over and now we've got to make the next one."
Pryor was dogged earlier in the week by what he described as "tired legs." It was a minor hurdle on the way to a night he'd been waiting for ever since he finished the 2015 season on a personal high note, nabbing a 42-yard pass for the first catch of his career.
"TP has done some great things all throughout camp and the spring and it translated to gameday and that was good to see," quarterback Robert Griffin III said. "It was good to see him go make a play on the ball and really show up on gameday for us. That was awesome."
On an otherwise slow night for the Browns offense, Pryor spoke optimistically about the state of the Browns passing game, which was missing rookie Corey Coleman and veteran Andrew Hawkins on this particular night. It's unclear who will be back for next week's preseason game against Atlanta, but Pryor sees potential for growth no matter who is on the field.
"We can look at this and take the positives from the game and let's get to the next game and try to build off that," Pryor said. "Try not to make mistakes. Rob knows that, we know that as an offense."