Everybody is 0-0, tied for first as they prep for Week 1. “Make plays, create mismatches and do anything I can”.
That said, headlines can still be stolen by these kinds of remarks.
Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson is potentially set for a “real big” role in his rookie year, as hinted at by ESPN’s Browns beat writer Tony Grossi. While everyone outside the team seemingly has fretted about Bowe’s absence, the big free-agent acquisition took the time off in stride. As you may guess, Bowe doesn’t lack confidence.
“I’m very, very confident,” Bowe said, per Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer. “We have a talented core, our group. That’s all we’re waiting on is a little bit of time”. We’ll let the doubters doubt.
“When Week 1 comes around, we’re gonna show a lot of doubters how a high-powered offense really moves”. I come out here, I compete, I have fun, I play football, something I’ve been doing since I was a kid. Missing time don’t really set you back unless you don’t take the right steps while you’re out. Weve had some of the injured guys in the walk-through but not sure the list that will get back out there tomorrow when were at it full speed in pads. “(I’m) not flexible guy”, he said. I can’t imagine too many people hear those words and immediately toss Josh McCown’s name into that group.
“I should. I am working up to it”, Bowe said.
When the Browns travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers, the trip will give DeFilippo, McCown and the entire offense more clarity on the running game. It also just doesn’t seem as though the team is built to be a major offensive threat.
One of the biggest variances in DeFilippo’s offense compared to Kyle Shanahan’s is his incorporation of passes to the running backs.
It’s hard to predict how much practice time both Bowe and Johnson will get over the next week.
To be fair, these critiques are only being based on looking at the Browns’ roster on paper.
Erving, who played left tackle and center the last three years at Florida State, has worked at left tackle and right guard with the second team most of training camp.
I think guard will ultimately be his natural spot, Coach Mike Pettine said after practice on August. 22. He’s a specimen. You’ve got to have a guy like that on the field.
Bowe doesn’t know when he got hurt. “A lot of the non-vanilla stuff we do here at night when we walk through, away from the prying eyes that like to report everything”, Pettine said.
And what’s craziest is that Dwayne Bowe is making all these public declarations about how good the Browns are going to be this fall from the relative comfort of the sidelines where he can’t even do anything to make good on his empty promises.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has insisted that he is confident his side’s offense will prove their doubters wrong.
Bowe has set the stage for his offensive teammates, and they better spend the rest of camp doing everything they can to ensure they can back up his claims.