The AFC North blog got an extended look at the Browns in training camp this week. Here are three things we'll monitor in Saturday's preseason game:
In Cleveland, it starts with the quarterbacks. Jake Delhomme has a lot to prove in his first season with the Browns. He's coming off the worst year of his career, and the preseason will be an opportunity for him to show flashes that he can bounce back . Backups Seneca Wallace and Colt McCoy also have a chance to show what they can do. During my time in training camp this week, Wallace has been the best quarterback. He's made plays on the run and showed a surprisingly strong arm.
Rookie cornerback Joe Haden should get a lot of reps against Green Bay. Haden, the No. 7 overall draft pick, probably won't start in Week 1, but the Browns hope to see improvement from Haden between now and the regular season. Haden has been a step slow reading the offense and breaking on receivers' routes. Thinking less and relying more on his football instincts would help speed up his learning curve.
Will the receivers step up? I haven't been impressed with Cleveland's receivers in training camp, but game situations are much different. Brian Robiskie, Mohamed Massaquoi and Chansi Stuckey must begin to produce.
Remember to check back with the AFC North blog this weekend as we recap all the preseason action.