Browns Daily Podcast 6/2 Recap
There are many things to be excited about after listening to the latest installment of the Browns Daily Podcast with Nathan Zegura and Beau Bishop. The Browns Daily Podcast happens in an office outside of the field at Browns’ training camp in Berea, Ohio. In the opening segment, Zegura (who has recently served as a sideline reporter for the Browns radio network and preseason games for WEWS-ABC in Cleveland) recapped some of the team’s drills.
What to Expect
This episode also discussed the upcoming NFL offseason schedule, as we are in the second-to-last week of the OTA (offseason training activities) session, and mandatory minicamp starts up on Monday, June 14. Bishop discussed some players who participated in OTAs, and he also gave some suggestions (albeit early predictions) of who may be starting on defense for Cleveland come September. Zegura also dished some opinion on the excitement building around the team’s defensive unit, and competition for certain positions, such as at inside linebacker between Malcolm Smith and Anthony Walker, defensive line, and other spots.
Around the 13-minute mark, Zegura discussed rookie wide receiver Anthony Schwartz attending a minicamp for wideouts with Randy Moss as a guest coach. A couple of minutes later, before coach Kevin Stefanski would step in for media availability, there were a pair of basketball mentions about career endings, with Myles Garrett not playing b-ball anymore, and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski announcing his retirement after the 2021-22 season of college basketball for the “hot topics” segment.
Team Media Session
In the media availability session, Stefanski highlighted the positives of working on communication with individual drills in OTAs, an update on the mandatory minicamp, focus on coaching and learning on the practice field, and his values of work done in the walkthrough. He also hinted at the virtual meeting discussion with his team. He’s hopeful that things will return to normal regarding fans, but he, like many, is still unsure about protocols. He’s excited about the rookie class and what the team is expected for this year. Stefanski promoted the help and the leadership that Myles Garrett has provided to the defense, and gave credit to recently acquired free-agent linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. Following that segment, Zegura and Bishop described the poise and the confidence Stefanski has during the OTA media availability, and the way he handled the coaching job for the Browns during the offseason.
The Walker Interview
In his first OTA media availability session, Walker gave props to the teammates there and got work in with him. He said, “it’s not a big deal” for players who didn’t show, and he noted those who didn’t were doing work to get better somewhere else. The former Indianapolis Colt has been liking the communication amongst the Browns, and highlights the similarities of the systems he’s played under with Indianapolis and now Cleveland. Walker described teammate Myles Garrett as “a freak of nature” and noted the competition within the defense.
Done With Hoops
Speaking about Garrett, in his media availability, he joked about dropping his basketball career and comparing himself of sorts to Michael Jordan. He also discussed his attention to detail with how he plays and looking ahead to a new season. Myles also discussed the status of his health ahead of the mandatory minicamp. He noted what the team is thinking about on both sides of the ball and how the Browns can use his versatility on the defensive line.
And in the final segment, the guest was NFL.com’s and NFL Network analyst Gregg Rosenthal. Rosenthal discussed what the Browns have done in the offseason. Bishop also recapped what Andrew Berry has done through his first two seasons as Browns GM.
The Browns have received a lot of praise for what they’ve done in the offseason and OTAs, and the Browns Daily Podcast is a good source of information for the latest updates.