Bengals QBs coach Dan Pitcher admitted that there’s a “big void” in terms of the lack of on-field work this offseason. However, Pitcher says he doesn’t anticipate there being “a lot of mental failing” from rookie QB Joe Burrow.
“It’s a unique case study,” Pitcher said, via Paul Dehner of The Athletic. “Something to this extent hasn’t happened before. The failing — there’s value in that. There’s value in testing the physical limits. Seeing, OK, I’m going to fit this throw in there, not the best idea. Or maybe I can fit this throw in there. We are very fortunate working with Joe and his skill set, I don’t anticipate there being a lot of mental failing when it comes to Joe.”
Browns new HC Kevin Stefanski told reporters on Thursday that WR Odell Beckham Jr. is “100 percent” and will be ready to roll for the start of training camp next month.
“Odell is free and clear,‘’ Stefanski said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “He’s 100 percent. He’s looking really good.”
Beckham underwent core muscle surgery back in January, but has said he expects to be “bigger, stronger, faster” this season.
As for fellow WR Jarvis Landry, who underwent hip surgery this offseason, Stefanski said he’s “looking great.”
“Jarvis, to his credit, he’s looking great, some of the videos that I have seen of him moving around,‘’ Stefanski said. “We’ll have a plan for them with (Senior Vice President of Player Health & Development) Joe (Sheehan) and the athletic training staff. We will make sure that we wrap both of them up appropriately.”
New Ravens DL Calais Campbell says he excited about the possibility of competing for a Super Bowl title in Baltimore.
“Honestly, it’s a great situation to be in. The team is very, very talented,” Campbell said on Sirius XM NFL Radio, via Pro Football Talk. “You look at Baltimore’s roster up and down and there’s talent everywhere. And then throughout the draft we got even stronger at a couple of the positions where we needed some help. So I’m really excited about the opportunity.”
“This is one of those times where I’ve been playing football for 12 years (in the NFL) and been close a bunch. I’ve played in three championship games, one Super Bowl. But I haven’t been able to win it yet and so I feel like this team, as talented as it is, this is probably going to be the best shot that I have. And so my mindset is just embrace it, treat every moment special and just make each moment count,” Campbell added.