AFC Notes: Browns, Colts, Ravens

     

Browns

Browns DBs coach DeWayne Walker praised second-round CB Greedy Williams willingness to make tackles in their preseason opener against the Redskins.  

He showed everybody that he will tackle, I’m sure that’s the main thing everybody wanted to see,” Walker said, via Scott Petrak of BrownsZone.com. “So that was good to see him make some key tackles for us.”

Walker believes the Williams will get “better and better” with his tackling over time. 

It’s hard in practice because you don’t get a lot of live reps, so it’s nice to see in a live setting, because all you want to see is a guy willing,” Walker said. “He proved that he’s willing, so he’ll continue to get better and better.”

Walker also pointed out that Williams “wanted to prove” he could tackle and it isn’t a weakness for him. 

Tackling is a mindset, so I think that’s something he wanted to prove and he continues to want to prove that that’s not a weakness in his game.”

Colts

Colts OL coach Chris Strausser feels that the offensive line is still in the “early stages of fall camp” and has “a lot of stuff” to correct. 

Yeah, it still feels very much like early stages of fall camp,” said Strausser, via Andrew Walker of the team’s official site. “A lot of little things that they’re hearing just from the second time from me. We had the offseason together, then we’d come back, circle back, and so a little bit of a learning curve still. But I think they’re very eager to learn. I think it’s a group that takes a great deal of pride in wanting to lead this team. They’ve been working extremely hard. We just got a lot of stuff to clean up still.”

Strausser believes the Colts’ offensive line has good depth and he’s “plenty confident” in their backups. 

I think the depth is good. I really like it. I think we’ve got guys in each unit right now that are competitive. If a guy goes down right now, or a guy needs to take a day off because he’s old, we feel plenty confident about the next guy coming in.”

Ravens

Ravens HC John Harbaugh said he’s hopeful backup QB Robert Griffin III (thumb) will return by the first week of the regular season.

He won’t be able to do anything until that fracture heals, which is a time frame,” Harbaugh said, via NFL.com. “I think it was three-four weeks before it even heals and we’ll work from there. We anticipate the first week of the season, if all goes well.

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