The lone vibrant spot a couple of weeks again in what was a reasonably dismal Corridor of Fame recreation, Cleveland quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson accomplished 13-of-25 passes for 164 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in a half of motion because the Browns performed to an 18-18 preseason tie with the Eagles on Thursday evening.
Thompson-Robinson, who additionally dedicated a fumble that he recovered and led a 75-yard drive that ended on a fumble on the Eagles’ three-yard line, had one other spotlight play towards Philadelphia, however it was a extremely uncommon one for a quarterback to make.
Not shy about throwing his physique round, Thompson-Robinson tried to assist spring Cleveland working again Demetric Felton for a future by blocking Eagles security Terrell Edmunds in the midst of a play. No downside. Then, because the play was coming to an in depth with Edmunds nonetheless in pursuit, Thompson-Robinson knocked him to the bottom and was known as for a private foul for a blindside block.
It was unquestionably an affordable shot and a mistake by the rookie fifth-round select of UCLA and, to his credit score, Thompson-Robinson acknowledged that afterward. “I’ve a candy spot for Felt,” he stated. “When he has the ball I need to stick my nostril in there. However Coach Stefanski positively let me have it after that one. No penalties. I positively should work on that going ahead.”
Thompson-Robinson’s 15-yard penalty for the unlawful block negated a 12-yard run by Felton. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski was not a fan of the misplaced yardage, however he did take pleasure in seeing his younger quarterback throw his weight round.
“I didn’t like that penalty and he is aware of that rule that you may’t block again,” Stefanski stated. “I really like the child’s effort. I really like the feistiness. I really like that he desires to throw his physique round, and his teammates love that. However I don’t love hurting the staff with a penalty.”
Seeking to lock up the No. 3 job over Kellen Mond behind starter Deshaun Watson and backup Joshua Dobbs, Thompson-Robinson could have his final likelihood to show himself in Cleveland’s exhibition finale towards the Chiefs on the highway on August 26.
DTR has a great shot at beating out Mond, who was 12-for-24 for 126 yards and a TD towards Philly, as he’s the extra electrical participant and will get on the sphere at different positions moreover quarterback. “I assumed they each performed rather well,” Stefanski stated. “We have to rating factors higher, end drives.”
Throw extra blindside blocks?
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