Thoughts throughout the battle
- Brandon Hardin got beat BAD on the first play, was extremely late on a 9-route down the sideline. He then slipped on a route stemmed directly at him on the Browns’ second drive.
- J’Marcus Webb had his third pre-snap penalty of the pre-season, a false start on the opening drive.
- Palmer converted a handful of third downs from varying distances, impressive accuracy and poise. That includes the back shoulder touchdown throw to Joe Anderson on third and five.
- Fendi Onobun has been praised for his blocking but gets a holding call prior to the conclusion of the first quarter. However, he did make two grabs!
- Joe Anderson looked like a man on a mission with the third unit. He’s already a lock for the roster and is trying to prove he is a legitimate option behind Earl Bennett.
- Demontre Hurst had a few good, hard wrap ups in addition to his forced intentional grounding on Hoyer.