Josh McCown’s and Pep Hamilton’s respective media appearances Thursday were separated by about 30 minutes. Their answer to a similar line of questioning about Browns rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman, though, was as identical as it gets.
“He can score the ball,” associate head coach - offense Pep Hamilton said.
“He’s scored a bunch when we’ve had some of this live stuff,” quarterback Josh McCown said. “The cool thing about Corey is, he’s still learning, but when the ball touches his hands, he’s exactly why you picked him. That’s impressive to me.”
Coleman, who had 20 touchdowns as a junior at Baylor, has been a standout through the first week of training camp, making plays in all sorts of capacities as the Browns install their offense. He’s caught 5-yard hitches, found openings on slants across the middle and beat corners on deep balls all while looking very comfortable in his first week of NFL training camp. Coleman worked with Robert Griffin III during the summer and it seems to be paying off. The only knock is Coleman is just 5-11 so we'll see if reaching the end zone continues to be something he can accomplish.