Cleveland Browns Preseason: Rookie Safety T.J. Ward Turning Heads

August 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In Cleveland’s first preseason game, the talk of the town wasn’t about first round selection Joe Haden, nor was the theme centered around hopeful future signal-caller Colt McCoy.
The rookie who stole the show was T.J. Ward.
Playing three quarters in his first action as a member of the Cleveland Browns, T.J. Ward racked up seven tackles, two special teams tackles, and a QB hurry.
He displayed great open-field tackling with the ability to close quickly on the ball carrier. Cleveland Browns analyst Reggie Rucker is even quoted as saying, “The guy is like a cobra. He attacks anything that moves.”
Not everything was peaches and cream for the rookie though, as Ward went one-on-one with Greg Jennings and was beaten over the top for a touchdown during the first quarter by Aaron Rodgers.
Joe Haden came on a cornerback blitz, leaving Ward on an island with one of the best wide receivers in the NFL.
How’s that for some on-the-job traini...

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