Kelly's confidence was on full display with the move. The coach successfully installed a high-octane offense. Now came the bold declaration that one player did not make -- and would not break -- what had been built.
Life A.D. (After DeSean) began with the team's decision to trade up and select Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews with the 42nd overall pick in last month's draft. Early results are trending upward. Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski tweeted Tuesday that Matthews "has looked like the best WR on the team, in my opinion, and it hasn't been close."
As Chris Wesseling wrote Tuesday, Matthews has all the measurables to make an immediate impact as a rookie. If he does, it's a major victory for both player ... and coach.
Here are six more takeaways from Tuesday's OTAs and mandatory minicamps:
- Browns coach Mike Pettine continues to say the right things in reference to Johnny Manziel's very public private life. Said Pettine on Tuesday: "If you followed other guys, you'd get some pictures. Maybe not an inflatable swan, but you'd get some pictures." Pettine (no stranger to a good time himself) is the perfect coach to handle JFF fever.