BEREA -- Joe Haden has had an eventful training camp and preseason for the Browns.
But amidst talk of suspension and being kicked out of practice, Haden has performed. Hes looked much more like the Joe Haden of the first half of 2011 than the one who faded in the second.
I see him pretty intimately day to day, coach Pat Shurmur said Monday, and I see a difference in his training camp this year compared to the one last year.
Which brings up both the curse and the blessing of Haden this camp.
Haden looks fast and aggressive. He intercepted the second pass Nick Foles threw in Fridays loss to the Eagles, and was active after.
He is far and away the Browns best cover corner, and his presence allows the defense to do certain things. With him in on the field in the opener, the Browns could assign Haden to cover DeSean Jackson and breathe easy that Haden would hold his own. Jackson gives a lot of guys fits, but Haden can as well. He is the Browns best -- and perhaps -- only cornerback with ...