Off the field T.J. Ward and Joe Haden have been all over the town since they became apart of the Cleveland Browns family. You have seen them at many Cavs,Browns, and Monster games all year long. T.J. has also gone to many Browns Backer events around the area helping whatever the charitable cause maybe. Haden sponsored a Rec league baseball team so they could get jerseys and we couldn’t be luckier to have these guys wearing the Brown and Orange.
On the field Joe Haden and T.J. Ward had great rookie seasons and are ready for their sophmore season.”We’re definitely going to take over the defense,” Ward said. “We’ll see about the team, but we’re definitely going to be leaders in our D
“Last year was kind of sit back and watch the pros play,” Haden said. “At the same time, I think we both started taking on leadership roles at the end of the year. This year, I think it’s going to be the biggest jump from the first year to the second year more than any other year.”
“As a rookie you can come in and be a leader, but how are you going to tell a 10-year veteran how to do something when it’s your third game?” said Haden, one of about 12 players who reported for duty Monday. “This year, we have a year under our belt. We feel more comfortable not wondering how you’re going to feel in Week Seven, how are we going to feel in Week Eight. We feel more comfortable. We know what’s going on.”
“I hope [Elam’s back],” said Haden. “He’s a hell of a teammate. I just like him being around. He’s more of a leader. He’s been here. He’s been here a lot longer than T.J. He showed us the ropes, showed us what to do, along with E. Wright and Sheldon. You can never teach leadership.”
“Offense is more timing based, getting to know your receivers, your quarterback,” said Ward. “Even with the O-line, the cadence of the quarterback is really important for the timing. With us, it’s more of a reaction-type thing. We react to what they do. I think if you keep those skills together, then you’ll be all right.”
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