Holiday Road: Browns QBs get RV to take vacation from camp

Drew Stanton opens QB clubhouse to teammates

Daryl Ruiter
July 28, 2018 - 12:55 pm
An RV used by Browns quarterbacks during training camp is parked in the player's lot in Berea

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Berea, OH (92.3 The Fan) – As you drive by the Browns training facility in Berea you can see an RV parked outside the Casey Coleman Fieldhouse in the players lot.

No, you won’t see cousin Eddie emptying the septic tank into the sewer, but you will likely find Browns quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor, Drew Stanton and rookie Baker Mayfield, and maybe a teammate or 2 hanging out.

Stanton came up with the idea, which he borrowed from his days in Detroit, in the spring, to help them unwind during the long days of training camp.

 "It was an idea that Shaun Hill implemented with Matthew Stafford when we were in Detroit,” Stanton said. “It's parked in the back. It's just someplace that you can go. You can get out of these four walls that start to close in on you after a period of time. There's no secret meetings or anything going on. It's not like excluding anybody. Everybody's welcome.

“It's just a place to go unwind, get away from here for the time period that we have off and just nothing more, nothing less."

Stanton put rookie quarterback – and No. 1 overall pick – Baker Mayfield in charge of acquiring the RV, and of course paying for it too.  

“I will not be writing a check,” Stanton said.

Left guard Joel Bitonio has yet to enter the secret lair but is curious to find out what it’s all about.

“Yeah, I’ve heard about it, and I might have a password or VIP access,” Bitonio said. “Drew Stanton over there has given me the green light. I haven’t actually made it in yet, but it’s my goal this next week, so if I get in, I might spill the beans or something.”

Stanton won’t ban any of the guys who do the dirty work up front.

“Any offensive lineman that's protecting us has VIP access," Stanton said.

Head coach Hue Jackson won't be asking STanton or Taylor for an invitation.

"Anytime I want to go in, I am going in. That is my parking lot, so I am going in," Jackson said with a laugh.

The RV has both a fun, and practical use.

“We’ve got those beds back there, but there’s 30 beds and 90 guys, you do the math,” Stanton said. “The odds aren’t in your favor, but it’s right next door. It’s got a T.V. in it, supposedly we’re going to try and get some video games in there but it’s literally like I said, just a way to get out of this building to go get your mind away from football and do whatever you need to do to get ready for practice.”