The Cleveland Browns have had their fair share of offensive troubles over the past two seasons, but none have been highlighted more than the lack of depth at the wide receiver position. The Browns hope to change that in 2011, but still have the same nucleus of players that have under-produced for the last two seasons.
However, there are two players on the Browns receiving corps that will look to silence the critics this season and make Cleveland a factor in a talented AFC North. Greg Little and Jordan Norwood are not exactly household names for many NFL fans, but could be after one season under Pat Shurmur’s tutelage.
The Browns hope to use Little in a progressive role throughout the 2011 and will hopefully have the former North Carolina Tarheel in a starting role before the end of the season. Norwood is a bit of a wildcard for Cleveland, but many fans are expecting him to play a similar to what Danny Amendola did for the St.Louis Rams last season.
Amendola was a solid slot receiver and made his living making catches across the middle of the field and in space. Norwood is very similar to Amendola in size and speed and fans are excited to see what he can do in a pass-friendly West Coast system.
Cleveland may not have the most prolific passing attack in the entire NFL during the 2011 season, but seems to be getting better on a week to week basis. All Browns fans can do is sit and watch their team in the coming weeks, but there seems to be a reason for the city of Cleveland to have faith moving forward.