Trying to find something positive out of Sunday’s debacle in Denver is pretty hard. Cleveland Browns tight end Ben Watson was one of the few shining stars. Not really knowing what to expect from the veteran, all and all, Watson has quietly had a decent season.
In Sunday’s mismatched game against the Denver Broncos, Watson added three more catches for 47 yards to his season. Watson now has 42 receptions for 437 yards on the campaign. The nine year pro also has three touchdowns on the season. Quarterback Brandon Weeden missed wide on two other passes to Watson that would have gone for big gains. That has happened a few times this season.
If Watson can have a decent game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season finale, he will have eclipsed the 500 yard mark for just the third time in his career. This would be a positive individual goal seeing as how this season has gone for the Browns.
With the new found rookie weapons the Browns’ offense has discovered in Josh Gordon, Trent Richardson, and Weeden, Watson has been the perfect compliment. For the promising young tight end and former fourth round draft pick Jordan Cameron, Watson is the right teacher to learn from too.
The 32-year old Watson continues to lead by example on and off the field. Orange and brown fans should have no problem with Watson donning Ozzie Newsome‘s old number 82. With the new regime taking over, let’s hope they keep this class act.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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