Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns’ Aerial Attack Waiting for Competent QB Play
The post-expansion Cleveland Browns have never really boasted a formidable air attack, save for maybe a hot second with Derek Anderson and Braylon Edwards in 2007. This is all set to change in 2013 according to second-year receiver Josh Gordon.
“Defenses will be shocked to say the least with how much we’re running down field,” Gordon said, via Ohio.com. “I’ve never ran this much as a wide receiver ever in my life, and that’s a good thing. And not just me, everyone from the slot guys to running backs, everyone’s got passing plays in the system.”
The 2012 supplemental pick cost the Browns a 2013 second-rounder, drawing criticism far and wide for both giving up the pick and recalling memories of dealing away the Julio Jones pick a couple years earlier. One of the most high-profile critics of the pick that brought in perhaps the best receiver Cleveland’s ever had was Mike Lombardi, who’s since made the turn from media personality to vice president of football operations for the Browns organization.
“We’re good now, everything’s cool,” Gordon said. “We’re here to take care of football and what we have to do out here, and he understands that, and so do I. We let bygones be bygones. We heard about it all, but other than that, we take it as grown men. I have no problem with him. He has no problem with me.
Lombardi has also been sharply critical of 2012 starting quarterback Brandon Weeden, who’s rookie season saw him play quarterback worse than almost anyone — finishing last among qualifying starting quarterbacks by Pro Football Focus grading — despite playing behind arguably the league’s best offensive line.
Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer were added to the mix but can’t exactly inspire confidence for the future, so capitalizing on intriguing skill-position talent like Jordan Cameron, Trent Richardson and Greg Little will require a huge leap from a rag-tag group of passers.
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