Expectations were high when Greg Little was selected by the Cleveland Browns in 2011. The physically gifted wide out went in the second round to Cleveland, but shortly into his rookie season, it became apparent that he had problems hanging on to the ball. Now three years later Little has been kicked to curb before even getting a chance to play out the final year of his rookie contract.
This move is not shocking and some are even calling it expected. When you can’t hang on to the football, and your job is to catch the football, that will happen.
What this really boils down to is the changing of the guard in Cleveland right now. A new era is underway with Johnny Manziel now running the show at QB, so the time was right to move on from Little. Sure, it’s a bit perplexing on the surface because the Browns need help at WR, but it appears they’re going the veteran receiver route with signings of players like Miles Austin and Earl Bennett.
Obviously the folks in Cleveland had seen enough to know that Little was not their guy. Despite his seemingly high ceiling, his time with the Browns was up. Now he’s just more baggage from previous regimes that’s been cut loose. You can bet that’ll he just be one of many as the summer months progress too.
Little will surely land on his feet somewhere. He’s too much of a physical specimen not to get another job offer. But the problem is that can’t really coach catching the football. That’ll be all on the shoulders of the former Brown moving forward.