The Browns fans are totally disgusted with the Browns being 0-4 on the season. They are getting down on Greg Little who has dropped some passes. Greg Little wasn’t a wide receiver, Greg Little finished the 2011 leading the Cleveland Browns in catches and receiving yards. Not bad for a guy who is just learning the position. Even though Greg dropped a lot of passes last season, Little was second amongst rookies in catches, behind first round pick AJ Green.
People are quick to throw Little under the bus, the thing is he is an easy target with the dropped passes. If you watched the game the other night he made some quality catches too. Weeden doesn’t always deliver a catch-able football. His passes have a tendency to go high and he hasn’t shown the great touch or accuracy the Browns labeled him with when they used their 22nd pick in the draft. While it is easy to say Greg Little cost the Browns the win in 2 games, you have to remember Brandon Weeden had 27 in-completions in the Baltimore game, Greg Little didn’t drop them all.
The truth behind these losses is bad coaching. The Cleveland Browns should have never thrown the ball 53 times in the game. The Browns should have been able to establish a better running game. They picked Richardson with the first pick they had number 3 over all and the head coach refuses to utilize him in a way that would take some coverage off of Greg Little and the other Cleveland receivers.
The Browns for some reason think winning a football game is like playing the lottery, they think if you throw the ball up enough times sooner or later the ball will bounce your way. Greg Little may have dropped some passes in the game. You can’t say the Browns losses are all because of the misses Little had. Greg Little is already ranked inside the NFL’s top fifty in receiving average this season even with the drops he has had….
Greg Little has done well playing for a team that has no veteran wide receivers to teach this young man the skills required to compete at the NFL level. There is a lot more to it than just running down the field and making a catch. The great ones know how to create separation to make their jobs easier. Little has done a great job learning the position and he is doing s good job getting used to another quarterback throwing him the football. This would have been a little easier had the Browns brought in a veteran wide receiver to show these young guns the ropes…
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