Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi currently leads the team with 145 receiving yards through three games, and he will be out of tonight’s game against the Baltimore Ravens after pulling his hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills.
The player with the most receiving yards after Massaquoi is running back Chris Ogbonnaya with 87, so one would assume Massaquoi’s lead stays intact even after missing an entire game. That’s where the huge problem lies.
Though Massaquoi has been a reliable target this season, the rest of the receiving corps is a jumbled mess. Greg Little and Josh Gordon have received plenty of criticism, while quarterback Brandon Weeden just can’t seem to connect with Travis Benjamin downfield.
It has been obvious so far this season that Weeden has the best chemistry with Massaquoi on the field. Without him, someone will have to step up, but who? Now would be an ideal time for Little to silence some of his critics, though the Browns would be wise to get their tight ends more involved.
Even with Massaquoi, beating the Ravens would have been a tall order. Without their only reliable receiving threat, the Browns are facing another embarrassing showing on national television. Who is going to change that?