Over the weekend, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon expressed his pleasure with the new incarnation of the team’s offense, a downfield passing assault on opposing defenses.
With Norv Turner and Rob Chudzinski being the architects of this latest overhaul, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Browns offense is heading in such an uptempo direction, or that the players (specifically wide receivers like Gordon) are excited about it.
“Defenses will be shocked to say the least with how much we’re running downfield,” the wide receiver said, per the Akron Beacon Journal. “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.”
Does that mean the offense will actually be improved, though? The Browns added some extra pieces in the offseason (wide receiver Davone Bess might prove to be the best one), but everything will depend on the improvement of quarterback Brandon Weeden because, let’s be honest, he’s not losing that starting job. At least not initially.