As much as Browns fans are getting excited about the growth of Terrelle Pryor as a wide receiver, it was nice to see Cody Kessler spread the ball around on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
Kessler completed passes to seven different receivers during the game and didn’t seem to be forcing the ball to Pryor, something that seemed to be the case in previous weeks. Even the one time that Kessler did target Pryor when he probably should not have ended up working out as it resulted in a seven-yard touchdown pass right before halftime.
Anytime you can look at the box score and see five receivers with three or more receptions in a game is a positive as it not only forces opposing defenses to respect the other receivers, but also shows that Kessler is working through his progressions and it should help Pryor see some more favorable match-ups.
Speaking of Pryor, while there is still a lot he needs to learn about playing the wide receiver position, there is no doubting his work ethic or the results he has put up through the season’s first six games.
Pryor easily leads the team in receptions with 33 and is currently on pace to finish the year with 1,101 receiving yards, which would make him just the 12th receiver in franchise history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a single season.
“He knows what I expect him to do, and I know what he expects me to do on each play,” Kessler said of Pryor. “That is very beneficial for me to be on the same page with a guy as athletic and effective in our offense as Terrelle. He just shows it week in and week out. He goes out and makes plays. He is always in the right position and always doing things the right way.”