Wide Receivers: F
The only area in which the Browns have thrived for an extended period of time this season has been their passing game. But after a miserable performance on Thursday night, it appears they are back to square one in an area which they thought they had something to build on.
It was critical for rookie Corey Coleman to get going early in the contest. After making the first two catches of the game for short gains, the former Baylor Bear vanished from the field. He finished the night with just three receptions for 17 yards.
Apparently, Coleman wasn’t the only Cleveland receiver pulling a disappearing act. Virtually every other wideout did the same, as they were hardly targeted. Terrelle Pryor was able to catch five passes, but only contributed 48 yards on nine targets.
Andrew Hawkins was the only other receiver targeted, and he made no receptions. It is amazing to think that a team could dial-up pass plays on 73 percent of their snaps and only complete passes to two different wide receivers, with both being held to under 50 yards. The failure of the wide receivers to get separation and gain yardage in chunks downfield displays the anemic offense of the Browns which decided to rear its ugly head on Thursday.