Wide Receivers: D
Through the air, the Browns had no choice but to be competent. After all, they had no production beyond their passing attack.
But the 322 yards gained through the air doesn’t result in an automatic success. The inability to make plays in the passing game when most needed as well as the inability to block made playing the wide receiver position difficult for the Browns on Sunday.
Terrelle Pryor led the way with 131 yards on six receptions. As he proved on Sunday, Pryor is without a doubt more than a normal receiver.
But besides Pryor, only two other receivers even had receptions. Rookie Corey Coleman hauled in the only touchdown on the afternoon, one of his three receptions which totaled 38 yards. Fellow rookie Rashard Higgins also got in on the action, catching two passes for 34 yards.
Of course, other players besides the receivers made contributions in the passing game. Still, the fact that only three receivers had receptions in 43 pass attempts is revealing. Balance is an issue for the Browns, and their lack of weapons is beginning to really catch up to them.