On a conference call with season ticker holders Thursday, coach Pat Shurmur bristled at a suggestion that the Browns had no playmakers.
“I think Ben Watson is a playmaker. I do think we have guys who can make plays,” Shurmur said via the Canton Repository.
That says it all. You are in deep trouble when Watson is the first and only name that gets brought up when your playmakers are questioned.
Don’t get us wrong: Watson was a great free agent signing last year, producing careers highs in catches (68) and yards (763) at age 30. Ideally, he’s your third or fourth option though. The next best receiving yardage number on the team was Mohammad Massaquoi with 483 yards.
Yes, the Browns needs playmakers.