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Rookie Greg Little says he already knows the Browns’ offense

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Most draftniks pegged North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little as something of a developmental project because he didn’t play football last year due to an NCAA suspension.

Little was selected by Cleveland with the 59th overall pick, and both the Browns and Little insist he’s ready to contribute right away. Head coach Pat Shurmur believes Little could be his team’s No. 1 receiver.¬†Little, in turn, says he already has a relatively firm grasp on Shurmur’s West Coast offense.

He learned it at North Carolina.

It’s the same terminology, the same verbiage, exact same calls, everything,” Little told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I think it’s going to be such a smooth transition to where I met with the Cleveland Browns, I knew a lot of their terminology already.”

During the pre-draft process, Little was popularly compared to Mike Williams of the Buccaneers as an exceptionally gifted receiver who’d fall down the board due to off-field issues.

As a rookie in 2010, Williams caught 65 balls for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns. If Little quickly grasps Shurmur’s system as the head coach hopes and the rookie expects, Little could approach Williams’ catch and yardage totals as quarterback Colt McCoy’s go-to guy.

The Browns, of course, are starved for a playmaker.

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13 Responses to “Rookie Greg Little says he already knows the Browns’ offense”
  1. cletusvandam says: May 21, 2011 6:19 PM

    everyone knows the browns offense. It’s run, run, throw (incomplete), punt

  2. brownsfn says: May 21, 2011 7:19 PM

    Steal of the draft…mark my words…

  3. prmpft says: May 21, 2011 7:26 PM

    yeah…just run down, jook & cut to the inside or outside – then block for hillis…got it!…

  4. prmpft says: May 21, 2011 7:27 PM

    …until the curse kicks in – then block for Hardesty…

  5. kissbillsrings says: May 21, 2011 8:44 PM

    This kid looks to me like he could be a real find…reminds me of a Brandon Marshall type reciever…hopefully he’s not as much of a diva though….

  6. vbar119 says: May 21, 2011 9:24 PM

    That’s funny… rookie Cameron Heyward said the same exact thing…

  7. topeka1978 says: May 22, 2011 1:35 AM

    Like it matters, he won’t be on the field anytime soon.

    Just because you know a playbook does not mean that you will be able to play.

    I could study the playbook and “think” that I know it but then on Sunday get my @$$ chewed because the route was run incorrect.

  8. commandercornpone says: May 22, 2011 8:31 AM

    sometimes they vary the offense to, incomplete pass, short run, incomplete pass, punt.

    on occasion there is a failed 4th down conversion or a turnover.

    it’s complex. he better go back amd study it some more. he has a lot of drops to memorize.

  9. stairwayto7 says: May 22, 2011 9:25 AM

    Hillid to teh left, Hillis to the right, Mcoy throws int or incomplete, then punt..lose game by 35 points and then relocate to OK City!!!

  10. Ricardo Grande says: May 22, 2011 11:32 PM

    stairwayto7 says:

    “Hillid to teh left, Hillis to the right, Mcoy throws int or incomplete, then punt..lose game by 35 points and then relocate to OK City!!!”
    ——————–

    Great post! Your 3rd grade teacher is very proud of you, I’m sure.

  11. mrfrostyj says: May 23, 2011 8:25 PM

    For the Record the Browns offense (at least last year) was….

    Offense = Run….Run….Pass…..Field Goal

    Defense = blitz….blitz….blitz…..punt return

    or during the second half of the season

    Blitz…..blitz….interception and/or fumble return

    Do this for 3 and 3/4 quarters then go to the locker room while the other team makes a comback and wins by a field goal.

  12. trickbunny says: May 24, 2011 1:48 PM

    stairwayto7 says:
    May 22, 2011 9:25 AM

    Hillid to teh left, Hillis to the right, Mcoy throws int or incomplete, then punt..lose game by 35 points and then relocate to OK City!!!
    —————————————————

    Isn’t is both funny and sad when someone tries to look clever, but ends up coming off as a trailer park moron who can barely type the English language?

    And again, for about the fifth time, how’s that username working out for you? I always ask “stairwaytofailure” about his username whenever I’ve responded to his posts. He never answers. Chalk it up to embarrassment on his part.

  13. realkelevra says: May 30, 2011 7:52 PM

    Can’t really support this philosophy. He’s still a rookie, he still didn’t play last year, he still didn’t play with anyone on the team he plays for now.

    Saying you got it while showing up to McCoy run camps is one thing, that’s confidence.

    Saying you got it while sitting on your ass is being an ass.

    Put in the time and say what you want, don’t put in the time then please just close your lips.

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