In Monday’s one-liners, we pointed out Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner talking about how the Browns plan to be an attacking offense this season.
The team’s wide receivers have met that approach with wide smiles. Josh Gordon said defenses will be shocked by how aggressive Cleveland will be throwing the ball down the field and Greg Little is also banging the drum for the team’s deep passing game.
“Everything is downfield, and you get taught pretty quickly that you have to be well-conditioned to play fast and play at a high level,” Little said, via the Browns website. “I just like the way Norv thinks. He calls more post and go routes than I’ve ever run before.”
Little took a big step forward as the 2012 season unfolded, catching 42 passes in the final 11 games and cutting down on his drops significantly to lead the team in receptions for the second straight year. Gordon is expected to step into a bigger role in his second season, but it sounds like there are going to be plenty of passes for everyone to catch in Cleveland next season.
The key phrase is “sounds like” since it is only May and plans can change when confronted with defenses charged with stopping your downfield passes, but there’s definitely no shortage of confidence in Cleveland about the future of the offense.