2015 Strength of Schedule - CLE
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:56pm
Browns TE Rob Housler, 27, confirmed the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals were interested in signing him, but he said he ultimately chose the Browns partly because of the opportunities he expects to receive in new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo’s scheme. Housler emphasized the coach affectionately known as “Flip” wants to move him around a lot in the offense and feature him as a vertical threat in the middle of the field.
“It was a big factor,” Housler said of weighing the pass-catching opportunities each of his suitors would likely grant him. “I’ve seen both ends of the spectrum where I’ve been a part of targets and a part of the flow and rhythm of the offense, and I’ve seen where it goes other ways. For me, I want to be a big part of the offense. So that was a big consideration. I’m confident in my ability, and I just want to be able to contribute.”
Housler should get plenty of chances as the Browns try to compensate for losing Cameron, whom they attempted to re-sign before he bolted to Miami.
Housler signed a one-year deal with aligns with his expectation that he'll be a big part of the offense. He has great athleticism for his position, but so far that athleticism hasn't translated to on-field production. Part of the problem is that he was an afterthought in the Arizona offense, but it sounds as if the Browns intend to utilize his speed down the seam.
Posted by Brandon Niles
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 2:52pm
Wildcard Weekend – Rob Housler vs. Carolina
Rob Housler had one catch for 20 yards last week against the 49ers, but he’s being challenged by Darren Fells for targets and snaps and he still sits behind John Carlson on the depth chart as well. That doesn’t bode well for a player who already is on a team down to their third quarterback. Housler shouldn’t be active in any fantasy leagues this week.