Through four games, Browns WR Josh Gordon has looked lost at times. He has been targeted 14 times and has seven catches for 93 yards. He has at least two drops. Gordon has had trouble escaping jams at the line of scrimmage, does not “sell” his routes well enough, rounds them off too many times, and so far hasn’t played to his premier size (6-3 and 225 pounds).
“With each game, I feel more comfortable from seeing different teams, different defenses,” Gordon said. “I don’t really feel as much as a rookie any more. I’m more familiar with it.
“With the reps I’ve been given, I feel I’ve been open but it’s not been the primary read. They have plays designed for me and I feel going into the next week and future games we’ll see a lot more of it.”
The Browns have fast-tracked Gordon to this point. It’s time to make him Brandon Weeden’s first read and throw him the ball. What exactly do they have to lose?