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Doug Farrar from Sports Illustrated has included Greg Little in his “All-Overrated” offensive team this season. The 2013 edition is out today and I admit that I was a bit surprised to see Little’s name on the list.
As for Little, he was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft, and we haven’t heard much from him since … except when we’re talking about the passes he drops. So, he’s less “overrated” in a media sense, and more overvalued in an organizational sense. He’smade all the right noises about taking the game more seriously this year.
While I think there are a lot of questions that Greg Little needs to answer this season, I’m unsure exactly who it is that has Greg Little rated so highly that he can be considered “overrated.” Much of what Farrar says is true of Greg Little, but I don’t see anyone ignoring those warnings. Most notably, the Cleveland Browns hedged against Greg Little somewhat when they traded for Davone Bess. Most Browns fans and media that I talk to or read have him rated pretty appropriately as a guy with unharnessed potential and ability to eventually be a good number two receiver in the NFL.
If projecting an athletic former second-rounder to prove to be a good number two receiver is overrating a player coming into his third year as an NFL player, then I am guilty as charged, I guess.
[Related: A Cleveland fan’s attempt to not read too much into Shamarko Thomas]
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The official announcement from head coach Rob Chudzinski came today. Brandon Weeden will be the starting quarterback.
Chudzinski said of Weeden, “He’s gone out and earned it. He’s responded very well.”
Brandon Weeden has thrown for 229 yards and three touchdowns in two preseason games. He has completed 72% of his passes and has not had an interception.
Weeden started 15 games...
According to 19 Action News, Browns wide receiver Greg Little was recently busted for speeding. He was ticketed for going 81 MPH in a 60 MPH zone.
This isn’t the first time Little was caught speeding.
This speeding ticket made us do some more digging. We looked at Little’s driving record and found more.
Back in April records show Little admitted going 127 MPH.
He lost control...
We certainly don’t spend a lot of time talking about fantasy football here at WFNY, but I found this ESPN post (insider) about undervalued QBs to be pretty interesting. Brandon Weeden comes in at number seven on their list behind RG3, Ryan Tannehill and Alex Smith among others. The post goes on to compare Weeden’s value to that of AFC North counterpart Andy Dalton.
Oh, the preseason. The time when every fanbase – alright not you Jets and Jaguars fans – still has some modicum of hope. For Browns fans, that feeling is much too familiar and fleeting. It usually lasts until about the end of the first quarter of the first preseason game.
But, through the first two exhibition contests, this season has been different. The Browns, especially the...
Following last Thursday's preseason contest, Barkevious Mingo was hospitalized with a bruised lung, an injury thought to be relatively minor.
It turns out the prognosis was nearly much worse for the Browns' rookie linebacker.
Dr. Clark Fuller, director of thoracic surgery at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Ca., explained to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer how...
Training camp is officially over. Here are some thoughts on what has taken place the last four weeks in Berea.
- D’Qwell Jackson is the captain of that defense. No doubt about it. He leads the group.
Coach Chudzinski likes to pit the offense against the defense in certain situational challenges. Usually, these consist of fourth down plays at the end of practice. He will spot the...
Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo returned to practice in a limited role, a significant step in his recovery from a bruised lung.
Mingo was injured in an Aug. 15 game against Detroit and hospitalized for two days. The first-round draft pick took part in position drills on Monday, but did not have any contact in the portion of practice open to reporters.
It's still not...
Anthony Saveriano, the 20-year-old young man who became something of a legend after his partially nude streak across the gridiron during a Cleveland Browns preseason game at FirstEnergy Stadium a few weeks ago, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and public indecency during a court appearance on Tuesday, according to a report […]The post Attorney says...
Cleveland Browns’ offensive coordinator Norv Turner spoke with the media Sunday afternoon, and most of the questions were about second year quarterback Brandon Weeden. Turner is excited by what he has seen out of the Oklahoma State quarterback.
“I’m excited about what Brandon’s been able to do. The thing that we’ve spent a lot of time working on is trying to find out the...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Brandon Weeden has been named the Browns' starting quarterback.
Coach Rob Chudzinski announced his decision on Monday, ending weeks of speculation about whether Weeden would start the season opener against Miami on Sept. 8. Chudzinski said Weeden has earned the job with a strong offseason, training camp and preseason. Weeden started 15 games as a rookie last...
The Cleveland Browns have finally come out and named Brandon Weeden starting QB. Coach Chudzinski said:
“Brandon has earned the job. He has earned my complete trust, we are all behind him and will be there to support”
I don’t know why HC Rob Chudzinski was playing like he would start Jason Campbell but Smokin on that Weeden is their guy now officially.
Seahawks have traded offensive guard John Moffitt to the Denver Broncos after a
failed physical voided a trade the Seahawks originally made to send Moffitt to
the Cleveland Browns, according to NFL.com's Dan Hanzus. Apparently, the Browns
backed out of the trade stating Moffitt’s injury history as their reason. It
literally took less than a few hours after voiding...