Found September 17, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
Josh Gordon (@Browns) Sunday marks the return of 2012 Supplemental Draft pick Josh Gordon, and second year quarterback Brandon Weeden couldn’t be happier. With no viable deep threat or number one receiver, the Cleveland Browns passing game has been unremarkable to say the least. With the emergence of tight end Jordan Cameron and the arrival of slot receiver Davone Bess, the chance to expand upon a lackadaisical offense is within reach, and Sunday’s showdown in Minnesota will show the nation why. A product of Baylor University, Gordon spent two years with the team, putting up a decent 43 catches for 721 yards and seven touchdowns, catching passes from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Yet, during his sophomore year, Gordon was suspended for failing a drug test . He later transferred to Utah but it was too late to declare for the 2011 Supplemental Draft. The wait paid off though, as the Brown’s took him the next year and signed him to a four year contract worth 5.3 million dollars.   In his rookie season, Josh Gordon proved why he was worthy of a supplemental draft pick, becoming Weeden’s favorite target as he brought down 50 catches for 805 yards and five touchdowns. It was clear from the start that Gordon was Weeden’s favorite target and the lack of any other reliable receivers made it harder for them to connect, yet they still put up those solid numbers. Cleveland fans are not showing enough excitement for the return of Gordon when truthfully it deserves more hype. New Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner’s whole system revolves around a vertical passing game, and nobody on the team can catch a deep ball better than Gordon.   Look for an otherwise non-effective rushing game to improve this week, as more focus will be placed upon the improved passing game. Trent Richardson will thrive, and so will Weeden, as I predict the Browns will shred the Minnesota Vikings defense to the tune of at least three touchdowns. The bromance between Gordon and Weeden will be renewed, and Browns fans everywhere will understand why Turner and Rob Chudzinski were hired this past offseason. Prepare for the first win of the 2013 season, all you Cleveland faithful out there.
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