Found September 17, 2013 on Waiting For Next Year:
Through two disappointing games, your Cleveland Browns have been among the most pass-happy teams in a pass-happy 2013 NFL. Overall, the Browns have attempted 90 passes — 86 Brandon Weeden, four Jason Campbell — which ranks seventh-most in football. One of the biggest benefactors of those targets has been third-year receiver Greg Little, ye’ of the yet another recent traffic violation. Little himself ranks tied for 10th in the NFL with 22 targets, per Andre Johnson, A.J. Green, Julio Jones and surprising names like Julian Edelman and Brian Hartline dominate the top of the list. Yet despite those 22 targets, Little has caught just 8 passes. That’s a 36.4% rate, placing him in some historical rankings. Here are the 10 worst rates among NFL wide receivers (min. 100 targets) over the last five full seasons: 10. Vincent Jackson, 2012, Tampa Bay, 49.0% (72/147) 9. Justin Blackmon, 2012, Jacksonville, 48.5% (64/132) 8. Donnie Avery, 2012, Indianapolis, 48.4% (60/124) 7. Santonio Holmes, 2008, Pittsburgh, 48.2% (55/114) 6. Jerome Simpson, 2011, Cincinnati, 47.6% (50/105) 5. Brandon Lloyd, 2011, Denver, 46.7% (70/150) 4. Larry Fitzgerald, 2012, Arizona, 45.5% (71/156) 3. Denarius Moore, 2012, Oakland, 44.7% (51/114) 2. Torrey Smith, 2012, Baltimore, 44.5% (49/110) 1. Braylon Edwards, 2008, Cleveland, 39.9% (55/138) Little’s catch percentage is even worse than Braylon Edwards territory. Obviously, the Browns’ awful 53.3% completion percentage anyway is a factor (thus, 58.8% to non-Greg Little targets). The average completion percentage in the NFL this season is 62.2%. Only receivers with sub-50% rates thus far in 2013 (min. 15 targets): New England’s Kenbrell Thompkins 28.6% (6/21), Little, Pittsburgh’s Jerricho Cotchery 43.8% (7/16) and Jacksonville’s Cecil Shorts 44.0% (11/25). There’s some hope for regression here in that hardly any receivers ever have catch rates sub-40% for a full season. But we’ll see if Weeden, Campbell or maybe even Brian Hoyer can make life any easier for Little starting in Week 3. [Related: Cleveland Browns Game Two: Winners and Losers]

Greg Little once again has traffic violations

The only thing “Little” about Browns WR Greg Little is his common sense while behind the wheel. The 6′ 2″ 220 lb receiver was cited this morning for a stop sign violation and driving under a suspended license. His myriad of driving violations is growing by the day at seems. Little paid $472 in fines and court costs last week after he was stopped with an expired license plate...

Little ticketed, car towed

Less than 12 hours after the Browns lost to the Ravens to fall to 0-2, wide receiver Greg Little earned three traffic violations in Cleveland.

Browns’ Brandon Weeden injuries thumb in loss to Ravens

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports that Cleveland Browns quarterback, Brandon Weeden, suffered an injury to his thumb on his throwing hand during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.Weeden suffered the injury after he whacked his throwing hand on the helmet of guard, John Greco.  Replaced by back-up Jason Campbell, Weeden’s x-rays came...

NFL News: Browns considering Brian Hoyer as replacement for injured Weeden

The Cleveland Browns coachin staff is reportedly considering third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer in the event that Brandon Weeden cannot play in Week 3 due to a sprained thumb on his throwing hand. Going to Hoyer would be huge leap of faith (one career start for 5th-year pro), but 0-2 #Browns are on the ledge, thinking about it. — Steve Doerschuk (@sdoerschukREP) September 16...

Brandon Weeden has sprained thumb, Browns 0-2

After a 14-6 loss in Baltimore the Cleveland Browns are now 0-2 on the season. Late in the loss quarterback Brandon Weeden hit his throwing hand on the helmet of an offensive lineman. Backup Jason Campbell came in to replace Weeden but was jut 1-for4 for six yards. “It was tough to put pressure on the ball,” Weeden said, via Akron Beacon Journal. “It hurts. Doesn’t feel too...

Brandon Weeden will undergo an MRI on his thumb

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen,  Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden will undergo an MRI on his injured thumb. Browns QB Brandon Weeden is getting an MRI on thumb, per sources — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 16, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Brandon Weeden will undergo an MRI on his thumb appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

What we think will happen for the Browns vs. Ravens today

Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens (Week 2) September 15, 2013 Brian  Browns 17 Ravens 10 Trying not to let the disillusionment that Brandon Weeden and the Browns started in me last week carry over. Hoping the offense can find its way a little bit to help out the defense, who should pressure Flacco quite a bit. Tom ...

Week 2: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens open thread

Over the last four seasons, no 0-2 team in the NFL has eventually made the playoffs. This afternoon, the Browns head off to Baltimore to see which AFC North team will fall to the basement of the division in the early part of the 2013 season. The Ravens will be passing out their Super Bowl rings before the start of the game. The Browns will hope that the offense shows some signs of...

NFL Rumors: Jason Campbell to start for the Cleveland Browns?

The Cleveland Browns might be making a change at quarterback. Jason Campbell could be making a start next Sunday at the Minnesota Vikings. Current starter Brandon Weeden sustained a sprained thumb against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. This might be the move the Browns need to get their offense jump started. Weeden’s performance on the field has been less than spectacular. In...

The Most Depressing Cleveland Browns Jersey Ever Gets Even More Depressing

Congratulations to you brave Cleveland Browns fans because you have a new starting quarterback! Let’s welcome third-string QB Brian Hoyer as the next tackling dummy. Former starter Brandon Weeden sprained his right thumb during Sunday’s loss to Baltimore, opening up the vacancy for Hoyer. The 27-year-old made one start for the Cardinals last season after spending the three previous...

Brian Hoyer to start at QB for Browns this week

Browns third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Sunday against Minnesota in place of Brandon Weeden, who sprained his right thumb last week. Cleveland surprisingly decided to go with Hoyer over more experienced backup Jason Campbell. Campbell came in for one series in the fourth quarter against Baltimore after Weeden injured his thumb when he banged it on a teammate's...

Ravens' Arthur Jones gets sack in first game back from illness

Arthur Jones wanted to celebrate after sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden on Sunday. Jones dropped Weeden for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter and it was particularly satisfying for the Ravens defensive lineman considering his medical ordeal in the weeks leading up to the game. Jones had been sidelined with an irregular heartbeat a non-football illness that cleared...

While We’re Waiting… MVUbaldo

While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links to Clevelandish sports stuff, or at least things I think are interesting. Links are the currency of bloggers. We give out five or so everyday. Sometime it would be cool if the sites we linked to reciprocated. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at Look who...

Browns Punt 2013

Brian Hoyer, starting NFL Cleveland Browns quarterback. Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts running back. Say what you like about tanking a season to try and draft a franchise QB. At least it’s an ethos. This team wasn’t going anywhere with Brandon Weeden, anyway. And even apart from Mike Lombardi’s impeccable track record, no one has a clearer direction than Joe Banner, nor...
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