Is the Browns’ offense slowly, but surely, improving?
With Cleveland Browns Quarterback, Brandon Weeden’s comments on the new offense being “exciting”, it sure does look like the Browns are making some improvements on the offensive side of the ball.
Awhile ago, newly hired offensive coordinator, Norv Turner, said on the new offense that, “We [the Browns] are going to attack”. When I saw this news, I said “wow, the Browns are finally looking to score”. Last season the Browns were ranked 24th in the league in scoring with 18.9 PPG. With the supposedly new, high powered offense, the Browns should be looking to double these numbers heading into next season. If they can, this could also lead to more significant roles for guys like Travis Benjamin and newly acquired wide receiver, Davone Bess. Both of these receivers have great speed, and should be able to be a great dual threat against NFL defenses. With the offense being fast paced, both of these guys could have breakout years. Another player that could also thrive in this new offense is Brandon Weeden. Yes, Weeden can definitely excel in this offense. Weeden’s best strength is his ability to throw the deep ball. With the new offense being structured a certain way, Weeden should be able to go for many deep bombs down the field for big gains, and possibly touchdowns.
With Weeden possibly throwing more touchdowns, tight end, Jordan Cameron, may be catching some of them. Cameron could be compared to another good tight end such as Antonio Gates. Gates was a former basketball player, In that way Cameron is similar to Gates in body type and control . Gates is 6’4 and 260 lbs and Cameron is 6’5 and 245 lbs. With these two tight ends being similar in stature, Turner could look to turn Cameron into the next Antonio Gates.
Even though many players on the Browns could excel in this new offense, there is someone that is key to their offense that may not be able to excel in the new offense. That someone is Trent Richardson. Richardson is an explosive back, but his explosiveness comes more from his power. He is more so a power back than a speed back. Unfortunately, Richardson’s best strength of being powerful may also be his worst weakness.
If Richardson isn’t able to succeed in the new offense, then the Browns could look to give another running back more playing time. That running back is Montario Hardesty. Hardesty is a relatively quick running back and he is another one of the many players that could play a significant role in the new high powered offense. What could be interesting come August is if the Browns look to use a two halfback backfield of Richardson and Hardesty.
Clearly, the Browns have many options to go with in this new offense they are implementing. The only question is, can the offense appeal to everyone?
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