Will new Cleveland Browns’ WRs coach Adam Henry be the key that unlocks what was supposed to be a dynamic playmaker in Corey Coleman?
The Cleveland Browns are speeding toward training camp in late July and the receiving corps looks dramatically different.
What’s one indicator that the Browns have finally taken a step in the right direction?
Look no further than the skill positions. There’s new names all over the place, which isn’t a bad thing considering the guys who were around last season went 0-16.
Josh Gordon did play on last year’s team, but what we saw was Flash Lite. Gordon had some nice moments, but overall, the Baylor product looked like someone who hadn’t played in two seasons.
Now, a part of the Browns Organized Team Actives for the first time since 2013, Gordon promises to be the All-Pro Cleveland fans have been waiting patiently to see.
Jarvis Landry is a stellar option in the slot and will likely become Tyrod Taylor‘s best friend. All Landry does is record 100-catch seasons. If he does that with his first year with the Browns, it means Taylor is succeeding in moving the chains.
The Browns don’t need to rely on Gordon catching a 40-yard bomb every time the offense struggles. Landry will help move the chains. If he doesn’t, fans and media alike will be start clamoring for Baker Mayfield to come in and save the day.
Fourth-round pick Antonio Callaway showed some on-field polish with his ability to work near the sidelines according to many accounts coming out of rookie mini-camp.
His ascension spells trouble for former first-round pick Corey Coleman, who’s facing what appears to be the real possibility of opening the season as the No. 4 wideout on the depth chart.
Don’t give up on Coleman, just yet though.
With new wide receivers coach Adam Henry in the fold, it will be interesting to see how Coleman responds to someone who is regarded as one of the best in his profession.
Henry was Odell Beckham‘s receiver’s coach with the New York Giants, and he’s given a lot of credit for helping develop the beast known as OBJ.
Coleman was available for trade this offseason, but with nothing coming to fruition, the Browns have no choice to see if Henry can ignite the former first-round pick’s career, via Tony Grossi of TheLandonDemand.com.
"“They have a tremendously high respect for this new receivers’ coach Adam Henry, and they want to see how they work together. Can Adam Henry unlock this potential that others haven’t…”"
The makeup of the corps suggests the Browns have given up the idea of Coleman being a No. 1 receiver.
That’s bad news considering he was the 15th overall pick in the same draft the Browns could’ve had Carson Wentz.
No need to mash the hash though.
Coleman’s still on his rookie contract and if he’s going to have any type of career, he’s must show up and show out in training camp. Will Henry be the answer? Only time will tell.