They can go downfield!
It took 3 1/2 quarters for Tyrod Taylor to try and stretch a Saints defense that had given up 48 points the week prior, but low and behold, Taylor can stretch the field thanks to speedster Antonio Callaway.
Calloway reportedly hit 21.3 miles per hour during his spring to haul in Taylor’s throw–and thank goodness.
Until they, Taylor was dinking and dunking his way into a sure-fire loss.
Callaway will get more opportunities now that Josh Gordon was traded, and his stock just keeps going up.
Jarvis Landry has been as advertised, catching mostly everything thrown his way. He’s not known as as deep threat, but I think he showed during the preseason that he has that capability.
Rashard Higgins has also done a nice job of turning himself into a serviceable NFL receiver.
At tight end, the Browns need to get David Njoku going to get the offense humming.
Njoku was a star of the preseason, and a goat of Week 1, for which he was credited with three drops. He was a non-factor in the loss to the Saints.
The Browns love trying to find Njoku on seam routes, which the first-round showed a propensity for dropping against the Steelers. That play call shouldn’t be abandoned, but, but Todd Haley’s got to figure out a way to get this talent involved.
In the secondary, the Jets have Morris Claiborne, who’s among the top 15 or 16 graded corners this season, according to Pro Football Focus. After him though, there’s a drop-off. Former Ram Trumaine Johnson has graded out as the 68th ranked corner, so perhaps Haley will feel a little more brave with the passing game.