Antonio Callaway, WR vs. Trumaine Johnson, CB
The Cleveland Browns offense needs Tyrod Taylor to stretch the field. Otherwise, Browns fans will be treated to what they saw in New Orleans, which was 3 1/2 quarters of dinking and dunking as the Browns played not to lose.
That style of play calling was employed to keep Drew Brees off the field, and it almost worked out in the end.
Well, Sam Darnold isn’t Drew Brees.
If the Browns want to have any shot of establishing a running game, Tyrod Taylor’s got to prove he can stretch the field.
Enter Antonio Callaway.
Now that Josh Gordon is a member of the Patriots, Callaway is the No. 1 deep threat option. He showed what he could do in New Orleans, hitting a top speed of 21.3 miles per hour when tracking down that fourth-quarter throw from Taylor.
If the Browns, can even just a little, show they can have success downfield, Taylor’s short passes should be more effect, and the Browns should have a better chance of establishing a running game.