April 19, 2014

I Love Being Right

A month ago, I was scorched by a burning river of Browns fans for saying that Greg Little disappointed and Colt McCoy had no weapons. The insults and expletives grunted into cyberspace by these Dawg-crazed nuts barked that the blame for the team’s meager passing game rested squarely and solely on Colt McCoy. He (called “hot dumpster water” by one fan) was the team’s only hindrance, and I was repeatedly assured that dumping him for yet another starting QB would solve all passing woes.

Not so fast there, Grover Cleveland.

Imagine the smile that spread across my face as I read Bleacher Report’s article doing a drop-by-drop analysis of the six — SIX!! — dropped passes by Greg Little against the Bengals at PBS on Nov 27. Now imagine how wide that smile grew when they pinned the blame for four of those six drops squarely on Little.

Eat that, Brownie fan!

The article points out the pressure put on Little to come in as a rookie with no offseason to be the team’s #1 wideout. Maybe that has merit. Funny though, the same pressure had no effect on A.J. Green. At the very least, this is evidence that A.J. belongs in a totally different class of receiver.

If Little figures out during the offseason how to secure the ball before turning upfield, he will certainly do Brandon Weeden a huge favor. If he continues to struggle with it (a la Andre Caldwell), look for the Browns to give Weeden the same treatment that they gave McCoy. And Quinn. And Anderson. And Frye. And Garcia. And…