Cameron has dynamic potential

Posted by Vic Carucci on June 29, 2012 – 12:56 am

By Vic Carucci, Senior Editor

You’ve got questions and comments that you submit to the Browns’ official Facebook and Twitter pages. Here’s what I have to say about what you have to say:

Morgan – What can we expect from Cleveland’s tight end position this season? It seems we had begun to acquire more than we had much use for. Benjamin Watson is the starter and the most well rounded in terms of blocking/catching. Evan Moore has proven to be an adequate pass catcher at times and is listed as second on the depth chart. He isn’t being viewed in the same light as a Rob Gronkowski-, Aaron Hernandez-, Jimmy Graham-type of tight end, though. One Browns tight end who could take on that type of role is Jordan Cameron possibly.

I think the Browns have a good group of tight ends. I don’t know if there is a great one among them, but I think it is strong enough to help the offense make noticeable progress.

All of the Browns’ tight ends should benefit from better quarterbacking and a more effective rushing attack, although I do think that Cameron probably has the greatest potential to a climb to a more dynamic level. His performance throughout the offseason indicated as much. He looks bigger and stronger, yet displays the tremendous athleticism that was his signature at USC.

It was easy to see why Browns coach Pat Shurmur called him his most improved player.

Austin – I’m worried with Brandon Weeden being a rookie at this age. What do you think? I believe Trent Richardson was the best NFL-ready player available this year. Agree or disagree?

I’m not at all worried about Brandon Weeden’s age. I don’t think it will prevent him from being the highly effective/successful quarterback the Browns believe he can be and need him to be.

When you’re judging Weeden from a shelf-life standpoint, there are multiple windows to consider. The first is three to five years, and that’s the only one that really matters right now. I do appreciate the passion of those who are worried about that second window, which is, “What kind of quarterback is he going to be for the Browns in 10 years when he’s 39 years old?”

But I think that would be a great problem for the Browns to have, because it would mean Weeden performed well through those first three to five seasons of his career. When was the last time the Browns had someone who did that at quarterback?

As for Richardson, a running back selected as high as he was should be expected to make a significant contribution immediately. He certainly looks as if he could be that guy, especially with what he brings as a receiver and blocker along with his tremendous rushing ability.

However, there is still plenty for him to learn about the complexities of the Browns’ offense and of the defenses he will face in the NFL. There’s going to be some level of patience required, although I fully expect he will make a positive impact right away.

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4 Responses to “Cameron has dynamic potential”

  1. By dan tishman aka chevyman on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    The one thing you can say about Brandon Weedon is he has played within himself and gotten much better in his College career. That tells me he’s taken on the leadership roll but only to the extent that is his roll not to be like a Rivers or Marino who at times get/got frustrated by trying to make it all about them (themselves). Success depends on extracting the most out of your team! Having said that The offensive grey matter must focus on working the middle or back half of the field. What you practice becomes who you are at crunch time. Methodical drives are critical and necessary but we must default to deeper strikes down field! I’m not suggesting we become like a basketball team relying on 3 pointers but we must be able to hit 3’s throughout the game as part of our identity!Go BRowns!

  2. By kathy on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    As an OSU fan, I watched Weedon while he QB’d there. If you look at his stats, last season he was only sacked 12 times. A lot of those sacks were not hard-hitting sacks. He had a great group of guys surrounding him. Coach Gundy said even though he is 28, he still has the body of a 21-22 year old, because it didn’t take as many hits as some of the other college players.
    Weedon is calm under pressure. When he gets the snap, he doesn’t have to dance around looking for his guy. When his head comes up from getting the snap, he knows exactly where he is throwing, to whom he is throwing, and hits his receiver more often than not. He was a leader for OSU, without being one of those guys that thinks he should be the one to get all the glory. He realized he couldn’t throw touchdowns without someone to catch the ball. He is humble and praises his teammates. Without them, he is nothing. He is great leadership material. You guys are lucky to have him!

  3. By dick for brains on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Jordan Cameron could go from no name to greatness this season. With the changes around him on offense and his unique skill level….He could sneak up on everyone and produce at a very high level. Oppurtunity and his growth will play a huge role.

  4. By CHARLIE GEOFFROY on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    IM A BROWNS FAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS I LISTEN TO ALL THE GAMES AND WATCH WHEN EVER ITHERE ON . I THINK COLT IS A GOOD QB LAST YEAR HE HAD NO RUNNING ATTACK RECIEVERS HURT AND A BAD OFFENSINE LINE YOU CANT THROW THE BALL LOOKING UP AT THE SKY EVERY TEAM KNEW THEY COULDNT RUN AND TEED OFF ON THIS KID I HOPE SHURMER GIVES HIM A CHANCE HES A TOUGH KID A COMPETATOR I HAVE BEEN A BROWNS FAN SINCE 1963 JIM BROWN RYAN WARFIELD GLASS LOVED THERE KOSAR YEARS HE WAS THE SMARTEST QB AND MY FAVORITE BROWN IM56 NOW AND WAITING FOR A SUPER BOWL HOPE COLT WINS THE QB BATTLE AND THEY GIVE A SHOT WITH RUNNING OF RICHARDSON AND A BETTER OFF LINE THANKS

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