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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