Everything that has been reported about the Cleveland Browns offense has been positive and exciting for the fan base. Wide receivers Josh Gordon and Greg Little have openly expressed their thoughts about the team’s new vertical offense and it has created a buzz around the NFL landscape. With a group of young, talented receivers and a staff of coaches who are prepared to install an aggressive offense, we should all look forward to the first time we get to see this offense take the field.
The mind behind the new system, offensive coordinator Norv Turner, spoke to the media and backed up what his players have been saying.
“We’re trying to create a mindset, from an offensive standpoint, that we’re going to go attack,” Turner said, according to the team’s website. “Coach Chudzinski stood up in front of our team and if he said it once, he said it 25 times in the last seven weeks, ‘We are going to be an attacking team. We’re going to attack on defense; we’re going to attack on offense; we’re going to attack in the kicking game.’ I want to attack and I want to go, but we’ve got to get good.”
One advantage that the Browns will have moving forward is the youth of targets like Gordon, Little, Jordan Cameron and Travis Benjamin. All of the players are capable of creating mismatches and they could use their young legs to continuously attack the defenses throughout the game.
“We are real young, so that’s a plus,” Turner said. “When you take a bunch of young guys, you have a chance to improve and improve at a faster rate than when you take over a team with a lot of veteran guys.”
It will all come down to the play of last year’s first-round selection Brandon Weeden.
The offense is in place and the weapons are certainly their, so Weeden will have to step up his level of play and take advantage of the opportunity that he has ahead of him.
If he is able to do that, the Browns could be one of the league’s surprise teams in 2013.