Greg Little will be benched with Josh Gordon back

The Cleveland Browns are getting No. 1 receiver Josh Gordon back after a two-game suspension, and they’ll be starting veteran backup Brian Hoyer over Jason Campbell with Brandon Weeden currently on the shelf. With Gordon back in the fold, the Browns have opted to bench Greg Little from two-wide sets, and that’s a move that shouldn’t surprise anybody. Per Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski stated that Josh Gordon and Davone Bess will be the Browns starting wideouts.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little (18) after beating the St. Louis Rams 27-19 at FirstEnergy Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Little has caught four passes in each of his first two games, but he has also averaged just 7.4 yards per reception for a grand total of 59 yards. The talent has always been there for Little, but he is incredibly inconsistent and has been one of the most drop-prone wide receivers since coming into the league. The 24-year-old UNC product has already dropped three passes this season, and he definitely deserves to be benched for Davone Bess, who is the better player due to his consistency and ability to move the chains.

Beyond that, Greg Little was also cited for driving with a suspended license and not stopping at a stop sign this Monday morning, and he has a knack for getting in trouble whilst driving. Little is having issues with being mercurial on and off the field, so Chud’s decision to bench him for Bess is one that you can’t really argue against.

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Topics: Cleveland Browns, Davone Bess, Greg Little, Josh Gordon, Rob Chudzinski

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  • David Hunter

    Man! I really wanted to like Greg Little, but he’s makin’ me nuts! Bricklon Edwards all over again!! Catch…….the…….frickin’………ball!! It’s what you’re paid to do. I have 2 words for Braylon Little. Anquan……Boldin! Watch that guy. From the second the ball leaves Kaps hand, he OWNS that ball, and no ones gonna take it away! And, he doesn’t “die” on the route. If it’s catchable at all, he goes and gets it! I’ve seen both Little and Gordon “die” on their routes. Makes me crazy! Go get the frickin’ ball! Stopping on the route and letting the DB cut in front of you. AHHHHHHHHH!! Unacceptable!!

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Little has so much natural talent that it makes the drops that much more frustrating. I don’t think I’ve seen many receivers who can forced missed tackles as much as Little can. That said, what you do before the catch (including making the catch) is more important than what you do after the catch.