Josh Gordon, Jarvis Landry believe Browns have best receiver corps in NFL

Both excited about potential for explosive offense under Todd Haley

Daryl Ruiter
June 12, 2018 - 1:24 pm
Corey Coleman, Josh, Gordon and Jarvis Landry chat with receivers coach Adam Henry during practice.

Daryl Ruiter-92.3 The Fan

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Berea, OH (92.3 The Fan) – June is the month for optimism around the NFL.

Nowhere are they more optimistic than in Berea where the Cleveland Browns are coming off a winless season and stretch that has seen the franchise lose 36 of their last 37 games.

It is also the month for bold statements, and Browns receiver Josh Gordon dropped one on Tuesday prior to their first minicamp practice.

“I think we’re the best receiving corps in the league, in my opinion, already just based off of talent alone,” Gordon said. “So, you put in the playbook and some guys that are hungry enough to go do it, and hopefully, we go out there and show and prove that. That’s just my opinion, but we’re not short on talent at the wide receiver position at all.”

“He ain’t lying,” receiver Jarvis Landry responded when told of Gordon’s comment.  

On paper, they both may have a point.

Gordon, Landry, Corey Coleman and Antonio Callaway figure to be the top-4 wideouts on the depth chart which has Landry saying the P-word: potential.

"We are playing to our strengths and playing to our ability to have Tyrod [Taylor] back there. And obviously, Todd Haley calling plays," Landry said. "The things that Josh can do and Corey [Coleman] can do. We have a young cat coming up as well, [Antonio] Callaway. We are just really showing a lot of flashes. I think the capability of what we all can do is endless. We can only, obviously, beat ourselves at this point.”

If Gordon can return to his 2013 All Pro and Pro Bowl form that saw him lead the league in receiving yards combined with Landry’s ability to catch the football, the Browns could potentially have a lethal combination for quarterback Tyrod Taylor to throw to.

Coleman and Callaway are big question marks.

Coleman has dealt with hand injuries that have cost him 13 games, inconsistencies catching the ball and maturity issues in his first 2 seasons while Callaway, selected in the fourth round of the draft, comes with baggage but tremendous speed and talent.

Why is Gordon, who hasn't played a full season since his rookie year in 2012, so confident?

Easy.

Offensive coordinator Todd Haley and the success he had with the Steelers and Antonio Brown.

“It’s very exciting. The mere fact that he’s coached several teams where multiple receivers had over 1,000 yards, over 100 catches," Gordon said. "It’s incredible the amount of numbers you’re just hoping that the translation is somewhat similar – or the same, if not better. That’s why I think, as a receiver corps, we know we want to do everything we can to try and capitalize on all those opportunities that we know we’ll be given so we kneed to be in the right place at the right time to make sure that that happens.”