Tyrod Taylor loves the confidence of his receivers

Browns QB says they have to go out and prove they're the best in NFL

Daryl Ruiter
June 13, 2018 - 1:47 pm
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) watches as quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) throws a pass during organized team activities at the Cleveland Browns training facility.

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Berea, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Tyrod Taylor knows what month it is.

That's why he's not going to get caught up too much in the unbridled optimism that comes with June minicamp.

A day after Josh Gordon and Jarvis Landry said they felt the Browns had the best receiver group in the NFL, the newest starting quarterback for Cleveland’s football team was asked for his reaction to those remarks.

“They’re a very talented group,” Taylor said Wednesday. “He has a right to feel that way. With him and Jarvis on the field and a number of other guys that are really talented, [you] can definitely speak to that case but that doesn’t mean anything. Him saying that doesn’t help us…not doesn’t help us but doesn’t necessarily win games for us. It’s up to us to go out there and execute and that’s my job.”

On paper the talent is hard to deny.

In 2013 Gordon led the NFL in receiving yardage despite catching footballs from the likes of Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer, but suspensions as a result of substance abuse program violations halted his career.

Landry has caught a combined 400 passes over his first 4 NFL seasons and from the looks of OTAs and minicamp, he’s not ready to slow down anytime soon.

If Gordon and Landry do their part, Taylor, who will be a free agent next March, is in for a very big year.

“I love the confidence in those guys,” Taylor said. “Every receiver feels that they’re the best. I think that’s what makes them unique and able to play that position. Whether you say it or not, it really boils down to what you do.

”Now that the statement is out there, we have to go out there and prove it.”

Taylor sees the potential in this year's team, but he subscribes to the 'talk is cheap' theory.

“We can be very good, but me standing here saying that does not mean anything," Taylor said. "It is about the mindset and attitude day in and day out. It has been good since I have been here. I am looking forward to us carrying that momentum and that attitude over into training camp and allow it to go on into the season and let the outsiders see what we really have. Internally, we know what we have and what we can do. It is up to us to go out there and make sure that it happens.”