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Browns Vs. Bengals: Mohamed Massaquoi Big Beneficiary Of Brandon Weeden's Improved Play

The Cleveland Browns have a young, inexperienced offense. Jokes about rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden's age aside, the offense really is built on two rookies and some young pieces like wide receiver Greg Little. One of the few viable veteran options for Weeden to go to is wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, who is basically an older and more consistent version of Little.

Massaquoi caught five passes for 90 yards on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, at an average of 18 yards per reception. The entire offense played pretty well, but in the end, the more complete Bengals came away with a 34-27 win. Still, the Browns made some great strides on offense against a pretty good Cincinnati defense, and Massaquoi had some quotes, via the Browns' official website:

"We were able to make some of the plays that we weren't able to make last week. We're just going to continue to try and correct those mistakes that we had, just so we can be a little bit more potent, a little bit more explosive and just take some of the pressure off the defense because they're playing phenomenal right now."

Cleveland's defense did have some issues in Week 2, but it has been one of the stronger aspects of the team over the last season. Massaquoi has never been that explosive, play-making receiver, but he's also never had strong quarterback play to rely on. Things will get very interesting if Weeden continues to develop and continues to count on Massaquoi to be his No. 1 target.

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