Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden didn't have a terrible outing against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but it was a far cry from his strong showing against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. It wasn't all on him though, as he had his receivers let him down multiple times with drops throughout the course of the game.
As noted by Ohio.com, the all of Mohamed Massaquoi, Travis Benjamin, Josh Gordon and Greg Little had their slip-ups on Sunday, but it was Little who had the toughest time of all.
"I just gotta look the ball in," Little said. "I know that we were a little sporadic starting out and I wanted to do so much when I got the ball in my hands and I didn't secure the catch. ... I'm not looking for the next step. I'm looking for the touchdown. I can't allow myself to do that."
Little was open going over the middle on a third-and-4 in the second quarter and had plenty of room to run, but turned and let the pass go right through his hands. It caused the drive to stall (as many of Sunday's drops did). Weeden ended up throwing one touchdown against two interceptions on the day, but as the piece notes, he was very supportive of Little and the rest of the targets.
Still, if the Bronws expect Weeden to progress and become their franchise quarterback, he's going to need help from his receivers, especially the young guys they hope to be the foundation of their offense in Gordon and Little.