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East Coast Offense: Is Brandon Weeden Ideal for Josh Gordon?

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Is Brandon Weeden the Ideal Quarterback for Josh Gordon?

I've heard some speculation on Josh Gordon's ranking for next season, including suggestions he could be No. 2 among wide receivers after only Calvin Johnson. The reasoning is if Gordon is this good with Brandon Weeden, he'd be even better with a half-decent quarterback.

But I doubt it ever gets better for Gordon than Weeden, who locks in on him almost exclusively and targets him downfield. In his last two games (the majority of which were with Weeden), Gordon has caught 24 of his 32 targets for 498 yards and three scores.

Weeden is the perfect combination of mistake-prone (allowing the other team to score, requiring the Browns to air it out), strong-armed and usually unable or disinclined to go through his progressions and spread the ball around to the open man. Having Greg Little - one of the league's worst starting receivers opposite him - the small and slow Davone Bess in the slot an

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