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Can the Browns find an Antonio Gates in their offense?

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07:12 PM ET 06.19 | When the Cleveland Browns hired Rob Chudzinski and Norv Turner this offseason it was expected that the tight end position would be addressed through a significant transaction. Yet free agency and the draft came and went with no significant additions, unless you consider two backup blocking tight ends. With the loss of Josh Gordon for two games due to a positive drug test, those receiving passes in the new offense are more important than ever. Coach Chud and Coordinator Turner have a long history of using the tight end position to stretch the middle of the field and keep safeties from cheating over on sideline routes. This strategy worked wonders for Chud with Kellen Winslow in his first go 'round with the Browns, and Turner had years of success deploying Antonio Gates for the Chargers. Gates teamed with receivers, specifically Vincent Jackson to deploy Turner's offense and turn Philip Rivers into a star. To start out, the team is expecting Jordan Cameron, a basketball player turned tight end like Gates, to star in the tight end role. Cameron's athletic ability should prove key in his attempt to make Browns fans utter the names of Winslow and Gates comparisons. Yet Cameron has not shown the ability to be a full-time difference maker in his young career. The Browns this offseason made some additions that may allow for some flexibility. The addition of Devone Bess and David Nelson are the key contributions that may provide successful offensive football.

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June 19, 2013  08:46 PM ET

Can the Browns find an offense in their Antonio Gates?

June 19, 2013  10:46 PM ET

not a browns fan but they do have a damn good OC and DC on board now

June 20, 2013  12:18 AM ET

Either way, the coaching seems less, well, sucktastic, so there's that.

June 20, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Jordan Cameron. Get him in your fantasy draft.

June 20, 2013  08:36 AM ET

Gates? Talk about unrealistic expectations. They should just be happy if they could find a Tony Scheffler-esque player.

June 20, 2013  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Gates? Talk about unrealistic expectations. They should just be happy if they could find a Tony Scheffler-esque player.

TO said he's willing to play TE...

 
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