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Five questions with PFW Browns correspondent Tony Grossi

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By Mike Wilkening

PFW Browns correspondent Tony Grossi, the Browns' beat writer for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, recently answered five questions about Cleveland as it enters the second quarter of the 2011 campaign. Here are our questions and his answers:

PFW: Grade Colt McCoy's performance to this point of the season.

Grossi: McCoy grades out to a C. He has to be more accurate. The team is asking him to throw too much.

PFW: Do you think the last few weeks for Peyton Hillis (sitting out Week Three, the repeated chatter about his contract, etc.) have affected his long-term future with the club?

Grossi: I think the contract dispute with Hillis comes down to one thing — a fundamental difference in what each side thinks Hillis is worth.

PFW: Grade first-season head coach Pat Shurmur's performance thus far.

Grossi: I would (give) Shurmur a B-minus. I can't remember a first-year coach having to overcome so many obstacles as laid in front of Shurmur.

PFW: In your estimation, what has been the key to the defense getting off to a good start this season?

Grossi: The young defensive front has been active and disruptive.

PFW: Do you expect a go-to receiver to emerge on offense this season?

Grossi: Rookie Greg Little could emerge as the go-to receiver very soon.

Tony Grossi's work can be found in The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer ( He can be followed on Twitter @TonyGrossi.

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