Little's targets on rise, but Massaquoi's targets falling

Posted Dec. 03, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m.
Posted By Mike Wilkening

Rookie WR Greg Little has emerged as the Browns' go-to target, and he has mixed moments of promise with stretches of inconsistent play. Exhibit A: He dropped four passes in a loss at Cincinnati in Week 12 on a day in which he was targeted 13 times and caught five passes, including his first career touchdown. We're told it's apparent the Browns want to see what they have in Little and get him established in the offense. As Little's profile has grown in the offense, Mohamed Massaquoi's profile has declined, perhaps in part because of a concussion that kept him out of two games and limited him for the better part of four weeks. While Little was targeted 21 times in Weeks 11 and 12, Massaquoi was targeted just five times. Said head coach Pat Shurmur this week, "I think Mo is trying to do what we ask him to do. I'm not down on Mo."