The Browns' Mediocrity Echoed by Greg Little and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 25, 2012

Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland says that the Pat Shurmur-era Cleveland Browns will be known for their mediocrity, and that no player symbolizes this better than wide receiver Greg Little.

Grossi breaks down just how Little ended up in Cleveland (including passing on Julio Jones in the 2011 draft in order to trade down) and contends that perhaps the Browns' brass should consider sitting Little on Thursday against the Ravens as punishment for his unending streak of dropped passes.


Baltimore Ravens

There were 24 total penalties in the Baltimore Ravens' win over the New England Patriots, and Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun reports on a very interesting one—Ravens guard Marshal Yanda was called for holding for the first time in two years.

James Reagan of Bleacher Report takes a look at which Ravens players' stocks are rising and falling after the first three weeks of the season.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer breaks down just how the Cincinnati Bengals are putting together their best offensive season in years.

Bleacher Report's James Dudko takes a look at how the Bengals used the Wildcat to throw the Washington Redskins off-guard in Week 3.


Cleveland Browns

Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says that Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is still trying to get his deep passing game off the ground.

Barbara Bruno of Bleacher Report gives us her take on which Browns' stocks are rising and which are falling through three weeks.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Despite losing to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense didn't look all that bad. While that had much to do with offensive coordinator Todd Haley's new playbook, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Ben Roethlisberger also drew from former coordinator Bruce Arians' playbook to get the ball moving.

Brandon Alisoglu wonders if Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin's seat may have warmed a bit after his team's slow start.