Browns wideout Josh Gordon is prepared to come off his 10-game suspension in late November. But general manager Ray Farmer isn't expecting him to rescue Cleveland's middling offense.
In fact, Farmer is just hoping that 2013's best wide receiver can get up to speed and fit into the Browns' new scheme.
"Do you disrupt what you do offensively just to make sure that you throw the ball to Josh Gordon? I don't know if that's really the right way to operate," Farmer told reporters on Tuesday, via The Plain Dealer. "Is he a phenomenal talent? Sure I'd tell you that he is a talented young man and he can do a lot of good things. But do you kind of disrupt what you are to just make sure that one person gets the ball? I think that teams win. Talent doesn't."
Farmer was intentionally vague on his best offensive weapon, and wouldn't even say if Gordon was physically and mentally ready to hit the ground running on Nov. 23, though he did say that he isn't holding onto any lingering frustration after Gordon failed a drug test and seriously disrupted the team's plans.
But the fact is, Farmer can't wait to get Gordon back onto the field and neither can his quarterback, Brian Hoyer. Regardless of how Gordon fits into the scheme, Hoyer has shown he knows how to connect with his No. 1 wideout.
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