The receiver's knack for dropping far too many of the remaining passes thrown his way? That could cost him his job.
"We can't play a guy that's going to drop footballs," coach Pat Shurmur told The Plain Dealer on Monday.
"That's the reality of it, and so we need to work with them and inspire them to play better," he said. "Am I dealing with that and are we working with that as we go along? Absolutely, but that's not an excuse, that's the reality. So we all need to do better."
The laser focus here has been on the ups and downs of rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, but part of the problem for the 0-3 Browns is that Little's tendency to drop too many passes has been chronic across the roster. Mohamed Massaquoi is frustrating. Youngsters Josh Gordon and Travis Benjamin flash something special then vanish just as quickly. Without that consistent production, Weeden and the Browns are in a tight spot.