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Friday, October 18, 2013
Morning Brownies: Gordon's future, etc.

By Pat McManamon

Time to see what folks are writing and discussing about the Browns:

In a very intelligent analysis of a complicated situation, my good and longtime friend, and colleague, Tony Grossi of ESPN 850 in Cleveland talks about the pros and cons of trading Josh Gordon. Though his gushing about Gordon is a bit over the top for a guy with 75 career receptions.

Greg Little’s production has been scant this season, as Daryl Reiter of CBS Cleveland 92.3 points out. He’s been targeted 42 times and caught just 16 passes. 

In this video with Fox Football Daily that appears on Fox Sports Ohio-dot-com, Joe Haden admits when the Trent Richardson trade went down the team was shocked, but the message got through that it was time to play. “Because obviously the front office isn’t messing around,” Haden said

“Read ‘em and weep,” writes Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository (the paper of the city of the Pro Football Hall of Fame). Doerschuk then explains how Aaron Rodgers really and truly believed he might become a Cleveland Brown in 2005. The Browns took Braylon Edwards third, Rodgers went to Green Bay at the 24th spot -- and the rest is the proverbial history.

Browns president Joe Banner spoke at a leadership conference in suburban Cleveland this week, and Mark Podolski of the News-Herald caught up with him. After putting a crazy Tim Tebow rumor to rest, Banner addressed several topics. Among his statements: He hopes quarterback Brian Hoyer is part of the Browns future.