Browns’ Little Making Big Strides

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The Cleveland Browns led the NFL last year in dropped passes. The team is hoping things will be different this year with a different quarterback. One player has already made big strides towards a big sophomore season.

Greg Little will be the first to tell you, he did not have a good rookie year.

"I'm always going to be my worst critic, so when I look at things hindsight, maybe not.  I think when you kind of say when you arrived, that's when you've kind of fallen off as well," Little said.

During the off-season, Little spent two months in South Florida working out.  He came to Organized Team Activities looking much leaner.

"I see him look a lot quicker, a lot more sudden," said Browns head coach Pat Shurmur.  "I think at this point he has caught the ball at a much more consistent rate and he just looks like a different guy to me."

Little lost 11 pounds in the off-season, he said this is the best shape he's been in since college.

"I'm a lot more shiftier, lot more swift in and out of breaks, and I don't get as tired as fast as I did last year," added Little.

Little says the extra weight may have played a role in the kind of year he had in 2011.

"If you are not as heavy or as light as you want to be you're not going to be as swift out on the field as you need to be," he said.

It's only been two weeks but Little has already caught the eye of quarterback Brandon Weeden who says #15 reminds him a lot of Justin Blackmon.

"There are a lot of similarities, big body guy, big hands and strong, you can tell when he catches it, he is strong with the football and I think that was they way Justin was," said Weeden.