Browns fans held one collective breath Sunday when starting quarterback Jason Campbell was helped off the field after 330 pound Ravens Defensive Lineman Haloti Ngota landed on him in the first quarter.
CLEVELAND - When you are 0-3 sometimes it's better to be under the radar. Browns wide receiver Greg Little has decided to put his "Bolt Pose" on the shelf.
The pose is used after Little gets a first down. In a year where dropped passes have stopped the offense as much as the other teams defense, showboating is frowned upon.
Little and Head Coach Pat Shurmur talked about Little's actions on the field. Little didn't share with the media what was said between the two men.
Little said he will stop doing the pose.
"I think if we were 3-0 I think everybody would be doing the pose," Little said. "But we're 0-3 so everybody does not want to see that."
"I just feel like we didn't have the start to the season that we wanted to have," Little said. "And I think this is being looked at as a negative thing. I never wanted this to happen, where the pose took a negative spin. So, if it manifested in that way, I just won't do it anymore."
The bigger question is will Little playing time be changed? It's not because to the "Bolt, " named after the same motion track star Usain Bolt does, but because he is dropping passes.
It's not just Little who is missing the ball, but he becomes the center of attention because he is drawing attention to himself, when he gets a first down.
It might just be a "Little" problem solved for now, we all know winning would cure all this teams troubles in the future.
A fourth 0-3 start in 5 years has fans fed up and the last thing that they want to see is a player who cel
while the team is still losing.
Little said that he understands why the fans feel the way that they do.
"They just want us to win more than anything," Little said. "I think once we win all of the things will stop."
That doesn't mean that he won't celebrate first downs – he'll just do it differently.
"I'll change it," Little said. "Just give the normal point-with-one-finger, I guess. As everybody else does."
Little, who dropped a key pass on third down in the first half, spent extra time following practice catching footballs off the JUGS machine.
He said that it's nothing special and part of his routine to catch extra balls before and after practice.
"I just think that we have to focus and catch the ball," Little said. "We all have the mentality that when we get the ball we want to score. It doesn't matter to us where we are on the field. When we get the ball we're looking to head up field and I think we just didn't catch it."
Shurmur said that Little could lose reps if the drops continue.
Little added that he isn't worried about losing reps because of his preparation leading up to Thursday night's game in Baltimore and he expects to start against the Ravens.
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When you are 0-3 sometimes it's better to be under the radar. Browns wide receiver Greg Little has decided to put his "Bolt Pose" on the shelf.
The Browns dropped the ball Sunday in their loss to the Bills. Not trying to use the cliché idiom - just stating the literal. Take whatever else from it you may.