It’s obvious the Cleveland Browns need some veteran help at wide receiver.
“No doubt, we would like to have more [experience] if we can get it and if it is the right fit for our football team. I am sure as you just mentioned that John is looking around everywhere to see if we can improve there. At the same time, as the head coach, I can’t worry about those things. So he is going to his part. I am going to do my part,” head coach Hue Jackson said. “We are going to take the guys that are here and put them into the best position to have success. We just have to use every resource that we have in the building to be the best that we can be.”
“I am kind of new to this whole process, but I am up to the challenge,” Perriman said. “I do not know how tough it is going to be to answer your question, but all I can really do is hit the books hard, try to get a grasp of this playbook as quickly as possible.”
Injuries and dropped passes have headlined his NFL career. So is that the reason Perriman was cut by the Baltimore Ravens this year. In addition, will the drops follow him to Cleveland.
“Every receiver is going to drop some passes,” Perriman said. “It is a part of the game. I do not really listen too much to things like that. Of course, you want to limit your drops, but for the most part, I am a receiver, it is going to happen and I am also going to make plays, as well.”
Let’s hope his play making ability shows up instead of the dropped passes. The Browns might be his last chance at a career in the NFL.
“I always feel like I have something to prove, no matter how good I am doing or how bad things have been for me,” Perriman said. “Yes, I have an extra chip on my shoulder and really am just ready to go to work.”
Is there enough time to learn the playbook and terminology?
“Yeah, probably. Most likely,” Perriman said. “I am sure that with a lot of teams in the league, it is a lot of carry over. It is probably just different terminology. I am going to hit the playbook, as well.”
In addition to learning the offense, Perriman needs to build up some chemistry with Baker Mayfield. The first opportunity is Wednesday at practice.
“He is a baller,” Perriman said. “So that is the biggest thing is he is a baller. He has a lot of confidence and a lot of swag. From what I can see, everything is right.”
Hopefully the Browns made the right decision in the addition of Perriman. No matter what happens this week, general manager John Dorsey should explore a couple other veteran wide receivers in Dez Bryant and Amari Cooper.