Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Alumni Spotlight: MoMass Ready

Looking good in brown and orange

It’s been a long, arduous, and frustrating off-season for former UGA and current Cleveland Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi. Sidelined for the entire preseason, MoMass finally returned to practice last week and by all accounts has been reinserted into the starting lineup for the Browns season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

A second round draft pick in 2009, MoMass caught 36 passes for 483 yards and 2 touchdowns last season. This off-season, however has put a damper on Mohamed taking the next step as a NFL receiver. While working at “Camp Colt” in Texas with Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, MoMass chipped a bone in his foot putting him squarely on the training bike for most of the preseason.

Unable to treat a bone chip, time was the only medication for Mohamed’s injury. As he sat, he immersed himself in first year head coach Pat Shurmur’s new offense. As offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams last season, Shurmur had four receivers catch more than 40 balls, including Danny Amendola who caught 85. With no proven go to pass catcher in Cleveland it MoMass will have a chance to shine early.

The wild card in potential production for MoMass is the development of 2nd round draft pick Greg Little out of North Carolina. Little offers excellent speed and size at the position, but consistency and hands have been question marks during his collegiate career. If MoMass can lead a young group of receivers in Cleveland the Colts have a chance at a turn around season in 2011.

Massaquoi gets his first opportunity to shine September 11th against the porous secondary of the Cincinnati Bengals, who have given yardage in tons this preseason.

Dawgtooth’s 2011 prediction: 65 receptions 742 yards and 4 touchdowns

3 comments:

  1. Go Cleveland Colts!

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  2. Arnt yall the guys I met in the dome that hate christmas and small children?

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  3. That's us. We also believe in the tooth fairy, pots of gold at the end of rainbows, and Bobo's play calling ability.

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