In switching to the West Coast offense under the direction of coach Pat Shurmur, the Cleveland Browns utilized their tight ends in various ways and multiple formations during the 2011 regular season.
Although Watson caught the most passes and gained the most yards among the tight ends,
Moore played a full complement of games during the 2011 regular season and made four starts. Statistically, Moore had his best game in the one Watson was injured. Moore caught four passes for 55 yards in the loss at Pittsburgh and managed touchdowns against Cincinnati (Sept. 11), at Indianapolis (Sept. 18), against Baltimore (Dec. 4), and at the Ravens (Dec. 24).
Moore finished the season with 324 yards and four touchdowns on 34 receptions. He was one of the many Browns pass-catchers working on their pass routes during the organized team activities and minicamps in the 2012 offseason.
“I think all of our receivers that play outside have the ability to be good fade runners, so you’re talking about
The Browns’ four main tight ends -- Watson, Moore,
The tight ends averaged 9.87 yards-per-reception.
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Cameron was a rookie with limited football experience at the collegiate level when the Browns chose him during the 2011 NFL Draft. Still learning the West Coast offense at the beginning of the season, Cameron was inactive for the first give games. He played against the Seattle Seahawks and at the San Francisco 49ers and collected his first reception at Houston on Nov. 6.
Cameron finished the year with 33 yards receiving on six catches.
From what Cameron showed on tape during the 2011 season, as well as through organized team activities and minicamps, the Browns are “expecting him to” make a big jump.
“I think he’s flashed out here in a way that we didn’t see him flash last year in training camp,” Shurmur said. “I feel like based on what he’s done here in the offseason, he’s positioning himself to make an impact for us.”