The Cleveland Browns have made it perfectly clear that they will be able to adjust to Josh Gordon's absence if the standout wide receiver is shelved with a year-long drug suspension in 2014.
Per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, "during a Wednesday interview on 92.3 The Fan, [Cleveland GM Ray] Farmer admitted that he doesn’t know if the team will be able to adequately replace Gordon because “you’re not just going to go out on the street and find another” superstar wideout.",
However, per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Farmer doesn't see a "superstar wideout" as necessary to the team's success:
“I would say ‘how important are those guys? Name the last big-time receiver to win a Super Bowl. Name the last mega-guy. [Gordon] matters to me because I like the guy and I think he’s a really good player, but at the end of the day, when you look at the teams that have these mega-receivers, name the last guy that won a Super Bowl? … There are none. The last guy that really helped his team get there was T.O. [Terrell Owens].”
Farmer did say that he is open to trading for a wide receiver, however, and that the team will “unearth every guy that’s available” in order to ensure the team has a solid wide receiving corps come September.
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