The Cleveland Browns got a terrible performance out of their named starter Brandon Weeden in Indianapolis. The Colts brought some pressure and Weeden looked terrible. The rap has always been,bring some pressure and Weeden panics.
Weeden completed 12 out of the 25 passes he threw and came out of the game with a 4.2 yard average. Correct me if I am wrong, but the old QB the Browns had could produce numbers equal the those if not better.
Heck the second string guy the Browns have faced a ton of pressure and he almost double the yards per pass with 8 yards per pass. Is this the vertical offense the Browns coaching staff talked so much about during their media interviews?
Week 3 of the preseason is suppose to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season. The Browns offense looked like crap in the game. The only bright spot was the rushing from Trent Richardson. Weeden continues to show struggles when he is under pressure.
He wasn't sacked in the game but as soon as he hears footsteps he makes bad throws. If he has time to stand there and throw the ball he is alright. But he isn't going to be able to stand there and throw the football without facing pressure.
The Browns have to do something with Weeden to get him to take a little more time in the pocket. He still has a terrible problem ready the defense and he needs to improve those skills quickly if he and his Browns are going to be successful this season.
Weeden would do well to watch the game film on this one. This way he could see how Andrew Luck escapes some pressure and makes completions. Sometimes you have to be able to buy yourself some time when playing quarterback in the NFL...
This is one more thing Weeden can't do well. His feet get glued to the ground once he drops back....
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