One thing you have to notice this season is how much better the Browns offensive line is performing. As the headline of this article states, if Brandon Weeden would have played for the Cleveland Browns in the 2011 season with the line Cleveland had, it is doubtful he would have been able to complete the season. Some of the reasons as to why, include Weeden holding onto the ball too long and not being able to find his open receiver. Weeden is an immobile quarterback and if he didn’t have the time he is being provided by the much improved offensive line, he would have been in serious trouble this season.
Weeden had better give some great Christmas presents for his guys. They have done an excellent job providing the protection Weeden needs to be somewhat successful in the N.F.L.. Now Weeden has to work on improving the Browns statistics if the Browns want to be considered a play off threat. The Browns offense is ranked 31st in the red-zone. One of the reason’s for this is, Weeden doesn’t have the touch pass yet required by N.F.L. quarterbacks to find one of his guys in the corner of the end-zone. The Browns struggle when they get to the red-zone and Weeden has to do a better job.
A big thanks to Autopilot for pointing out just how good the line is protecting Weeden this season. We shall see just how improved the Browns are in the next three games.
Browns Brandon Weeden, Throw him at the mercy of last year’s awful offensive line and he wouldn’t have lasted the season Autopilot’s observations are, He holds the ball way too long, has difficulty finding the open receivers, has poor mobility in the pocket, stands flat-footed in the pocket most of the time (the cause of his errant passes). I doubt that he would have completed 50% of his passes last season and would have thrown a lot of interceptions from being pressured constantly.
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