By LG

The head coach of the Cleveland Browns Rob Chudzinski said the Browns will start Brian Hoyer Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills. When Chud was asked if Weeden was cleared to play, he said yes, but we plan on starting Hoyer Thursday night based on his merits.

The Cleveland Browns have made the first move to bench Brandon Weeden. With the way Hoyer has played who could blame the team. Just imagine of the Browns would have started Hoyer this season instead of Weeden. Could we be siting a game above .500 now and alone in first place in the AFC North?

With the defense this team has, it is hard to imagine how good the record would be if the team by passed the Brandon Weeden experiment and went with Hoyer earlier in the season. That is all water under the bridge and we just have to hope Hoyer can continue to produce wins like he has over the past two games.

Some fans, think back to the days when the Browns went to Anderson as their quarterback. I assure you this kid is no Anderson. Hoyer had the good fortune of learning the craft of playing quarterback in the NFL from one of the all-time best, Tom Brady.

This kid was in New England learning his skills by watching Brady for 3 years. He was coached by one of the best NFL coaches in the history of the game. Brian Hoyer is as smart as they come in the quarterback position. He may lack certain attributes physically, but he more than makes up for that with his football knowledge.

The Buffalo Bills come into the First Energy Stadium this Thursday night looking to knock off the Browns to earn their second victory over an AFC North team. Hoyer and the rest of our Cleveland Browns are going to answer the bell and have a few things to say about that.

The Browns will make it 3 in a row. I can feel another win coming our way……Go Browns!!!!

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Readers Comments (24)

  1. Don

    I have not heard one thing said about Billy Cundiff missing 2 field goals. Good thing the Browns won by 11 points.

     
    • LG

      Watch the Cleveland Sports 360 show that we just did you can find it on the front page of the site at http://www.clevelandsports360.com You’ll hear plenty on the Condiff story….

       
      • Arthur

        LG. For the sake of balance, did you mention Phil Dawsons record so far this season in San Fran?. I am sure you did, because we all know you are a self proclaimed ‘fair minded’ chap. But just for clarity, I wanted to be sure.
        Dawson is a legend in Cleveland, as you know, and he is sorely missed, but even the best kickers can miss field goals, and perhaps Cundiff just has to tweak a few things to get it spot on, like Dawson has to do in SF.

         
        • LG

          Arthur have you ever considered writing comedy? You would be a riot. Cundiff is no phil dawson by any stretch of the imagination.

           
          • RICK

            LG, Arthur isn’t questioning Dawson’s skills he is comparing this years stats. Cundiff just came off of a leg injury the week before and still made a long clutch FG. He will never be the legend that Dawson was but there aren’t many out there that is.

             
          • LG

            Hey I didn’t say we need Dawson back I said we need a better Filed goal kicker

             
          • Arthur

            So the answer is no then LG?. I never said Cundiff was a Phil Dawson. You really have trouble reading don’t you LG?. Dawson has missed 3 FG’s himself this season. That is the only point I was making. If you are going to have a dig at Cundiff, then at least talk about Dawson too. He was a great in Cleveland, nobody disputes that. Cundiff will never be looked at in the same way. Nobody disputes that either. But just try and be balanced LG when writing about players. Too much to ask?.
            As for writing comedy, I once thought about it but then went to this site and realized that no matter what I wrote, I could never be as funny as you often are, and that you do it without even trying most of the time depressed me so much that I put my pen down and vowed never to try again.

             
          • LG

            Who is saying we should have Dawson Arthur? I simply said we need a better field goal kicker…..

             
  2. Anthony Dodge

    Some may feel that Weeden is being treated unfairly, but he had his chances. Some credit Gordon for the offensive change, but Hoyer moves, slides the pocket, and gets rid of the ball so much faster. He does not lock on a receiver. A final difference… Weeden never showed game-to-game improvement. In just his 2nd start as a Brown, one saw a much improved Hoyer… fewer mistakes, and the offense is moving better. Weeden just was not the guy. Worse, Weeden never owned up to his errors- he was always dismissive and snarky when his play was questioned. Weeden should move on and let Hoyer be the starter from here on in (which is probably what will happen).

     
    • Old goat

      I have maintained that weeden would bring the team to despair. he was a mistake but that was not the current coaches decision. Weeden was given planty of chances, but he never took any responsibility. the bottom line he is just not NFL caliber.

      It is time to go with who is giving the team a chance to win and that is Hoyer. he apparently has the ability to inspire and lead and not just make excuses. I am not a Weeden fan as I don’t think he deserves to wear the same jersey as Frank Ryan, Bill Nelson, Brian Sipe, Bernie Kozar, Milt Morin, Leroy Kelly, or Jimmy Brown to mention only a few.

      I have not felt this giddy over the Browns since the Kardiac Kids of the 80′s.

       
      • LG

        Old Goat you were right, the people are seeing the light now and you would have to be blind to see he was the problem with the Browns offense.

         
  3. Jim V

    Hey Anthony, LG, I and several others agree with you hundred percent. We had talked about this for the past couple weeks when it comes to Weedon! Certainly if Gordon would’ve been in the lineup in the first two games Weedon would have probably looked a little better! I happen to know a former NFL player (. No names please), I have had it authenticated. If your teammates, don’t care for you that much or should I say dislike you, you won’t have the enthusiasm from them let’s say to protect you or your not a good leader you are going to have a rough day at the office! Cundiff in case you didn’t know was kicking with a pulled groin muscle. To this day I still would love to hear the real story behind letting Dawson go? and the other is what really happened with Hillis? was it the player or was it management? maybe LG can answer that question. I don’t expect our Brown’s to be in the Super Bowl! But they’re a lot more fun to watch since Hoyer took over at QB!

     
    • RICK

      I agree with Jim V on this one. The Brown are a lot more exciting with Hoyer as the QB. The offense seams to be rallying around Hoyer right now and he has the hot hand so ride him out and see what happens.We don’t kniow what Weeden would do with Gordon back in the lineup and right now we don’t need to find out with hoyer playing the way he is. Time will tell.

       
      • Arthur

        I also agree with Jim V here. This is probably the best post of his that I have seen on here actually. Impartial, and guided by common sense, unlike the stuff LG feeds us each and every day.
        Weeden would unquestionably have been better had Gordon played the first 2 weeks. Only an idiot cannot see that, or admit to it.
        The ‘O’ line is better now than it was too, and Cousins is improving by the week. These are 2 major pluses for Hoyer that Weeden did not have, though Weeden did not possess the touch of Hoyer, or have the mobility to ease the pressure he was under.
        But when Weeden got injured, several of us on here actually wanted Hoyer to start, not Campbell, and he has been a breath of fresh air so far, and long may it continue.
        He deserves to start too, and clearly it is now his job to lose, but if he goes down to injury himself, I would be fine with Weeden coming back in because I think he has a point when he says the system is partly responsible for the improved offense. 2 of Weedens picks were simply not his fault, and an impartial observer would surely see that. Without those, he might have been viewed a bit differently, not on here of course, but everywhere else.
        Again, I fail to understand what this man has done to earn the hatred he gets from this site, but it is what it is and we have come to expect it.
        That said, Hoyer does look to be a better QB at the moment though and he should get even better, but even LG questioned his signing originally, which just proves that nobody actually knew it would turn out the way that it has 2 weeks ago.
        We are winning, that’s the bottom line, and Hoyer has played a big part in that and it is a great story.
        But something tells me that as the season plays out Weeden might still get the chance to rewrite his own headlines in Cleveland, and we should all be open to the notion that we might have to actually root for him once more.
        I would have no problem with that because I root for whoever plays for the team. But would you LG?.

         
        • LG

          I call bull shit, you can’t say weeden would be better because you have to throw catch-able passes to be better…..

           
          • Arthur

            What was that you said yesterday about people using bad language being banned LG?. You should go and stand in a corner yourself.
            I would like to respond to your post though, but can’t understand what you are saying. Please put your teeth back in LG and tell your speaking software again.
            You make some good points re the merits of Weeden LG, but you spoil them with your bias against him. Shame really.

             
          • LG

            He doesn’t have any business playing in the national football league……That is what I said….

             
        • LG

          Arther when I questioned his signing I must admit I was going more off of his past reputation that seeing his play…..Because we never really got to see him play…..

           
          • Arthur

            So you pre-judged Hoyer without giving him a chance?. Thought so LG. You do that a lot don’t you?. You have already done the same thing this season to many of the coaches, Chudzinski especially, several players, and even the Browns owner, who you slaughtered unceremoniously!.
            Perhaps you should take a more considered approach in future LG before running to your typewriter.
            It would make you a better reporter for sure, and far more credible. Just a thought.

             
          • LG

            No I do not do that a lot Arthur but lets face it the guy started one other NFL game in his career. How much has anyone seen Hoyer out side of practice. If you read my article after the Preseason game against the Bears you would see I thought he could do a much better Job than Weeden the bust and I was right. I also was right about what a Bust Weeden would be in the NFL right after I saw him play in his first preseason game with the Browns. I knew he sucked then and he still sucks now. So what is it you’re trying to prove here Arther?

             
          • Arthur

            You prove my point for me LG every time you put pen to paper. You know nothing about the game and your personal bias prevents you from being objective.
            The first rule of journalism – be impartial. You just don’t get it LG, and because of that you will always be a laughing stock.

             
          • LG

            You keep laughing Arthur……I know plenty about football and I know plenty about a wasted first round draft pick. I could care less about your points, by now I thought someone who thinks he is as smart as you think you are would have understood that by now……I guess you are a very slow learner…..

             
          • Arthur

            And therein lies your biggest problem LG. You don’t care what your readers think. You should. You have to, if you want to make it as a writer.
            You take it easy LG. Good luck to you.

             
          • LG

            Why go putting words in people’s mouths Arthur.. I said I don’t care what you think…You are not all the readers here.

             

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