The Cleveland Browns made some moves this week that turned hard-core Browns fans into a bunch of cry babies. One of those moves was naming 3rd string quarterback Brian Hoyer as the team’s starter going into the Minnesota game.
How did it turn out? The Browns got their first win of the 2013 season and the team looked as though they had a guy playing quarterback that knows how to read a defense. Hoyers first pass of the game was thrown right on the numbers of his intended receiver only to be dropped.
Then the Browns offense was able to get into a rhythm that fans have seen since the team drafted Brandon Weeden and made the fatal mistake of naming him as the team’s starter. Hoyer proved the Browns offensive problems can be mostly attributed to Weeden’s in abilities to understand the concept of NFL football.
Hoyer didn’t have a perfect game, but he played far better than the bust out Brandon Weeden who was another wasted first round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns past regime.
Hoyer threw 3 interceptions in his first game as the Browns starter, but he was able to shake those off and lead his team down the field with only a few minutes left in the 4th quarter to seal the deal and get his Browns a win by throwing his 3rd touchdown pass of the day.
Hoyer threw the ball with pin point accuracy on most of his completions. He placed the ball where his receivers could make the play. He showed something we have yet to see from Weeden, he showed heart.
Hoyer threw the ball for 321 yards, he completed 30 of the 54 passes he threw, had 3 touchdowns and three interceptions. He was sacked 3 times in the game and took 7 quarterback hits. He faced the same kind of pressure that Weeden has faces this season due to the offensive line not being able to protect their quarterback.
The difference is Hoyer was able to show the guts it takes to come back and win the football game. He certainly took a Cleveland Browns football team that is not very good and turn them into a winner, at least for today. But guess what, today is all that matters. The Browns beat the Vikings 31-27 and they did it with a quarterback that has a brain.
This hometown kid deserves to start next week,he earned it and head coach Chudzinski would be foolish not to give him another chance.
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