There is little doubt that Brandon Weeden is performing somewhat better in the offense deigned by Norv Turner. With that being said the team and head coach Rob Chudzinski is still refusing to name Brandon Weeden as the Browns starting quarterback.
There are still some fans that don’t think Weeden is the guy. A look at the stats this preseason tells us that Jason Campbell is out performing Weeden in completions. We understand this is preseason and it could be said that Weeden is facing the first team players while Campbell is facing the 2nd string defenses.
It goes deeper than that. If you watched Weeden perform in last Thursday nights game against the Lions, you would have seen a huge difference between Weeden’s touch and Campbell’s touch. Weeden has plenty of arm strength there is no doubting that.
What Weeden is missing at times is the ability to calm it down when needed. When Weeden delivers the football it is like a fastball coming into the receivers. Campbell on the other hand has the ability to throw his passes with some touch.
This is why Weeden had such a problem last season trying to throw those little touch passes into the corner of the end zone if the Browns were within the 10 yard line. He simply has no touch. He is throwing fast balls out there.
There are some that think Weeden is going to be the Browns starting quarterback without a doubt. But if you look at the numbers it clearly shows Campbell is completing more passes than Weeden is. It isn’t even close, Campbell leads Weeden by 14%.
Football is a game of numbers. The Browns coaches know that. While people are emotionally attached to Brandon Weeden for one reason or another, you can’t discount the fact that Campbell’s numbers aren’t too bad.
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