If I didn't see it with my own eyes I may not believe it, Brandon Weeden the man who had a 5.1 quarterback rating in his first NFL regular season game turned things around today to silence some of his critics. Sure it was only one game as Weeden himself would be quick to point out, nonetheless Brandon Weeden looked like a much improved quarterback. Weeden would throw the first of his 2 touchdown passes to Trent Richardson who took the pass 23 yards down the field beating the Bengals defenders to hand Brandon Weeden his first NFL touchdown in over 6 quarters of trying. The Browns were playing from behind, yet Weeden didn't panic and throw any interceptions in the game. This was an entirely different Brandon Weeden than the one who completely sucked in week one.
Weeden would find his second touchdown pass to Greg Little in the 4th quarter, some fans we just as shocked to see Little hang onto the football they were seeing Brandon Weeden find the end-zone twice in one game. Brandon Weeden's numbers were much more respectable today. He completed 26 of 37 passes for 322 yards and 2 touchdowns. Weeden had a 114.9 Q.B. rating at games end that is a 2,250% percent improvement over the 5.1 Weeden had in Week one. Weeden would finish the game with a 8.7 yard per pass average and continues to struggle finding his receiver on deep throws.
Another thing Brandon Weeden showed great improvement on today was when he was sacked twice he managed to hang onto the football, something he has had trouble with since making the transition from College into the NFL. Although Weeden is still win-less in the NFL and we all know winning is what matters, Brandon Weeden did show he could do the job today. If the Cleveland Browns offense can find a way to strike earlier in the games, maybe they wouldn't always have to play from behind and soon they could find the ever elusive wins the team is missing.
Congratulations to Brandon Weeden for his two touchdown passes today and his vast improvement over week one from all of us over at Cleveland Sports 360.... Now get out there and win one of these games!!!! I know (Baby Steps).
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