Joe Banner came out and made a statement questioning if receiver Josh Gordon was worth the second round pick the team gave up to get him. If he is concerned about Gordon, what does he really think about the first round picked the former front office used to draft Brandon Weeden?
Weeden was taken as the Browns second pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft (22nd) overall. He didn’t perform like a first round pick and it was clear once the new ownership took over the team, they were less than happy about Weeden’s performance. The team has little choice this year about what to do with Weeden. This could be his final year with the Cleveland Browns if he doesn’t perform to Banner’s expectations.
The Browns won 5 games in 2012. Weeden made some bad decisions and some say his eyes get glued to where he is going to throw the football. Is this something that better coaching can correct? Weeden comes from a baseball background. For years he has focused on the target while throwing the baseball. In the NFL, a good quarterback has to be able to look off of the intended receiver. Is this something that Brandon Weeden is going to be able to change?
The Browns do have a choice this season. They brought in Jason Campbell to compete for the starting job in Cleveland. If Banner and the Browns don’t like what they see with Weeden in camp and the preseason, they can start Campbell at quarterback. The fans want wins this season. The team is already setting up the fans for another term of rebuilding. How long can this cycle continue in Cleveland? It is going on 14 years….
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