The Cleveland Browns offense already has 3 strikes against them coming into the game Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Strike one is playing Brandon Weeden at the quarterback position, but as head coach Rob Chudzinski puts it, they have no other choice.
The second and third strikes are the two players the Lions have that like to bring pressure to the QB. It is going to be like a street fight for the Browns offensive line to keep Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley away from Weeden on Sunday.
Both of these Lions player like to bring it full speed on every play. The Browns have been coaching their less than agile quarterback to get rid of the ball quicker to help the o-line out a bit.
The QB can’t stand back in the pocket and hold the ball for 4 seconds and expect the line to hold off guys like Suh and Fairley. The Lions have 10 sacks coming into this game Sunday and Weeden has been sacked 16 times in 3 games.
He hasn’t made it easy on the offensive line and he hasn’t been able to get rid of the ball quick. He still looks at his receiver and doesn’t look at anyone else during the play. He makes it easy on guys like Suh and Fairley.
If the Browns offensive line can’t win this street fight up front this Sunday, Weeden will certainly pay the price for it behind the line of scrimmage. If Weeden tries to react too quickly, he may make a ton of mistakes and turn the ball over by throwing a bunch of interceptions this weekend.
It is going to be an interesting game to watch.
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