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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Readers Comments (6)

  1. marty

    It will be ugly. Weedon can’t change what he is. I don’t see a high scoring game.Our defense will have to perform magic to keep us in the game.Special teams and defense need to get two touchdowns. Weedon hopefully will lead us to three fieldgoals.

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  3. Jrustyo

    Will you please give it a rest with Weeden! We all get it but the Browns defense against the Bills was nothing short of pathetic. Had their starting QB not gotten hurt they would have hung 4O on the D. Lets see what they do on Sunday.

    No one is going to be afraid of the Browns anemic running game and Detroit will be playing pass all day. If Weeden faces pressure much all day the real responsibility lies with the current management that has left this team with no running threat.

    Don’t believe me? Look at what has happened to Eli Manning with no running game this year. Weeden may not be much but he has been hung out to dry with no running options.

    For the Lions defense it’s like a batter knowing what a pitcher is going to contest.

    • Bill

      This is the same pathetic defense that only allowed 6 points against Cini. So let stop with the Pathetic defense. The Browns D is playing really good this year. Brian Hoyer had a really bad running game againt Minn and Cini. Weeden did not play that bad after the first couple of series. Go Browns!!!

      • LG

        The defense is playing well but they are slipping down a little in the standings.

  4. David

    I once again agree LG. I just have this to add; don’t forget that Suh is one of the dirtiest players in the game. If Weeden does not get rid of the ball fast enough, or if he makes his other typical mistakes and the O-Line can’t protect him, then I wouldn’t be surprised if Suh does all he can to try to put the hurt on Weeden. After all, Suh does not seem to care if he gets fined at all.


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