On Monday the Browns 2012 starting quarterback Brandon Weeden, the man the team used the 22nd pick of the 2012 draft on said; “he didn’t believe he could run Chip Kelly’s zone-read offense”. Last night,when it started to look like the Browns were close to making Chip Kelly the teams new head coach, Weeden took to twitter to try and back-pedal on his Pryor comments or his Freudian slip. What is a Freudian slip you may ask?
A Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of some unconscious (“dynamically repressed”) subdued wish, conflict, or train of thought. The concept is thus part of classical psychoanalysis.
Slips of the tongue and the pen are the classical parapraxes, but psychoanalytic theory also embraces such phenomena as misreadings, mishearings, temporary forgettings, and the mislaying and losing of objects. Freud said people don’t say what people don’t mean. It is possible that Brandon Weeden can’t run the type of offense Kelly would bring to Cleveland. Now that it looks like Kelly is coming Weeden took to twitter to say; ”@bweeden3 And laughed as I said it! Obviously a joke!”.
Maybe Weeden should learn to keep his mouth shut. Just five days ago it was him that said; “That’s really not my thing.” Weeden said smiling. Well it looks like Chip Kelly knows it is not Weeden’s thing. There is a lot of talk about Colt McCoy being the guy that can run the Chip Kelly offense. Brandon Weeden could have started his first and last season in a Cleveland Browns uniform. He is slow, he runs like he has two left feet. He doesn’t have the speed to run the kind of offense that Kelly would bring to the Cleveland Browns.
Last Monday when Weeden made his remarks, he probably saw the witting on the wall. Team CEO Joe Banner wouldn’t even give an impression on Weeden when he was asked to evaluate him at Monday’s press conference. The man the Browns used the 22nd pick of the draft on finished the season ranked 29th in passer rating (72.6) and 27th in completion percentage (57.4). Weeden threw for 3,385 yards with 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Lets face it, those aren’t exactly the kind of numbers the Browns were looking for out of their second pick in the NFL draft.
Weeden’s Freudian slip, is more truthful than even he thinks. His days as the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback could have ended in Denver. The team’s ownership is high on Colt McCoy and with that being said I wouldn’t be surprised if Haslam III and Banner held McCoy out of the Pittsburgh game so he wouldn’t get hurt before they talked to Chip Kelly.
Chip Kelly likes Colt McCoy and they both share the same agent. The Days of watching Weeden fold under pressure and overthrow his receivers could be over. I guess we will see sooner than some may have thought. Some Weeden lovers were ready to guarantee he would be the Browns starting quarterback in 2013. It sure doesn’t look that way now.
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