I never understood why the Cleveland Browns drafted Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick in the 2012 NFL draft until now. Weeden is a guy who can move the team, he came out throwing tonight and completed 3 of 3 passes to move the Browns into scoring position. Then he couldn’t get the Browns into the end-zone, he fits right into what the Cleveland Browns coaching staff does in Cleveland. Why in the name of GOD would the Browns watch a guy throw the ball and get the Browns into the red zone and then call plays that take away the pass? Then when the Browns are forced to pass and the defense knows the Browns are forced to pass they call a pass play. The Cleveland Browns coaching staff has no imagination, none at all. They could see Weeden can throw a pass and get the Browns moving, then when they get into the red zone the team switches what they are doing.
The Browns had no business drafting a guy lie Brandon Weeden, they need to build an offensive line to give a pocket passer like Brandon Weeden time to set up and throw a pass. You have to have a quarterback that can protect the football when the pressure is facing you. Weeden has always been labeled as a guy who cracked under the pressure, we saw it first hand tonight. Weeden fumbled the ball twice when he was faced with pressure. He has now idea what to do when he gets into trouble.
People think I hate Brandon Weeden, trust me when I tell you this, I don’t dislike Weeden. The Browns front office messed up big time when they took Weeden with the 22nd pick and led people on thinking this guy was going to be the answer to the Cleveland Browns problems. The Cleveland Browns know what they had for an offensive line. They knew the line needs work, yet they go and draft a guy who cannot protect himself or the football when he is facing pressure. That is what I don’t like. The Cleveland Browns management couldn’t diagnose the problem with the team. We have guys sitting in the front office making millions of dollars a year and they couldn’t see Colt McCoy wasn’t the problem with Browns football.
Listen people, you saw it first hand tonight. It wouldn’t matter who the quarterback of the Cleveland Browns was, if the offensive line can’t protect him you have nothing. Until the Cleveland Browns can fix the problems with their offensive line that is supposed to protect their quarterback, the team will not succeed. Is this all Brandon Weeden’s fault? Absolutely not, just like last season wasn’t all Colt McCoy’s fault.
These guys need some help. Brandon Weeden isn’t the guy who is going to deliver the Cleveland Browns to the promise land. Unless the Cleveland Browns can figure out a way to protect their quarterback, Brandon Weeden will be lucky to make it through the 2012 season. The Browns may as well keep Colt McCoy in there as the starter, at least he can run for positive yardage. Weeden cannot do that….
Even Ray Charles could see what the problems with the Cleveland Browns was, to bad the people who make millions to do it couldn’t. Now they have another guy in Brandon Weeden they can blame it on this season. Help me out here, what is he the 17th starting quarterback in the last 13 years…… It is just as much Shurmurs fault for what happened tonight against the Eagles as it was Weeden’s fault. Brandon Weeden turned over the ball but it was Shumur who was calling crap plays after Weeden came out firing….
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