The Cleveland Browns beat the Detroit Lions to move to 2-0 on the preseason. Brandon Weeden is not the same mistake making guy we saw in 2012. He could be improving because the team has some coaches that understand offense.
Weeden went 8 for 12 and threw for 2 touchdowns. Yes, he has been able to find the end zone with his passes when the team is in the red zone, that is something that was missing from his game in 2012. With the improvements we are starting to see in his game, you could say he had bad coaches last season.
Weeden still made a couple of mistakes in the game, but those mistakes were nothing compared to the mistakes we saw last season. He missed a wide open back with a sideways pass that most NFL quarterbacks would have completed.
He still shows signs of panic when he is faced with pressure and in real game time situations he is going to have to overcome the panic. Did Weeden show enough to be named the team’s starting quarterback?
Only time will tell. Jason Campbell showed he is able to play as well. Campbell went 12 for 14 in the game and he had an impressive drive that lead to a touchdown. Campbell brings something to the game that Weeden doesn’t.
Campbell is able to run with the football when he is faced with trouble. There are 2 more preseason games left. If Weeden can continue to improve and he doesn’t start making mistakes, he could very well be named the team’s starting quarterback.
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