Joe Banner the new president of the Cleveland Browns hasn’t been sold yet as far as Brandon Weeden being the Browns quarterback in 2013. Some fans think Weeden is the best thing for the Cleveland Browns since the invention of sliced bread, Banner hasn’t been sold on Weeden yet. Why would he be? Weeden hasn’t displayed the talents of being the teams leader going forward. Heckert the Browns general manager was forced by former team president Mike Holmgren to pick Weeden with the teams 22nd pick in the first round of the 2012 N.F.L. draft. Since coming to the Browns and taking over the starting role at quarterback Weeden has gone 2-7. It is obvious that isn’t exactly what Haslm and Banner are looking for in a quarterback.
If Brandon Weeden is to remain the Browns starter in 2013 he has got a lot of ground to gain in the next 7 games. Brandon Weeden comes from one failed professional sports career and some think you are either born to be a leader or you just don;t have it. So far Weeden has fallen into the category of not having it. The Browns looked terrible in their last game against the Baltimore Ravens and Weeden had one of his worst performances since taking over the rains of the Cleveland Browns.
Joe Banner has a certain expectation out of N.F.L. quarterbacks, he tends to lean towards guys that can find their way out of trouble when needed. SO far Brandon Weeden has shown he folds at the slightest signs of pressure and has shown little of the ability to work his way out of trouble. If Weeden faces pressure in the 1st quarter of the game, he isn’t very good from that point forward. If Brandon Weeden expects to remain the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns he better dig deep over the next 7 games and find the heart of a champion if he indeed has one.
Throughout his career in the N.F.L. Joe Banner has been around a lot of quarterbacks that could scramble to buy more time if needed. In simple terms, Brandon Weeden doesn’t fit the mold of a Joe Banner quarterback,with Haslam and Banner watching closely over the next few weeks, it is important for Weeden to do something. Banner is watching closely and if Weeden doesn’t perform, I doubt if he will be around next season as the Browns starting quarterback.
Brandon Weeden could end up being another of the Cleveland Browns one hit wonders. This time could be the last time with the new ownership taking over the Browns, these guys will build Cleveland a winner.
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