By LG

The Cleveland Browns and their old starting rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden will be on their way to Green Bay to do battle with the Packers. This is the second meaning-less preseason game of the young season in the old rookie quarterbacks NFL career. Some fans think staying positive will be enough to get Weeden and his Browns on the right track. I say, it is going to take a lot more than just positive thinking to get these Cleveland Browns on the right track. The Browns did win their first pre-season contest last week. This week they will face a tougher test playing a green bay team that didn’t fair to well in their season debut.

Weeden is going to need a lot more than positive thinking to do well, he is going to need his young offensive line to step it up and protect him. The Packers defense is probably going to put pressure on Weeden and it isn’t clear yet to Browns fans if Brandon Weeden has the ability to use his feet to get himself out of trouble. The Browns drafted Mitchell Schwartz to help solidify the Browns trouble-sum offensive line. The 6-5 320lbs. line man looks like he needs a little time to get use to the NFL. The offensive line is going to get tested in this one against Green Bay.

The Green Bay Packers didn’t exactly have the best defense in the NFL in 2011, in total defense they were ranked 21st. The Browns and Weeden could find some seams in the Packers defense and exploit them for some positive yardage. The Packers were ranked dead last against the pass last season, this is the game Weeden could pick a part a defense with his passing attack if the Browns offensive line can get Weeden some time. The Packers were ranked 14th when it came to stopping the run last season.

When it came to sacking the quarterback, the Packers were ranked 27th in the NFL in 2011. IF the Packers are looking to improve those number this season the Browns offensive line could be a goo target to do so on. The Browns Really don’t know what to expect when they face the Packers this week and Brandon Weeden is going to have to stay upright if he is going to excel. The O’line will be the thing to focus on this week.

If the Packers can get to Weeden I would look for Pat Shurmur to take his 28-year-old rookie out early and put in Colt McCoy so Weeden doesn’t get hurt.

 

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. bcharron

    Let’s not forget, this might be the game we see the most in. Usually it’s game 3, but we play them again. So, it might be the Green Bay game.

     
  2. ABrown

    The Browns have beaten the Packers the last 2 years in preseason so I wouldn’t be surprised by another Browns victory. Last year McCoy had an almost perfect passer rating in the high 150.s so this is the time for Weeden to try to step up.

    I expect to see a very carefully scripted and practiced opening series of plays from the Browns (fairly typical with a rookie QB) and a big push for a solid performance. Watch the later possessions in the 1st half for a clearer evaluation.

    Green Bay is missing their leading receiver and almost all of their running backs while their O-line is far from the strongest. They will want to improve execution tomorrow night, but top teams in the league don’t win very much in preseason because they try to evaluate a lot of people trying to make the team. A great chance for a Browns’ win!

     
  3. @Browns_Fan32

    Green Bay is not the game to watch, week 3 against the Eagles who we also open up with is the game to watch. But Weeden better start looking off recievers and safeties or we will start looking for the bench is his Short Future.
    Everyone said McCoy unable to go Up-Field I think he proved every one wrong. Watch out Weeden McCoy is here to stay and take your job.
    Go Browns may the Best QB win the role, games and the hearts of the Dawg Pound. We Need another Bernie Kosar and Otto Graham.

     

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