Coming into the Detroit game the Cleveland Browns defense was ranked 4th in overall total defense. The defensive unit of the Cleveland Browns looked like a force other team’s were going to have to deal with.
But with Brandon Weeden as the team’s starting quarterback, not only is the Cleveland offensive unit struggling, he is bringing down the team’s defense as well. Cleveland gave up 24 UN-answered second half points to the Lions.
People are blaming the defense for this and true they could not stop the Lions from scoring. But ask yourselves a question before you point the finger at the Cleveland defensive unit. How long should the Browns defense stay on the field?
Brandon Weeden was incapable of moving the Browns, thus causing one of the best defensive units in the NFL to get tired. The offense has to be able to sustain drives that give the team’s defense time to recharge their batteries.
Weeden is a cancer to this Cleveland Browns football team that needs to be cut out. The longer the team continues to waste time on a guy like Weeden, the further down the stats list the team’s defense is going to fall.
They came into the Detroit game listed at 4th in total team defense and thanks to Brandon Weeden they fell 3 places to number 7. Why can’t the Browns coaching staff see what Weeden is doing to what could be a pretty good football team?
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