It’s here Browns fans, this season kicks off in a day and the fans in Cleveland can’t wait to see their 2012 Cleveland Browns led by the 28-year-old rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden take to the field Friday night to play the Lions in their first pre-season game. This will be Weeden’s first taste of real N.F.L. football and the Browns are throwing him against the team who’s got some guys on Defense that will want to kill Brandon Weeden. The Browns offensive line is going to be key to helping Weeden stay on his feet long enough to get rid of the football. This is the first key to a win. The second key to a win is going to be the Cleveland Browns running game, true we lost or first round pick to left knee problems. If Browns running back Montario Hardesty runs as good as he has looked in Browns training camp it will be key to helping Weeden set up the passing game.
When you have a guy that is a threat on the ground, it keeps the defense honest. If the Browns is the Browns can come out early and set up the run, Weeden will have the chance to throw some passes down field. The third key to a win will be the Cleveland Browns receivers to hold onto the football, Weeden should have the arm strength to get the ball down field. The Browns receivers have looked better in camp than they played last season. Both Massaquoi and Greg Little have looked very good. Lets not forget the Browns Wide receiver they picked up in the supplemental draft Josh Gordon, at 21 years old he is the youngest player in Browns camp, it has been reported that Gordon is battling at camp these days. Gordon could be just a bit worn out but the Browns look for this guy to take over as their number one receiver sooner than later.If Gordon can help Weeden move his Browns down field just one or two times Friday night it will be huge.
It all depends on the Browns offensive line being able to get Weeden the time to throw the football, if Weeden starts to feel the pressure early, the Browns could have trouble against the Lions. Lets hope for Weeden’s sake, the young offensive line can keep Brandon Weeden protected.
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