Found November 14, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
BEREA The rest of the season starts Sunday for the coaches, front office personnel and players of the Browns. Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner have said on the record that they will all be under the microscope as the two make decisions pertaining to the future of the team. However, there is probably no more of an important decision that the organization can make than whether Brandon Weeden is the franchise quarterback the team has so desperately been seeking. The Browns will likely once again have a high draft pick in the first round, but not a second-round pick due to the selection of Josh Gordon in the second-round of the supplemental draft. Do they even consider drafting another quarterback in the first-round next April? Weeden has had an up-and-down season, as expected from a rookie in the NFL. He is 185-of 336 (55.1 pct.)for 2,088 yards with nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His rating is 67.9. Pat Shurmur feels that Weeden can be the guy the Browns used a No. 1 draft choice to...

Shurmur on Brandon Weeden “I think he’s got a chance to be an outstanding player.”

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Shurmur on RB Trent Richardson: “He’s a tough guy… he knows his body better than anybody.”

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Browns want Weeden to cut down on picks

Browns coach Pat Shurmur made one thing clear: rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden must eliminate interceptions. Weeden has thrown 12 picks, tying two other QBs for the second-highest total in the NFL this season behind Dallas' Tony Romo (13). The 29-year-old Weeden and the Browns (2-7) visit the Cowboys (4-5) on Sunday. Shurmur said there's a fine line between being aggressive...

Browns to Weeden: Fewer picks

The numbers aren't good, at least not good enough. Brandon Weeden doesn't need anyone to tell him that. The Browns rookie quarterback doesn't have to scan his statistics to know he has to play better. He's well aware that he's thrown too many interceptions, won too few games and has yet to convince Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam and new CEO Joe Banner that he&...

Safe to say Haslam meant what he said regarding changes

Jimmy Haslam seemingly dissatisfied Some may not like the fact that more change hasn’t occurred with the Browns since Jimmy Haslam took over, but Haslam did say he wasn’t going to change much before the end of the season. There’s obvious value in openness and honesty. When Jimmy Haslam said he wouldn’t make changes until the end of the year, many took a wait-and-see approach...

How do the Cleveland Browns Get Back Into Contention?

This past week the Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner granted interviews to the local beat writers and most of the questions leaned towards the future. Unfortunately, at this point the most interesting thing about the 2-7 Browns is what will happen after the season is over. In the NFL, the key to a successful team is having the right coach and quarterback. As Joe Banner told...
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