BEREA -- Nobody takes a beating faster or harder than a Cleveland Browns quarterback.
In a town starved for wins and long-suffering because of losses (54 the past five years alone), a failure of a Browns quarterback draws condemnation faster than the Tasmaniam Devil spins.
Brandon Weeden suffered that fate this week.
He played the second-worst game of his career against Washington, and the outcry was loud. It was not unwarranted based on that one game, because he played poorly.
But were it not for ownership change and a coaching change that might follow, Weeden might be looked at a little different. Or at least given more time.
Hes in a rookie season of learning what the drill is and getting that first lap around the track, offensive coordinator Brad Childress said. Thats no different than he or Mitchell Schwartz or Josh (Gordon) or anybody. Can we expect it to get better? You should expect it to get better.
Because the expectation is things will get better, teams will stick w...