Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Everything is coming up roses in Cleveland because rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden looked much improved in last week’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. While it always is a good thing to see young players perform well even under preseason conditions, as with everything else in August, it also is good not to get too “up” or too “down” about anything. Everyone high-fiving themselves after last week’s victory needs a strong dose of reality: If this had been the regular season, not only would the Browns have lost the game, it probably would not have been close. Even with all the injuries to the Packers defense, it still would not have been close. I’m trying to avoid being a Debbie Downer, but the flaws on this team haven’t disappeared overnight. Plus, the Green Bay starters left the game a full quarter before Weeden and the Browns starters did. If you don’t think that didn’t make a difference in Weeden’s performance, please let me drink some of your Kool-aid. While Aaron ...
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