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Browns coach Pat Shurmur dismissed any concern about rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, who struggled terribly in his NFL debut.
Weeden threw four interceptions in Sunday's 17-16 loss to Philadelphia. The first-round pick completed 12 of 35 passes for 118 yards and finished with a 5.1 rating, one of the lowest by a QB in a season opener since the merger in 1970.
Shurmur is confident Weeden will improve. He also said receivers must do a better job catching the ball and fighting off defenders. Shurmur pointed to a pass dropped by wide receiver Greg Little near the goal line as one ''that has to be caught.''
And as for fans already clamoring to see backup Colt McCoy, Shurmur said ''Brandon Weeden is our starting quarterback.''
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Despite throwing four interceptions in Cleveland's loss to Philadelphia, Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden claims he wasn't overwhelmed in his first NFL start.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden was in over his head on Sunday, and the more the stats are analyzed the worse it looks.
It was a long afternoon for Weeden.
It was apparent during the game that Weeden was struggling with the deep and intermediate passes, overthrowing multiple open receivers. According to Pro Football Focus, Weeden was 0-7 with two interceptions on balls...
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden got caught under the American Flag. You'd think he'd be old enough to avoid the flag guys.
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It was hot debate all day long and there were hypotheticals going all over the place. Ultimately most fans seemed to decide that even if it was the wrong decision, there were many other much larger issues in need of discussion. Brandon Weeden’s overall performance and appearance of lack of preparation come to mind. Bill Barnwell at Grantland ups the stakes a bit with his statistical...
Despite a 5.1 quarter back rating and a game where he turned the ball over six times, head coach Pat Shurmur told reports Brandon Weeden will start week two (Credit: AP Photo)
After an abysmal start to the season, one in which he finished the game with a 5.1 quarterback rating, Cleveland Browns fans are already questioning whether or not quarterback Brandon Weeden should be the...
That did not take long.
Odds are, this did not turn out well.
One day into Brandon Weeden's pro career
and half the Cleveland
fanbase is ready to high-side him for a quarterback known for his toughness and
There's no question Weeden's performance yesterday was brutally bad.
Either the coaching staff did not prepare him...
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Former Browns linebacker Quinton Spears sent a not-so-sublte tweet jab at the organization on Sunday:
It doesn’t take a great leap of faith to imply that he’s talking about Pat Shumur’s decision to start Brandon Weeden over Colt McCoy. Weeden had a disastrous debut on Sunday, throwing four interceptions and failing to move the offense much at all. When asked to clarify, Spears...
Yikes. 12 of 35 for 118 yards and 4 interceptions. That is one of the worst quarterback performances I’ve ever seen. It’s pretty clear, Weeden, despite his age, is not a nearly finished product. It wasn’t all his fault; his supporting cast sucks. He’ll also probably improve as the season goes on, but this offense is incredibly young and will have many growing pains, to say...
“[I]t’s not what anyone expected from the golden-armed redhead on opening day.” — Mary Kay Cabot on Brandon Weeden
“I did not see a guy that was starry-eyed. Not at all. … I’m not discouraged at all.” — Pat Shurmur on Brandon Weeden
“Aw, man, I gotta get out of Cleveland. I gotta get out of Cleveland.” — Michael Vick on Cleveland
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