Posted September 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
Several Browns players expressed shock at the team's decision to trade star running back Trent Richardson. Cleveland dealt Richardson to Indianapolis on Wednesday for a first-round draft pick next year, a move that came on the same day third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer was named this week's starter and wide receiver Greg Little lost his starting job. Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, one of the team's captains, said the Richardson trade ''is a reality of this business, but you have to put your hard hat on and move forward.'' Jackson said the Richardson trade ''is right up there'' with anything he has experienced in his seven-plus years in Cleveland. Although some Browns fans view the deal as the front office giving up on this season for the future, Jackson said ''that's not even realistic, there's too much pressure on everyone to win.''
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Why count Cleveland out this week against the Vikings?

I am sorry, ever since Trent Richardson was traded a day ago, people have already labeled the Browns as a lock to get the first overall pick.  Well I disagree, I think the Browns can still win.  Listen, the day before the Browns traded T-Rich, they named Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback for week 3 […]

Cleveland Browns wave the white flag

Brian Hoyer was the first domino to fall. This morning around 10 AM, the Cleveland Browns announced that Brian Hoyer, their third-string quarterback who was inactive for the team’s game last weekend, would start in Minnesota on Sunday in place of Brandon Weeden. Weeden, of course, injured his thumb towards the tail end of the Browns week two loss in Baltimore. In just under two...

A new era in Cleveland Browns football begins

The Cleveland Browns have sucked for a long time. This much we know. Since they came to the league, they’re often mentioned with the Lions, Jets, and Jaguars as being the punching bag of the league. It’s easy to crack…Read more →

Brian Hoyer to start at QB for Browns this week

Browns third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Sunday against Minnesota in place of Brandon Weeden, who sprained his right thumb last week. Cleveland surprisingly decided to go with Hoyer over more experienced backup Jason Campbell. Campbell came in for one series in the fourth quarter against Baltimore after Weeden injured his thumb when he banged it on a teammate's...

The Most Depressing Cleveland Browns Jersey Ever Gets Even More Depressing

Congratulations to you brave Cleveland Browns fans because you have a new starting quarterback! Let’s welcome third-string QB Brian Hoyer as the next tackling dummy. Former starter Brandon Weeden sprained his right thumb during Sunday’s loss to Baltimore, opening up the vacancy for Hoyer. The 27-year-old made one start for the Cardinals last season after spending the three previous...

No such thing as bad publicity, eh?

The Browns shook up the NFL (and lost, what, 75 percent of its remaining fan base?) when it shipped second-year running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis for a first rounder in 2014 on Wednesday. But what time will likely forget is the way the day began in Cleveland. Sure, you can find analysis on the fantasy impact of Richardson playing behind Andrew Luck . But got anybody...

Browns Punt 2013

Brian Hoyer, starting NFL Cleveland Browns quarterback. Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts running back. Say what you like about tanking a season to try and draft a franchise QB. At least it’s an ethos. This team wasn’t going anywhere with Brandon Weeden, anyway. And even apart from Mike Lombardi’s impeccable track record, no one has a clearer direction than Joe Banner, nor...

Brian Hoyer will start at QB for Cleveland Browns against Vikings

The details are scarce, but the concerns over Brandon Weeden’s injured thumb have forced a change at the quarterback position. Please click here to read this story. The post Brian Hoyer will start at QB for Cleveland Browns against Vikings appeared first on Players View.

The Browns may be moving on from Brandon Weeden

The Browns’ decision to start backup quarterback Brian Hoyer over injured starter Brandon Weeden makes perfect sense to anyone that’s observed the Browns over the past couple of seasons. So far in 2013, Weeden has been pretty poor, throwing for three interceptions and only one touchdown. In a young man’s sport, it’s strange that the Browns’ second year quarterback is...

Cleveland Browns Have An Epically Bad Offense

The Cleveland Browns offense is epically bad right now. Prior to their starting quarterback getting hurt and idiotically trading their star running back, the Browns offense sucked. Cleveland only managed to score 16 points in their first two games. Now, Brandon Weeden is injured, which means journeyman Brian Hoyer will get the start for the Browns in Week 3. Since being drafted in...
Browns News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.