Found September 11, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
1) Heres the problem with Brandon Weedens opening game: If it happens again it brings into question whether Weeden has it. Its one thing to struggle as a rookie -- Andrew Luck threw three interceptions after all. Its quite another to set the standard Weeden set, which was historically bad. At least as far as football since 1960 goes. If that happens again, its a problem. It if happens over and over and over , it borders on a calamity. And if Weeden puts another three-interception game on the board in Cincinnati, well, let the doubters shout.2) Strip away the excuses. Theres no time for excuses. The running game was bad. Guys dropped balls. The line was bad. Lord havent we heard these before recently? At some point a guy has to pick up his play, and a quarterback has to pick up his team. Didnt happen. Whats especially bothersome is that in the last preseason game he played, Weeden started well. Then he got worse as the game went on. Same with Sunday. The start wasnt bad, but he got...

Pat Shurmur on Joe Haden’s Suspension

Head coach Pat Shurmur talked addressed the media’s questions about Joe Haden’s situation- “We’re going to miss Joe for a month and the next guys in there will do a good job. I’m very confident that the players we have on this team will go in and challenge and play extremely well. That’s just the way it goes and we’re all aware of the rules so we move forward.” ...

Barnwell / Grantland bury Pat Shurmur for extra point decision

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...

Terrible Tuesdays: More from Shurmur and Weeden on Fun Browns Loss to Eagles

Terrible Tuesdays: Because the careening dumpster fire that is the Holmgren/Shurmur regime and the 2012 Cleveland Browns is too much to clean up after in just one day. So first from The Anointed One, Brandon Weeden, after turning in a performance as bad as only 0.05% of the quarterbacks in NFL history have ever managed, when asked if his NFL debut “felt different” from his college...

Browns- Eagles: Upon Further Review

Pat Shurmur was talked into second half challenges by both his players and the crowd. This may mark the first time Shurmur has listened to anyone upon his Cleveland arrival.

Shurmur standing by Brandon Weeden at QB

BEREA It didnt take long for a quarterback question to come out regarding Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy. Pat Shurmur was asked what he would say to fans that are already clamoring for McCoy? Clamoring for Colt? Shurmur said. Brandon Weeden is our starter and hes going to get better. Weeden was just 12-of-35 for 118 yards with four interceptions. His rating of 5.1 was one of the...

Shurmur to Trolling Fans: Brandon Weeden is Browns’ Starting Quarterback

Clamoring for [Colt] McCoy [after one game]? I’d tell them that Brandon Weeden is our starting quarterback and he’s going to get better. Okay? – Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, Monday, when asked what his response would be to fans “clamoring” for quarterback Colt McCoy following rookie QB Brandon Weeden’s first start in the NFL. Weeden, a 2012 first-round...

Three Plays That Changed Everything

Only in Cleveland can an absolutely beautiful Sunday be completely ruined by our sports teams. Yes, I was in attendance for the Pat Shurmur show yesterday. It was great to be in a full stadium that rocked again. You forget just how fun it is when our teams are good, especially the Browns. It has been so long.  But in classic Cleveland fashion, our afternoon was mucked up in the...

A Disturbing Trend Continues

“A first game loss is only fatal if we let it be,” Browns coach Pat Shurmur said on Monday. “That’s it. That’s the story. There are no moral victories."

Browns confident Weeden will improve after clunker

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...

Pat Shurmur is blaming everyone but Brandon Weeden for Weeden’s dismal performance in week one

We’ve already discussed Brandon Weeden’s horrible performance against the Eagles on Sunday. And we’ve also discussed that despite Weeden insisting that he wasn’t overwhelmed, we believe he was. With those out-of-the-way, it’s now time to hear what Browns head coach Pat Shurmur thinks of all this. Of course, he’s disappointed and spouts the normal coach-speak that you...

Brandon Weeden Remains Starter For Week 2

Browns coach Pat Shurmur said rookie starting quarterback Brandon Weeden will start in Week 2 against Cincinnati. Weeden was awful in Week 1 against the Eagles going 12-of-34 for 118 yards and four interceptions.Fantasy Spin:Weeden isn't going to be a fantasy-worthy starter anytime soon, but he's got to play well or the Browns only quality fantasy option,Trent Richardson...

WFNY Podcast – 2012-09-11 – Browns, Buckeyes, Suspensions and 2-point Conversions

Rick and Craig are back at it again and no we still don’t have an opener. Sorry, I was too busy bringing a new child into the world. Excuse me. Get off my back, ok? Anyway, Rick and I talked about the Browns and Buckeyes mostly. As soon as I get TD or Jon on we’ll get some Tribe in the action. Scott will make an appearance soon too, I’m thinking. Joe Haden’s suspension Pat...
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