Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 6/10/13
2012 Record: 5-112012 DownfallPassing StrugglesWith the benefit of hindsight, if you're the Browns, would you have traded up to the No. 2 spot with St. Louis (the original placeholder) to ensure that you get Robert Griffin III? Indianapolis had their heart set on Andrew Luck, so he was out of the question, but Cleveland could have certainly sweetened the pot for the eventual NFL Rookie of the Year.Additional hindsight shows that, with the 22nd pick, they could have taken undersized Russell Wilson, but instead chose 28 year old Brandon Weeden. While Weeden didn't turn out to be a joke on the level of Ryan Leaf, it's hard to imagine him as a champion either.Weeden went 5-10 as a starter, throwing 14 touchdowns and 17 picks (tied for fifth in the league). Only five times during the season did Weeden top an 80.0 rating in a game (72.6 for the year). Other than a healthy stretch in October, it was mostly the pits.One Dimensional OffenseTrent Richardson's rookie season was a mixed bag. Th...
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