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People around the nation are waking up today in a panic, with nightmarish images of quarterback Brandon Weeden’s fourth quarter interception against the Detroit Lions just a week ago. Families are being torn apart and divorce rates are up as people just can’t get over how comical and horrifying Weeden’s interception really was.
Earlier in the week, a video surfaced of Weeden’s jersey being burned by a crazed fan who probably shouldn’t be watching sports. It seems as if the overall consensus is that Weeden is the worst thing to ever happen to Cleveland sports. As wrong as that is, that’s what comes with being an NFL quarterback. Weeden can say he doesn’t acknowledge the hate and ignores his critics, but all the negativity has surely built up and puts an unnecessary amount of pressure on him. I’m not to sure where the “I hate this man and want him to leave the country and I will burn all possessions that show relevance to him and cast satanic incantations on his wife and children” mentality comes from, but it’s not helping him to perform any better. That is why this Sunday will speak volumes in regards to the Browns team as a whole. It’s make or break week for Brandon Weeden.
Up to this point in his career, Weeden has been either surprisingly great, or terribly bad. Terribly bad has been the more consistent result, but every now and then, Weeden has that fabled great game. Which leads up to Sunday’s showdown with Green Bay, the 28th ranked pass defense. With three of the four Packers linebackers out, Davone Bess and Jordan Cameron could be primed for big days. A weak Browns running game against a stout Packers run defense will ensure a pass heavy attack, which will give Weeden many opportunities to either dominate, or humiliate himself. Expect Travis Benjamin to have a huge game returning punts, which may also assist Weeden in field position.
Not to sure why I cringe when I say it, but I believe Weeden will have a huge day. Three touchdowns would not surprise me at all, then again you can’t really predict which Weeden will show up every week. Depending on how the defense holds up against the unexpectedly great Packers run game and receiver-depleted Aaron Rodgers pass attack, the Browns could shock Green Bay. It’s sad to say but if Weeden performs poorly, Cleveland might run him out of town. The outcome of this game could be the final nail in the coffin on a short lived career, or the rekindling of a disgraced former first rounder. Let’s all hope its the latter.
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The Cleveland Browns were busy Friday making moves in anticipation of their Sunday matchup with the Green Bay Packers. First and foremost, the team parted ways with running back Bobby Rainey, then promoted two off the practice squad to the active roster, wide receiver Tori Gurley and cornerback Julian Posey, according to the NFL's transaction wire.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, at least three teams have contacted the Cleveland Browns in an effort to trade for wide receiver Josh Gordon.
At least 3 teams have contacted Browns about deal for WR Josh Gordon; two have standing offers of a high pick and a player. Browns balking.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 21, 2013
With the trade deadline fast approaching...
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