Found November 09, 2012 on Cleveland Sports 360:
Joe Banner the new president of the Cleveland Browns hasn’t been sold yet as far as Brandon Weeden being the Browns quarterback in 2013. Some fans think Weeden is the best thing for the Cleveland Browns since the invention of sliced bread, Banner hasn’t been sold on Weeden yet. Why would he be? Weeden  hasn’t displayed the talents of being the teams leader going forward. Heckert the Browns general manager was forced by former team president Mike Holmgren to pick Weeden with the teams 22nd pick in the  first round of the 2012 N.F.L. draft. Since coming to the Browns and taking over the starting role at quarterback Weeden has gone 2-7. It is obvious that isn’t exactly what Haslm and Banner are looking for in a quarterback. If Brandon Weeden is to remain the Browns starter in 2013 he has got a lot of ground to gain in the next 7 games. Brandon Weeden comes from one failed professional sports career and some think you are either born to be a leader or you just don;t have it. So far Weed...
  • Weeden is not the answer. He's a panic picked QB by a desperate Holgren and Heckert after botching the RGIII opportunuty.
    You don't rebuild your franchise around a guy that's going to be 30 in just his second season. Plus, the guy lost 5 years of valuable football development while playing baseball. He has no legs to helps himself. He's more statuesque in the pocket than Lady Liberty herself!
    There's a reason the guy is at or near the bottom of the league.
    The Browns would be better off playing Colt McCoy.
  • Why not play them both? Whoever produces wins the job

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