The Cleveland Browns are a mess struggling to clean themselves up. Simply, they have no idea who they are or who they want to be and more importantly, no clue who they have to lead them wherever it is they want to go.
It was Brandon Weeden in the preseason. Then a thumb injury to Weeden brought in Brian Hoyer and a revelation… the Browns were pretty good for a few weeks. But after three wins in a row, Hoyer went down.
Enter, Brandon Weeden, again.
Now, after support from his teammates stating that he could lead the team to the playoffs this year despite two straight, bad losses, Brandon Weeden has been replaced again, this time by NFL journeyman Jason Campbell.
Apparently Campbell is the guy that gives the Browns the “best chance to win”, according to coach Rob Chudzinski.
According to SI’s “Audibles”, Weeden’s teammates had doubts and linebacker D’Qwell Jackson thinks he was definitely rattled by the recent Cleveland criticism’s.
“I’d by lying if I said he wasn’t,” Jackson said. “I’m pretty sure he is. You try to block out the noise and can’t avoid it. It comes with the territory. It comes with being in this league. It’s a big-boy league. You’ve got to take the good with the bad. People are going to love him when he plays well and people are going to try to run him out of Cleveland if he doesn’t, and that goes for all of us. But it comes with the territory, especially playing in Cleveland.”
I think the Browns are done, at least this season. There’s a nice crop of QB’s coming into the league though and it seems absolutely necessary that Cleveland goes back in the market for one at the top of the board.