Saturday, January 19, 2013

Do You Remember The Last Time Michael Lombardi Evaluated A Browns Q.B.? Now It's Weeden's Turn

Brandon Weeden  to be evaluated by Mike Lombardi The worst possible thing just happened to Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden. Jimmy Haslam III and Joe Banner named Michael Lombardi the teams new General Manager. First on Lombardi's plate is the evaluation of Weeden. The last Cleveland quarterback that Lombardi evaluated was Bernie Kosar. DO you remember what the results of that evaluation were? 

Lombardi and Bill Belichick came out and said Kosar who won in Cleveland was suffering from what they termed diminishing skills. Are you kidding me? That led to the benching of Bernie Kosar and started an up-roar against then Browns head coach Belichick. If that is what came out of Lombari's evaluation of the great Bernie Kosar what can we expect from his evaluation of Brandon Weeden?

Weeden led the Browns to 5 wins and 10 losses during his rookie season. He threw more interceptions than touchdowns and continued to show he doesn't have good decision making qualities to be an elite NFL Q.B.. Weeden folds under pressure and he can't complete the easy pass play with regularity. Weeden doesn't have the accuracy that the former Browns front office said he had.
Weeden's lack of mobility also presents a problem in today's NFL. 

The guy has 2 left feet when it comes to running. He finished the 2012 with a 26.1 T.B.R.. How can Lombardi suggest keeping a guy who played this poorly when he is the guy behind the benching of Kosar? Nothing good can possibly come out of Lombardi's evaluation of Weeden. The Browns front office doesn't have the same respect for Weeden that the former front office had.

Brandon Weeden's days as the Browns starting quarterback could be over before the 2013 season gets underway. Lombardi has already made statements in National T.V. that he didn't think Weeden fits what the Browns want to do. With that being said is it possible to dump Weeden and get something they could use in the up-coming draft to improve the teams defense

It won't take long for Lombardi's evaluation of Weeden to be known. He already has a predetermined notion that Weeden is not right for the Cleveland Browns. It will nonetheless be interesting to hear what he has to say now that he is the Browns General Manager.  

How do you think this is going to turn out for Brandon Weeden? Please let us know what you think, leave your comments below.....

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What If The Brandon Weeden Doesn't Fit Into The Browns New Coach's Scheme Will He Be Gone?

Written by LG

Could Brandon Weeden Be Done In Cleveland?Brandon Weeden finished the  2102 season as one of the worst rookie quarterbacks taken in the 2012 draft. The Browns used their 2nd pick in the draft to take the then 28-year-old Q.B. who turned 29 soon after the season started.

 It was felt that he needed to be vaulted into the starting quarterback position because of his age. The Browns thought it was now or never for Weeden. Now with the old regime gone and the new owners looking for a new head coach is there a real chance Weeden could soon be gone too?

Brandon Weeden threw for a lot of yards but he couldn't get the team into the end-zone. He looked like he folded under pressure and he threw more interceptions than touchdowns. The problem with Weeden could be his delivery.   Coming into the NFL from a professional MLB career, Weeden throws the football like he is pitching to home plate. For a tall guy he had a lot of balls tipped by the opposing teams defenders and he often missed open receivers. Trying to change his delivery could very well ruin him. He has thrown the ball his way for a long time.

Not only does changing his mechanics present a problem, he suffered a shoulder injury in the last game he played in. Weeden left major league baseball because of an injury to his shoulder. It was thought that throwing a football didn't present the same kind of problem to his throwing shoulder that throwing the baseball did, that was before his season ending injury.

All things considered, there is a very real possibility that Brandon Weeden could turn into another one of Cleveland's first round busts. The Browns have had a history of drafting guys in the first round of the NFL draft that frankly never worked out for one reason or another.

With all the changes that are taking place with the Cleveland Browns and the evaluation of Brandon Weeden's first NFL season,  could he be added to Cleveland's growing list of first round busts? The answer is yes. He just may not fit into the new coaches plans and the Browns could end up parting ways with the soon to be 30-year-old quarterback. Only time will tell.