In an ugly loss there is plenty of blame to go around.
Yes, the referees made questionable calls all game long.
Was that really pass interference on Joe Haden in the 1st quarter?
Was that really a catch by Greg Little down field in the 4th quarter?
Was that really roughing the passer by Quentin Groves on Matt Stafford
in the 4th quarter?
Should the Browns have won the game?
Unfortunately we found out today that Brandon Weeden is not only not a
good quarterback, but he can’t even be a game manager. He can’t rise to
the occasion, and his signature play in now a left handed shot-put of a
throw that was intercepted and essentially sealed the victory for the Lions.
By now, either you saw the play live or after it was turned into a GIF for
the enjoyment of all of the internet.
Instead of another week of a first place team, the Browns have returned
to a laughing stock.
Is it possible this is a capable NFL team that is a quarterback away from
Despite the loss, the Browns remain a .500 team. Ten games remain, two
against the Steelers, and one each against the Bengals and Ravens.
Unfortunately, as long as Weeden does those aforementioned Weeden
things, this team is a capable NFL team needing a capable quarterback
to lead this team to the next level.
Until then, the job description is easy, throw the ball accurately to Josh
Gordon and Jordan Cameron, mix in a few handoffs to the teams running
backs, and don’t turn the ball over. From there allow the defense to do
Yes, a QB gets too much praise when a team wins, or too much blame
when a team loses.
But not this time.
This was on Brandon Weeden.