Browns need a quarterback
James W. Wade III | 10/23/2013, 10:10 a.m.
The Cleveland Browns lost again for the second game in a row after winning two in a row. This is the first game where the Browns had not gone in the locker room leading in the first half. They lost to the Green Bay Packers 31-13 Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Browns quarterback doesn't seem to be able to get the job done. It looks like the players just were not up to playing Sunday. It was a not a good day for Weeden who completed 17 passes, throwing 42 times for 149 yards, a touchdown to Tight End Jordan Cameron and one interception.
It was good to see Cameron get a touchdown, because the Weeden and Cameron connection just does not seem like it’s there like it had been with Hoyer and Cameron. While the Browns released the stats , Cameron recorded seven receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown. He leads the team this season with 45 receptions, 515 receiving yards and six touchdowns, all three figures represent career bests.
Cameron is also the first Browns player with at least six receiving scores in a season since WR Braylon Edwards set a team record with 16 in 2007. We expect him to not have a problem going to the Pro Bowl this year.
Questions are asked everyday about the style quarterback Weeden? Many will always say he needs to learn to release the ball quicker. “You can cuss me all you want, but I’m going to leave everything out on the field,” Weeden said. “I’m going to fight till that clock says zero.”
Making that statement gave me a flashback to another Browns quarterback Tim Couch who cried when he got booed at the Stadium.
The fans are still wondering why the Browns have Jason Campbell and are not allowing him to play. We were feeling good about the Browns when Hoyer was leading them to two consecutive victories and the Pittsburgh Steelers where losing, but now the Browns are 3-4, and the Steelers are knocking at the back door.
The Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said he did not consider putting Campbell in. But it was clear he is thinking about what he will do in the upcoming weeks. “We’ll look at it and evaluate, again, everybody and, we’ll always put the guys out there we feel give us the best chance to win,” said Chudzinski.
Now taking a hard look at the game Weeden was not the only one at fault. The receivers needed some super glue or perma bond, so the ball could stick to their hands.
Still trying to improve on their running game, this week the Browns claimed Fozzy Whittaker off waivers from San Diego. Whittaker is a 5-10, 202-pound running back in his first NFL season out of Texas.
Willis McGahee who came with the Trent Richardson trade had 39 rushing yards, yes that’s right and he was the leading rusher for the Browns.
One of the great highlights of the dreary rainy day came when Travis Benjamin with his super fast speed did a career-long 86-yard kickoff return, which set up a touchdown.