The Browns shook up their season on Wedenesday when they dealt running back Trent Richardson to the Colts.
That’s not be the only big and possibly permanent change coming to the offense. Wide receiver Greg Little’s been dropped from the starting lineup because of his performance over the first two weeks and coach Rob Chudzinski said Wednesday that Brandon Weeden won’t necessarily be returning to the starting lineup once he recovers from the thumb injury that opened the door for Brian Hoyer to start this weekend.
“I don’t really see it as that. We’ll see how things are going, how Brandon is doing from a health standpoint, evaluate it on a weekly basis and put the guy out who is going to give us the best chance to win, whoever that is,” Chudzinski said.
The coach also said that Hoyer, Weeden and Jason Campbell were all very close in their competition this summer, which wasn’t the way things played out in terms of playing time with the first team but that hardly matters if the mindset of the team has changed. Trading Richardson makes it clear that the Browns are tacking in a different direction and it doesn’t appear to be one that will buy Weeden more than a raffle ticket for a chance at the starting job again this season.