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Hoyer wins over his teammates

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Tonight, Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer makes his first start in a game where former starter Brandon Weeden is healthy and ready to play.  It could be the first of many starts Hoyer makes despite Weeden being healthy.

With a pair of wins on consecutive Sundays, Hoyer is winning over the coaching staff, the front office, the fans, and most importantly his teammates.

Via the New York Times, cornerback Joe Haden became a believer during Sunday’s win over the Bengals.  With the Browns leading 7-3 in the third quarter, Hoyer went to Haden and made a deal.  Specifically, Hoyer said that, if the defense holds the Bengals, Hoyer will lead the offense to another score, securing the upset win.

It made me have a new found respect for him,” Haden said.

A lot of people have a new found respect for Hoyer, the well-traveled career backup who was available to anyone when the Browns came calling.

If he wins on Thursday night with a nation of football fans watching, even more people will have new found respect for the guy who could allow the Browns to use those two first-round picks in 2014 on positions other than quarterback.

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  1. 50brady23moss says: Oct 3, 2013 8:09 PM

    Always liked him when he backed up Brady. It’s going to Hoyer-mania if he shines tonight, everybody loves an underdog story. Go get em Brian!

  2. cowboysmavs says: Oct 3, 2013 8:15 PM

    “If he wins on Thursday night with a nation of football fans watching, even more people will have new found respect for the guy who could allow the Browns to use those two first-round picks in 2014 on positions other than quarterback.”

    Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. They definetly still need to draft a qb. Hoyer has won 2 games this year, not the Superbowl. How quickly we forget the debacle we’ll call The Matt Flynn Experience.

  3. faulkn22 says: Oct 3, 2013 8:21 PM

    A former Spartan, he played for us when my better half and I were graduating. He and Cousins (and I guess Stanton at that) haven’t done too bad for themselves as far as backups are concerned. Go Green!

  4. dtownsportslions says: Oct 3, 2013 8:23 PM

    Go Green! Keep it going Brian.

  5. earpaniac says: Oct 3, 2013 8:30 PM

    Seems strange he’s been in the league for 5 years and he’s still THREE years younger than Wheeden.

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 3, 2013 8:41 PM

    Fantastic play for the first couple minutes, but now an injury. Maybe the Browns should trade for Shaun Hill to make the playoffs so the Lions can free up a spot to sign Freeman.

  7. camcameronsucks says: Oct 3, 2013 8:43 PM

    andddddd he’s injured

  8. theandy59 says: Oct 3, 2013 8:57 PM

    Love Hoyer, but him playing well may be the worst thing for the Browns, causing them to think they have the answer at QB, which would be Derek Anderson redux. Hoyer is a very good back-up, but he’s not the guy you want to build your team around.

  9. therainmaker90 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:05 PM

    HOYER THE DESTROYER!!!

  10. swaggerville1 says: Oct 4, 2013 12:58 AM

    Too bad about the injury. Get Tebow in!

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