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Brandon Weeden officially starting on Sunday

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Sunday will be Brandon Weeden 3.0-time in Cleveland.

Weeden won the starting job to start the season and then hurt his thumb early in the year, opening the door for Brian Hoyer until Hoyer blew out his knee and handed the job back to Weeden. A couple of brutal performances by Weeden led the Browns to hand the job to Jason Campbell, but now Campbell’s dealing with a concussion and the Browns have turned their eyes back to the 2012 first-round pick one more time.

Coach Rob Chudzinski confirmed what everyone expected on Wednesday when he announced that Weeden will start against the Jaguars in Week 13. Campbell is still going through the concussion protocol and Chudzinski said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, that it is doubtful that he’ll be in uniform this weekend.

Chudzinski said that Weeden “has backing of his teammates” heading into this week’s game, but it’s not like anyone in Cleveland has much choice with Campbell on the shelf. Alex Tanney was signed off the Cowboys practice squad to serve as Weeden’s backup, but his experience is limited to YouTube videos and preseason games so Weeden would probably have been the choice even if his teammates were unenthusiastic about his return to the lineup.

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34 Responses to “Brandon Weeden officially starting on Sunday”
  1. bucrightoff says: Nov 27, 2013 11:16 AM

    What better time to use Jacksonville in your suvivor pool?

  2. fumblenuts says: Nov 27, 2013 11:23 AM

    The only thing the Browns can do is draft a QB and let a rookie, Hoyer, Campbell, and Tanney fight it out in the off season to be the starter.

  3. squrlmoos1 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:24 AM

    My feelings, as a life long browns fan (Long drawn out fart noise)

  4. scrp2 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:25 AM

    Concussion protocol? How come Wes Welker didn’t have to follow concussion protocol? Seems like the NFL looks the other way when TV ratings are involved.

  5. mcmuskie79 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:28 AM

    As long as Weeden’s under center, our beloved Browns won’t win another game.

  6. rowdymon says: Nov 27, 2013 11:31 AM

    As a Browns fan I have seen this story before – Weeden will come out and throw 350 yards with 3 tds. This will get everyone excited and there will be talk of keeping him. Then the rest of the season will back to normal, 40% QB rating with fans saying to themselves after ever throw “what the hell was that?”

  7. audient says: Nov 27, 2013 11:32 AM

    I know some of the fans were calling on the team to start Tanney. Starting Weeden has to be the better choice. Anyone new coming in doesn’t know the playbook and hasn’t had the reps.

    If Weeden lays an egg as expected, then maybe Jacksonville wrecks their draft position a little bit. Oh well.

    Or maybe we can all just sneak bottles into the game, throw them onto the field during kickoff, and hand over the game 2-0 to the Jags, thus sparing everyone the grief of having to watch.

  8. mrfrostyj says: Nov 27, 2013 11:35 AM

    Much to the dismay of Browns fans they will win this one and Weeden eh hem…sorry Josh Gordon will have a field day against the Jags offense.

    Weeden is actually good against really really bad teams because it doesn’t require him to read defenses (hence him looking like the second coming of Payton Manning during the pre-season when no one was playing defense).

  9. vicnocal says: Nov 27, 2013 11:36 AM

    ‘Cause I’m just a Cleveland dirtbag, baby. I’m just a Cleveland dirtbag, baby. – Brandon Weedus

  10. 80sbroncofan says: Nov 27, 2013 11:39 AM

    2 first round picks in a loaded 2012 draft and Cleveland blows both picks. Only in Cleveland.

  11. trollhammer20 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:40 AM

    When the Factory of Sadness has a Black Friday Weekend Special, they really go all-out, don’t they?

  12. coonsqualler says: Nov 27, 2013 11:51 AM

    At least we got to Thanksgiving this year before we started talking about the draft….Things are getting better…

    Just Sayin’…Go Brownies!!

  13. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 27, 2013 11:58 AM

    Cleveland Browns receiving corps = 3rd in dropped passes in NFL

  14. jerruhjones says: Nov 27, 2013 11:59 AM

    Brandon Weeden officially starting on Sunday
    ================================

    Cleveland Browns officially losing on Sunday

  15. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 27, 2013 12:01 PM

    Cleveland receivers are good against bad secondaries because they can finally get some separation and with luck catch the balls that hits their hands.

  16. skolvikesskol says: Nov 27, 2013 12:09 PM

    Cleveland is only 1 game out of wild card race

  17. brownsclown says: Nov 27, 2013 12:18 PM

    WE ‘officially’ DONE with Weeden at QB. Looks, talks, acts, plays like Opie!

  18. jagsfan1 says: Nov 27, 2013 12:26 PM

    To all Cleveland fans…
    all is not lost – because we stink as well…
    regards,
    a jags fan

  19. pl4tinum514 says: Nov 27, 2013 12:27 PM

    soon to be 0-5 in games weeden starts this year

  20. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 27, 2013 12:32 PM

    Whoever plays would be an upgrade over noodle-arn Dalton. Cin receivers are jealous of the situation the Browns are in. At least they’ve moved past Denial.

  21. vicnocal says: Nov 27, 2013 12:44 PM

    I still don’t get how that weak chump Campbell got a concussion on that play. Looked like nothing.

  22. riders008 says: Nov 27, 2013 12:45 PM

    Our browns have won nothing since being back …..but I’m sure and for what reason I don’t know , everyone hates on them like they won 6 straight superbowls

  23. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 27, 2013 12:49 PM

    O.K…. you take Tanney and I’ll take Dalton.

    LOL!!!

  24. kwjsb says: Nov 27, 2013 12:59 PM

    As Harry Stamper said
    “It’s not a choice, it’s a lack of options.”
    (Movie Quote)

  25. erock0129 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:01 PM

    Hmmm…two #1’s…(I can’t say it fast enough) BEST AVAILABLE OB, then LACHE SEASTRUNK.
    …..but thats just me.

  26. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 27, 2013 1:23 PM

    At least Tanney has potential upside. We’ve seen plenty of Dalton and he has peaked, the ceiling being a playoff loss.

  27. coop16 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:36 PM

    Why they don’t bring in Tebow, I can’t understand. Tebow has a winning record as an NFL starter. Weeden never will.

  28. kwjsb says: Nov 27, 2013 1:58 PM

    @coop16 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:36 PM

    “Why they don’t bring in Tebow”

    I agree, we still need a fullback.

  29. gojags436 says: Nov 27, 2013 3:26 PM

    @ coop16 – Please, Browns, bring in Tebow! That way Gator Nation will shut up about him being in Jax!!

  30. bobsacamano2 says: Nov 27, 2013 3:28 PM

    The Browns coaching staff agree that Brandon Weeden is the right choice as long as he’s healthy.

    He puts them in the best position to draft Bridgewater, Mariota, Carr, Manziel, or Boyd next year. ZING.

  31. rmb3005 says: Nov 27, 2013 5:28 PM

    The this Browns season is going, Weeden will go down Sunday and the new guy will have to play.

  32. boltsmobilecutlasssupreme says: Nov 27, 2013 10:20 PM

    Should have drafted kirk cousins.

  33. pabrownsfan says: Nov 28, 2013 12:05 PM

    Say it aint so!

  34. oldcracker says: Nov 28, 2013 1:51 PM

    I cannot drink enough to make this game watchable. I’d rather go shopping with the misses, on Black Friday, than watch anymore of Wenke 2.0.

    For Gawd’s sake, with all of the reasonable college QB’s that didn’t quite make it to the NFL (over the last couple of years) there isn’t ANYONE that is better than We-done????

    Come on, Man.

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