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New Browns regime not sold on Brandon Weeden

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10:40 AM ET 12.29 | The jury is still out for the Browns' new regime on rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, league sources have said. That's because they're not sure who their coach will be next season, and whether he will want Weeden as his guy. The Browns are likely to part ways with coach Pat Shurmur and General Manager Tom Heckert as early as Monday. Weeden's future depends largely on the how the expected new coach views him and whether he will fit the new scheme. Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said he expects Weeden to take a big leap in his second year, and Shurmur has been pleased.

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December 29, 2012  10:45 AM ET

Tough Crowd, Bro?

December 29, 2012  10:53 AM ET

The Browns better make up their mind in a hurry, as Weeden is already 29 years old!!!!

December 29, 2012  11:02 AM ET

I wonder who will be next in the seemingly unending line of QBs that the Browns will not be sold on?

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December 29, 2012  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I wonder who will be next in the seemingly unending line of QBs that the Browns will not be sold on?

Well put. It got silly there long ago.

December 29, 2012  11:52 AM ET

Continue to start Weeden. Give him the confidence to know that you're not going to pull him during games or replace him in the line up. Then, coach him up to make him the best QB you can. Do this for two full seasons. If after two seasons he isn't improving then replace him. Catching lightning in a bottle with a rookie QB who can light it up is very rare. How many can you name from the last ten years? How many were good for more than one year?

December 29, 2012  11:55 AM ET

The jury is still out on the whole team. The Browns played pretty well this year, they were only blown out in 3 games...and the rest were all close. Firing everyone and starting over, might not be the route to take.

December 29, 2012  11:58 AM ET
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The jury is still out on the whole team. The Browns played pretty well this year, they were only blown out in 3 games...and the rest were all close. Firing everyone and starting over, might not be the route to take.

This.

Of course, they could just blow the whole team up and a year from now wonder why things didn't go smoothly at all. That seems just as Brown-like as anything else.

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December 29, 2012  12:18 PM ET

NO! Reaalllyyy? What's not to love about a 29 year old rookie?

December 29, 2012  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

NO! Reaalllyyy? What's not to love about a 29 year old rookie?

The oldest player ever drafted in the 1st round

December 29, 2012  03:27 PM ET

Look at the bright side, there is only one questionable QB in the next draft, my guess is they go for him

December 29, 2012  05:09 PM ET

I would leave them intact and give them another year! Progress has been made, but what do I Know?

December 29, 2012  06:43 PM ET

They need Vick!

December 29, 2012  06:54 PM ET

Weeden cant stand in the pocket and make the throw when pressure comes at him, he bails. That was his MO in college and it is clearly an issue in the NFL- no accuracy on the long ball and the worst telegrapher in the NFL. What were the browns thinking?- get rid of him

December 29, 2012  07:57 PM ET

Have not seen someone throw into triple coverage as much as Weedon since Tim Couch, but Couch was always running for his life, which is not the case here....and to think they traded up for him.......almost as good of a draft choice as Butch Davis sekecting a player that was going to prison.

December 29, 2012  08:08 PM ET

Shurmur can go. Heckert should stay. In fact, http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-browns-gm-tom-heckert/

Weeden should be given another year. He set a Browns rookie passing record this year and still nobody is satisfied with what turned out to be a pretty solid season for him with below average to average WR/TE options. And who gives a crap if he is 29? Roger Staubauch was 27 or 28 when he came out of the Naval Academy. How about getting Weeden a #1 receiver and another lineman that can block and let's see how he does next year.

December 29, 2012  08:47 PM ET
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Shurmur can go. Heckert should stay. In fact, http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-browns-gm-tom-heckert/Weeden should be given another year. He set a Browns rookie passing record this year and still nobody is satisfied with what turned out to be a pretty solid season for him with below average to average WR/TE options. And who gives a crap if he is 29? Roger Staubauch was 27 or 28 when he came out of the Naval Academy. How about getting Weeden a #1 receiver and another lineman that can block and let's see how he does next year.

LMFAO, now that's some funny stuff!!!! You are comparing Weeden to Roger Staubauch!!!! Good thing you don't have to work tomoorow, as I bet you will have one hell of a hangover!!!

December 29, 2012  09:01 PM ET

Roger Stuabach stated his first year with the Cowboys at the young age of 27... and as i remember his first 2 or 3 years were shakey, he threw more interceptions that TS's,,,, ohhh wait, didn't he make it into the "hall of fame"?

 
December 29, 2012  09:50 PM ET

With Joe Banner now in the Browns front office, I see Vick in a Browns uniform next season.

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