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Brandon Weeden surprised Browns signed Brian Hoyer

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07:59 PM ET 05.18 | Brandon Weeden admitted Friday he had no advance knowledge that the Browns were signing quarterback Brian Hoyer, but he's not worried about how it will impact the quarterback competition. "I was surprised, but that's the nature of the beast," Weeden said Friday at the Cleveland Browns Foundation charity golf outing at Westwood Country Club. "It's part of this business and if you start worrying about it, that's too much to worry about. That's my mentality going forward."

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May 18, 2013  08:02 PM ET

Wonder if he was surprised by Jason Campbell outplaying him in OTA's?

May 18, 2013  08:49 PM ET

Weeden, if you are surprised, stunned, surprised, WHATEVER about the signing of Hoyer, I have some bad news for you. Weeden was a first round pick with great experience while at OSU. Why would be have an issue with Hoyer being signed to compete for a backup role? Hey Weeded, be a man. Nothing is given to anyone in the NFL. (See Matt Flynn for comparison, if you don't believe me). (I just with the Dallas Cowboys would do a better job of signing a backup QB, so they could broom Romo - and win a few games - some day).

May 18, 2013  09:10 PM ET

Ease up on the guy. All he said was he had no prior knowledge. This is just one more case of a non-story getting an over-hyped headline. Front page of SI said "Weeden Stunned" . What a load of bs. It's getting so common and old.

May 18, 2013  10:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Ease up on the guy. All he said was he had no prior knowledge. This is just one more case of a non-story getting an over-hyped headline. Front page of SI said "Weeden Stunned" . What a load of bs. It's getting so common and old.

Spot on!

May 19, 2013  01:06 AM ET

New owner, new coach, he'll have a leash so short he'll be asking Colt McCoy for advice.

May 19, 2013  05:46 AM ET
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Spot on!

Nonstory.

May 19, 2013  07:02 AM ET

Brian Hoyer, starting QB for the 2013 Cleveland Browns. The only one who's surprised is Weeden.

May 19, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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Brian Hoyer, starting QB for the 2013 Cleveland Browns. The only one who's surprised is Weeden.

But if Hoyer starts and no one is watching, do the games really count in the standings?

May 19, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wonder if he was surprised by Jason Campbell outplaying him in OTA's?

Come on now, it's May!

May 19, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

But if Hoyer starts and no one is watching, do the games really count in the standings?

Yes.

May 19, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Brian Hoyer, starting QB for the 2013 Cleveland Browns. The only one who's surprised is Weeden.

And someone else will be starting in 2014....and another in 2015. The Browns throw qb's out there with no line to speak of, no weapons and then act surprised that it doesn't work out. You could put Peyton Manning in there in his prime and this team would STILL suck.

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May 19, 2013  10:22 AM ET

They brought in Campbell and drafted Hoyer because, well, you're Brandon Weeden.

May 19, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Why would signing a QB that is worse than him, surprise him. They did trade away McCoy who is a better QB than him, for a 7th round draft pick.

An even bigger surprise was that Cleveland did not entertain trading for Alex Smith who is a better QB, he is even 1 year younger than Weeden despite being in the NFL 7 more years than Weeden. An interesting bet right now would be, who will hold onto their starting QB position longer Smith or Weeden?

May 19, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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Weeden, if you are surprised, stunned, surprised, WHATEVER about the signing of Hoyer, I have some bad news for you. Weeden was a first round pick with great experience while at OSU. Why would be have an issue with Hoyer being signed to compete for a backup role? Hey Weeded, be a man. Nothing is given to anyone in the NFL. (See Matt Flynn for comparison, if you don't believe me). (I just with the Dallas Cowboys would do a better job of signing a backup QB, so they could broom Romo - and win a few games - some day).

Broom Romo ? Isn't that what rebels did to Colonel Mu'ammer Gaddafi ?

May 19, 2013  02:23 PM ET

I don't understand all the hate. He was surpised, meaning he didn't expect the pick-up. But he understands that football is a business and that he has to compete for his spot. How could anyone possibly criticize Weeden for that?

 
May 20, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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Why would signing a QB that is worse than him, surprise him. They did trade away McCoy who is a better QB than him, for a 7th round draft pick. An even bigger surprise was that Cleveland did not entertain trading for Alex Smith who is a better QB, he is even 1 year younger than Weeden despite being in the NFL 7 more years than Weeden. An interesting bet right now would be, who will hold onto their starting QB position longer Smith or Weeden?

In what reality do you see McCoy as a better QB than Weeden? I know that Weeden struggled most of the season but McCoy had years to cement his spot in Cleveland and didn't do it. Give Weeden a chance before throwing him under the bus.

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