Originally Posted by GOBB
What does this say about the Browns?
You tell me.
Clearly you are alluding to something... I'd be interested in knowing what.
Originally Posted by Jailblazers7
Pretty sure he drafted Weeden out of spite because he saw this coming
I actually thought the same thing for some time. However, I also have to admit, as much as I despised that pick and still do only because his age, he has been solid in all but one game and he's actually elevating an offense and a passing game that probably has no business being as good as it is currently playing.
Under previous quarterbacks, from Derek Anderson (aside from '07) through Colt McCoy, we've struggled to score 10 points in a game.
Here's how our offense under the Weeden/Richardson/Gordon regime is doing...
@Bengals 27 points
Bills 13 points
@Ravens 16 points
@Giants 27 points
@Bengals 27 points
Not too shabby. And, his numbers minus the first game are also pretty good considering the circumstances and the weapons surrounding him. All things considered, Weeden and the entire offense, for that matter, has far exceeded expectations so far.
Still... He just turned 29. That hurts. And, yes, it crossed my mind that Holmgren heard of this sale long before most others did and made some rather bold moves on his way out the door.
That doesn't only apply to Weeden. Giving up a 2013 second round draft pick for Josh Gordon was a major controversial move. Right now, it is looking like a good decision because Gordon has all of the talent in the world and that is starting to show. Then, there was also giving up a fourth round pick to move up one spot and get TRich, who would have almost certainly been there at 4 anyway.
There were a lot of 'ballsy' moves near the end and it is clear, in retrospect, Holmgren wasn't going to go down meekly. He wanted to leave an imprint on this franchise and he did. We'll see if it ends up being a positive one or a negative.