This is Cleveland, which means fans are expecting the worst at all times. That’s why it doesn’t come as a surprise that quarterback Brandon Weeden’s preseason debut didn’t exactly ignite a firestorm of positivity, though it was a small sample size to draw from.
In his first game against the Detroit Lions, Weeden completed three of nine passes for 62 yards and an interception. He made a few passes that showed off both his strong arm and accuracy, but he – like so many past Browns quarterbacks – was plagued by drops, a few bad reads, and a quickly-collapsing pocket.
Keep in mind, there are three more preseason games to go, and Weeden will likely see the entire first half of Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. That should help paint a clearer picture of him, but it won’t calm anyone’s fears because, let’s face it, this is Cleveland.