There's nothing quite as sarcastic (and funny) as a Browns fan sick of his quarterback.
Cleveland is not happy with Brandon Weeden. Seeing Brian Hoyer play well for a few weeks as Weeden's replacement didn't help. Hoyer suffered a season-ending knee injury, and the Browns went back to Weeden.
Weeden played poorly in a loss to Detroit, including a mindblowing backhanded flip across the field that was easily intercepted and since ridiculed. And after that, some Browns fan took it upon himself to post a "Quarterback wanted" ad on the classified ad site Craigslist in Cleveland, with an incredibly mean/funny/sad job description:
Hello, and thanks for reading.
Have you played pro football? College ball? Highschool? Pee-wee?
Have you played Madden before?
Do you sort of kind of know some of the rules of football? If yes keep reading. If no...well also keep reading! We will take ANYONE. This could turn into a regular gig for the right person.
The Cleveland Browns as you may have noticed are having problems scoring points on offense consistently. We are deciding that we actually want to win this year and that we have a real shot at it too. 3 wins in 6 games!? We were expecting maybe 1/3 of those wins for the whole year, but SOMEHOW we have a shot still. Here's the thing...our defense is sick nasty, but we've got problems under center...well one problem. Brandon Weeden. If you're sick of seeing desperation heaves to the sidelines, countless sacks after superb coverage, and underhanded lightly tossed interceptions in the 4th quarter then please come apply! If you can throw a ball, come apply! If you can't, come anyway! We can teach you the basics....throwing the ball to the guy who has the same color shirt as you. Throwing the ball reasonably close to a receiver that's WIDE OPEN, throwing the ball more than 3 yards on 3rd and 16. Think you got what it takes? Come on down! You're the next contestant on Cleveland Quarterbacks!
Please no redheads, people named Brett, or any U. Of Florida alum.
Weeden's career hasn't gone as planned. He was a first-round pick last year, but threw 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He has four touchdowns and five interceptions this season, and there's already plenty of speculation that the Browns front office will consider drafting another quarterback next year. Weeden's rating this season is just 71.4, 27th among NFL quarterbacks this season.
Weeden said he has tuned out any talk about the terrible pass he threw ("I have very good earmuffs on, went out and got about the best ones I could,'' Weeden told the Cleveland Plain Dealer) and that's probably for the best. These Cleveland fans aren't likely to forget it anytime soon.
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