Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is taking the backlash after getting intercepted in last Sunday’s 31-17 loss to the Detroit Lions.
He flipped an underhanded, backhanded shovel pass to Chris Ogbonnaya that Lions’ linebacker DeAndre Levy plucked out of the air.
Fans called the pass as “boneheaded.”
Brandon Weeden’s inconsistent play prompted one frustrated Browns fan to joke about offering up the quarterback’s job on Craigslist.
Pae, a Hudson, Ohio, native who is studying classical music and the viola, took credit for the ad and said it was a result of frustration.
“I was blowing off steam,” Pae said. “We’ve had like 396 quarterbacks since 1999. It’s a bit much. We’re still looking for ‘the one.’
Weeden said he has learned to live with the constant banter.
“I got very good earmuffs on,” Weeden said. “I went out and bought the best ones I could. You can’t listen to [the criticism].”
Weeden also said he has stopped following social media, which he said is turning into a joke.
While the Cleveland Browns have become the butt of jokes nationally and locally, with constant radio rants against it, the team’s quarterbacks like Brandon Weeden often are the focus of mockery.
The Browns have had one playoff game and two winning seasons since 1999, and in the past five years leading up to this one they won only 23 games. Yet the team also sells out game after game.