Cleveland Browns Trent Richardson Criticizes Brandon Weeden

Dec 16, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) against the Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Redskins won 38-21. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns thought they were in for some revolutionary change when they drafted Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson in the first round of last year’s draft.

NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche talked to Trent Richardson off camera, and relayed the comments Richardson made off camera on NFL AM.

“He also told me a little bit more about Brandon Weeden,” Wyche said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He said as a rookie, [Weeden] really had trouble reading defenses from time to time and they had to skew their offense a little bit, sometimes somewhat predictable.”

But despite that seemingly scathing criticism of his teammate and quarterback Richardson is standing behind Weeden and remains optimistic about the future.

“I think he’ll be my quarterback,” Richardson said. “We can’t put too much on Brandon, especially as a rookie. . . . We want to make sure he believes, he knows he’s going to be our quarterback. When it comes to stuff like that, we’ve just all got to be behind him.”

And even made a bold prediction as how the team will fare.

“For the most part, I’m pretty sure that we’re going to be a playoff team,” he said. “I expect it. We are hoping, and we are knowing that we are going to be there next year.’

Topics: Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns, Trent Richardson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Gilbert/608125038 David Gilbert

    not sure how critical that is from Richardson. No shame in admitting that Weeden struggled. He was a rookie. He showed good promise, and is definitely an upgrade over McCoy. Not sure how long he’ll get next year before he might be looking elsewhere. Six games to prove he’s the man for the job?