Cleveland Browns fans will have to deal with at least one more week of Brandon Weeden as a starter, and they would rather have Tim Couch starting than Weeden. Seriously. The Cleveland Plain Dealer asked Browns fans which quarterback since 1999 they would want to have the most over Weeden as the starter, and Tim Couch is the winner thus far with 22.53% (345 total votes) of the votes. The immortal Texas Longhorns product Colt McCoy is second, Kelly Holcomb is third, and current Buffalo Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis is fourth.
It’s interesting to see that Lewis ranks high on the list, and the Browns organization (read: the old regime) was high on Lewis at one point. He did a pretty good job as the Buffalo Bills starter yesterday by generating a few touchdowns and throwing no interceptions. He looked a good deal better than Brandon Weeden did on Sunday, as Weeden tossed two interceptions and once again did a poor job.
Jeff Garcia and Derek Anderson also received more votes than Weeden, as sticking with Weeden was one of the choices. He did manage to beat out Trent Dilfer, Seneca Wallace, Brady Quinn, and Charlie Frye, which is just about the only good thing. Weeden is extremely unpopular among Browns fans, and it’s easy to see why with all the poor decisions he makes. His inability to effectively read through progressions and sense pressure also undermine him, but at least Browns fans aren’t at the point where they would rather have Frye or Quinn under center.