I really haven’t changed my approach since day one. I’m right where I want to be. Overall I think my progress was pretty good. Each practice got better for myself, not only for me for the offense. I’m pleased with it. Am I satisfied? Absolutely not. […] I think we have a chance to be really good. I’m speaking about the whole team. Guys are flying around on [the defensive] side of the ball just like we are. I think we have the potential to be really, really good.
— Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, Thursday, on his progress and the potential of the 2013 squad. The Browns are coming off of a two-year stretch where they have combined for just nine wins and play in one of the toughest divisions in football. An apparently positive-minded Weeden added that second-year wide receiver Josh Gordon has the potential to be a “top-three” pass-catcher in the NFL. In 2012, Weeden ranked 29th among qualified quarterbacks with a passer rating of 72.6.