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Browns Vs. Eagles: Dropped Balls Add To Brandon Weeden's Struggles

Brandon Weeden had an awful NFL debut, but Browns' coach Pat Shurmur isn't placing all of the blame for the poor performance on the rookie quarterback. Shurmur felt the team's receivers could have done more to help Weeden during the opener, and he got into specifics about it. All quotes are via Cleveland.Com.

On Greg Little's drop:

When the ball hits you in the neck, you've got to catch it

On Owen Marecic's drop:

The ball was thrown to the fullback -- not a perfect throw, but catchable. So all in all that was just bad football.

On Travis Benjamin:

If the ball is thrown in a position where the defender has a good chance to get it that ball needs to be defended by the receiver

Shurmer has confirmed the Weeden will again get the start in Week 2 despite many fans calling for backup Colt McCoy to play. Weeden and the Browns' receivers will have an opportunity to show improvement as they head to Cincinnati to face the Bengals on Sunday. The game will kick off at 1 p.m. ET.

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