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Even Brandon Weeden himself called it a “boneheaded” play. His awful, backhanded flip that turned into a crucial interception during the Browns’ 31-17 loss on Sunday to Lions is one of those plays that cry out for ridicule, like, say, silly music combined with repetition after repetition on a video? Like showing up on ESPN’s “C,mon, Man” segment. Like bringing on the theme song from the 1960s television show “Flipper” on local radio.
But the Cleveland quarterback has a short memory. At least, he said he does.
"It's behind me. I didn't lose any sleep over it. It stung at the time," Weeden said Wednesday, as reported by The Plain Dealer.
It would have stung more if he was paying attention to the jibes at his expense. But Weeden said he wasn’t.
"I have very good earmuffs on, went out and got about the best ones I could,'' said Weeden. "You can't listen to it. All I care about is what goes on inside this [team] building. If the guys in this building have my back and I have theirs, and we’re all on the same page, it really doesn’t matter what else is being said.”
Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, who unequivocally stated Weeden remains his starting QB, said: "I like his attitude. He's taking responsibility and accountability as we all are. It's not just about one player.''
Yeah, but only one player was bringing back “They call him Flipper …”