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Rookie blues in Cleveland
Commentator Terry Pluto responds to angry Browns fans who already want to cut loose rookies Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson after game 1

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Amanda Rabinowitz
Drafted in the first round, rookie running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden had dismal debuts for the Browns.
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It doesn’t take long for Cleveland Browns fans to start grumbling. The Browns lost their opening day game to the Eagles 17-16 Sunday, behind dismal performances from top draft picks, quarterback Brandon Weeden and running back Trent Richardson.

Commentator Terry Pluto talks to Amanda Rabinowitz about why fans should cut the players some slack and how they deal with the criticism.

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Terry Pluto: How rookies handle the pressure

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Terry Pluto: Joe Haden suspended for Adderall

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Terry, you sound like an old man yelling for Joe Haden to stay out of your dang yard.

Aderall is a minor minor issue moving forward, he's not Ricky Williams or thank god Chris Herren.

It's unfortunate that he was suspended but to pretend his suspension has any impact outside of missing 4 games is laughable. His image will not take a hit for taking a prescription drug...I don't think it hurt Favre's.

Posted by: Andrew Biviano (Denver) on September 12, 2012 11:09AM
Aderall is an amphetamine, it's a performance enhancing substance and very addictive. Yes cheating is no big deal.

Posted by: john (maine) on September 12, 2012 7:09AM
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