Weeden's 322-yard day set a Cleveland rookie passing record, but numbers aren't the main story here. We saw a more comfortable passer. In his second game, Weeden spread the ball around to eight different receivers and successfully pushed the team downfield for the first time in a Browns uniform.
Receiver Greg Little noticed a difference in the huddle. "He was on the edge. Not in a bad way, but talking to us all, 'C'mon, hold 'em right here. Give me time so I can get it downfield.' Or, 'Receivers, make sure you get your depth,'" Little told the Akron Beacon Journal. "Really more authoritative with everybody."
The Browns have more work to do. This group of receivers lacks a true leader and the attack seems to fizzle out and break down too often during games, but the new pieces made a difference on Sunday. We saw a glimpse of team identity, and so did the Bengals. That's been missing in Cleveland for a long, long time.