While warming up prior to the Browns' 17-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Weeden somehow got himself trapped under a giant American flag that was being unfurled for the national anthem.
"I was expecting to get a little warning," Weeden said. "I was playing catch. I always stand on the 35- or 40-yard line. Next thing I know there's about a 100-yard flag over the top of me. I sat on my hands and knees and kind of waited -- me and one of the equipment managers. I looked at him and said, 'This [stinks].' "
As one commenter on YouTube suggested, Weeden may have wished he had stayed under there. He completed just 12 of 35 passes for 118 yards and ended with the sixth-lowest quarterback rating in a season opener by any quarterback passing at least 15 times, according to STATS LLC.
“I take a lot of pride in playing better than that and I put our team in some difficult situations,” Weeden said. “Our defense gave us every chance to win and offensively, myself included, took away from that. I'm down right now. I expect to play better than that.”