They both are on the roster for the Cleveland Browns. It’s just that one of them is the starter at quarterback and one of them was the starter. Vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan does not seem to know the difference between Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy.
Hoping to help his tickets cause, Ryan was visiting the Cleveland area today. One of the stops just happened to be the practice of the Cleveland Browns.
While talking to players on the Browns, Ryan took a moment to praise Weeden recalling his time at Oklahoma State. The problem is that Ryan was pointing at Colt McCoy when he was speaking.
When Ryan realized his mistake he began to backpedal as only a politician can.
“You always had your helmet on,” he said of the redheaded Weeden according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It may seem like a tough sell considering anyone who watched an Oklahoma State game last season would have been able to point out Weeden but perhaps Ryan convinced the quarterback that it was a mistake.
Ryan appeared with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who is an actual Browns fan and native of Alabama. Rice even had her photo taken with running back Trent Richardson.
“She told me she was a big fan and she said, ‘Roll Tide,’ ” Richardson told ESPN. “She mentioned my name when she was talking to the team, so that was an honor.”
The Browns won their first game last week upending the Cincinnati Bengals.