News: ESPN: Weeden picking Tony Romo's brain

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  1. NewsBot

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    IRVING, Texas -- Since joining the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent, Brandon Weeden is sure he has started to annoy Tony Romo -- in a good way -- with all the questions he is asking. "But I'm just trying to get a feel for what he thinks, why he does certain things," Weeden said. "He's an extremely successful quarterback and a very smart guy. I'd be crazy not to take everything I can from him." But Weeden also realizes he can't take everything from Romo and implement it into his own game.

    "He's done it for so long that he's found what works for him, whether it's footwork or types of throws or reads or whatever it may be," Weeden said. "He's got a feel for what he's good at. I just pick and choose what IU think may work for me. One thing about me, I'm going to be an aggressive thrower. I'm going to stretch the field vertically and I'm going to throw the ball aggressively. Sometimes I may get myself in trouble but I think being smart aggressive vs. being dumb aggressive is two different things.

    "I've watched every game of his last year and I think what he does in the pocket, moving around the pocket, those things you really can't teach them, so I'm not sitting back there trying to do those spin moves and crazy stuff he does. But he's one of the best. Him and Ben Roethlisberger are the best I've ever seen at extending plays. That's not really my skill set. That's something I'm not going to take from him."

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  2. WoodysGirl

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    He'd be crazy not to try to pick his brain..
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  3. Doomsday101

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    At least from the OTA reports it looks like Weeden is doing a very good job out there. Look forward to seeing him under fire come pre season.
  4. erod

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    I have no doubt that Weeden will be a vastly better backup than Orton. Very underappreciated acquisition this offseason. I feel much better about a 2-3 game stint with Weeden than dink-and-dunk Orton.
  5. DFWJC

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    Even if Orton comes back, Weeden is going to stick.
    I know he had some nightmare games last year, but he really does have a lot good qualities to work with.
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  6. DoomsDayD

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    The only way this man helps this team is if he donates his spine to ROMO!!!!
  7. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

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    People jump over his age, but look at the mileage on his body. He can still grow for a couple years and still contribute for a few years. He might not, but his age isn't a huge detriment.
  8. Zimmy Lives

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    I agree. The guy has the measurables and can make all the throws.

    Cleveland was not a good situation for him but I think he fits right in with Dallas' offense and the weapons at his disposal. Hopefully Orton retires.
  9. Idgit

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    Tee-hee. I actually like Weeden in Dallas quite a bit, I think. More than I was expecting to. I particularly like the fact that he played with Dez before, so the guys know each other. I wonder what an actual quarterback competition with Orton would look like. Probably not as much of a contest as I'd hope for, but it would be fun to see in camp if it works out that way.
  10. tantrix1969

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    They did practice together I'm sure but never actually played in a game together, Weeden did start 3 games in 2009 but Dez was already suspended then
  11. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Thanks for the catch. The article I read (I tried to look it up) mentioned they didn't have much time together--I looked it up because I was surprised I didn't remember hearing a bigger deal made of it when Weeden was signed==but didn't realize they never played in a game together at all.

    It's still cool that he's got a bit of background with him coming in. I liked his Dez quote, anyway:

  12. scooper

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    Better to pick his brain than pick his nose lol sorry couldn't resist!!!!
  13. CATCH17

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    I think he'll be good if he can learn to protect the ball better.

    If not he'll be out of the league in no time.
  14. PA Cowboy Fan

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    The backup is always popular until he actually has to play. Lets see then.
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  15. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    I'd rather we didn't see..
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  16. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    In B4 "well everyone else has picked Tony, why not Weeden?" comments

    seriously though, this is how it should be....good times

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