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News: NFL: Brandon Weeden: I tried to do too much with Browns...w/audio

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  1. NewsBot

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    Brandon Weeden says he tried to do too much during his stint with the Cleveland Browns. The former first-round draft pick is grateful for the "clean slate" he has with the Dallas Cowboys.

    The 2012 first-round draft pick told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday that he believes the constant change in Cleveland was one factor that stymied his growth as a player.

    "It wasn't an ideal situation," Weeden said of his time with the Browns. "The regime that drafted me was out a year after I got there. You never know the plans the group coming in has and I think, as a player, as much as you try not to do too much, try not to put too much pressure on yourself to perform and show you can be the guy for the long haul.

    "Sometimes you get caught up in it. You try to do too much as a player and that's one thing if I could change about myself, I wouldn't try to do too much every Sunday. I think, just let the game kind of come to you and be more patient."

    The quarterback believes the lessened pressure and new scenery also will be a benefit.

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  2. WoodysGirl

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  3. daveferr33

    daveferr33 Well-Known Member

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    well, if he was looking for stability among the coaching ranks, I am not sure he came to the right place.
  4. DanTanna

    DanTanna Original Zone Member Zone Supporter

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    Spoken like a true third stringer!

    And I agree that Dallas isn't the place to come for immediate stability... Unless Jerry takes over as head coach, then we're set for the next 20 years. :(
  5. morasp

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    In the games I watched he was quite often a second late on his decision making. The announcers mentioned it too. He needed to make quicker reads and get rid of the ball sooner.
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Shades of Stephen McGee...
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  7. Doomsday101

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    I think Weeden has the talent but was not ready to be thrown to the wolves as he was in cleveland, changing of system did not help either. Even our HOF QB Aikman sucked his 1st 3 years in the league and there is no doubt his talent as a QB was better than Weeden.
    If Weeden can come out and have a good camp he has a chance to become a backup giving him time to learn and improve, good thing for Dallas is if it does not work out the investment is small.
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  8. Risen Star

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    Weeden wasn't ready? When will he be ready? When he's 40?
  9. BigStar

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    So true, very "Hutch-like" aspect to his game ;) Shudders
  10. TheCount

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    Hopefully, he'll have too little to do around here.
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  11. Doomsday101

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    Regardless of his age coming from college to the pros dealing with the speed of the game not to mention going to a bad team and forced to start day 1 is tough. Troy took 3 years and he was a damn good QB, Weeden has the skills and the arm to be a good QB and in terms of age yes he is older but not a lot of physical ware on him much like Warner who was no spring chicken when he came into the NFL
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  12. BigStar

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    I think I'm ready to become a man:

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  13. Risen Star

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    Weeden had the distinct advantage of coming into the league overaged. He should have been far more advanced than your typical rookie. To compare him to Troy Aikman is nuts.

    He sucked when he got there and showed no improvement the second year. I don't know if you can blame all that on Cleveland.
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  14. visionary

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    i think you are wrong

    unless the team completely tanks (ie 5-11 or 6-10) or if romo has serious health issues, this group of underachievers is here for the next 2-3 years to "build the team"

    garrett is getting romo's career to "learn"
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  15. Doomsday101

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    BS he like any inexperianced player is going to have problem coming from college to the Pros his age does not somehow make the game slow down the comparison is not in terms of talent it is a matter of going from college to the pros and how difficult it can be even for guys with great talent such as Aikman but of course like always you take any comparision and try to twist it. Weeden has the talent that is why he was viewed at a 1st rd pick no doubt age was a reason some teams shied away from him but the talent is there.
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  16. xwalker

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    I does not matter what Weeden did in the past.

    It's a free look for the Cowboys. If he sucks in the preseason, then they can cut him for no cost.
  17. tantrix1969

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    Yep, since Hoyer looked light years better with the same system I don't see how anyone can blame Cleveland
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  18. jrumann59

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    Age has nothing to do with it. He came from a lower level of competition the NCAA and I would say his foray into baseball before then ******** his mental aspect of the game. Many said it here about Henson and Hutch if you gave up football for baseball and failed at baseball why would I want you play football.
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  19. Doomsday101

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    I agree. Weeden on a bigger deal I would not have liked. I see this as a no lose situational you get a look at a guy who does have some quality skills. If he fails we walk away
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  20. Doomsday101

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    a bit different in that when he left baseball he went to OSU and played football and did good enough to be seen as a top prospect. Hutch and Henson had not set foot on a football field after leaving college.

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