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

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  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, I'm gonna...like...disagree with you there. There is an advantage entering the league in your late 20s. The transition should have been easier for Weeden.
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  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Then we disagree because age does not factor into it going from college to pros is a big leap be it a 21 year old of an older player. Staubach did not set the league on fire it took him some time and again another player entering the league late in life. I don't know if Weeden will make it or not, he has some good skills to play the position but if things do not work Dallas took little to no risk on bringing him to Dallas.
  3. theSHOW

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    On the contrary, adjustments have been made in Dallas but no over hauls. Jerry wants and will keep JG here.
  4. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. but if you failed at what you dreamed and love you have to perform at a top level for people to see that even though football was your second choice you love it and not trying to collect a paycheck.
  5. Hoofbite

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    He's a backup. Too old to be a developmental player, not good enough to start.

    If I can see as little of him as possible, I'll be fine.
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  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Age might put you in a better position to handle a transition emotionally. It makes it more likely you're going to be less distracted off the field, too. It obviously does nothing to help you adapt to NFL speed and decision making and all the other things Weeden struggled with in CLE.

    He was a stupid pick by them at his age and at that point in the draft. As a second or third rounder, he'd have been an ok risk. As a VFA, it's a no brainer to bring him in and take a look when you want a 4th QB for camp, anyway.
  7. yentl911

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    I think the guy is a dud. I think we could have gone after someone else that maybe had some upside. McCoy would have been much better than Weeden. I would not mind making a play for Mallett in NE either to be honest. With Orton coming back I would have brought in a few kids for arms in camp - churn the roster - and see if any of them stand out for the good. Weeden is a waste IMO.
  8. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    This.
  9. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    What if he becomes the franchise QB after Romo retires?
  10. Doomsday101

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    John Elway was split and was willing to walk. I think a person is capable of loving both. Bo Jackson did and so did Deion. Weeden showed a lot in college I have no problem with him in Dallas given the contract and if he can show himself as many scouts felt about him then he can have a good career in the NFL
  11. Doomsday101

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    I agree some teams would not take him in the 1st rd not because of the lack of ability they saw but because of his age.
  12. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    This. Why do we keep hearing about him here? He's the 3rd string QB.
  13. Dodger12

    Dodger12 Well-Known Member

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    Not quite but if it makes you feel better, then have at it I guess.
  14. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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  15. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    He's gonna be 31 this year.

    Count Romo for at least 1 more season, likely more.

    He's not gonna be the franchise QB at 32 or older. His best chance would be to play the role of stopgap until the team found someone.
  16. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Because he has been identified by our head coach as a developmental QB. In other words, he is probably the backup in 2015 if he shows improvement.

    They are not going to keep Orton until his contract expires in 2016. More than likely they will cut Orton in 2015.
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  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Not a matter of feeling better Troy did not do well when he entered the league that is fact and it took time that is all I'm getting at.
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Welcome to the offseason. Hopefully we will be thinking about the draft in a few weeks. Until then........
  19. Dodger12

    Dodger12 Well-Known Member

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    I understand where you're getting at but Troy improved in each of his first three years in the league. By his third year, he was 7 and 5 as a starter and in the top 10 in passer rating, passing yards per game (#5), yards per pass attempt (#4), passes completed per game and completing percentage (65.3%, #2 in the NFL).

    He didn't suck his first 3 years in the league by any stretch. By his third year, he was in the Pro-Bowl.
  20. Bullflop

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    Brandon said all the right things as you might expect from someone joining a new team and taking care not to misspeak. The pregnant question is: can he handle his new duties as well as he handled that interview? If so, welcome, Brandon Weeden.

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