There are some people in Cleveland that think Brandon Weeden is the next coming. Even though some of his teammates aren’t sold on the fact that Brandon Weeden can get the job done, this one fan in particular thinks, Weeden is the next Joe Montana. Obviously just because Brandon Weeden said he is “absolutely” confident he can beat out any competition for the team’s starting quarterback job. We must remember Weeden felt that same way when he was trying to beat out someone to become one of the New York Yankees starting pitchers.
Brandon Weeden is no stranger to competition. What is strange to Weeden is actually going into a camp and winning a starting role with out the contest being already predetermined. In 2011 the Cleveland Browns had a coach that wanted to insert Weeden in the starting role regardless if he was ready or not. The Browns had a coach that would let Weeden struggle just so he could say, this is the guy I picked to run my offense.
It isn’t going to happen that way in the 2013 season. No matter how many times Weeden says things like; “I completely expect to be the starter,” it may not happen that way this year Mr. Weeden. Weeden comes to the Browns this year facing a fair amount of scrutiny over his rookie season. People will be watching him this year in camp as if he was under surveillance.
The Cleveland Browns top decision makers weren’t sold on the job Weeden did in his first season with the team. There are a fair amount of rumors going around about the Cleveland Browns liking what they saw with Geno Smith. Although I don’t think the Browns would really seriously go after Smith, you never know what to expect in professional sports. How many times do we hear rumors? Sometimes they pan out and sometimes they don’t.
Just like Weeden’s confidence, I’m sure it was running just as high when he was draft into the Yankees organization, and we can all see it is running high with the thought of being the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns in 2013.
The Weeden quotes were taken out of an article that a Weeden fan sent me from around the NFL.
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