The Cleveland Browns aren’t going to hand Brandon Weeden anything coming into the 2013 NFL season. Unlike last season Weeden will have to earn his spot as the Browns starting quarterback. While Joe Banner has ruled out the taking of any quarterbacks with the 6 pick in the draft, he hasn’t ruled out replacing Brandon Weeden as the teams starter. The Browns are more optimistic with Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator, and they think working with Norv could be an improvement over what they put on the field last season. This could be where the problems come in for Weeden.
Weeden isn’t the kind of guy who is going to pour his heart into studying. Sitting though meetings and watching film is boring to Weeden, he is used to the coaches in his football career catering to his needs. While playing at the college level the team had to make the offense fit into Weeden’s abilities to comprehend the system. The coaches at Oklahoma State had to over-simplify their offense to have Weeden able to understand it.
In Weeden’s rookie season with the Browns he never was able to learn the entire play book. He complained when plays were called that he couldn’t recall going over at practice, and this is from a guy who hasn’t sustained many head shots yet. Now, with the team bringing in a completely different offensive scheme the worry is whether or not Weeden will be able to understand it. Nrov Turner has a history of working with smart quarterbacks in his NFL career. One of the most brilliant was Troy Aikman when he was with the Cowboys.
Turner may not have the patience required to school Weeden on his offense if Weeden isn’t putting the time in necessary to learn. Brandon Weeden likes to come to practice get it done and then head out and forget about football. That kind of work ethic would lead to his demise as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. There is not going to be any room on the team this season for people that are lazy. Weeden is going to have to work his butt off both on and off the field. Sleeping though film and feeling bored in the class room aren’t going to cut it in this training camp.
Brandon Weeden will have to show he has it both mentally and physically if he is going to remain as the Browns starter. It is going to be an interesting training camp in Berea this season. It take a lot more than just being able to throw the bomb down field to be a successful quarterback in the NFL.
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