Browns second year quarterback Brandon Weeden, who is competing for the starting job in Cleveland, faced pressure like he never felt before while competing on the practice field. The pressure Weeden felt was not knowing.
It wasn’t not knowing if he would be the Browns starter in 2013, it wasn’t not knowing the play-book. It was not knowing what shape his home state of Oklahoma was in, after being hit by a F-5 Tornado. Moore Oklahoma is home to Weeden’s in-laws. His wife’s mother just missed being in the path of destruction and his brother-in-law only lives 8 blocks away from her.
Weeden couldn’t wait to get back to his home state. Once he arrived, he couldn’t believe the devastation that took place. In a recent interview from the Browns practice facility, Weeden explained how the pictures coming across the television screen didn’t do justice to how bad the damage really is.
Weeden, who grew up and has spent his life in Oklahoma said, he never saw damage this wide spreed. Seeing it with his own eyes left him devastated.. Oklahoma has experienced more of the same damage that took place a week ago last night.
More tornado’s came through, this time Oklahoma city was hit and 9 people were killed, and at least 75 others were injured. While Weeden is facing a certain amount of pressure to win the Browns starting job, it’s nothing compared to the pressure his fellow Oklahoma-ions are faced with. The rebuilding is going to take years and the storms continue to cause more damage.
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Weeden probably can’t wait to get back to help the people in need. His home state needs all the help they can get….
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