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Browns coach Pat Shurmur sent his message loud and clear this morning when asked what he wants to see from rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden in the final seven games of the season.
Dont throw interceptions, Shurmur said during his news conference. Done. End of story.
Only Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has thrown more interceptions than Weeden this season. Romo has been picked off 13 times. Weeden, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel have thrown 12 interceptions apiece.
Weeden and the Browns (2-7) will visit Romo and the Cowboys (4-5) Sunday.
The essence of a quarterback is you have to be a good decision maker, and you have to decide when its important to try to be aggressive with a throw and then its also important to then, of course, be smart with the football, Shurmur said. Ive looked at all those interceptions and there were times when [Weeden] could have made better decisions. Theres, of course, things that happen where a ball bounces off a guys chest, so you look at all those things. You dont want to play anxious football, but you also have to be smart. And I think thats something that we all have to come to grips with. Source: Akron Beacon Journal Attached Thumbnails
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