Found July 29, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
BEREA -- The education of a rookie continued Sunday. Brandon Weeden got baptism by pads, and he understood immediately that the first Cleveland Browns training camp practice in full gear meant the intensity was that much higher. Especially for the defensive guys, Weeden said. Throw those pads on and start thumping up, theyre just hungry to do that. Everybody gets more intense. Its definitely a step forward as far as intensity and the level of competition. The overriding message that came out of the practice, and the first three days of camp, about the Browns rookie quarterback: When Weeden makes mistakes, he learns. Thats the good thing. The negative: He made enough mistakes that it looked a bit like a return to earth after the high of minicamp. On one seven-on-seven throw down the left sideline, Weeden was intercepted by safety Eric Haag. It followed a Saturday that Weeden admitted was not his best. Call it part of the never-ending-Cleveland Browns process, in which a new quarterba...

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