Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/11/14
No, this isn’t a conversation about how dreamy Brandon Weeden’s eyes are. It sputtered out, but we decided to do a roundtable about Brandon Weeden in the wake of his comments today when asked about staring down receivers. Craig: I think it’s pretty obvious to anyone watching that Brandon Weeden might have an issue with staring down his first option on every single play. It was pointed out all last season and the first two weeks of pre-season this year both at WFNY and at numerous other locations. When asked about it today, Weeden said, “Last time I checked, you gotta look at who you’re throwing to.” He also said that he knows he needs to look off the safety with his eyes, but doesn’t think it’s a problem. What do you think of all this? Is too much being made of it, or is it a known, unfixable issue that the Browns will have to deal with until they can address the QB position after this year? Scott: I’m far from an analyst, but I assume that only the best of the best—Manning, Brady, Rogers, Brees—are well-versed in looking off safeties. Guys like Ben Roethlisberger “look” guys off with his legs; read-option guys are a whole other league. The difference is if Weeden continues to stare men down, they have to work that much harder to get separation. Are the receivers that good? At the end of the day, the issue is known. I don’t think it’s fair to call it unfixable, however, as chemistry and comfort heals a lot of wounds. Craig: You might be right Scott, but it seemed to me that at least this week, it was doubly harmful for the Browns. Weeden wasn’t playing well and a couple of times I thought he was going to get Jordan Cameron killed. Jacob: I’d be even more laid-back than Scott. I don’t see this one tiny specific thing as much of an issue. Overall, Brandon Weeden has to improve from what we saw in 2012. These two preseason games, he’s looked fine, albeit the fact it’s the preseason and against lighter competition. He clearly needs to get better at this. But I see it as fixable and something that’s already ballooned into a typical, unnecessary Cleveland controversy. Scott: You know how a pitcher goes into a preseason game with the goal of working solely on specific pitches regardless of the outcome? I have to assume that Chud et al are doing the same—working on certain formations, cadence, plays regardless of the outcome. Unfortunately, this is the Browns and these games are actually watched and picked apart until there are barely any discernible remains. Rick: The biggest concern for me is when he does it. Without going back and looking at the film, it seems Weeden locks on to one receiver on third down or on critical plays. ——————– So there you have it. What do you think? Is this a dire situation for Brandon Weeden and the Browns, or could it get better?
1 Comment:
  • The truth is, Weeden was a factory QB... a system QB, and when not in that exact system , he will struggle badly. He is not a good NFL QB for the Browns, it was a poor draft choice, and he is already nearing 30, so how long doe she last, anyhow?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Family searching for missing Ohio State football player

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return

Manny Pacquiao responds to Floyd Mayweather diss

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Pop misses game for medical reasons; Messina takes over

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Things to be thankful for in the NBA this season

Eric Berry sends out Thanksgiving message

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks about Eminem referencing her

WATCH: Dwayne Harris dirty hit on Nolan Carroll sparks fight

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

Report: Small chance Raiders-Rams could be moved to Indy

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks Eminem

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.