Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 9/6/12

Brandon Weeden will become the first rookie QB to ever start a season opener for the Browns. Yesterday, he spoke about having Trent Richardson in the line-up, his coaches and first opponent-

“(On handing the ball to Trent Richardson)- “It will be a good play. It will be one of the better plays we have in the playbook. He’s one of those guys when he’s back there, it’s just a whole other dynamic to this offense. You guys saw a little bit of him, he’s moving around pretty good so it’s exciting to have him back.”

(On what it is like to have guys like Pat Shurmur, Brad Childress and Mike Holmgren teaching him during his rookie season)- “To have guys that you just named, those are guys that have been in this league a long time and have been around a lot of great quarterbacks so I’d be crazy not to listen to them. I’m just a sponge, I’ll ask them questions especially Mr. Holmgren. He is around practice all of the time and he’ll come over and say, ‘I ran this play with Brett (Favre),’ and this and that. And I’ll ask him how Brett approached it or whoever it may be. It’s the same with Brad. He had Brett for a year or two in Minnesota. I’d be crazy not to use those guys as resources and leading up to this they’ve been a huge asset for me.”

(On how fast you have to get rid of the ball against Philadelphia’s defense)- “Obviously, their d-line is sold. You’ve got to get the ball out quick, but you’ve got to protect it. I think that’s there’s a certain order to win. You’ve got to be able run the football, you’ve got to be able to throw the ball down the field and you’ve got to do the small things, but it all starts with protecting especially with our front five including our backs. The ball has to come out quicker at times. You’ve got to pick your spots to take your shots, but I think that’s a very good front seven.””

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