Originally written November 15, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
Pat Shurmur spoke to the media following the team’s practice on Wednesday and spoke about rookie QB Brandon Weeden- (On one aspect of Brandon Weeden’s game that has to improve over the rest of the season)- “Don’t throw interceptions. Done, end of story. I want to be right to the point.” (On if he worries about Weeden being more tentative after hearing he needs to throw less interceptions)- “Nope because I think the essence of a quarterback is you have to be a good decision maker. You have to decide when it’s important to try to be aggressive with a throw and then it’s also important to then of course, be smart with the football. I’ve looked at all those interceptions and there are times where he could have made better decisions. There are of course things that happen where a ball bounces off a guy’s chest so you look at all those things. You don’t want to play anxious football, but you also have to be smart. I think that is something we all have to come to grips with.” (On what kind of quarterback he would project Weeden being as he grows)- “I think he’s got a chance to be an outstanding player. I don’t think there’s any question about it.” Shurmur also addressed rookie RB Trent Richardson’s condition- (On if Trent Richardson is healthier coming off the bye)- “He says he is. I haven’t like punched him in the ribs or anything (joking), but he’s going to be out there practicing. He said he feels good.” [Related: Haslam meant what he said in regards to changes]
PLAYERS: Pat Shurmur
TEAMS: Cleveland Browns
3 Comments:
  • This Quarterback is just another in the line of "not the right guy" leader of the offense. Why would you try to create the hopefully, next competative team with a quarterback that is half way through what would be typical productive years and with no NFL experience. This team has a problem with sticking to a plan and building consistency. Colt McCoy could have been a very good leader and quarterback if they would give him the weapons they are assembling. He's smart and has a lot of guts. You can't build a winner when your plan, leaders, players, and schemes change every year. They are doomed to mediocrity. I'd rather watch college and high school
  • I whould like to know what shurmur has againest McCoy, he doner hase best ti get McCoy heart last season, and he wouldn't give him a chance this year even thow weeden isn't doing any good.
  • Weeden was given more chances than any other quarterback in the league to succeed. He was given the job after he clearly LOST the quarterback competition to McCoy. And he's been propped up and made excuses for all season. But every week he makes enough mistakes to lose the game.

    Meanwhile, his team mates noticed the obvious, that McCoy was playing very well in preseason. They have said they believed McCoy was ready to have a breakout year this year but he sits on the bench while we give Weeden chance after chance he proves every week he hasn't earned.

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