That noise in the background?
Thats the pressure being ratcheted up on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden.
The Browns no longer treat Weeden as a rookie. They seem to want results, now.
Hes our starter, offensive coordinator Brad Childress said at his weekly media gaggle. And hes given a pretty good representation of himself here. Can he iimprove? Hed be the first to tell you that, yeah. I think hes doing OK for a first-year signal caller in this league.
Note the qualifier.
Coach Pat Shurmur weighed in pointedly when asked what he wants to see of Weeden the final seven games, starting Sunday in Dallas.
Dont throw interceptions, Shurmur said. Done, end of story.
He added that Weeden has a chance to be an outstanding player, but made his point clear when he said: I think the essence of a quarterback is you have to be a good decision maker.
Weeden, then, needs to start making better decisions.
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