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Weeden gets first crack as starter at Browns practice


As expected, 2012 first-round quarterback Brandon Weeden opened the first practice of the year as the first-team quarterback in Cleveland.

“Brandon got the reps with the ones today,” coach Rob Chudzinski told the media after the team’s first minicamp practice of the offseason.  “We are taking a look at it. It’s early in the process, just seeing what guys are taking from the meeting room out to the field. We will work through that process. Campbell will get some reps with the ones as well along the way. But this is a long, long process that we are going to have and there is a long time between now and our opener. We’ve got plenty of time and this is just the first step.”

Eventually, Weeden and Jason Campbell are expected to compete for the starting job.

“The energy, the effort, the focus was outstanding,” Chudzinski said of Weeden.  “Obviously the execution, we have a lot of work to do, but it’s a good start. W e will go and look at the tape.  These three days, I think it’s important to understand that this is a learning camp more so than it is an evaluation camp or an assessment camp.  [T]his is our first chance to get on the field with these guys and really teach them on the field what we want and for them to understand how we want to practice and bring those things together.”

While Chudzinski mentioned against that the voluntary minicamp is being used for learning more than assessment or evaluation, it comes a week before the draft.  Surely, the coaching staff and front office will at least take what they see into consideration, especially in closes cases.

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24 Responses to “Weeden gets first crack as starter at Browns practice”
  1. macmanud says: Apr 16, 2013 9:48 PM

    The ‘energy’ was outstanding. Execution leaves a lot to be desired? Sound like a 3rd graders report card.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 16, 2013 9:52 PM

    Also if they videotape his minicamp and splice in some elevator music it can double as an AARP commerical to show prospective members it’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

  3. rj88888 says: Apr 16, 2013 10:01 PM

    From the picture it looks like Brandon blew Norm’s mind.

  4. 4512dawg4512 says: Apr 16, 2013 10:18 PM

    Weeden IS the starter!!! Chud wants a areal assault offense then stick with Weeden! Thats his game!

  5. raidergreg2000 says: Apr 16, 2013 10:20 PM


  6. ephillips122 says: Apr 16, 2013 10:22 PM

    Jason Campbell is pretty bad. Sad that’s you’re competition.

  7. pascalswager42 says: Apr 16, 2013 10:34 PM

    Here’s hoping Chud & Norv can get something out of Weeds.

    They will draft another TE, and the addition of Nelson to compliment Little, Gordon, Benjamin et al, with TRich and RB depth and a good offensive line, he appears to have the tools.

    Trade back, draft defense, and make some noise on the field, and not with the FBI and IRS!

  8. java49 says: Apr 16, 2013 10:44 PM

    haha..hip hip hooray for Tony Romos 40 year old, ginger, twin bro!

  9. jsalter1989 says: Apr 16, 2013 10:49 PM

    Raidergregg- are you really laughing at a team that beat your raiders last year?

  10. deathonwings410 says: Apr 16, 2013 11:11 PM

    The Browns…are hopeless.

  11. rajbais says: Apr 16, 2013 11:42 PM

    Lets see Michael Lombardi’s face while watching Weeden.

    That’s the real story behind Cleveland … other than the FBI fiasco.

  12. thesmartestmanever says: Apr 16, 2013 11:48 PM

    Norv will get production out of those guys. I’m hoping Campbell comes away as the starter. he’s gotten some bum reps, and could thrive in a Norv Turner system.

  13. melkipershero says: Apr 16, 2013 11:59 PM

    Weedon was such a terrible pick from the moment his name was called. Who spends a 1st on a 28 year old?

  14. bengalskuta82 says: Apr 17, 2013 12:14 AM

    Good luck with that old old 2nd yr QB

  15. onekumar says: Apr 17, 2013 12:22 AM

    As a Ravens fan, Weeden impressed me. He was a bit pocket shy (seeing pressure when there was none) but was getting hit often and tried his best to deliver the ball. Hopefully he improves on some of his pocket work, getting the ball out faster and synergy with his WRs. Those are all fixable things in my opinion. I wouldn’t bet on Weeden and I don’t think he’s a cornerstone player just yet but I do believe he’s better then advertised.

  16. thetooloftools says: Apr 17, 2013 12:30 AM

    NOW, Weeden will get a chance to learn. Under Shurmer he was just thrown out there. If Weeden has any gas in the tank, Norv Turner will get it out of him.
    Only time will tell.
    I still think Phillip Rivers is just a check casher with not heart.

  17. tinbender2000 says: Apr 17, 2013 1:01 AM

    If Campbell hadn’t broke his collarbone he’d still be the starter in Oakland.

  18. livepredictor says: Apr 17, 2013 1:08 AM

    Boy, for a guy we graded as average in the draft…we are doing a lot of pulling for…C’mon Norv, light him up!

  19. clownsfan says: Apr 17, 2013 5:37 AM

    What’s with the visor?

  20. brownsclown says: Apr 17, 2013 7:29 AM

    “Lets see Michael Lombardi’s face while watching Weeden.”—You won’t see Lombardturd’s face for a while; he heard the FBI is in town. Seems he’s afraid he’ll be charged for impersonating someone who knows something about talent evaluation!

  21. whitdog23 says: Apr 17, 2013 1:06 PM

    the visor is just lights reflecting from the Browns indoor practice facility.

    the FBI is not in Cleveland. it’s investigating Flying J which has headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. No reason for Lombardi to be scared. He’s involved with the gas station

  22. steelerben says: Apr 17, 2013 1:46 PM

    clownsfan says:
    Apr 17, 2013 5:37 AM
    What’s with the visor?



  23. joemammy says: Apr 17, 2013 2:05 PM

    raidergreg2000 says:


    Says the Raiders fan…as if his team wasn’t a running joke.

  24. raidergreg2000 says: Apr 17, 2013 2:25 PM

    Joemammy….. Remember we’ve been to Super Bowls and won 3. How many times have the Clowns been there ? Geez even the Cards have been.

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