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Brandon Weeden says he’s learning from “very smart” Tony Romo

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Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden says Tony Romo isn’t only the guy ahead of him on the depth chart. Romo is also becoming Weeden’s tutor.

“I’m just trying to get a feel for what he thinks, why he does certain things,” Weeden told Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “He’s an extremely successful quarterback and a very smart guy. I’d be crazy not to take everything I can from him.”

In two seasons with the Browns, Weeden often looked lost on the field and never came close to being the kind of quarterback Cleveland hoped he would be when he was a first-round pick in 2012. But in Dallas, Weeden says he’s in the right spot as a backup to Romo.

“He’s done it for so long that he’s found what works for him, whether it’s footwork or types of throws or reads or whatever it may be,” Weeden said. “He’s got a feel for what he’s good at. I just pick and choose what I think may work for me. One thing about me, I’m going to be an aggressive thrower. I’m going to stretch the field vertically and I’m going to throw the ball aggressively. Sometimes I may get myself in trouble but I think being smart aggressive vs. being dumb aggressive is two different things.”

For now, Weeden is strictly a backup. Perhaps if some of Romo’s smarts wear off, some day Weeden may be ready for another chance at being a starter.

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73 Responses to “Brandon Weeden says he’s learning from “very smart” Tony Romo”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 3, 2014 1:22 PM

    You’re never too old to learn.

  2. southpaw2k says: Jun 3, 2014 1:22 PM

    You know, sometimes the jokes just write themselves…..

  3. Seaucide55 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:24 PM

    On how to suck or how to choke?

  4. barsfordays says: Jun 3, 2014 1:25 PM

    Learning how the blow the game? Cuz thats Romos best skill

  5. eaglesw00t says: Jun 3, 2014 1:25 PM

    Too easy…too easy…

  6. footballtalk1 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:26 PM

    Eli should take pointers too! So the Giants fans won’t have to see another season of 27 or more interceptions.

  7. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Jun 3, 2014 1:27 PM

    What’s worse? The fumbled FG snap or Sanchez’s butt fumble?

    Romo blows.

  8. hehatemyfootballteam says: Jun 3, 2014 1:27 PM

    Lesson #1 watch out for extremely large American flags

  9. philsimmsisadouche says: Jun 3, 2014 1:29 PM

    Learning to throw a pick with the game on the line?

  10. surfinbird1 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:29 PM

    Brandon looks kind of puzzled in that pic. He’ll catch on when he gets a little older.

  11. hogdropalogonbigd says: Jun 3, 2014 1:29 PM

    Get your popcorn ready, Skins fans. Just sit back and enjoy the show as this train wreck unfolds right before your eyes. Because nobody will be better at teaching Brandon Weeden the difference between smart aggressive and dumb aggressive than 4th quarter interception machine Tony Romo.

  12. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 3, 2014 1:33 PM

    I think we just found the next person getting in on the concussion law suit.

  13. beezer240 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:36 PM

    Great arm, just not the brightest crayon in the box!

  14. jayovalentine says: Jun 3, 2014 1:36 PM

    I’m just here for the comments…. :-)

  15. kmartin173 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:37 PM

    “Extremely successful?” Maybe when compared to Brandon Weeden he is.

  16. rexryansdirtysock says: Jun 3, 2014 1:37 PM

    I didn’t realize Brian Scalabrine switched to football. Good for him.

  17. rawbbqsauce says: Jun 3, 2014 1:42 PM

    lol the pic…grab me a beer.

  18. boon613 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:42 PM

    This is like the blind leading the blind..

  19. mydogsnameisvick says: Jun 3, 2014 1:44 PM

    Weeden will be a starter again when he turns 35 next year.

  20. jvw1982 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:47 PM

    The fumbled fg snap is much worse, cost the boys a chance to go to the next round in the playoffs…..

  21. demskinsbaby says: Jun 3, 2014 1:47 PM

    Ut ohhh… I smell Super Bowl?.. (again)… for the 8th year in a row..

  22. crenshawpete714 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:51 PM

    “Brandon, this is how you throw a game ending interception…”

  23. weepingjebus says: Jun 3, 2014 1:52 PM

    You learn from Romo in the negative, sort of like using a cow to check a field for land mines.

  24. blue18hutthutt says: Jun 3, 2014 1:52 PM

    Talk about the blind leading the blind

  25. In Teddy We Trust says: Jun 3, 2014 1:54 PM

    Don’t stop B. Weeden.

  26. joemammy says: Jun 3, 2014 1:54 PM

    Hate to break this to you, grandpa…you’re just not very good. Try fishing.

  27. gashmr says: Jun 3, 2014 1:56 PM

    1. The Cowboys will never be champions with Jerry Jones as GM.

    “Thus endeth the lesson…”

  28. richkotitte says: Jun 3, 2014 1:56 PM

    Learning how to read the greens?

  29. seatownballers says: Jun 3, 2014 1:57 PM

    He looks like he has aged thirty years in the last several from that pic

  30. shatho1 says: Jun 3, 2014 2:08 PM

    haters gonna hate

    #redskinseaglesgiantssuck

  31. tformation says: Jun 3, 2014 2:08 PM

    Great picture of Brandon there. He’s thinking real, real hard.

  32. sdsmooth says: Jun 3, 2014 2:09 PM

    When I was 6 years old I remember thinking my 10 year old brother was really smart as he was playing with matches. Then the couch caught on fire.

  33. gmen5280 says: Jun 3, 2014 2:12 PM

    Just avoid learning how to choke at the most important part of the game from Tony.

  34. rutchaser says: Jun 3, 2014 2:16 PM

    Can we please outlaw the phrase “haters gonna hate?”

  35. medialovesthecowboys says: Jun 3, 2014 2:22 PM

    Cue the Romo jokes, yet more than 75% of the league would take him in a heartbeat.

    He’s a choke artist, yet Philip Rivers, and Carson Palmer – both former first round picks – continue to do nothing noteworthy in the postseason and no one says anything.

    “Romo loses games for his team!”, except that he almost beat the AFC team that went to the Super Bowl last year and led his team within one game of a postseason berth despite having one of the worst defenses in history.

    Yeah Tony sure sucks.
    Idiots.

  36. dalcow4 says: Jun 3, 2014 2:29 PM

    But why use a picture of the offensive line coach?

  37. xbam1 says: Jun 3, 2014 2:31 PM

    i kind of enjoy how PFT always seems to find an awkard picture to post of Weeden everytime there is a story regarding him…

  38. dublindemonszfl says: Jun 3, 2014 2:34 PM

    Brandon Weedon lost a spelling b to a box of rox

  39. 23rdusernameused says: Jun 3, 2014 2:40 PM

    best teacher at throwing the INTs at the WRONG time, TONY, perfect teacher!!
    DOH

  40. brownsclown says: Jun 3, 2014 2:57 PM

    We Done is so dumb that he could learn something from a fire hydrant!

    During the playoffs this year the Cowboy fans will be treated to a spelling bee between We Done and Dez!

  41. smokim says: Jun 3, 2014 2:58 PM

    Weeden kinda looks like a doofus in the the pic..

    Probably thinks Bozo is genius too.

  42. draconian1111 says: Jun 3, 2014 3:03 PM

    Learning…from Tony Romo?

    I do, I do like green eggs and ham?

  43. clbrwns says: Jun 3, 2014 3:07 PM

    Never saw a QB so scared on the field as Brandon Weeden. NEVER looked comfortable. The offense wasn’t exactly complicated either. Strange situation and I don’t think it was all because it was Cleveland. He’ll change teams 5 more times in the next 6 years as a career backup then retire back to Oklahoma and run QB camps for kids. Not a bad gig.

  44. fissels says: Jun 3, 2014 3:19 PM

    How many of you dopes posting here have played in an NFL game? Sure, Romo has had more than his share of bad plays at key moments but at least he’s there. What have you dopes accomplished? 1st string JV?

  45. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 3, 2014 3:23 PM

    Weeden talks like he is a rookie QB wet behind the ears or something but he is actually over 30 and been around a while.

  46. bobbyhoying says: Jun 3, 2014 3:27 PM

    Romo is very smart, and this is coming from an Eagles’ fan. Who else could have a bad back and get a huge contract from Jerry Jones?

  47. barkhardandloud says: Jun 3, 2014 3:27 PM

    Weeden has that, ” I want To Retire” look in his eyes

    FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUR

  48. bigbamboom1 says: Jun 3, 2014 3:28 PM

    UH OH! The great suck up has already started. It seems like that is the only thing that works in Dallas these days. The Cowboys don’t seem to compete anymore except to be in certain internal Cowboy Cliques.

  49. holdsteady76 says: Jun 3, 2014 3:42 PM

    Whoa, Weeden still has a job playing QB in the NFL? And he thinks Room is smart? Is this the Onion?

  50. myworldurjuslivinit says: Jun 3, 2014 3:48 PM

    this is were all the haters start talking about how ‘smart’ Romo is…dude is a Cowboy QB with a great looking wife + millions in the bank…do you think he really cares what you haters think…sigh.

  51. pftisfulloftrolls says: Jun 3, 2014 3:53 PM

    Very Smart Tony Romo. I don’t see those four words used together very often.

  52. shadylamp says: Jun 3, 2014 3:55 PM

    Why not just ask Brent Favre to come out of retirement to back up Romo. He’s younger than Weeden anyway.

  53. courtjester1234 says: Jun 3, 2014 3:55 PM

    Lets face it if you’re not a Dallas fan it’s easy to make fun of romo and any other name that sounds like it. But being an Eagles fan I see I guy who try’s to do more than what he should. Sure he throws ints but he’s trying to make something happen. It’s almost the exact opposite that McNabb went through. He always had a low int to TD ratio. And here we would accuse him of not taking chances by throwing to a reciever who didn’t have one on one coverage. I still hate the team but I can appreciate a player ability…as long as they aren’t team cancers

  54. tvjules says: Jun 3, 2014 4:02 PM

    Weeden sounds like he’s destined for a Cowboys coaching position.
    Kissing the right rear ends has certainly worked for Garrett.

  55. nflrule says: Jun 3, 2014 4:07 PM

    Weeden looks older than Jason Garrett in the picture.Yikes!

  56. babygaga19 says: Jun 3, 2014 4:13 PM

    Romo Smart? Are you kidding me? Jessica Simpson could run laps around him, and she is dumber than a box of hammers.

  57. pjmulloy says: Jun 3, 2014 4:44 PM

    Brandon – I am your father.

    Signed, Wade Boggs.

  58. raiderapologist says: Jun 3, 2014 5:10 PM

    “That Romo kid is real smart for his age.”

  59. thetooloftools says: Jun 3, 2014 6:07 PM

    Cleveland here – we don’t wish Weeden any ill will. He never really had a chance to learn a system or have a mentor here that could show him the ropes and leadership and even ownership changed.
    Good luck Brandon. We wish you nothing but the best. Nobody has thrived in this chaos.

  60. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Jun 3, 2014 6:24 PM

    kinda favors Dan Marino after the concussions

  61. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 3, 2014 6:26 PM

    shatho1 you just listed the teams that have won the division the last 3 years. Notice 1 team missing….
    #Cowboys Suck

  62. artn4gkr says: Jun 3, 2014 6:28 PM

    Romo is teaching him how to choke during the playoffs

  63. bensstinkyfingers says: Jun 3, 2014 6:46 PM

    Weeden must have finally learned to swallow his pride and let the younger Qb teach him a thing or two. On a serious note, I wasn’t aware that coach Garrett and Weeden are first cousins, after comparing side to side pics its obvious. Ginger Power running wild in the big D.

  64. snaponrules says: Jun 3, 2014 6:53 PM

    Is there two guys named tony romo?

    Because the cowboy one has never been very smart with the game on the line.

  65. sammievee says: Jun 3, 2014 7:34 PM

    It sure sounds to me like he just called his former organization (and their former coaching staff) “stupid” without even mentioning them by name.

  66. hounds64 says: Jun 3, 2014 7:50 PM

    Tony,

    How do I keep those whipper-snappers off my lawn?

  67. mancave001 says: Jun 3, 2014 7:51 PM

    Cue the Romo jokes, yet more than 75% of the league would take him in a heartbeat.

    He’s a choke artist, yet Philip Rivers, and Carson Palmer – both former first round picks – continue to do nothing noteworthy in the postseason and no one says anything.

    “Romo loses games for his team!”, except that he almost beat the AFC team that went to the Super Bowl last year and led his team within one game of a postseason berth despite having one of the worst defenses in history.

    Yeah Tony sure sucks.
    Idiots.
    ————–

    Yes, a choke artist. Romo might be the biggest choke artist I’ve ever seen. His antics put Donovan McChoke to shame. He literally does it every year….it’s amazing.

  68. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 3, 2014 8:08 PM

    It’s funny because he’s smart…at golf.

  69. Big Ant TV says: Jun 3, 2014 8:36 PM

    as a browns fan i miss him id rather have him over hoyer or manziel
    YESS IM SERIOUS “que the thumbs downs”

  70. skins1970 says: Jun 3, 2014 8:55 PM

    Cool Brandon Weeden gets to learn from the best on how to make critical mistakes at crunch time.

  71. arcaero says: Jun 3, 2014 9:49 PM

    skins1970:

    Weeden has that down pat. See shovel fumble. Or pick six in the flat. Only reading half the field. Or patting the ball for seeming decades.

    Sincerely,

    Cleveland

  72. champunkind says: Jun 3, 2014 10:23 PM

    Romo can teach him how to swing. Weeden can teach him how to dangle. Romo can teach him how to throw. And Weeden can get lost under another flag while getting distracted by a butterfly.

  73. redskins2017 says: Aug 1, 2014 4:58 PM

    he’ll become the next interception machine.

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