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Brandon Weeden glad to get starter reps this week

Brandon Weeden AP

Things are a little bit different from Brandon Weeden this time.

Even though he’ll be taking first team reps in Cowboys minimcap this week, he knows it’s because starter Tony Romo is still recovering from back surgery and Kyle Orton may or may not ever show up.

And he’s OK with that.

It’s definitely a breath of fresh air,” Weeden said, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “I’m excited to be here. I love coming to work every day. It’s a fun environment.”

When he says it like that, it’s almost like it wasn’t in Cleveland, when he was thrown into a team in flux as a rookie. The flux hasn’t stopped, as he’s on his fourth head coach in as many years. But at least the weight of expectations is gone.

“Brandon has done a nice job. He gets in the huddle and handles himself like an NFL quarterback,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s getting all the first reps, and it’s great for him. When Troy Aikman was hurt I got the first reps, and it was the greatest thing that ever happened in my life. You’re playing, you’re learning, you’re making mistakes and you’re growing, and when you kind of go back into your role you’re better for it. So this is a really good thing for him.”

If nothing else, he’s solid insurance in case Orton never shows up, and though he’s not young, he’s still got time to develop into a solid backup while he’s there.

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15 Responses to “Brandon Weeden glad to get starter reps this week”
  1. denverdude7 says: Jun 17, 2014 7:48 AM

    Don’t get used to it just yet Brandon.

    It will be at least week 5 before Romo is down for the season.

    But, stay close just in case.

  2. couchbasher says: Jun 17, 2014 7:50 AM

    So, Brandon Weeden thinks it’s fun to come to work every day as a 3rd stringer… I’m glad he’s not in Cleveland anymore.

  3. cakemixa says: Jun 17, 2014 8:21 AM

    Guy looks like he’s 45 years old

  4. laxer37 says: Jun 17, 2014 8:24 AM

    “In Cleveland, when he was thrown into a team in flux as a rookie”

    The Browns are world champs at ruining rookie QB’s. The latest train wreck is coming this fall when a rookie QB takes over a team with no decent wide receivers. What could go wrong?

  5. 700levelvet says: Jun 17, 2014 8:30 AM

    The. “Most mediocre franchise in sports “…

  6. clownsfan says: Jun 17, 2014 8:31 AM

    Brandon Weeden is straight garbage. Guy craps his pants at even the slightest hint of pressure. Never wanted him & glad he’s gone.

  7. torethatbridgeout says: Jun 17, 2014 8:35 AM

    Love that picture.

  8. erikinhell says: Jun 17, 2014 8:58 AM

    I hope dallas fans are happy with that 5 second release.

  9. wayne1693 says: Jun 17, 2014 9:07 AM

    Speaking of Hard-Working, Good-Guy Backups…is any Team giving Tim Tebow a fair look, considering a couple of QB Experts have reported that his throwing motion, etc., is significantly improved?

  10. milkmandanimal says: Jun 17, 2014 9:18 AM

    We’re all glad you’re getting starter reps, Brandon, Your career has so far been a comedic gift than cannot stop giving.

  11. bornahawker says: Jun 17, 2014 9:19 AM

    Orton takes the fine, shows up and beats Weeden out for the back up job, Romo is out by week 6 and those two bums struggle. Go Hawks!

  12. bassplucker says: Jun 17, 2014 9:46 AM

    My god he looks like a coach, not a player.

  13. clevefan4life says: Jun 17, 2014 11:25 AM

    Solid? That’s laughable

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 17, 2014 12:03 PM

    I read that Weeden threw an interception during 7 on 7 (no pass rush) at OTAs. That’s not good. Not feeling great about him being the back up behind a recovering Romo.

    Passing on Manziel will haunt Jerry eventually.

  15. panamajimmy54 says: Jun 17, 2014 1:33 PM

    Wait till you see this guy in a game….He will break your hearts with his game managing stupidity..Hasta Luego WHEEDEN so glad you and your “TALENT” are gone

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