The Cleveland Browns are having to hand the reins of the offense over to Brandon Weeden again this season. That is likely to bring boos out of the Browns fans again.
“I don’t listen to outside noise,” Weeden said Wednesday, via The Plain Dealer. ”(I’ve) gotten rid of Twitter and all that junk. I don’t need 5-year-old kids telling me how to play the quarterback position, so it’s made it really easy. It hasn’t been an issue. I’ve got great support in this locker room.”
Weeden isn’t thinking about the future either, he is just focusing on the rest of this season with the Browns.
“For the next five weeks, I’m a Cleveland Brown,” Weeden said. “After that, whatever happens is out of my control. I’m excited. This is one of the best teams I’ve ever been on as far as just the group of guys in this locker room, the atmosphere we have going on, the friendships we have and the camaraderie. It’s great.”
There is also the debate about whether rookies should be thrown into action right away or if they should learn under more veteran quarterbacks. Weeden is apparently not a fan of learning on the side line.
“It’s different when you’re out there on the field under live bullets versus sitting on the sideline getting a little different perspective of it,” he said. “I can’t say I learned anything. I learned being a backup quarterback you have to prepare like you’re going to play.”
For Browns fans hoping all that time on the side line helped Weeden, well you’re SOL.