Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Childress wants Weeden to stay aggressive
By Jamison Hensley
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden received a rough welcome to the NFL in last week's preseason opener, when he threw one interception and should've had another pass picked off.
The advice from offensive coordinator Brad Childress: Don't change.
"You rarely want to sit on that ability," Childress told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "A lot of times discretion is the better part of that valor of trying to stick it through the eye of a needle. But we want him to be aggressive. We him to keep shooting. Whether it was the fumble or interception, you want him to keep shooting where he's supposed to be shooting, so we won't dissuade him on that front, at least not right now."
This is going to be one of the biggest hurdles for Weeden. The throwing windows in the NFL are much smaller than the ones in the Big 12. And, often times, NFL defensive backs will make it look like there is a window to bait him into making the throw. At Oklahoma State, Weeden threw 13 interceptions in each of his final two seasons.
Weeden receives his second test on Thursday, when the Browns play at Green Bay.