Brandon Weeden: I Put Too Much Pressure On Myself In Cleveland


Brandon Weeden is now a backup with the Dallas Cowboys after flaming out in Cleveland as the starter after being selected in the first round of the 2012 draft.

During an interview with Alex Marvez and Zig Fracassi on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Weeden said that he looks forward to learning from Tony Romo, and also admitted that he put “too much pressure on himself” while with the Browns.

“It wasn’t an ideal situation.

The regime that drafted me was out a year after I got there. You never know the plans the group coming in has,” Weeden said. “I think, as a player, as much as you try not to do too much, try not to put too much pressure on yourself to perform and show you can be the guy for the long haul, sometimes you get caught up in it.

You try to do much as a player. That’s one thing if I could change about myself, I wouldn’t try to do too much every Sunday. Just let the game kinda come to you and be more patient.”

It says a lot about Cleveland’s dysfunction when Weeden actually thinks Dallas is a relaxed place.