Dez Bryant says Brandon Weeden “was doing some great things out in Cleveland.”



Dez Bryant is a great receiver and it’s in his best interest to pump up anyone who has the potential of throwing him a football in the NFL, but this is ridiculous. Maybe he meant on the golf courses of Cleveland? Brandon Weeden joined the Cowboys this off-season and Dez Bryant spoke with the Dallas Morning News about the former Browns QB.

“He’s been doing an outstanding job since he got here,” Bryant told the Dallas Morning News. “In my honest opinion, I feel like he was doing some great things out in Cleveland.”

Now, obviously it’s easy to understand why Dez Bryant would talk so glowingly about Brandon Weeden, as I said in the open. And we’ve seen it a hundred times in Cleveland with the likes of Charlie Frye and Colt McCoy in addition to Brandon Weeden. I remember watching the national publications come to training camp to excitedly tell the story of Colt McCoy as he headed into his second year in the league having been named starter of the Cleveland Browns.

Still, it’s tough to stomach anyone praising Brandon Weeden and his history in the NFL. The fact is that Brandon Weeden’s reign in Cleveland has me questioning the very value of judging quarterbacks in practice conditions during training camp. Weeden passed every eye test imaginable last year during camp. He looked far and away like the best quarterback on the Browns roster, including Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell. It just so happens that you don’t get to play quarterback in live NFL games at three fourths speed with only seven defenders running vanilla defenses against you.

So, we’ll see if there’s anything to Brandon Weeden’s NFL career with a change of scenery, but I’m not buying the OTA observations of Dez Bryant. I’ve been fooled by that look before.

  • Toddyus

    This is an edited quote. The full quote is, Brandon Weeden “was doing some great things for the Browns’ opponents out in Cleveland.”

  • c3j1v62

    weeden might be the best flag football quarterback to ever live

  • Chuck V

    Don’t get too generous with the complements.

  • Chuck V

    I think Dez Bryant should be suspended for violating the league’s drug policy.

  • maxfnmloans

    Also, dont forget the Oklahoma State connection..they may have overlapped for a year or two (although, one of those years Dez was suspended for eating lunch with Deion or something similarly ridiculous)

  • Harv 21

    Brady Quinn commanded the huddle. Jack Delhomme brought the leadership qualities you only get from leading a team in the playoffs. Colt is just a winner, it’s what he does, all he knows and guys can just feel it. Weeden’s not an entitled “rookie,” he has the arm and coolness and ability to handle adversity gained by paying dues for years in minor league baseball.

    And somewhere, Brian Robiskie is running perfect crisp routes in some team’s minicamp. Looks like a keeper, a real pro.

  • jewpants47

    ” He looked far and away like the best quarterback..” not the case. I have it on very good authority that Weeden/Hoyer/Campbell where dead even last preseason.

  • nj0

    Flag sack

  • Return of the (Alex) Mack

    is your source Dez Bryant?

  • JNeids

    That’s only because the flags aren’t big enough for him to get trapped under.

  • Brick
  • RGB

    Was Dez in the car with Gordon?

  • mgbode

    this is pretty simple. Dez saw that Weeden just threw the ball up for grabs to Gordon late in the season and if Romo goes down (taking any chance Dallas has at the playoffs with him), then Dez at least wants to stuff the stat sheet for his next contract. Weeden could be the “perfect” QB to help him there.

  • mgbode

    Tennessee is where Robiskie’s unfettered patterns currently run.

  • bossman09
  • Harv 21

    And that’s the diff in grey matter between a guy like Bryant and a Braylon. Grabbing or screaming at the QB is as brainless as doing it to the ice cream truck guy.

  • Natedawg86

    was doing some great things, none of which had anything to do with football

  • Natedawg86

    Dez : I love the Weed en…oh you mean the QB? Who dat?

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    This is still the perfect example of his slow, poor decision making.

  • Pat Leonard

    Oh they’re fettered alright… fettered by my disdain.

  • mgbode

    your disdain has weight on the shoulders of a Titan!

  • cbrockman9

    He must have meant, out in the community of Cleveland…right?