Tony Romo is being a mentor to Brandon Weeden
If Tony Romo goes down the Dallas Cowboys could be stuck with Brandon Weeden, especially if Kyle Orton decides to retire. So Weeden is doing everything he can to learn from the Cowboys starter.
“But I’m just trying to get a feel for what he thinks, why he does certain things,” Weeden said. “He’s an extremely successful quarterback and a very smart guy. I’d be crazy not to take everything I can from him.”
But Weeden also realizes he can’t take everything from Romo and implement it into his own game. They play the same position but they play it differently.
“He’s done it for so long that he’s found what works for him, whether it’s footwork or types of throws or reads or whatever it may be,” Weeden said. “He’s got a feel for what he’s good at. I just pick and choose what IU think may work for me. One thing about me, I’m going to be an aggressive thrower. I’m going to stretch the field vertically and I’m going to throw the ball aggressively. Sometimes I may get myself in trouble but I think being smart aggressive vs. being dumb aggressive is two different things.
“I’ve watched every game of his last year and I think what he does in the pocket, moving around the pocket, those things you really can’t teach them, so I’m not sitting back there trying to do those spin moves and crazy stuff he does. But he’s one of the best. Him and Ben Roethlisberger are the best I’ve ever seen at extending plays. That’s not really my skill set. That’s something I’m not going to take from him.”
If Romo does go down and Weeden does have to come in, he might be fine. He did play well for the Browns in several games. I remember him coming in and halftime and beating the Bills last year on Monday Night Football.