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Brandon Weeden Sticking Close to Romo in OTAs

Going into his third NFL season, Brandon Weeden is hoping to learn all he can under Tony Romo



    In the few weeks he’s been with the Dallas Cowboys, quarterback Brandon Weeden has stuck close to starter Tony Romo. Aside from just getting used to the new system, Weeden has devoted his first offseason as a Cowboy to soak up as knowledge as he can from the veteran.

    "But I'm just trying to get a feel for what he thinks, why he does certain things," Weeden said, per ESPN Dallas. "He's an extremely successful quarterback and a very smart guy. I'd be crazy not to take everything I can from him."

    Weeden acknowledges that a good deal of what makes Romo great is what seems like a sixth sense in the pocket--which makes the Dallas signal caller one of the best in the league at extending plays--and that particular skill can’t really be taught.

    "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 I 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.”

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