One knock on QB Brandon Weeden is his age, but now two college coaches call into question the signal caller’s ability to play in the NFL under pressure. After playing in a shotgun, quick pass offense at Oklahoma State, Weeden’s ability to thrive under center while under heavy pressure has been questioned.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke to two coaches which coached against Weeden in the college ranks and they suggested that the quarterback did not thrive well under pressure. Iowa State defensive coordinator Wally Berman told the paper that they schemed to send five or six pass rushers against Weeden to disrupt him. “He got quick feet. He got nervous. He really threw the ball away in a hurry. I’m not saying he was scared, he just wanted to get the ball out to his hot receiver,” said Berman.