Head coach Pat Shurmur with Quarterback Brandon Weeden #3 during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Eagles defeated the Browns 17-16.
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BEREA, Ohio - Cleveland Browns quarter Brandon Weeden stood before the media Wednesday afternoon after practice and summed up his NFL debut on Sunday by saying "It's one bad start."
The Oklahoma State rookie was intercepted four times and overthrew wide open receivers at critical times.
"We're all going to have rough stretches. I think, obviously, mine was the first week. I look at the mistakes I made and you guys saw them. Guys were wide open and I missed them. That's not my character. That's not the way I usually throw the football. I'm confident," Weeden said.
The Browns quarterback was asked how many times he watched the game film from Sundays loss and he said three times and now, "It's time to move on."
Weeden said the bad game did not shake his confidence, but he has to quickly correct the mistakes so that he can continue to prove to the coaches and the organization that "He is still the guy."
Weeden admitted some of the overthrows were the results of just pure adrenaline.
"I just have to play better. That's all there is to it. When it's all said and done and you drop the helmet, you've got to play better, that's the bottom line."
The Browns rookie signal caller will get that chance when they hit the road to face the Bengals in the annual "Battle of Ohio" series, which has been dominated by the Bengals the last few years.
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