Oct 11, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterbackBrandon Weeden
(3) is sacked by New England Patriots linebackerJamie Collins
(91) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
1. Brandon Weeden Isn’t The Answer, At All
Over the last few weeks many people have said backup quarterback Brandon Weeden did what he had to do, but it was the defense that caused the Cowboys to lose. After watching the Cowboys sack Tom Brady five times in the first half, and seeing Weeden struggle to move the offense, the picture became very clear that Weeden has been a huge liability for the Cowboys. This game showed all of the flaws in Weeden’s game, not the least of which is poor pocket presence.
If you watch the game again (I don’t know why you would want to) you will see that not once did Weeden speak to Frederick on protections. He almost never adjusted a wide receiver to what the defense was showing, and rarely did you see a hot route called. It was simply line up as the play was called and run it.
Weeden overthrew open receivers, and even checked down when there were wide open receivers. Also, on the throw to wide receiver Terrance Williams in the corner of the end zone, he drastically overthrew him, showing how poor his throws to the left side of the field really are.
It is time for the Cowboys to see what backup quarterback Matt Cassel has to offer as he has a better record and more experience reading defenses.
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