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Doubting Brandon Weeden is 'ready' to start right away

Brandon Weeden is not your average rookie quarterback. He's 28 years old, and it's clear the Cleveland Browns are looking to him to start sooner than later. Like right away.

"I feel like I'm ready," Weeden told The Plain Dealer on Thursday. "I have a long way to go, but I feel like I've taken the right steps to get to where I can play at that level. If I'm asked to be the guy Day One, I'm going to do everything on my part to put our team in position to win games and score points. I'm really anxious to get going and the season will be here before you know it."

We're not so sure that Weeden will be ready right away. The Browns are projecting quite a bit if they make him a starter from the get go. He was not great escaping pressure at college and Oklahoma State ran a very different style of offense compared to the West Coast attack that Pat Shurmur and Mike Holmgren prefer. (Oh, and he has no one to throw to.)

Yes, the kid is more mature than your average rookie. But he hasn't seen an NFL defense yet, and he could have a steep learning curve learning the Browns' offense.

Perhaps Colt McCoy really was buried the moment his dad started talking last year, but it wouldn't surprise us if McCoy was more ready to start on Day One.

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