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Browns GM Mike Lombardi Compliments QB Brandon Weeden's Improvement
Browns General Manager Mike Lombardi offered his most positive public comment about quarterback Brandon Weeden since owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner named him their personnel chief Jan. 18.
Addressing reporters Wednesday for the first time since his May 13 appearance at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club in Canton, Lombardi was asked what he’s seen from Weeden this offseason. Lombardi didn’t heap praise upon Weeden, the team’s projected starter who has taken all of the first-team snaps throughout spring practices and the early stages of training camp, but he did offer a compliment.
“I think everybody that practices football has really good days and they have some bad days, and I think everything’s a learning experience,” Lombardi said. “And I think he clearly has proven in the offseason that he’s gotten better at everything they’ve asked him to do. So every day is about getting better, and I think that’s what a lot of players are doing.”
In his previous role as an analyst for NFL Network, Lombardi criticized former General Manager Tom Heckert and former President Mike Holmgren for drafting Weeden 22nd overall. Lombardi termed the selection a “panicked disaster.”
Source: Akron Beacon Journal
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