Brandon Weeden wanted so badly to prove himself that he sometimes tried to do too much.
The quarterback, who was released by the Browns then signed by the Cowboys, spoke about his time in Cleveland in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio over the weekend.
"The regime that drafted me was out a year after I got there," Weeden said, "You never know the plans the group coming in has and I think, as a player, as much as you try not to do too much, try not to put too much pressure on yourself to perform and show you can be the guy for the long haul.
"Sometimes you get caught up in it. You try to do too much as a player and that’s one thing if I could change about myself, I wouldn’t try to do too much every Sunday. I think, just let the game kind of come to you and be more patient."
Weeden, selected by the Browns with 22nd overall pick in the 2012 draft, threw 23 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in two seasons in Cleveland.
He’s hopeful for a better experience in a different situation.
"I was ready for a kind of a clean slate and a fresh start," he said about going to Dallas.
Whether the Browns will select a quarterback with one of their two first round picks this time around remains to be seen.