“I see blitzes,” Weeden said. “I understand what is (happening) on the defensive side of the ball and adjust (to that).”
It all goes back to Weeden's commitment to being successful in the Cowboys' new offense. Since he realized his opportunity to be a starting quarterback for OSU, his teammates — and the coaching staff — have talked of his dedication to spending time in the film room, and Holgorsen has singled out his improvement over the summer.
“I questioned a lot of the stuff he did in the spring and told him to fix it in the summer,” said the Cowboys' first-year offensive coordinator. “And (early in fall practice) a lot of the stuff is better.”
The devotion to being successful — which Gundy said was missing a year ago — has paid off during fall practice.
Said Holgorsen: “We see him making the correct reads and making the correct checks, not all the time but you're never going to do it all the time. He's doing it (checking out of a play) more than I thought he would.”