Travis Benjamin Brandon Weeden's Favorite Deep Target
Sep/26/12 09:36 PM Filed in: Travis Benjamin
Golf might be Brandon Weeden’s second-favorite sport.
In agreeing that he needs to start connecting on some deep balls, Weeden said he can’t throw the bomb the way Brandt Snedeker hit his tee shot on the 18th hole Sunday.
Tens of millions of NFL fans might not even realize Snedeker was leading the PGA Tour Championship tournament Sunday in Atlanta when he sailed his tee shot on the 18th hole into a grandstand.
But Weeden knew all about it Tuesday, while agreeing that he needs to start connecting on some deep throws.
“We’re getting close,” Weeden said, promising he will keep taking shots.
Rookie speedster Travis Benjamin has emerged as Weeden’s favorite long-ball target.
“I’ve never had a guy who could stretch it that well,” Weeden said of Benjamin’s ability to get down the field in a flash.
That includes his Oklahoma State teammate Justin Blackmon, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Weeden said he is learning to shorten his steps and let the bomb fly with no hesitation when Benjamin is the target.
“I’ve gotta let it rip,” he said.
Weeden said Benjamin, a fourth-round pick, is “playing really well.”