Brandon Weeden said he didn't get caught up in whether or not the Browns were going to draft a quarterback, and his approach hasn't changed.

"I didn't really read into it one way or the other," he said after Thursday's Organized Team Activities. "I wasn't too concerned with it. I was up here the days before the draft and the days after the draft preparing just like I have every other day. That was the way I was every other day. That was probably my least concern. I was worried about this team getting better and getting back to work.''

He said he hopes the coaching staff believes he can be the guy.

"I hope they see not only what I do out here, but how I'm handling myself working and doing all of those other things," he said. "This means a lot to me. This is my job and I take it seriously and I want to be the guy. I want to build off last year, and I think we're going to be a better football team and in a lot of ways I want to be a part of it."

He said he's blocked out all the chatter about the Browns searching for other quarterbacks.

"If I worry about all of that stuff, there's no way I could function,'' he said.

He said he's approaching the quarterback competition as though he's going to keep his starting job. Currently, he's No. 1 and Jason Campbell is No. 2.

"I'm approaching it that way; I'm going to take the next step and be the guy,'' he said. "If I were to do it any other way, I'd be doing a disservice to myself and also this football team.''

He acknowledged that the presence of Campbell has brought out the best in him.