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BEREA, Ohio The new Cleveland Browns coach and offensive coordinator both had several chances Wednesday to say that Brandon Weeden would be their guy at quarterback next season.
That cant give him a lot of confidence heading into the spring, especially when coach Rob Chudzinski said it would be premature to say right now that Weeden is the teams starter.
Chudzinski then rattled off a coach-speak answer about staff and personnel and making sure all are on the same page and that kind of thing.
But the best Chudzinski and Norv Turner could say about Weeden was that he has the skill set a team would want.
Otherwise, they played the too soon card.
For me to give you a big evaluation on Brandon would not be fair, Turner said. I first of all havent met him, and I just started looking at tape.
How the quarterback saga plays out (again) will be one of the more discussed topics of the Browns' offseason.
But the difference between this offseason and the one a year ago is stark: There are no Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III types in the upcoming NFL Draft. Alex Smith anyone?
That, combined with the likelihood that new defensive coordinator Ray Horton favors the 3-4, means there could be significant retooling this offseason, with rush linebackers needed and adjustments required by defensive linemen.
Yes, it would appear the Browns' carousel of change could be cranking up again.
Most of Turners news conference dealt with a lack of specifics other than one key fact: Turner will call plays, under the direction of Chudzinski.
Norvs been one of the best play-callers in the league for a long time, Chudzinski said.
Chudzinski added it was important for him to be coach of the entire team and not be pigeon-holed as an offensive guy only. So hell rely on Turner and his many years of experience that includes calling plays in Dallas, Washington, Oakland and San Diego.
The decision to let Turner call plays is sound and logical, which is to be expected from a smart, logical coach.
Otherwise, Turner talked about the inconsistency of youth, learning what guys do best and asking them to do that, and making sure the coaches are all on the same page. Between the front-office collaboration described by Joe Banner and the same page described by Chudzinski, the Berea offices soon could turn into one, large hugfest.
Turner studied the Browns before his Chargers lost to them 7-6 this season, and he said he saw some potential. He spoke well of the receivers, the offensive line and of running back Trent Richardson.
I saw guys who, when they were doing things right, they did them very well, he said.
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The Cleveland Browns have been committal about being non-committal about their quarterback situation. From Rob Chudzinski to Michael Lombardi and yesterday Norv Turner the Browns have been steadfast in putting barely a single word on the record that leads anyone to believe that Weeden is first on the depth chart right this very second. Even if you’ve somehow found a way to infer...
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski isn’t ready to name Brandon Weeden as his starter heading into next season. He believes it’s a little premature to make that kind of decision.
Chudzinski may not make Weeden his starter. Don’t forget he didn’t draft him, the previous regime did. So he doesn’t have any loyalty to him. I’m not sure who else they would start...
New Browns coach Rob Chudzinski says it's ''premature'' to name Brandon Weeden his starting quarterback for next season.
At a news conference to introduce offensive coordinator Norv Turner, Chudzinski would not commit to Weeden, who had an uneven rookie season. Turner would not provide an evaluation of Weeden, but did say the QB possesses ''the skill...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- New Browns coach Rob Chudzinski says it's "premature" to name Brandon Weeden his starting quarterback for next season.
At a news conference to introduce offensive coordinator Norv Turner, Chudzinski would not commit to Weeden, who had an uneven rookie season. Turner would not provide an evaluation of Weeden, but did say the QB possesses "the...
According to Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, it would be “premature” to assume that they are committed to Brandon Weeden being their starting next season, per Mary Kay Cabot.
“I think it’s premature to say that,” said Chudzinski.
Earlier indications would suggest that the new regime is not very high Weeden in general. Michael Lombardi has been brought in as their VP...
New Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner offered some of his thoughts on QB Brandon Weeden and his future with the team.
“I saw a young guy that I think now and I thought then has a real positive upside and when I look at him on tape, I haven’t spent any time with him, but when I look at the tape I see a guy who can be a really good player,” said Turner, via Sports Radio...
Could Brandon Weeden be one-and-done as a member of the Cleveland Browns? New head coach Rob Chudzinski won't commit to Weeden as the team's starting quarterback in 2013, and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner wouldn't even commit to the type of offense the Browns will run. "I think that's premature to say any of that," Chudzinski said when asked...
New Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton sounds like an upfront and honest guy. You want the truth, he will give it to you.
On an interview with Burns and Gambo on 620 KTAR Phoenix, Horton said that he had a plan in place had he gotten the head coaching job in Arizona. When asked if Norv Turner would have come to the Cardinals with him as his offensive coordinator, Horton said...
Brandon Weeden is not getting a lot of support from his coaching staff or general manager. The 2012 first-round pick is not assured of starting for the team next season.
Mike Lombardi, the newly hired VP of Player Personnel, was critical of the Browns drafting Weeden in 2012 calling it a “panicked disaster.”
Coach Rob Chudzinski is not ready to commit to starting Weeden in 2013...
According to new Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, Norv Turner will be calling the plays as offensive coordinator for the team.
Chudzinski said, “Norv’s been one of the best playcallers in the league for a long time,” when asked about the decision. Chud went on to say that he needs to recognize the abilities of the coaches around him and he feels confident that Turner...
BEREA--With the hiring of Rob Chudzinski, Browns fans should have a sense of optimism that they will finally be able to potentially see a high-flying, modern day NFL offense as soon as next season. Also, by adding Norv Turner as offensive coordinator, the Browns should be able to get the most out of the players they currently have, with the potential to add more via free agency....
Norv Turner and his 38 years of coaching experience was introduced to the media Wednesday as the Cleveland Browns new offensive coordinator.
Former Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton made the rounds on Valley radio stations on Thursday.
On with XTRA Sports 910s Mike Jurecki and Dan Bickley, Horton expressed excitement over his new gig as the Browns defensive coordinator because of Clevelands youth and speed. Horton confirmed that he will run the same defense he ran in Arizona.
When talk turned to Hortons unsuccessful...