Found May 04, 2013 on Cleveland Sports 360:
Lets face the facts folks, the Cleveland Browns are stuck with a soon to be 30-year-old quarterback in Brandon Weeden, who should have never been taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, and Rob Chudzinski isn’t completely satisfied with him. Otherwise Chud wouldn’t be so hesitant to name Weeden as the Browns starting quarterback for the up-coming 2013 NFL season. Weeden may have a strong-arm, but Chudzinski, who has worked with a number of NFL quarterbacks over the years isn’t sold on Weeden’s football I.Q.. Weeden has always struggled trying to understand the complexities of football. While he was at Oklahoma State, the offense had to be over-simplified in order for Weeden to get it. Last season with the Cleveland Browns, the offense had to be over simplified for Weeden to understand it. Chudzinski may not want to curtail the Cleveland offense that Norv Turner will lead, to fit into Weeden’s mental capacity. Weeden, doesn’t get the complexities of a NFL offense. Having a st...

Grossi: Wade, Hagg, Kitchen Could Be Roster Victims For Draft Picks

This morning, ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi went through the possible roster casualties in favor of the team’s five draft selections in last week’s NFL Draft. Some of the names could be a little surprising. They include last year’s seventh round pick Trevin Wade, 2011 7th-rounder Eric Hagg, and undrafted free agent Ishmaa’ily Kitchen. “McFadden’s arrival probably would...

Pluto: Mingo was 1 of 4 “Blue Chippers” For Browns

In his Sunday notes, The Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto talks about the some of the draft strategy for the Browns that unfolded in the first round. This includes the selection of LSU defensive lineman/linebacker prospect Barkevious Mingo instead of a potential trade down. “The Browns had four players ranked as “blue-chippers.” I could only come up with three names — Barkevious...

NFL News: Browns’ Chudzinski won’t name starting quarterback

The Cleveland Browns did not draft a quarterback last weekend, but that has apparently not cemented the starting job for last year’s rookie Brandon Weeden. In an interview with 92.3 The Fan, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said that he expects the recently added Jason Campbell to compete with Weeden for the starting job. “We’ll just see as we go forward,” said Chudzinski...

Experience should help Jason Campbell win the Browns starting quarterback role this season.

Jason Campbell sees himself as the Browns starting quarterback, not the second string backup to Brandon Weeden. All Campbell has to do, is play it smart throughout training camp and through the preseason. If he does that, Chudzinski has little choice but to name Campbell as the teams starting quarterback. Campbell should be able to use his 8 years experience in the NFL to beat out...

Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski isn't committing to Weeden as starter just yet

Cleveland Brown head coach Rob Chudzinski is playing this one real safe. Although the team chose not to draft a quarterback like most thought they would, he is still hesitant to name Brandon Weeden the starter. It may be the right way to go to keep the 2nd-year QB on his toes, but even if it's not being said, Weeden will likely be the starter. You think they'll really give...

Browns rumors: Jason Campbell could be starting quarterback

The Cleveland Browns aren’t committing to 2012 first-round draft pick Brandon Weeden as their starting quarterback, leaving the door open for veteran backup Jason Campbell. As a result, Mary Cabot Lodge of The Plain Dealer says talks of Campbell receiving a legitimate shot at winning the starting gig is more than lip service. Lodge adds that the Browns are hesitant to call Weeden...

Cabot: Jason Campbell Will Have “Legitimate Shot” At Starting QB Job

Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer informs us this morning that her sources are saying that free-agent signee Jason Campbell will be given a shot to beat out incumbent starter Brandon Weeden for the starting quarterback spot. “…head coach Rob Chudzinski said: “I feel good about the group. How all that plays out, we’ll see and know in time. I’m excited about Brandon and...

Campbell will get chance to start

Jason Campbell was signed by the Cleveland Browns, but don't assume he's just going to be a backup. He may get a chance to start.

Browns' Barkevious Mingo videostat profile

DE Barkevious Mingo, Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo is coming into the NFL a little green as he only came to the game of football in his junior year of high school.  Even though he was still new, he earned a 4 Star Rating as he was recruited and accepted a scholarship to play at LSU.  According to his Wikipedia page he got his unusual first name from his mother, as she...

Browns fans who think Weeden fits Chud’s system better than Campbell may be sadly mistaken.

If you haven’t seen the trend in Cleveland Browns football by now, you haven’t been paying attention. I get a laugh out of all the people who want to say how Brandon Weeden fits Rob Chudzinski and Norv Turner’s system better than Jason Campbell does. What people aren’t thinking about is the fact that these new Cleveland Coaches hand-picked Jason Campbell to come to Cleveland...

Brandon Weeden: Cleveland Browns Should Part Ways with Poor QB

The Cleveland Browns have been left in a certain mess after the Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert era; now Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi are coming in to start the patch work.What have Holmgren and Heckert left?A 29-year-old second-year quarterback as the starter who can potentially be beaten out by Jason Campbell, a former Bear through the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins.The...

One Week Removed, More Browns Draft Thoughts

One week removed from the fun and buildup of the NFL Draft, and what do we know? Well, not much. We know the Browns are bringing Barkevious Mingo, Leon McFadden, Jamoris Slaughter, Garrett Gilkey, and Armonty Bryant, along with a bunch of undrafted free agents into the fold with a shot at making the team. We know the team has 9 picks next year, including 6 in the first four rounds...

Sobo's Draft Thoughts

Brent Sobleski takes the Cleveland Browns entire draft picture into consideration, unlike those who simply categorize the Browns' draft as disappointing.

Paul Kruger, this year’s Nnamdi Asomugha?

The Cleveland Browns moved quickly when the 2013 NFL Free Agency period began, signing defensive end Paul Kruger to a five-year deal worth $40 million. Like many other players, Kruger had a solid year withe the Baltimore Ravens as his stock rose considerably. Kruger had 9.0 sacks in the regular season to lead the Ravens and added 4.5 during the Ravens Super Bowl run. A second...

While We’re Waiting… Dissecting the Browns Roster, Former Indians in MLB, and Around The Farm

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Leading off, at DraftBrowns, Justin Higdon looks at the state of the Browns’ roster on the offensive side of the ball. Here is an excerpt from his talk about tight ends...
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