Friday, February 8, 2008

Who should starts for the Browns next year?

NFL Live, February 8, 2007.

Mark Schlereth debates the Browns' QB situation. I'm paraphrasing here:

We don't know what Brady Quinn can be in this league. We KNOW that Derek Anderson is a 'playa'.

They bounce the conversation back to Michael Smith, who agrees with Scheleth, and then right before the segment ends, they go back to Schlereth:

You can't fix it if it is not broken!

Or something of the sort...

Anyway, lets check out what's wrong with this logic:

#1) It's circular. If the reason for not starting your first round pick from 2007 is because he hasn't played yet...then he's in for a pretty long career.

#2) It's ignorant. Derek Anderson looks like a decent QB. But to say that a guy who led the Browns to a 10-6 record and not-quite-the-playoffs has proved to you beyond a shadow of a doubt that he's the only QB of the Cleveland Browns going forward--that's pretty ignorant.

Presumably, Schlereth would want the Browns to commit financially to Derek Anderson, play him until he flames out...and then move to Quinn if he's still on the roster.

Some plan.

Maybe you can trade the guy to a desperate team while his value is high, get as many picks as you can, and let the Quinn era begin.

That might make too much sense.

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