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Old 08-06-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default Brandon Weeden to start at QB for the Browns this season

AKA "avoid all Cleveland WR's in your fantasy drafts this summer"

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Browns HC Pat Shurmur announced that rookie Brandon Weeden will be Cleveland's starting QB this season.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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The gauntlet has been thrown down. They're getting an early start on the Suck for _________ Campaign.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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How exactly is Weeden worse than McCoy again?

Their offense will still suck Im sure, but they should be better with Richardson and Weeden over McCoy and Hillis
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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I watched a lot of Oklahoma State football, and people who think Weeden sucks probably haven't. Live arm, can make all the throws, has played against some pretty good defenses. You may say he has played with some really good receivers, but he has also helped to create them. Mix that natural talent with a little Trent Richardson, and I think they will do alright.

His biggest problem won't be moving the offense, or scoring TD's. I could see him struggling with miscommunication and INT's more than anything - but that's a team issue. Weeden beat Luck in the Fiesta Bowl shootout last year, so the dude can throw. Unfortunately, he found himself in a division where he has to throw against the Steelers and Ravens.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:09 PM   #7
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Would you get Browns WRs with Colt McNoodle at QB?
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I was actually thinking he was going to have a real good career, and a surprising first year, but now that he went to the browns, all bets are off.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:30 PM   #9
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Brandon Weeden is my boy. The dude is the real deal. Weeden and my cousin were on the same team (Edmond, OK) in high school. My cousin played WR, and they both were drafted in the MLB draft. Both went to play for OSU several years later, but my cousin didn't want to sit the bench so he went to a smaller school to start at WR. They are still great friends. The rest is history.

Tear 'em up Brandon.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:14 PM   #10
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Would you get Browns WRs with Colt McNoodle at QB?
For me, it's just the one extra year for Colt vs. throwing a rookie in right off the bat. Statistically, rookies don't do that great in year 1. Colt must REALLY not look good in camp for them to say Weeden is the day 1 starter.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #11
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For me, it's just the one extra year for Colt vs. throwing a rookie in right off the bat. Statistically, rookies don't do that great in year 1. Colt must REALLY not look good in camp for them to say Weeden is the day 1 starter.
Colt says he hasn't gotten any snaps with the 1's in camp so far. Would it make a difference? I could give a rip about the Browns but can you have a true QB competition if you're not giving them the same guys to compete with? Didn't we do this last year?
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:44 PM   #12
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Browns recievers led the league in dropped passes. Have fun Weeden.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #13
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Colt says he hasn't gotten any snaps with the 1's in camp so far. Would it make a difference? I could give a rip about the Browns but can you have a true QB competition if you're not giving them the same guys to compete with? Didn't we do this last year?
Contrary to popular opinion, this is what teams normally do. There's no such thing as an open camp QB competition. There's really no time for it. The decision's already pretty much made when camp starts. Only way it changes is if the #1 guy epicly ****s the bed.

I know some people like to forget that Kyle Orton was the fully conscious choice of our FO last year. But that's the long and short of it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #14
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Contrary to popular opinion, this is what teams normally do. There's no such thing as an open camp QB competition. There's really no time for it. The decision's already pretty much made when camp starts. Only way it changes is if the #1 guy epicly ****s the bed.

I know some people like to forget that Kyle Orton was the fully conscious choice of our FO last year. But that's the long and short of it.
Open camp QB competitions happen on teams that have crappy QBs.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:24 PM   #15
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Colt says he hasn't gotten any snaps with the 1's in camp so far. Would it make a difference? I could give a rip about the Browns but can you have a true QB competition if you're not giving them the same guys to compete with? Didn't we do this last year?
Far be it from me to judge. Seems odd to not have a competition in camp and just say "Brandon is our guy." Doesn't seem to set them up well if Brandon struggles.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #16
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Really? McCoy didn't qualify?
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #17
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #18
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That team is going to be a tragedy.
I disagree, I think Weeden is gonna be a very good QB but we shall see.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #19
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Weed's only issue is he only took shotgun in college, right? Accurate with good arm strength. I don't see why you would go with Colt over him.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #20
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I am expecting a pleasant surprise from CLE this year to the tune of 6-7 wins. They will be better than last year but are stuck in a juggernaut division.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:04 PM   #21
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...because I was planning on drafting those "highly talented-QB rich-CLE WRs anyway"

But I get your point
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #22
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Really? McCoy didn't qualify?
Well you said teams don't really have open competition at QB. I say teams with bad QBs do. The browns don't qualify at doing anything right. So this is not a surprise.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:15 PM   #23
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Football is a magical time of year. The leaves change colors, the air gets a little bit crisp and the Cleveland Browns ruin another high round draft pick at the quarterback position.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:19 PM   #24
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Their WR's are already a high risk.
Weeden is an intriguing prospect though, he doesn't suck by any means, and if he wasn't 28/29 years old, might have gone higher in the draft.
Greg Little is an intriguing guy though.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:26 PM   #25
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Well you said teams don't really have open competition at QB. I say teams with bad QBs do. The browns don't qualify at doing anything right. So this is not a surprise.
But they didn't have a competition. They just picked the new kid outright.

Like we should have done last year.
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