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 and compete for the quarterback job. Whether or not Campbell is better than Weeden could be irrelevant.
The new coaches picked Campbell and that may be all that is needed to pick the starting quarterback. They inherited Brandon Weeden who some think was a waste of the 22nd pick in the 2012 draft. The trend is Cleveland since 1999, has been to change personnel every couple of years, both on and off the field.
That is exactly what could happen this season. The team already has all knew coached and coordinators and they just might switch quarterbacks before the season starts. They aren’t very high on Weeden and they aren’t ready to show their hand yet either.
The team didn’t have to sign Jason Campbell, for you fans who think Weeden fits the system you haven’t even seen yet, think again. Chudzinski and Turner aren’t stupid enough to go out and sign a guy, then pay him millions of dollars to come to Cleveland who can’t play in their system.
The guy probably brings more to the table than Weeden does. He can scramble better than Weeden, and he can read a defense. Both of those reasons could be enough for Chud to pull the plug on Weeden as the starting quarterback.
So for all you fans who think Campbell won’t fit, I urge you to consider why he is here. Chud and Turner had a choice to go out and sign the free agent quarterback. Weeden they were stuck with. How many of you would go out and buy something you didn’t think would fit into your plans?
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