By LG

It is starting to look like the Browns quarterback competition will be Colt McCoy going against Brandon Weeden and Thad Lewis. If you listen to people who have been brain washed by the Browns former coaching staff, they think McCoy shouldn’t even be wearing a Browns uniform.

The old leadership on the Browns did a great number on ruining the personal image of Colt McCoy. They handed the starting job to Weeden last season and we all saw the results. It was clear that McCoy could move the team more effectively in the preseason. It was Clear that when Weeden was knocked out of the game in Denver, it was McCoy that was the only Cleveland quarterback able to take the team into the end-zone for a touchdown.

Weeden led one of the worse red-zone offenses in the NFL last season. The result was a team that finished the season with only 5 wins. Sure the Browns scored more points in 2012 than they did in 2011. The result was still 5 wins.

McCoy never had a real shot at staring in 2012. Weeden was taken in the draft with the Browns 2nd pick in the first round (22nd overall) and from that point on he was the starting quarterback even though is was clear by the way he performed on the field he wasn’t ready to start in the NFL.

This season the new coaching staff led by Rob Chudzinski are going to take a serious look at who the starting quarterback will be. If they take all things into consideration, McCoy could have a chance to win the starting role.

It takes more than a strong arm in the NFL to win football games. There are things that McCoy brings to the field that Weeden can’t. Just like there are things Weeden brings that Colt Doesn’t. But when you add it all up McCoy brings more positive attributes to the field than Brandon Weeden does.

It should be an interesting camp and preseason in Cleveland in 2013. Lets hope the best possible quarterback does get named to the starting role this season. Browns fans are growing tired of waiting to see a winning season.

Article Global Facebook Twitter Myspace Friendfeed Technorati del.icio.us Digg Google StumbleUpon Eli Pets

Filed under: Cleveland Browns

Tagged with: , , , ,


Readers Comments (42)

  1. muttklingon

    it a thing for the 3 Quarterbacks Brandon Weeden, ColtMcCoy, & Thad Lewis. too fight it out for starting Quarterback!!

     
  2. Dave

    LG,
    I see your on you Colt soap box early this morning.

     
    • LG

      Ya think so? What are your thoughts Dave?

       
      • John

        Well Dave? Were waiting…..

         
  3. Brian

    Look LG. writing about Colt there’s something new !!!!!

     
  4. jrustyo

    LG..Nothing better than an open competition to see who the starter will be but what do you think will be the key factors in determining who wins the job? Is this really going to be wide open or will Weeden be given an early edge as the starter from last year? Which one of the following do you think will be key in the evaluation process?

    1. Practice execution
    2. Pre-season game performance
    3. Football intelligence? (not sure that’s so easy to measure…)
    4. Leadership qualities

    Looking forward to your response…

     
    • LG

      If they do indeed have a real competition as they are saying, I don’t think Weeden gets the edge because he was last years starter. I thing all four of the items you listed will or should be used as a determining factor. As far as Football Intelligence goes, I think it is measurable. Just watch who makes dumb mistakes more often then you can measure it.

       
      • Casey

        Football intelligence is not only fewer dumb mistakes. It includes passing reads and changing plays to get into a good offensive set. Colt was better at those things than Weeden. I was amazed at Weeden’s poor vision until I read how OSU (the other one) split the field for him to reduce his load. Colt has a chance if the competition is open.

         
  5. Mike D

    Fans ESPN and other sports anoucers said give Colt some weapons and he will be a goog qb..They got the best talent Trent , Gordon , Swarts .Weedon got handed the job and stunk..Colt got his best oppsion tooken away to really shine with great talent around him.

     
  6. i got e.d

    didnt even read article. Lg wrote it and it was about Colt and Weedon(theres something new)….. i bet Colt should be he starter and Weedon is some kind of old hick. im i right?

     
  7. david johnson

    I don’t understand why Colt is even part of a conversation for starting QB.Not once beyond the New Engalnd game years ago has he really shown anything, and might i point out that he has been injured his senior year in Texas and the last 3 seasons in the NFL.Colt has heart but cant handle playing against elite opponents without getting hurt

     
    • LG

      Weeden was hurt and couldn’t finish his rookie season.

       
  8. Brian

    I Got E.D.
    You got it!!!

     
  9. david johnson

    to be honest I don’t want neither one

     
  10. marty

    David Johnson: As many hits and knockdowns Colt had in 2011, I wonder how would you stand up with the worst offensive line in 2011.Weedon didn’t show any improvement thruout the season. He’s qualified to hand out cups of gatorade to the players.I hope the Browns don’t go backwards with all the changes.I definitely agree to add a cornerback. probley two to the defense. I just hope Colt can be patient and poised as he once was. I know if I was in his shoes I couldn’t. No matter what I was paid. He hungered to be back into the game.Colt will be dominent if given an equal shot.I want a QB that can lead a team to victory.I think the players around the QB, wants a leader.

     
  11. Philip DiMenna

    It should be interesting however one play kind of sticks in my mind.In the Pittsburgh game no one was near Weeden as he was flushed from the pocket and he slid to the ground.Completely scared and not smart enough to heave the ball outof bounds.

     
  12. marty

    Philip, Now you know why I call him a sissy!

     
  13. rich cutter

    colt has the balls he just gets hit to many times he should lead the new upstart browns weeden is a strong arm with lots of backup potential still need a starter potential QB lewis is a bandade new cb and gaurd are a must a free saftey would help

     
  14. BrianSipe

    I don’t see where Colt fits into the Chud system. You really need a strong arm for that. Secondly, it is painful to read these other comments. Did anyone who reads this site go to school?

     
    • LG

      BrainSIpe, How do we know what a Chud System in Cleveland is? Did he send it to you for review already? If so could you forward me a copy? Truth of the matter is no one knows what it is going to be in Cleveland yet, not even the Great Brian Sipe.

       
      • BrianSipe

        I am sure Chud has morphed into favoring a West Coast, dink and dunk system during the winter, as opposed to the vertical attack history tells us he prefers. I don’t care who the QB is, as long as we win. I like Colt, but feel the ceiling is higher with Weeden.

         
        • LG

          LIke I said, I would love to see a winner too. Also I don’t have a clue what kind of offense he is going to run. He had a guy in Charlotte that could run his butt off last season. So I know he likes a guy that can move too.

           
        • ABrown

          Brian, if you knew more about the WCO, you’d know that the vertical passing offense you refer to comes from the WCO, too — just the Sid Gillman version which is the basis for all the “pro-style” passing attacks today — and you’d know that WCO is not dink and dunk, either.

          But you don’t seem to know that much about offenses and even less about long passing needed to make them work.

          Weeden can’t complete enough long passes to make anything but a dink and dunk system work. 25% completion on passes over 20 yards is a disaster. That’s why Weeden ranks 31st in the NFL in long passing according to Pro Football Focus. BTW, McCoy ranks 13th and 17th with over 40% completion rate each year.

          The only thing Weeden had as a high percentage play was the throw BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

           
  15. NINO

    IF ALL THINGS ARE FAIR THIS TIME AROUND, JUST MAYBE COLT CAN PROVE HIMSELF ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. I PERSONALLY THINK HE CAN READ DEFENSES BETTER,IS MORE MOBILE, NEEDS TO RESPOND BETTER WHEN THE PRESSURE COMES, IS NOT AFRAID TO GAIN THAT EXTRA YARD, DOES NOT CHICKEN OUT AND SLIDE WHEN DEFENDER IS FIVE YDS. IN FRONT OF HIM, AND MOST OF ALL WILL KNOW THE PLAY BOOK BETTER. THIS PRE-SEASON COMPETITION WILL DETERMINE HIS FATE!!

     
    • ABrown

      Exactly right, Nino.

       
  16. Jeffy

    I can’t believe people are still debating this. Colt is a career backup (at best). End of story. To quote Phil Savage: “Go root for Buffalo, bro.”

     
    • LG

      Why can’t you believe it? We didn’t see a major improvement last season. Sure we scored points and sure we had some more yards but only one more win than 2011. Not Good Bro

       
  17. Sam

    Are you going to be calling for Jason Campbell to be the starter once the Browns cut Colt?

     
    • LG

      Campbell probably will be the starter, Weeden won’t be able to beat him out.

       
      • ABrown

        Look at what Chud has said about the 3 quarterbacks.

        When Chud introduced Campbell he said “he has been productive in this league.

        When he talked about McCoy, Chud said “he has been productive in this league.”

        When Chud was asked about Weeden he said he hadn’t shown enough to be named the starter.

        I think the competition is between the 2 guys who have been “productive”.

        Weeden wouldn’t even make a good back up since he won’t learn the play book.

         
        • LG

          Then it should be settled, get rid of Weeden….He should have never been here anyway.

           
          • ABrown

            We’d be a better team today if we hadn’t drafted Weeden and gone after a run-blocking guard, a wide receiver with good hands, a tight end, or a defensive back.

            And we would have won more games if we had never drafted Weeden.

            But the Browns seem to be stuck in a self-defeating rut.

             
          • LG

            You are right ABrown

             
  18. NINO

    C’MON GUYS, COLT MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER,BUT HE DESERVES AN HONEST CHANCE TO COMPETE. AT TEXAS, YES HE BROKE RECORDS BEFORE HE WAS INJURED. MENTAL,KNOWING THE PLAY BOOK, ABLE TO READ THE DEFENSES, MOBILE, QUICK ON DECISIONS,STRONG ARM,STRONG HEART WHILE RUNNING A BROKEN PLAY, ARE ALL ATTRIBUTES OF A SUCCESSFUL QUARTERBACK.. WHY DON’T WE WAIT AND SEE HOW MANY OF THESE QUALITIES HE HAS….

     
    • ABrown

      I keep finding more ways that McCoy played far better than he was given credit for here in Cleveland all the time, like comments from Mangini after the Jetts game in 2010 on a windy bad weather day.

      Mangini praised McCoy’s drive to tie the game and send it into overtime, saying he threaded the needle on his passes into some of the tightest coverage he’d ever seen.

      And when I was looking at turnovers in 2011, I found that McCoy led the Browns to rank 4th in the NFL in limiting turnovers.

      With McCoy we were tied with New Orleans(13-3) and behind New England (13-3), Green Bay (15-1), and San Francisco (13-3).

      Losing teams almost never protect the ball well and winning teams always do. The 2011 team didn’t have the talent to be a winning team, but they had the quarterback to do as much as any one player could do to keep them in games.

      And in the 4th quarter, if we were obviously behind and needed to take more chances, McCoy threw his rare interceptions, but he also led the league with the 5th highest number of 4th quarter game-winning drives.

      I found that

       
  19. Tom Wynne

    when all is said and done(and Colt finds his rightful spot as a back-up somewhere OTHER THAN Cleveland)…we’ll probably find out that “LG” is the pseudonym of Colt McCoy’s actual media publicist…

     
    • LG

      Don’t think so Tom…

       
    • ABrown

      Tom, I see you have found no way to defend your guy Weeden (relative?), so you decide to hate on McCoy and attack anyone who has good things to say about McCoy. Impressive . . .

       
  20. marty

    I can’t think of what advantage of drafting weedon.The pick was flat out wasted. ABROWN said it as it is.The 2012 Browns management will go down as the worst in their francise.It was so obvious what the Browns draft needs were in 2012. Cornerback. I have a bad feeling about taking Jason Campbell in.I have seen worse QB’s, but Jason is no prize.

     
    • LG

      No Campbell isn’t the answer. the only good thing that could come out if it is if he started and not weeden. This way we won’t have to watch a dumb ass who can’t understand the offense try to play football.

       
      • Tom Wynne

        yeah…because Campbell has had some real success…(NOT)

         
        • LG

          That is the way of the Browns isn’t it Tom? We never go after the guy that can be great we settle for less than average then fail and fail again. Never going to be great with this thinking…..SMH

           

Sorry, comments are closed on this post.