When the Cleveland Browns hired Rob Chudzinski as the teams new head coach he was very excited. Now with the team making moves in the off-season it is Joe Banner the media hears from the most. When it comes to talking quarterbacks, Banner has come out and made statements. He just said Colt McCoy wouldn’t be traded and would be allowed to compete for the teams starting role.
What does Rob Chudzinsli have to say? Isn’t it the head coach that makes the decision on who starts at any position for his team? Is Joe Banner the type of guy who is going to micro manage the Cleveland Browns? I thought Banner was going to be a behind the scene front office guy that would take care of team business. He seems to really enjoy being in the lime-light. Banner always has something to say and he isn’t afraid to voice his opinions.
This could be the reason the Browns hired a head coach that doesn’t have any head coaching experience. Banner may have looked for a guy that wouldn’t be a threat to him and his role with the Browns.
I am not saying Chudzinski is a bad choice for the Browns, he has brought some pretty big names to Cleveland to join his coaching staff. When Chudzinski hired Turner I think a lot of people felt a little better about the Chudzinski hiring.
With all the press the Browns are getting and all the focus the quarterbacks are getting in Cleveland I thought we would hear more from Chudzinski and less from Joe Banner. AS time goes on Banner may fade back into his office and out of the sight of the media mainstream, but for now it is clear to see who is making decisions on who is going to be doing what for the Cleveland Browns and it sure doesn’t look like it is Chudzinski.
It is clear that Banner and who ever he consults in the Browns front office aren’t completely sold on Brandon Weeden as the teams starting quarterback. Banner made the statement on his radio blitz Thursday that Weeden will be the starter heading into camp. He will get competition from Campbell and possibly a draft pick. The Browns can’t be sold on Weeden as the Browns franchise guy if they are willing to use another draft pick on a quarterback.
The team is going to work out Florida State’s E.J. Manuel, on April 5th. Maybe the Browns know something no one else knows. This NFL draft is very weak in quarterbacks. The team should just stick with who they have and wait for next years draft to find a quarterback. Banner is bringing in plenty of garbage already, why waste a pick on a Q.B. that isn’t better than what you already have on your roster?
I wonder what Chudzinski thinks? Maybe Banner would give him a chance to speak up soon…..
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