When the Browns signed Jason Campbell last week it brought back some memories. First was the memories of the hit Scott Fujita and Chris Gocong laid on Campbell that broke Campbell’s collarbone that ended his season in 2011. Before that hit Campbell was off to a solid start, he led the Raider to a 4-2 record that year.
Campbell left the Raiders with a winning season, he was 11-7 as the starter in Oakland. How great would it be if the Browns could get off to a 4-2 record in the up-coming NFL season? How good would it be if the Browns had a quarterback with a winning record after a season?
A winning record would mean the Browns would finish the season at the minimum of 9-7. The Cleveland Browns signed Campbell and we heard the guy has what it takes to compete for the starter role. Campbell isn’t coming to the Cleveland Browns to stand on the side lines and hold a clip-board.
He wants a shot at starting and he is going to get one. Cleveland didn’t go out and sign this guy just to be a back-up quarterback. He is coming to Cleveland to compete and he has something to prove to everyone.
Jason Campbell has more experience playing in the NFL than both McCoy and Weeden added together. Campbell has played professional football since he was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins.
When Washington drafted Campbell the team’s head coach was a guy by the name of Joe Gibbs. He knew a few things about football and he knew a few things about winning football games too. He thought enough of Jason Campbell to draft him in the first round of the draft. He thought Campbell would win in the NFL.
Now that the Browns have a new coaching staff and new front office personnel in place, they must think Campbell wan help the Browns win too. Campbell has experience and he has a strong-arm and the ability to scramble.
Today is the first day that Browns players are allowed back into the facility in Berea. It is going to be interesting to see how the Campbell transition to the Browns evolves. I think the Browns have some hopes of seeing what this guy can do. They are paying him 3.75 million dollars for a reason. They are paying him to get some wins on the board.
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