By LG

Browns team president Joe Banner continually says the Browns aren’t focusing on a quarterback in this years NFL draft. Correct me if I am wrong, isn’t that the same thing the last Browns president said going into the 2012 NFL draft? Then we all watched in awe as they picked Brandon Weeden with the 22nd overall pick in the first round. Wow, could the Browns be heading in that direction again? Could they be saying one thing and doing another?

Perhaps it is Weeden throwing shoulder that has the team worried. He came into the NFL with damage to his throwing shoulder he suffered while trying to break through in a failed baseball career. Remember when Weeden wouldn’t sign his contract and the sticking point was guaranteed money? Now we may  know why, in talking to a baseball pitcher on the last addition of the Cleveland Sports 360 show I asked when a guy has a shoulder injury that stops him from throwing the baseball, how long can we expect him to him to be able to compete in the NFL level as a quarterback?

The answer he gave me was one to 2 years. Perhaps when Weeden left the game in Denver last season and didn’t return for the rest of the season, he sent a message to the Browns front office. With Banner saying the focus is not on drafting a quarterback, it make people wonder if they are indeed thinking of drafting a quarterback.

With the way Weeden’s shoulder is, the Browns brass may know more than they are letting the public know. Is Geno Smith the answer? I say no, they have to go into the 2013 season with what they have already and address the quarterback in next years draft. Don’t use the 6th pick on another quarterback. Wait until next year and lets fix the Browns defensive secondary this year.
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