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08:08 AM ET 05.22 | It would seem Colt McCoy's chances decrease by the day of starting in Week 1. With Browns quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and [McCoy] set to square off for the first time today in organized team activities, Browns General Manager Tom Heckert clarified the exact nature of the quarterback competition. "The best guy is going to play, and we fully expect Brandon to be that guy," Heckert told a small group of reporters. ... "That's our goal, is to have him be the guy. You can write about it and talk about it however you want. But I think when we say 'open competition,' the best guy is going to play. That's the way it is, but we drafted Brandon Weeden to be that guy.

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May 22, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Leave it to the Browns to screw up an 'open competition'.

May 22, 2012  08:22 AM ET

That's the way it is, but we drafted Brandon Weeden to be that guy.



Yep... the guy that will be running for his life with no receivers to throw to downfield because the stupid GM didn't get him some weapons...

May 22, 2012  08:27 AM ET

This "open competition" sounds more like a self-fulfilling prophesy.

May 22, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Zzzzzzzzzzz.......... !

May 22, 2012  08:32 AM ET

This is exciting.

May 22, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Weeden will be 29 this October. Might just as well throw him to the Dogs. They have enough of McCoy to know he does not have a ceiling, only a crawl space.

May 22, 2012  08:40 AM ET

"We drafted Brandon Weeden to be that guy, because if he's not, I'm going to look pretty stupid."

May 22, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Who would have thought the Browns would be such a compelling story this offseason?

Based on the way this is shaping up, the league better keep an eye on illegal hits on McCoy during the OTA's and camps. And practices. And position drills. And meals. And in the parking lot.

May 22, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Wily Weeden wins week one war.

May 22, 2012  08:46 AM ET

I think everyone should start to use their Stewie voice when they say his name: Brandon WHeeden.

May 22, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Senility @ it's finest.

May 22, 2012  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think everyone should start to use their Stewie voice when they say his name: Brandon WHeeden.

Nah, Elmer Fudd.

"That's Bwandon Weeden, you siwwy armadiwwo..."

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May 22, 2012  09:12 AM ET

When Weedens first contract's up he will be passed his prime so you might as well try to salvage a few years out of him.

May 22, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Maybe they will go the Colts route. Go in the tank for a season and draft a QB in the first round in 2013.

May 22, 2012  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think everyone should start to use their Stewie voice when they say his name: Brandon WHeeden.

Classic!!

May 22, 2012  09:37 AM ET

McCoy just isn't the guy! Granted, Cleveland hasn't put any offensive weapons (receivers) for him to utilize, but having a noodle arm doesn't help.

May 22, 2012  09:39 AM ET

1 QB Named "McCoy" + 1 QB Named "Weeden" = another losing season in Cleveland.

May 22, 2012  09:43 AM ET

After all is said and done, they'll be 5-11 in 2012 with a whole new set of excuses.

 
May 22, 2012  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Wily Weeden wins week one war.

declared,
Debbie does Dallas
;D

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