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Why Browns will stick with Brandon Weeden

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10:45 AM ET 03.31 | Given that the Browns don't believe Geno Smith or any other quarterback in next month's draft is worth taking with the No. 6 pick, they will allow Brandon Weeden to take most of the snaps this off-season with the starters. The assumption is he will be the starter on Week 1. If the coaches are unhappy with Weeden, they can turn to Jason Campbell. But the idea is to immerse Weeden into a system that should highlight his ability to throw downfield, out of the shotgun. Campbell can help Weeden. This also will serve as a test to see if Weeden is willing to be tutored by the new coaches and the 31-year-old Campbell.

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March 31, 2013  11:00 AM ET

That train's going nowhere.

March 31, 2013  11:05 AM ET

Really motivational. "Since there's nobody else, you'll have to do". Didn't expect much else from the Browns camp.

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March 31, 2013  11:17 AM ET

Like the bear asked the rabbit.......

March 31, 2013  11:57 AM ET

Because at 30 he is in his prime years for QB? Nah! Because it is the Browns way and why change now.

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March 31, 2013  12:12 PM ET

I think the Brownies should get a couple more QBs

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March 31, 2013  01:15 PM ET
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When I first glanced at the title of this post I thought it said, "Why Browns will svck with Brandon Weeden". heh heh 8-)

Well, they're gonna stink anyways, and no one will take Weeden off their hands.

March 31, 2013  02:34 PM ET

"If the coaches are unhappy with Weeden, they can turn to Jason Campbell." Yikes. What a sad statement. Like Campbell is such a better option than Weeden. Talk about 6 of one and half dozen of the other.

March 31, 2013  02:49 PM ET

On a positive note, AARP just sent a letter to Brandon Weeden telling him that that they can save him a bundle on car insurance.

March 31, 2013  03:07 PM ET
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Because at 30 he is in his prime years for QB? Nah! Because it is the Browns way and why change now.

Actually I think Haslam has done a lot to change the organization. They're gonna stick with this guy, build up the rest of the team, and look for his ultimate replacement at a later date. That's unusual for Cleveland.

The old Browns way would be to blow their 6th pick on another QB, even though the crop is less stellar than other years, and go for the shiny hood ornaments before the car even has wheels.

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March 31, 2013  03:14 PM ET
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... They're gonna stick with this guy, build up the rest of the team, and look for his ultimate replacement at a later date....

They had a better chance of building the rest of the team during last year's draft with all those picks. Wasted a couple of them moving around to get Weeden and Richardson.

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April 1, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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Campbell will start next season. Weeden will be the backup IMO.

Could be!

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