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Why Browns will start Brian Hoyer over Jason Campbell

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09:00 AM ET 09.22 | I did some checking about the decision to start Brian Hoyer over Jason Campbell. My goodness, you'd think the Browns had decided to play Todd Philcox over Otto Graham, based on how some people reacted. Rather, the coaches -- and yes, they made this decision -- believe that Hoyer has been strong in practice, dating back to the fourth preseason game when he played all four quarters against the Bears. Hoyer threw for 307 yards on 24-of-35 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions, a rating of 82.7. His stock with the coaches has been rising, while Campbell has stayed the same.

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September 22, 2013  09:04 AM ET

Hail to the Redskins!!

September 22, 2013  09:10 AM ET

They based this on one pre season game against scrubs and Hoyer's QB rating was just over Jason's career mark?

Same old Brownies.

September 22, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Boring articles so far this morning.

September 22, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Because one sucks less than the other?

September 22, 2013  09:27 AM ET

2nd Brownies thread?

September 22, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

2nd Brownies thread?

Both from the same source.

September 22, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Because someone has to or the center gets left hold a football in a most awkward position.

September 22, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Browns would be equally well-served starting Jed Hoyer at QB. It's a pretty pathetic show at this point.

September 22, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They based this on one pre season game against scrubs and Hoyer's QB rating was just over Jason's career mark?Same old Brownies.

Jason Campbell has failed with multiple teams. You might as well see what Hoyer can do, I don't think the end result will be much different, but you might as well set the tone that you are going to make changes.

September 22, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Because one sucks less than the other?

I honestly think that Campbell gives them the better chance to win now but Hoyer gives them the better draft position. I'm not saying they are going all "Suck or Luck" more like "Suck for Somebody".

September 22, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Boring articles so far this morning.

Article. Singular. The first two threads are both from the same Plain Dealer column. Surprisingly, the next thread isn't.

September 22, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Jason Campbell has failed with multiple teams. You might as well see what Hoyer can do, I don't think the end result will be much different, but you might as well set the tone that you are going to make changes.

Actually the Skins traded him because they thought McNabb was the answer.
The Raiders traded for Palmer when he was hurt.
He had a one year contract with the Bears, went to Cleveland because he thought he had a chance at starting.

September 22, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I honestly think that Campbell gives them the better chance to win now but Hoyer gives them the better draft position. I'm not saying they are going all "Suck or Luck" more like "Suck for Somebody".

<nods head>

September 22, 2013  10:04 AM ET

BBL.




Hail to the Redskins!!

September 22, 2013  10:07 AM ET

As a lifelong Browns fan, and I can't believe I'm gonna say this, the Browns would be much better off losing every damn game this year to make sure they don't have any harder choices come draft day.
If you look back to 99', they have always been either one or two spots away from acquiring a good QB or playmaker. Us fans have donated enough time and money into this team and "IF" one more year of losing could turn them around then so be it!!!

September 22, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Brownies are their own worst enemy. From Qb to QB, they have no patience to let someone learn the position. Wasted picks, bad signings. Every time you think they might turn a corner there GPS gets screwed up and they end up in nowhere land again. Feel for their fans.

September 22, 2013  11:12 AM ET

The Browns are having a firesale. They got a good offer for Josh Gordon.

September 22, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

As a lifelong Browns fan, and I can't believe I'm gonna say this, the Browns would be much better off losing every damn game this year to make sure they don't have any harder choices come draft day. If you look back to 99', they have always been either one or two spots away from acquiring a good QB or playmaker. Us fans have donated enough time and money into this team and "IF" one more year of losing could turn them around then so be it!!!

I can believe you admitted being a lifelong Browns' fan. What you said after has been said by many Brown's fans many times on Fn. Par for the course. :-)

September 22, 2013  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I can believe you admitted being a lifelong Browns' fan. What you said after has been said by many Brown's fans many times on Fn. Par for the course. :-)

Browns fans are passionate and anything but fair weather. Sticking with them through the hard is going to make the good that much better!!!

 
September 22, 2013  11:25 AM ET

19 different starting QBs since 1999, including 3 1st round picks.


That says it all.

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