Friday, March 30, 2007

Browns Fans Blue About Green?

If I were a Cleveland fan I'd be distraught at the news that the Browns are exploring the possibility of acquiring QB Trent Green from the Kansas City Chiefs. Three years ago the Browns were in a similar position--without a quality starting QB and holding the sixth overall pick in the draft. The team chose to sign an aging veteran (Trent Dilfer, I believe) as a stopgap measure, and draft a tight end. In the process the Cleveland passed on QB Ben Roethlisberger--a local hero, no less--who, as we all know, is now starring for the Steelers.

This year the Browns hold the third pick in the draft and still need a quarterback. Wouldn't it make sense to take a chance and make every effort to use that high first-round pick on a QB? Sure, it's a risk, but it's one worth taking. In order to compete in a division that already features two young franchise quarterbacks, Cleveland needs to draft and develop a franchise QB of its own. An aging veteran like Green hardly seems like the answer.

Anyway, money shouldn't be a factor in the decision, regardless of what the "experts" say. Whoever the Browns draft at #3 will be expensive to sign, regardless of which position he plays. Never mind the fact that Green's salary is in the neighborhood of $7 million per year.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In order to compete in a division that already features two young franchise quarterbacks"

- Ok, I'll give you Carson Palmer. Surely you jest at Ben Worthlessburger as the other. Not only is the jury out on him after leading the league in INT's, had Dan "scrooge" Rooney thought he was the long term solution, a contract extension would have already been awarded.

Look, Charlie Frye isn't the answer in C-Town. That said, Ben Toothlessburger has shown some serious regression and at best, and should worry all Steeler fans (as well as those living in beautiful West Virginia).

Carl from Cleveland - out!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carson Palmer, No super Bowl

Big Ben, Youngest QB to win a Super Bowl

No brainer

12:43 PM  
Blogger RPD said...

Two really good seasons, one crummy season, topped off with a Superbowl. Sounds like a franchise to me.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey rpd....tell dan "scrooge" rooney to put his money where your mouth is......ben toothlessburger will be playing in Oakland in 2007. Nice franchise.......

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey carl, that's not what you said when he torched your brownies for 200 yards and 3 consecutive TD drives in the forth quarter of week 11.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "Anonymous".....the Browns secondary consisted of 3rd/4th string players (because of injury)and played dime coverage in the 4th quarter. If you're comparing Wrecklessburger's comeback as "Elway-esk", you're drinking too much IC Light at work.

BTW....why the pittsburgh skyline is so old and trashy? Wish it would snow all year round to cover the eye-sore buildings??

12:24 PM  

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