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Smart move for Browns

Posted on: February 29, 2008 11:06 am
Derek Anderson is returning to Cleveland, and it's a good move for the Browns. Had they lost Anderson they would've picked up a first-and-third-round draft choice as compensation, but they would have lost a starting quarterback. I know, they have Brady Quinn, but there's no guarantee he makes it. This reminds me a little of the Drew Brees-Philip Rivers situation after the 2004 season when the Chargers franchised Brees to keep him off the market. They had a quarterback-in-waiting in Rivers, but they weren't going to take a look at him until or unless Brees played himself out of a job. So he got hurt the last gameof the 2005 season, the Chargers made him an offer he could refuse and he wound up in New Orleans. In Anderson, the Browns have a quarterback who came this close to taking them to the playoffs a year ago and who produced the team's best record since returning to the NFL in 1999. They know what they have in Derek Anderson; they THINK they know what they have in Brady Quinn. It's the ol' bird-in-the-hand philosophy, and I'll take my chances with Anderson. Good thing he's returning.
Category: NFL

Since: May 3, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2008 10:52 am

Smart move for Browns

Brady Quinn outplayed Derek  Anderson in pre-season. He should have been the starter day 1. Derek Anderson played poorly the last 6 games of the year and was the reason the Browns did not get into the playoff., He also did not play a starting QB in the Pro Bowl!!

Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2008 6:47 pm

Smartly Stupid

As a Browns fan, I love have DA back as security, but upping the $$$ for a guy that started the year on the bench doesn't excite me unless this signing is the first step towards making a trade.

There is something to be said for having the ability to keep DA from going to Baltimore. Even if Cleveland got their 1st and 3rd round picks, that kind of chemistry would not be healthy for this team or for Brady Quinn's development.

Keep in mind that no opposing team went into this season with any expectations that the Browns would have an offense. I think DA made a big step this year, but traditionally- when a player takes that step they don't follow it with steady progress. I worry about the Browns with DA as the QB this year.

If DA does start for the Browns in '08 I foresee a drama-fest of blame, scapegoating, and under achievement. DA's a risk taker who's asking for Romo money. Even Romo doesn't deserve Romo money. Brady Quinn has more to play for. I think he deserves the rock.

Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2008 2:03 pm

Smart move for Browns

There is no way Savage goes into the draft with no 1st day picks.  (not counting late round 3).  Corey williams is an imediate starter, and better than any d-lineman they would have drafted with that 2nd round pick.  I think Savage might be working a trade for DA- a dominate def player & 2or3 round pick, or decent def and 1st round pick.  If not, we have lots of cap room, and if DA has a bad year and BQ ends up being the guy, we have a pro bowl QB as the backup, who knows the offense.  The DA signing gives Savage the choice of where he goes, if at all.  A good move that can't hurt us.

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2008 1:16 pm

Smart move for Browns

He resigned this morning t6843.  3 years 24 mil...Personally I find something fishy about upping the offer.  I think Savage has a trade up his sleeve.

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2008 11:34 am

Smart move for Browns

Is he? The Browns have tendered an offer. I don't think he'll get an offer as a restricted free agent contract due to the compensation, 1 st and 3 rd round picks---but  he isn't a lock to return by any means. he turned down the multi year offer, and has a 1 year tender.

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