And You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse, Part II…The Quarterback Drama is Back

The quarterback nightmare is back, as we will once again have to deal with the debate over who should be the starting quarterback of the Browns. Will Derek Anderson give the Browns a much-needed shot in the arm should he start on Sunday? Brady Quinn was benched in favor of Derek Anderson on Sunday, and Anderson responded by throwing three interceptions.  Now Eric Mangini is somehow faced with the dilemma of who to start against the Bengals, although it seems like a fairly easy decision.

Sure, Anderson can stretch the field, but it would help to see him actually get the ball to his own receivers.  Quinn just seems afraid to make any mistakes and is stuck throwing mind-numbingly short passes.

I sound like a broken record, but I feel like I need to say it again: you know what you have in Derek Anderson.  Quinn, for all his recent struggles, is still an unproven quarterback and should be given ample time to get better.  Benching him will do him no good and, let’s face it, no one expected the Browns to be a playoff team this year anyway.  Everyone knew going into the season that it would be a rebuilding year like every other and it would be in the team’s best interest to at least give Quinn a chance.  Apparently two and a half games was enough though…

Who gives the Browns the best chance to beat the Bengals?  Anderson or Quinn?

Topics: Brady Quinn, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Derek Anderson, Eric Mangini, Quarterback, Win

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  • Dtesden

    Anderson should start and it’s not even close.

    In his last 5 starts DA has 6 TDs and 1 INT. Quinn in his last 5 starts has 1 TD and 5 INT.

    Quinn does not have an NFL arm or NFL accuracy. As if that wasn’t bad enough he plays scared.

    Against Balt 4 of his 6 completions were behind the line of scrimmage. Who does that?

    He’s converted only 6 3rd downs out of 30 tries. DA meanwhile had 3 3rd down conversions in 1 drive vs Balt.

    The sooner we put this disastrous Quinn experiment behind us the better off we will be.

  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    No more drama, Steve. DA named the starter today by Mangini.

  • gobucks1

    Quinn is basically still a rookie. There is going to be growing pains. Detriot didn’t win a game last year and they had the guts to name a rookie to be their starter because they know it will payoff in the long run. Nobody is expecting miracles. Look at Payton Manning. He threw a crazy amount of picks his first year. Now he is throwing crazy amounts of touchdowns a year. I’m not saying that Quinn is going to end up being that good, but we will never know what he could be until we give the guy a chance to play without having to worry about being benched. He is surrounded by average at best WRs and a nonexistent running game, and the Mangini benches him like it is his fault.
    With DA you know what you’re going to get. A big arm, inaccuracy, and turnovers. Even in 2007 he threw 19 ints to 28 TDs. That isn’t that good of a ratio. Oh yeah, and when the pressure of going to the playoffs started he buckled and threw 5 ints to the Bengals(one of the worst defenses in the league that season).
    BUT QUINN BACK IN!!!! Atleast when we lose with him it will be a learning experience that might just payoff in the end.