Some Browns fans see the hiring of Rob Chudzinski as the team’s new head coach as the return of an offensive innovator who brought actual success to Cleveland in 2007. Others see it as a living nightmare.
Those who have seemingly lived a nightmare this past week might have one more terrifying scenario to deal with: the return of quarterback Derek Anderson.
According to Mike Cairns of NewsChannel 5 Sports, the Browns are looking to bring back Anderson in a backup role at the very least. Though he was a Pro Bowler after the 2007 season that saw the Browns win ten games, Anderson was essentially run out of town after the 2009 season and proceeded to rip the fans:
Browns fans still haven’t forgotten what Anderson said after his release in 2009. In a email to a Browns beat writer Anderson said. “The fans are ruthless and don’t deserve a winner,” Anderson said. “I will never forget getting cheered when I was injured. I know at times I wasn’t great. I hope and pray I’m playing when my team comes to town and [we] roll them.”
Interestingly enough, Anderson (29) is the same age as the Browns’ current starter, Brandon Weeden. As a backup, he might be able to help Weeden grow into Chudzinski’s offense, but it’s almost unfathomable to consider that both Anderson and Chudzinski could be back in Cleveland at the same time.
Would you welcome him back?