Browns will go with Jason Campbell against Ravens

Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) passes the ball during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

After a solid audition against the best defense in the NFL, the Browns have made the obvious choice and named Jason Campbell as the starting quarterback as they prepare to take on the Baltimore Ravens.  Campbell had some early struggles, but seemed to loosen up and get more comfortable as the game progressed.  They had a couple of big plays including a flea flicker that helped loosen up the defense, but Campbell avoided the critical mistakes that have plagued Brandon Weeden.

Getting through and managing to avoid mistakes against that defense is important as the Browns will need that type of performance against the Ravens if they want to win.  They also need more from Campbell and the hope is that another full week of practice will help him get more comfortable and be able to make more plays this week.  Whether a matter of inaccuracy or just not having enough time with the weapons on the offense, Campbell had some issues with ball placement and put some of his receivers in tough spots to try to make plays.

The Browns have been competitive in every game where they have just gotten average play from the quarterback position.  The defense has been good enough to provide opportunities for the offense and they have been able to make enough plays to win games.  Campbell is not the answer to the quarterback position but he is far more palatable than Weeden.  The Ravens will have tape of Campbell running the Browns offense to prepare for, which could help them be more prepared than the Chiefs were.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Jason Campbell

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