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Ohio.com - Browns QB competition unsettled

There are 31 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 13, 2007, titled Ohio.com - Browns QB competition unsettled. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

BEREA: Is there any more clarity on the Browns' quarterback situation? No. That's the exact word coach Romeo Crennel used when he was asked that question Monday.

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#1 Aug 14, 2007
Typical McManamon article - old news, repetitive and boring. Not enough money to go around at the BJ sports department for a real Browns reporter.

Cleveland, OH

#2 Aug 14, 2007
Frye has the experience, had almost a DOUBLE QB rating, and Crennell is still on the fence? Anderson is not a starting NFL QB, period. He had one good half last year, that's it. Crennell being indecisive isn't helping this team at all. Look at what a distraction it's causing. Just name Frye the starter already and get on with things.

Woodridge, IL

#3 Aug 14, 2007
the coach's thought process continues to mystify me.
i don't see him lasting thru the season
Johnny X

Akron, OH

#4 Aug 14, 2007
Gotta agree with Steve. Anderson was 0-3 as a starter last year and was statistically worse than Frye all of last season, and in the game Saturday too.

United States

#5 Aug 14, 2007
Realistically, the Browns know they cannot compete this year with either Frye or Anderson at quarterback - so it matters little which they choose. Bring Quinn into the system and going to him at mid season gives them the best chance to build a viable, stable offense for 2008 and beyond.

Cleveland, OH

#6 Aug 14, 2007
Crennel is a fool. Charlie is clearly the better NFL QB. He does have to improve his decision making (which he did last season and there's no reason to think it won't continue to improve this season), but his game sense and continuity with the rest of the starters is clearly better than Anderson's. It appears that everyone but Crennel sees this. Romeo, you're only hurting the team by not naming a starter. Romeo was quoted as saying "consistency is good", if he was referring to his decision to name a starter he would be correct, instead, however, he was referring to why he's going to keep the competition going. I'm sure the rest of the starters enjoy the consistent inconsistency of who they will be blocking for and catching passes from. Wake up Romeo!!!

Canton, OH

#7 Aug 14, 2007
What is the status with LeCharles and his physical? Somebody report on the law suit created by Dr. StaphInfection.
travestystrikesa gain

Nashville, TN

#8 Aug 14, 2007
no one can help the Cleveland Browns. With them you're damned if you don't, damned if you do. If Crennell starts Frye and the Browns start out 0-3 Brown fans cry. If he starts Anderson and the Browns start out 0-3 Brown fans cry. Hey Romeo, this job is just as bad as Oakland's. Run while you can bro!

Durham, NC

#9 Aug 14, 2007
I loved Romeo. But i think he lost me this weekend. Not with the coin flip, but with the rotation thing. He would have been best served starting Frye for the 1st quarter and then Anderson. Then letting Anderson take the first quarter this week. How does he expect one of them get into a rhythm rotating like he did? Bad coaching. Same with the time clock for the 3rd straight year.

San Diego, CA

#11 Aug 14, 2007
Statistics don't tell you the whole story.

73.9 passing rating (higher than Frye)... 3193 yds...(700 more than Frye).... 23 TD's and 20 INT (versus Frye's 10 and 17)....

Do you want this guy running your team?
It's only Rex Grossman!

Oh! Better yet!....
68.8 rating.... 1994 yards.... 11 TD and 13 INT
Guess who?!
Jake Plummer!
Who last night on MNF they pointed out that HE HAS THE 4th HIGHEST WIN % OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS OF ANY QB. The other 4 were.... Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Ben Rothelisberger.

Maybe you'd like the guy with a 66.7 rating... 2199 yards.... 12 TD and 13 INTs. What? No? You don't like those numbers?
It's only Vince Young....

Stats lie.

Watch that game again and tell me... who do you blame for a DROPPED PASS? The QB who threw it right on target.... or the WR who couldn't do HIS JOB and hold onto the ball?

Anderson MADE BETTER DECISIONS AND THROWS than Frye. End of story.
Browns Booster

Lakewood, OH

#12 Aug 14, 2007
Oy vey. On a personal level, I love Romeo. Best guy running the Browns since Sam. But I've lost confidence in him, too. Don't know why he disses rookies so much. Yeah, I'm ticked Brady held out, but he needs to be put on the fast-track. After all, Weis said there was no QB better suited and groomed to take over an NFL team. If that hog-riding gargoyle in Pittsburgh could guide the Steelers as a rookie, what's the harm in getting Quinn some on-field experience ASAP?
Greco Romansky

United States

#13 Aug 14, 2007
I say go to an option attack and start Josh Cribbs at QB. Would it work? Hell no! But, it would be more entertaining to watch than what I think we're going to get.

Findlay, OH

#14 Aug 14, 2007
It is TIME ! Time to tell everyone that Frye is the starter, and get past all this doubt. It is time to tell him the job is his, and let him get comfortable in the system. That way he can relax and take what they are giving, instead of trying to make something out of nothing, and forcing mistakes. It truly scares me that they might actually have some doubt about who is best to Quarterback this team. It is no contest! Hand Frye the reigns, and watch what can happen now, with time and talent. This is the best I have felt since Bernie left. GO BROWNS!!

San Diego, CA

#15 Aug 14, 2007
Browns Booster..... I agree with much of what you say.

I have to say this....
I'm a little frustrated with the people who still cling to this idea that Frye is an awesome QB. I understand.... he's the hometown kid and we celebrated having him. He hasn't stepped it up.

Again... I like Frye on a personal level. Great kid. Glad we have him. I don't think he's going to lead the team 'to the promised land'. He keeps making the same mistakes he did as a rookie 2 years ago. His throws show questionable judgement and honestly... you can WATCH him doing his receiver check-offs on TV. He's that OBVIOUS. I've read and seen a few things from other personnel around the league and they all say the same thing.... he stares down his target too much.

Look. I like the kid. And I am for giving him another chance. What I am saying is.... don't be surprised when you don't get the results you are looking for. You know how he played the last 2 years (granted... year one was not a full season). It all boils back down to this:
a player only gets so many chances in the NFL to step it up and be a great player. There are only 32 starters at QB at any given time in the NFL.... of which, only 12 will go to the playoffs.

Look at it this way.... had Tom Brady stumbled out of the gate in the playoffs when he first got a chance to play.... do you think he'd be the starter for the Pats now? Likely not. He stepped up... and PERFORMED WHEN IT COUNTS.

Right now, it's preseason.... the games don't count (except to the guys who are trying to earn a spot). When the regular season hits... how many chances do you give Frye then? How many excuses do we make before we say, "that is enough.... pull him"?

Give him a chance. If he manages a Brees-like turnaround... great. If not... do what has to be done for the team.
Put ME in coach

Washington, DC

#16 Aug 14, 2007
A guy in the stands asked me to go in at QB on Saturday, I thought I might give it a try but I was wearing flip flops.

I think its a mind game with us, Frye and Anderson, and BQ and his agent. They knew all along neither one of them was going to be the real starter. They keep spinning it as this big competition where its too close to decide but yet also never give either of them any props--just undermine both Frye and Anderson's credibility (um..if they really have any) so that when he settles on Quinn it doesn't seem like it was his job all along. That way they let down Frye easy, get Anderson decent trade, and keep Quinn humble, and relatively cheap.

Findlay, OH

#17 Aug 14, 2007
I cannot possibly see how anyone could think that Anderson's performance was even remotely close to Frye's. Was it the interception he threw, that we got back because of a penalty, or the two others that would have been intercepted, had it not been the first game. Or could it have been the audible to the run, with eight stacked in the box showing blitz. Charlie's mistake at the goal line will NEVER happen again! I am afraid if they don't make a decision, someone might step up and have one or two good games, and then we waste the rest of the season while someone tries to learn on the fly. We have come TOO FAR, and we have the men in place to win now. Frye gives us our best chance NOW, and we need to win NOW! DON'T BLOW IT!!

Dayton, OH

#18 Aug 14, 2007
How funny is this...Frye played a year in the NFL, Anderson is a veteran, Quinn is a rookie, and the Clowns STILL can't make up their mind! It's sad to see an NFL team with absolutely no talent whatsoever anywhere until Brady Quinn arrived. Get out Brady! Save yourself!

Dayton, OH

#19 Aug 14, 2007
The Browns have needed to win since day #1 every year and they never do. Frye is a joke, Anderson is a clown, and poor Brady will be so beat up after this year he will be done
Tony Z

Phenix City, AL

#21 Aug 14, 2007
Crennel has to be the worst head coach in Browns history!
Even Forrest Gregg and Bud Carson were better!
Crennel is a moron!
Mike H

United States

#22 Aug 14, 2007
Sucked in the bowl games too...
I know what we get from Charlie, I watched him at Akron U for years. Go back and look at the Akron - Marshall game when Charlie beat Leftwich. The guy is a competitor. I like that at QB.

Well, too bad you never saw Charlie in a bowl game, he couldn't get there. You had to look at the big win over MARSHALL? Are you kidding me, Marshall? And in that game Leftwich was already in the pros, he wasn't playing for the Herd at that time so you must not have watched too closely Quinn is a competitor too, evidence of that is a better win/loss record vs. better competition. Quinn also has never missed a start, he gets right back up. I understand if people want to give Frye a chance, but let's not point at Quinn's bowl game losses, but then bring up Akron's win over Marshall.

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