D-day for Browns' D.A.

D-day for Browns' D.A.

There are 29 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 28, 2008, titled D-day for Browns' D.A.. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

BEREA: Browns General Manager Phil Savage didn't wave goodbye to quarterback Derek Anderson on Thursday, but he sounded as if he had.

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Appraisit

Barberton, OH

#2 Feb 29, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
Bye Bye DA. The Browns fans will miss you. Too bad Lerner & Savage are too cheap A$$ed to resign you to a long term contract. Now the Browns will have another excuse for missing the playoffs next season: BQ is the new starting QB.
OMG's (OLD MAN GONE SENIAL)....Here you go again...the only cheap a$$ around here is OMG....any average QB would play well behind a line that will protect them and DA is just average, Browns need some draft picks to get some defensive help and they didn't sacrifice the picks last year to let Brady sit the bench...he's ready !
Dog

Akron, OH

#3 Feb 29, 2008
Good move, another team will pick him up and when we play him, we are going to get interception after interception.... in our favor, bye bye Mr Turnover
MORONS

Bedford, OH

#4 Feb 29, 2008
Appraisit wrote:
<quoted text> OMG's (OLD MAN GONE SENIAL)....Here you go again...the only cheap a$$ around here is OMG....any average QB would play well behind a line that will protect them and DA is just average, Browns need some draft picks to get some defensive help and they didn't sacrifice the picks last year to let Brady sit the bench...he's ready !
Frye had the same line and he was average at best. How come he stunk the place up so bad?

Anderson has talent and should be starting for this team.

Look what happened when the Chargers thought Brees was no longer the man for their team....look what he did for the Saints. I'm a Chargers fan and I have to tell you that Rivers might not be the long term solution there unless he starts throwing more often and letting more people touch the ball besides Gates and Tomlinson.

Anderson might go to some other team and be a star there. We'll just have to see, but I think Quinn needs another year on the bench.
Appraisit

Barberton, OH

#5 Feb 29, 2008
MORONS wrote:
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Frye had the same line and he was average at best. How come he stunk the place up so bad?
Anderson has talent and should be starting for this team.
Look what happened when the Chargers thought Brees was no longer the man for their team....look what he did for the Saints. I'm a Chargers fan and I have to tell you that Rivers might not be the long term solution there unless he starts throwing more often and letting more people touch the ball besides Gates and Tomlinson.
Anderson might go to some other team and be a star there. We'll just have to see, but I think Quinn needs another year on the bench.
Frye did't have the same line.... O line takes time to jell and Charlie didn't have the time that DA got ,once Joe Thomas and the remaining O line came together and if Charlie would have had the time DA had to set up and throw he would have eventually done as well, but he got pounded in '06 and last year's first game of '07 season...Quinn does not need another year, he's ready and we need draft picks and a defensive line ! Sorry Moron, go back to San Diego....
Behind the Curtain

United States

#6 Feb 29, 2008
This is a business negotiation. Don't expect the Browns to let DA go until he's actually gone. They know, as we do, that the Browns are one injury away from having a quarterback shortage.

Have a little faith that the folks in charge know what they are doing. They have made some great moves lately.
Kbadm11

United States

#8 Feb 29, 2008
Way to go Savage! DA is a 1 year wonder and getting 2 picks to shore up the swiss cheese defense will help tremendously. Quinn is the real deal and will lead us to the playoffs - by the way OMG what about the cheap a$$ Rooney not signing his all pro Faneca - don't throw stones from your glass perch.
Chad

United States

#10 Feb 29, 2008
I hope NO ONE offers him a deal. Then when he HAS to play for the Browns they decide to start Quinn and Anderson sits on the bench all year before becoming an unrestricted next year and no one will take him because he sat on the bench all year without playing.

How does someone who choked down the stretch turn down no onlt $20mil, but 10mil guaranteed? These players get more and more greedy after having one decent year. This is ridiculous. And this is coming from a guy who praised Anderson all last year until he choked down at Cincy with the playoffs on the line!!!

Welcome Brady Quinn!!
Chad

United States

#11 Feb 29, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
<quoted text>.....And that's not necessarily a bad thing. Faneca's 31, meaning he's close to the end of his prime. If the Steelers pay him the money he wants $20 million, they'd be stuck paying for a guy whose skills aren't aren't worth the money he's getting paid. It's actually a smart move on the Steelers part. Keomeatu is ready to move into his spot and start. Unlike the Browns, STEELERS always have a plan.
He always turns it around one way or the other. 31yrs old is not old for an all-pro lineman. Get a clue old man stupid!! The Steelers only plan for this year should be to tear down that shit hole of a stadium and build a real one!!
dspell

Mansfield, OH

#12 Feb 29, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
Bye Bye DA. The Browns fans will miss you. Too bad Lerner & Savage are too cheap A$$ed to resign you to a long term contract. Now the Browns will have another excuse for missing the playoffs next season: BQ is the new starting QB.
The Browns had no intention of singing him....and they shouldn't!!!! if they get a 1st and 3rd for him thats perfect!!!!
LONG GONE

Alpharetta, GA

#13 Feb 29, 2008
LET HIM GO. HE DOESN'T DESERVE BIG MONEY FOR ONE GOOD YEAR. LOOK AT THE YEAR BEFORE. HE COULDN'T WIN THE STARTING JOB THEN OR EVEN THIS YEAR FOR THAT MATTER.3YR 20MIL OFFERED WAS A VERY FAIR DEAL. GET BRADY OUT THERE
big dog

Cleveland, OH

#14 Feb 29, 2008
i think the browns trading thier 2nd round pick kinda says it all. they are not going into the draft with no pick till round 3. good move nice trade, still some good d linemen out thier in FA. like the guy from KC. hopefully DA he gets a offer from someone that will let us get a quaility d lineman in the 1st round. thanks derrick
KEVIN IN AKRON

Cleveland, OH

#16 Feb 29, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
Bye Bye DA. The Browns fans will miss you. Too bad Lerner & Savage are too cheap A$$ed to resign you to a long term contract. Now the Browns will have another excuse for missing the playoffs next season: BQ is the new starting QB.
your an idiot first off all. lerner isnt cheap. why over pay DA when you have BQ on the bench. there is no need to wrap up all your salray in QB's. it would be great to keep them both but if DA wants the moon let somebody else give him the moon and we will take the draft picks to improve our defense and with BQ our offense wont miss a beat.

i heard this morning the browns are getting a d linemen from greenbay for our second round pick. now we need to get samual and briggs to sure up the defense. if we got those guys all these queeler honks will be sh*ting their pants in fear of the browns.
Lil Jimmy Norton

Macedonia, OH

#17 Feb 29, 2008
Phil Savage is playing the Derek Anderson free agency perfectly. There are three ways this can play out, and all three scenarios favor the Browns:



*Anderson ends up signing for one year. That gives the Browns another season to evaluate him and decide if he’s the long-term answer at QB1. Can he stop throwing into triple coverage? Can he complete a pass under 10 yards? If so, they can sign him long-term next year.



*Anderson signs with another team and the Browns receive a first- and a third-round pick to fix their aging and underperforming defense. And they move forward with Brady Quinn at QB1. The team has to trust that they made the right choice picking him in the first round of the draft and be confident moving forward with Quinn.



*Anderson doesn’t get a big offer from another team, so he resigns with Cleveland for three years. That gives the team two assets at quarterback, which can’t be bad.



All those are positives for the team, which is something Browns fans haven’t been able to say in a while.
Shoot OMG

Cleveland, OH

#19 Feb 29, 2008
MORONS wrote:
Anderson has talent and should be starting for this team.

Anderson might go to some other team and be a star there. We'll just have to see, but I think Quinn needs another year on the bench.
I agree with you on Brady. But Anderson truly thinks he can get tons of more $$ because of the slim pickings on the free market island. There are quite a few teams that have QB issues. We all know how that works -- supply and demand.

Since: Feb 08

Massillon, OH

#20 Feb 29, 2008
prime example of addition ($$) by subtraction ! Good deal for all.
Shoot OMG

Cleveland, OH

#21 Feb 29, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
Unlike the Browns, STEELERS always have a plan.
And the dumbass comments from OMG continue. Yeah...Steelers always have a plan. Like planting grass right before a game. Good plan, idiot.
Of course, you're so stupid, you couldn't run a lemonade stand successfully, so no one expects you to know the business moves behind this. It works good for BOTH parties.
Shoot OMG

Cleveland, OH

#22 Feb 29, 2008
Chad wrote:
How does someone who choked down the stretch turn down no onlt $20mil, but 10mil guaranteed?
Because of the money he thinks he can get in free agency, given the needs of several teams for QB's.
Jopa-n

Dickson City, PA

#24 Feb 29, 2008
If I was DA, I'd want out. Think about it. Mostly what we see and hear are Browns fans and writers cutting DA while Fawning over BQ as the savior (23rd pick?). I'll never figure out how Browns fans have gone through so many QB's only to be able to tell in one season what one can do, while the other, who hasn't played a lick is such a sure bet. People only looked to jump on everything DA did that was negative and dismiss what he did that was positive (see last year). I hope those people get BQ and everything that goes with him good or bad. Most teams will not give up a 1 & 3 for anybody so DA should take the one year tender and say good-bye.
Scott

Minneapolis, MN

#26 Feb 29, 2008
Behind the Curtain wrote:
This is a business negotiation. Don't expect the Browns to let DA go until he's actually gone. They know, as we do, that the Browns are one injury away from having a quarterback shortage.
Have a little faith that the folks in charge know what they are doing. They have made some great moves lately.
I'm with you. I think he will still be on the team this fall. If not then we get a # 1 we can use and BQ will be in line to crush the squeelers!
Scott

Minneapolis, MN

#27 Feb 29, 2008
Go Steelers wrote:
Browns suck!
Clowns return in 2008!
You must be Son of Clueless. JAX 31-29!

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