Since 1999 16 quarterbacks have started for the Cleveland Browns. That´s a fact. Factors of facts: real, history, coroboratable, chalengable, publishable...you know the spiel. In other words that´s a historic fact. While some of them may not rate as failures with the Browns faithful, and some of them went on to have meaningful careers, none of them reached the legendary status of someone like Bernie Kosar for instance. It´s coulda, shoulda, woulda, allowed to fail in Cleveland. Now, I´m not a Holmgren acolyte, if you can move in a coordinated manor he´ll find a way for you to win. But as far as I can tell, there were some good ones. The Browns fans are resilient and they take disappointments in stride, but even to them these unrealized potentials must hurt and represent a tarnished team legacy. Bad comentators might even ascertain that it´s a franchise that can´t be trusted to handle the better prospects at the quarterback position, dissent and displeasure being the resulting mind-set, you may not want to dip into this topic emotionally, who knows if you´ll surface. Anyways, here goes. Mooncamping´s suggestion to reach the playoffs this year:
Colt McCoy has shown his meddle, he is a genuine candidate for future franchise quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. While I would like to see his baptism by fire continue, in the current artificial astringents placed on players, I don´t like his chances versus the forced reality that is NFL football at this point. I also don´t feel giddy about Seneca Wallace or Jake Delhomme for the rest of the season.
I suggest this plan of action: Lets hold an ex quarterback invitational during the week following next weekend´s game. Fly those 16 entities in, wine and dine them, and put them through the motions in a loose and friendly atmosphere. Lets see what they have left, and then. Well, extent like five contract offers for the rest of this season.