Report: Browns showing “uninterested signals” in trading for second pick

With the bar for the second-overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft allegedly set, reports are circulating which state that the Cleveland Browns have been showing “weird, uninterested signals” in any trade that would see a swap with the St. Louis Rams.

FOX Sports’ John Czarnecki, in a piece that hinges upon veteran quarterback Peyton Manning, states that Cleveland’s two first-round picks (Nos. 4 and 22) would not be enough to land the Browns in the second-overall spot where they would ultimately select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Two items of concern include Browns president Mike Holmgren being uneasy about a trade of this magnitude coupled with the team’s coaching staff being “confused” on what to do with a player of Griffin’s skill set.

It was reported earlier that the Washington Redskins were willing to trade four picks, including two first-rounders, to move up from sixth-overall to second.

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  • Jaker

    as long as they do their Homework on him before they back out. I trust Heckert

  • floydrubino

    Oh by the way he is one of the greatest running quarterbacks of all time. And also he was injury plagued his whole career. If you ever saw Randall play you saw how gifted he was. He was so athletic and he extended plays better than most qb’s have ever done. I know how people are obsessed with looking up stats and copying and pasting them and I guess assuming that they know how good someone is but stats don’t tell a whole picture. One of the only chances that Randall had with a great team he put up huge numbers. If you saw Randall play he was awesome.

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  • mgbode

    yes, i saw randall play and it was fun to watch him, no doubt.   he also, no doubt, had a bunch of limitations passing the ball.

  • floydrubino

    what were those limitations.

  • kevin

    coupled with the team’s coaching staff being “confused” on what to do with a player of Griffin’s skill set.”

    Seriously? Why are they coaching in the NFL if this is the case?

  • mgbode

    accuracy, taking what a defense gave him, and staying healthy his 3 biggest.

    he was a “fun” QB to watch.  but he wasn’t an elite QB.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Wow…I can’t disagree more I remember watching Cunningham and I’m sorry how many Super Bowls did he appear in?  If I remember correctly it wasn’t until later in his career that he really achieved any success and I do believe he had not 1 but 2 future HOF WRs in Moss and Carter catching his passes in Minnesota.  I think there is alot of revisionist history going on here with trying to compare Griffin to other guys.

  • Ryan318

    Browns scared to break out of the perennial 6-10 mode…LOL Brownies…LOL

  • floydrubino

    What’s funny is you didn’t even list his biggest limitation. He had a long slow delivery which was his biggest knock on him.  When you say “fun” you obviously never watched him and you are going by what you read. So your saying couldn’t stay healthy is a throwing limitation. The reason why he never stayed healthy was because he is one of the greatest running quarterbacks of all time it has nothing to do with a limitation. Randall Cunningham was one of the most dynamic athletes in the history of the nfl at the quarterback position. Did he have some weaknesses of course but you guys act like this kind of player grows on trees.

  • floydrubino

    When you compare people you can certainly compare a skill set to one player to another. RG3 is a dynamic athlete at the qb position. I don’t like to compare people because there are so many dynamics to the game that you can’t simplify it to hey this guy is like this guy. Your argument about him playing with carter and moss is ridiculous. So Joe Montana can play with Jerry Rice and John Taylor and your not going to say that his career doesn’t count.When given the chance to play with great players Randall had one of the greatest seasons a qb has ever had. When Randall played in philly Keith Byars lead his team in receptions most of the time. So now I know that you think all the great quarterbacks stink because montana played with studs, marino had duper and clayton, peyton had wayne and harrison together and the list goes on and on. How many super bowl did marino and fouts appear in. If dennis green didn’t stink they would of gone to the super bowl in 1998. When Randall was playing qb the media was so against him because he wasn’t the prototypical drop back qb that people want. I can tell your only opinion is some collection of stories you read so in the future I will remember that I am not arguing with you but the author of some article you read. And this junk about revisionist stuff is funny because you can certainly compare RG3 to athletic qb’s without saying he is going to be 100% like him. I know that RG3 is his own person I am simply saying that his skill set is dynamic. You stick with your opinion of Randall not being great because when Randall was healthy he was one of the top qb’s of the league when he played.

  • It doesn’t matter who the QB is cause the Offensive Line SUCKS. lets use the picks to get linemen to protect the QB we already have.

  • Dondada34

    Um even rg3 wouldn’t want to play for the brownies…sorry brownies you’ve had your shotssss at QB…Skins are throwing in the basket, we can afford it. Go ahead brownies throw in the basket with a already empty roster. Suicide.