NFL News: Browns considering QB change

Head coach Rob Chudzinski said during his Monday press conference that the coaching staff will look at “all positions.

“I’ll stick with our process we’ve had throughout.” said Chudzinski. “It’s about evaluating the last game and we’ll talk as a staff later on this afternoon and we’ll basically put the guys at all positions who will give us the best opportunity to win.”

The coach was then asked if that meant he was considering a change at quarterback.

“Yea, at all positions we’re considering that.”

Following last week’s loss to the Lions, the coach said Monday morning that Weeden was still the guy and that he would be the starter. There was no such guarantee this week.

Brandon Weeden was 17 of 42 for 149 yards, a touchdown and an interception in yesterday’s game against the Packers. His QB rating for the game was 48.6, and is 66.5 for the season. Jason Campbell has appeared in just one game this season, throwing four passes with one completion.

[Related: Browns are bad and boring in loss to Packers]

  • MrCleaveland

    Not only did Weeden not improve this year, he didn’t even stay the same. He’s worse than ever. Very strange.

  • Shadow_play

    Cool, throw Campbell (or the new guy) in to play the Dominant Chiefs in their home. That’s quite a stacked deck there.
    (Still Better than anything Weeden can do)

  • Eli_L

    Whoever we send in there has AT LEAST a 65% chance of significant injury.

  • The_Real_Shamrock


  • The_Real_Shamrock

    The timing of these QB changes are always dubious but honestly it won’t make much of a difference based on the options.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Maybe Norv’s offense is to complex for him.

  • C-Bus Kevin

    Brandon Weeden is awful.

  • FearTheRoo

    I don’t think Campbell is very good. But could he really be worse than Weeden?

  • What is Charlie Frye doing now-a-days?

    Also, interesting to note. Jamarcus Russell……still out there. That is what this has come to – for me at least.

  • saggy

    not strange to me – he’s already on the downside of his athletic potential. He’s 44 years old, remember.

  • Harv 21

    Just appears to have a low football IQ. NFL quarterbacking is more nuanced than having all day to chuck to wide open Justin Blackmon and Kendall Hunter. And that appears to be his ceiling. He’d be a helluva 7 on 7 player.

  • Archibald Butt

    Let’s see what we have in this Marqueis Gray. That could be fun for like, three plays

  • MallaLubba

    I wouldn’t put too much stock in this. I would bet more on Chud coming back at the next chance to comment and saying someithing along the lines of, “We evaluated the QB position (like we do every week?) and Weedon gives us the best chance to win.” Then out trots Weedon and so it goes for the rest of the season.

  • Big Z

    I’ll also be evaluating his evaluation to determine my plans for Sunday…

  • CycoChris

    Don’t worry guys! Norv is working his magic with Weeden

  • Robbie S

    Maybe someone should sit down and explain to Weeden that GROUND BALL is an INCOMPLETE PASS in the NFL.

    I can take a horrible QB for a year. What I can’t take is a horrible QB who makes excuses after excuses for his horrible play. How about you say, ‘I sucked, I left our defense and our receivers high and dry and I have to improve.’

    Just like that, I can respect that.

  • mgbode

    you obviously didn’t watch the Bengals vs. Lions game yesterday. All Dalton & Stafford did was chuck it up to AJ & Calvin. Doesn’t matter the coverage, they just come down with it.

    Honestly, might have been better just attempting that with Gordon & Little than what actually happened yesterday. Worst case, we use Weeden’s arm strength as the punt we were destined into anyway.

  • mgbode

    Winners: Cleveland Sportstalk – they get another year of QB-controversy!!!

    (oops, wrong thread)

  • simond

    Bring in Chris Weinke for a workout, at least he won the Heisman

  • Eric G