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Rob Chudzinski wants to create competition at quarterback

Brandon Weeden, Colt McCoy AP

The Browns have scheduled a workout with West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, but drafting a quarterback isn’t the only way they could go to challenge incumbent starter Brandon Weeden.

And it doesn’t mean signing a free agent, either. That’s probably a good thing since the free agent market offers little in the way of solutions to teams looking for a starter. With the draft possibilities still being assessed, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski made it a point to say that Weeden’s competition may already be on the roster.

“I see it as creating competition. That can be from a number of different places. We have some guys that are there. We’re gonna coach them all, coach them hard. We’re gonna give them all opportunities to show what they can do,” Chudzinski said, via Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com. “So I think there’ll be competition from within the room. And then, the other part of it is, of the great players I’ve been fortunate to be around, competition comes from within, too. I think as coaches we have to bring that out in our guys.”

Chudzinski isn’t ruling anything out in terms of an addition and you’d imagine they’ll be looking for a draft prospect that interests offensive coordinator Norv Turner, but it may wind up being Weeden, Colt McCoy and Thaddeus Lewis in the running this summer. That bodes well for Weeden’s chances of keeping the job. The outlook is less clear for the Browns offense.

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23 Responses to “Rob Chudzinski wants to create competition at quarterback”
  1. ampats says: Mar 19, 2013 3:55 PM

    BB: Lets flip 1st round draft picks + Ryan Mallett

    Lombardi: Deal

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 19, 2013 3:55 PM

    RGIII could have been a Brown. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk…LOL.

  3. steelerben says: Mar 19, 2013 3:59 PM

    We’re going to coach them. We’re going to coach them hard. We’re going to coach them so hard they can’t walk. We’re gonna skull coach Colt McCoy.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 19, 2013 3:59 PM

    They wanted to bring in a younger guy to compete with Weeden. But Matt Hasselbeck signed elsewhere.

  5. jerruhjones says: Mar 19, 2013 4:01 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:Mar 19, 2013 3:55 PM

    RGIII could have been a Brown. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk…=================================

    He’d probably still be able to walk if he was…tsk, tsk.

  6. nwodawg says: Mar 19, 2013 4:03 PM

    Yes RGlll could have been a Brown and if he was I’d be willing to bet that he could still stand on both legs. Quit being a jacka$$! Nice call by your genius coaching staff.

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 19, 2013 4:07 PM

    I think Cleveland gets it. The Vikings don’t even allow the use of the word “competition” within a noodle armed throw of Christian Ponder.

  8. odawg31 says: Mar 19, 2013 4:13 PM

    Better late than never. Oh, Brandon Weeden didn’t secure the starting position like he did last year, without a single snap in the League. – McCoy

  9. slyco22 says: Mar 19, 2013 4:18 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Mar 19, 2013 3:55 PM
    RGIII could have been a Brown. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk…LOL.

    ————-
    Yeah you mean the guy that couldn’t make it through one season without a serious injury?

  10. brownspower says: Mar 19, 2013 4:20 PM

    Competition for the Brown’s QB spot is nothing new. It’s the level of competition that’s been the problem and it looks like it will continue to be so.

  11. oldbyrd says: Mar 19, 2013 4:21 PM

    Colt McCoy and Lewis….really? Geno R U ready?

  12. bigdawgy54 says: Mar 19, 2013 4:25 PM

    If the competition is between Weeden and McCoy, my money is on McCoy. Weeden has a strong but very inaccurate arm. He stands in the pocket like he’s the victim of a mafia hit with cement blocks chained to his legs awaiting a toss into Lake Erie.
    McCoy has way more substance with regards to football acumen and is mobile. His arm is strong enough. Weeden was a wasted pick and a waste of time going forward.

  13. brownoholic says: Mar 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    Come on, bigdawgy, when has McCoy’s arm EVER been strong enough?

  14. eustus says: Mar 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    You know what the Browns need? To draft another QB.

  15. manilarizzo says: Mar 19, 2013 4:44 PM

    Never a good sign to hear your coach “wants competition at QB”. Has that ever panned out anywhere? You’ve either got a QB or you don’t.

  16. couldntthinkofaname says: Mar 19, 2013 4:44 PM

    nwodawg says: Mar 19, 2013 4:03 PM

    Yes RGlll could have been a Brown and if he was I’d be willing to bet that he could still stand on both legs. Quit being a jacka$$! Nice call by your genius coaching staff.
    ______________________________

    RG could outplay Weeden on one leg. And last I saw, at least the Redskins coaching staff had them in the playoffs (you guys remember what those are, by the way?).

  17. 4512dawg4512 says: Mar 19, 2013 4:55 PM

    Go with Weeden. I’m done hearing about QB controversies, the QB spot isn’t our problem. Stay with Weeden, get some receivers and focus on the rest of the team.

  18. mudmandenny says: Mar 19, 2013 5:17 PM

    @couldn`tthink (you could have stopped there) *RG could outplay Weeden on one leg* and now he has to!

  19. calebsullivan says: Mar 19, 2013 5:30 PM

    Draft Geno (who will be 23 at the start of next season)
    Tell Weeden (who will be 30 at the start of next season) to go back to sucking in minor league baseball.
    Even if they are both equally good, Geno’s age makes him so much better of an investment.

  20. calebsullivan says: Mar 19, 2013 5:31 PM

    Of all the rookie qb’s last year, weeden was by far the worst.

  21. texasbrownsfan says: Mar 19, 2013 5:53 PM

    couldntthinkofaname says: Mar 19, 2013 4:44 PM

    RG could outplay Weeden on one leg. And last I saw, at least the Redskins coaching staff had them in the playoffs (you guys remember what those are, by the way?).

    Sure, and good luck to the skins after all the picks they had to give up to get him “and his one leg”

  22. coop16 says: Mar 19, 2013 6:12 PM

    Are we about done with the jeering about how the Browns could have had RG3? The Browns made an offer and so did the ‘Skins. The ‘Skins were willing to pay a little bit more, so they got him. He might be great; then again, he might spend most of his career on Injured Reserve. We won’t really know for at least 2-3 years. Meanwhile, the topic has gotten rather stale over the past 11 months. If that’s all you’ve got to talk about when you log in, you make me wonder if you’ve still got a VOTE FOR DUKAKIS bumper sticker on your car.

  23. trickbunny says: Mar 20, 2013 12:18 PM

    Thaddeus Lewis is better than Weeden or McCoy. He’s more mobile than either of them, thinks on his feet better, and takes care of the ball better. It’s a shame that teams will keep the better players, the ones who give the team a better chance to win, down in the basement because of some silly pecking order. Just because Weeden or McCoy have way bigger paychecks doesn’t mean they HAVE to play and that the guy who could best move the team has to sit on the bench.

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