Browns QBs coach gushes about DeShone Kizer

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Forgive Browns fans if they roll their eyes at quarterback coach David Lee’s assessment of DeShone Kizer. They have heard optimism about a quarterback before — Tim Couch, Colt McCoy, Brady Quinn, Johnny Manziel to name a few of many — and yet the search continues.

But Lee, who has coached Tony Romo, Vinny Testaverde, Chad Pennington, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tyrod Taylor, couldn’t help but use the rookie Kizer’s name in the same sentence as Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco.

“Here’s the answer: it’s big-play ability,” Lee said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “That’s what that dude’s going to give this football team if he ever becomes the starter one day, and we don’t know that yet, but the way his ball moves and jumps off his hand and gets to the receiver in a hurry. …That ball can get there faster if there’s a whole lot less time to break on it.

“And that’s what I see in him is a big, strong, guy which is defined in this division by Ben and by Joe Flacco, and this kid’s in that mold. He’s 6-43/4; he’s got a 10-inch hand; he’s smart; he can run; he can move. He’s not Tyrod Taylor, but he can run and make plays. He’s got a great future. He’s just a long way from being ready. He’s not ready, but he’s climbing on it and he’s making progress.”

Lee did caution that Kizer “has a long way to go.”

11 responses to “Browns QBs coach gushes about DeShone Kizer

  1. Tom Brady’s head. Cam Newton’s body. You heard it here first. Unless you didn’t. LOL!!
    Oh, and by the way, you left Brandon Weeden off of that illustrious list.

  2. “A long way to go”

    I’m not optimistic at all. I think it’s coach speak and he’s getting hung up on athletic ability.

  3. The Browns are gushing because Kizer’s upside potential is off the charts/outrageously huge since he hasn’t received any decent coaching since he was in high school.

  4. “But Lee, who has coached Tony Romo, Vinny Testaverde, Chad Pennington, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tyrod Taylor, ”

    Is that supposed to be an impressive list of players coached by Lee?

  5. If Browns players were actually as good as the coaches and front office have been telling people they would be an OK team. But there not and their headed for another 3 win season at best.

  6. people are always so quick to dismiss the browns at this time of year can’t really blame em if you look at the track record buuuut that drought will end someday watch out because once the tables do turn in the afc north I won’t hear a squeek from ravens bengals or steelers fans that’s forsure

  7. Ready or not, we need to play him early and often. We’ve got to know what we have/ don’t have before next year’s draft. Don’t want the guy pulling a Derek Anderson on us. Big & strong, great velocity, great in practice… mediocre backup who teases hard as a starter. You just don’t know unless you play the guy over a bunch of games and hope he either emerges or flames out.

  8. “the way his ball moves and jumps off his hand and gets to the receiver in a hurry. …”

    But does he have the touch?

    Anyway, us Ravens fans know what it’s like to not have a solid QB behind center. Before Joe, our list was disgustingly long with names that would make one want to vomit.

    Good luck Cleveland.

  9. First article I’ve read by Charean. I must say you have us Browns fans attitude toward coaches saying how good someone can be down pat.

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