Tim Couch returning to Cleveland, as broadcaster on Browns’ preseason games

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Tim Couch is back with the Browns. Sort of.

Couch, the first overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft who was supposed to be the savior of the expansion franchise but turned into a bust, will work the Browns’ preseason games as a broadcaster this year.

“I’m super excited about it,” Couch said. “I haven’t been back in Cleveland since I left there. It’s going to be nice to get back up there and be around the organization again.”

Although Couch heard his share of boos in Cleveland, he says he loves the fans there and hope they passionately support whoever their quarterback is this year.

“The fans are tremendous,” he said. “They’re some of the best fans in pro football. They show up and support the team no matter what. Last year was a really tough year for them, but I think they’ve made some great moves in the offseason. They’re on the right track now and they’ve got some really talented players in there and have some great draft picks coming up. The opportunity is there to get better really fast.”

The Browns went 22-37 in games Couch started, which isn’t good but is a lot better than their 1-31 record over the last two seasons. He’s hoping to see the makings of an improving team when the 2018 Browns take the field in the preseason.

27 responses to “Tim Couch returning to Cleveland, as broadcaster on Browns’ preseason games

  1. I wouldnt call him a bust. He still is clevelands best QB since their return. He was a great player on a truly horrible team. Him and david carr i feel like were two talents who got ruined by expansion teams.

  2. There are many things you can honestly call Tim but a bust is not one of them. The team was/is a bust. They busted his butt with horrible drafting, coaching, GMs. Tim Couch would be remembered very differently and with respect if not for the d-ass fools running my team for WAYYYYY to long. Fan since 1960…either a fool or die hard.(maybe both) Go BROWNS!!!

  3. minnesoulja says:
    April 12, 2018 at 10:39 am
    Good for him. He was due for some kind of a win in life.
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    I dunno, I kinda think marrying a playmate, starting a nice family, and being a millionaire are some pretty decent wins

  4. Imagine the size of the studio if every single former Browns QB of the past 20 years got a broadcasting job with them. They could do play-by-play with nobody needing to do more than a single play.

  5. Just looked up Couch’s stats – He was a career 60% passer and even led the Browns to a winning season in 2002. He threw too many picks, but I’m wondering if he would have had a different legacy elsewhere.

  6. minnesoulja says:
    April 12, 2018 at 10:39 am
    Good for him. He was due for some kind of a win in life.

    Dude made 30 million in the NFL before he was 27-28 years old. Retired to a penthouse overlooking the Ocean in Florida and married a former Playboy Playmate of the year to boot. This man’s been winning his whole life !

  7. A “Bust” is a highly drafted player who turns out not to have the special skills that everyone anticipated.

    Couch was not a bust. Ask his former teammates and they’ll agree. We’ll never know how good he could’ve been, but he was pretty damn competent while surrounded by very mediocre talent.

  8. Makes ya wonder what would’ve happened if they drafted McNabb and Couch went to Philly.

    Would Cleveland go to 4-5 AFC Championship games and Philly went to zero??
    Interesting, but obviously nobody will ever know.

  9. Couch wasn’t a bust, his growing pains were a little longer that he, management or the fans would have hoped. Just as he was hitting his stride, he kept getting injured. IMO, a bust is a highly drafted guy that has talent around him, is healthy but can’t get the job done.

  10. Tim Couch is only a bust because the QB’s drafted around him were above average. He would have been considered a great QB’s had he not gotten drafted in between the classes that produced Payton Manning and Tom Brady.

    If Tim Couch was drafted in 2012 and took a 2 win team to the playoffs with a coaching change then got hurt a lot like he did in Cleveland he’d be…. well….Andrew Luck

  11. Frazier28/7 says:
    April 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    Makes ya wonder what would’ve happened if they drafted McNabb and Couch went to Philly.

    Would Cleveland go to 4-5 AFC Championship games and Philly went to zero??
    Interesting, but obviously nobody will ever know.

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    Philly would have still gone to the playoffs and McNabb would have been viewed the bust. That O-Line was really putrid.

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