Sep 15, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) is pressured by the Baltimore Ravens defense at M

Reading Into Jason Campbell Starting This Week

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Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) runs the ball in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Today Head Coach Rob Chudzinski announced that Jason Campbell will be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns as they look to take on the undefeated, and top notch defense, Kansas City Chiefs. Campbell played in 1 series this year, following a Brandon Weeden injury, but was passed over the next week in favor of Brian Hoyer. When Hoyer got hurt for the year Weeden was returned to the starting spot, until this week. Campbell has played in 6 games each of the last 2 years, with Chicago and Oakland.

Thoughts

  • Campbell could not surpass Weeden, who has struggled this year, during the pre-season competition. Not a good sign.
  • Campbell was passed over for the starting job, even though he was #2 on the depth chart, when Weeden was hurt for Hoyer who no one knew what could happen. Not a good sign.
  • Campbell struggles with a long release and slow progression, different but similar to Weeden. Not a good sign.
  • Returning to Weeden this year is unlikely after choosing 2 different QBs over him in the first 8 games of a season.
  • Interest in Vince Young, or another QB, could come to fruition after the game this Sunday.
  • With a new QB this week Josh Gordon could struggle which could lower his trade value. Good or bad depending on your stance.
  • The Browns face the best defense in the league. NOT GOOD.
  • Campbell has had stints of quality play, last in Oakland before getting hurt in a game against the Browns, of all teams.
  • The team couldn’t lose the locker room any more then they have, so a change might of been necessary.
  • For many fans Anybody But Weeden, ABW, is a common thought so those fans should be happy.
  • Campbell has a big arm and experience in the NFL, so he shouldn’t be rattled with a week of preparation.
  • Can it get any worse then this:

Possibly Worst INT ever

 

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